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Plan ahead: CVC bridge connector detour project

April 6, 2017

Please be advised that two independent projects associated with the Frankel Cardiovascular Center will require the bridge connector walkways on floor 2 (between CVC and the Cancer Center) and floor 3 (between CVC and UH South) to be closed temporarily. The facility work is needed to meet current building regulatory requirements. During the duration of each project, it will not be possible to maintain any traffic, personnel or equipment passing through the connectors. However, signage will be posted during both closures to direct people to alternate routes and paper maps will be provided. Volunteers will also assist with wayfinding. Here are…

Apply now for Medical Education Scholars Program

April 5, 2017

The Medical Education Scholars Program — an internationally acclaimed annual program established at the U-M Medical School in 1998 — is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. MESP provides an opportunity for competitively selected faculty to study principles of medical education in depth, with an emphasis on skill development, application, networking and leadership. The 10–month program is designed for medical school faculty and a limited number of fellows.The application system is open now and applications are due by May 5. Click here to read more about the MESP program and the application requirements.If you have any questions, contact Dierdre Jeske at dierdre@med.umich.edu. Website: http://lhs.medicine.umich.edu/education/mesp

Building your financial future: What you need to know

April 5, 2017

It’s tax season, which means you’ve likely been spending some time thinking about your finances. As you do, remember that it’s never too early to start planning for retirement and your…

HITS strengthens service desk capacity to better serve faculty, staff

April 5, 2017

Providing members of the Michigan Medicine community with seamless and efficient service is a top priority for Health Information Technology & Services, or HITS. To that end, the HITS Service Desk…

Deadline approaching to register for Adolescent Health Conference

April 5, 2017

Registration is closing soon for the 2017 "Conference on Adolescent Health: Translating Research into Practice." Monday, April 10 is the final day to register for the conference, which will be held…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures

April 4, 2017

Please be advised that two special events will cause road closures around Ann Arbor later this week.From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, the following roads are expected to be closed for Take Back the Night:Thompson from Madison to WilliamWilliam from Thompson to South Fourth Ave.South Fourth Ave. from William to East LibertyEast Liberty from South Fourth Ave. to South State St.South State St. from Liberty to the Michigan UnionFrom 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, the following roads are expected to be closed for the Fool Moon event:West Washington from South Main St.…

Medical equipment inventory to begin April 10

April 4, 2017

Next week, Clinical Engineering will begin conducting an inventory of all medical equipment at Michigan Medicine with the assistance of an outside vendor, Asset Services, Inc. This project includes the entire hospital campus and off-site locations. The inventory will satisfy Joint Commission requirements, help plan preventative maintenance and allow for accurate equipment replacement plans. Here’s what you need to know:Representatives from Asset Services will be on-site beginning Monday, April 10 and are expected to complete the inventory by the end of June. The inventory specialists will be wearing navy blue scrubs with their company logo and will also wear red vendor badges. When specialists arrive…

Prenatal nutrition, fiber highlight Healthy Eating Tips of the Month

April 3, 2017

Are you pregnant? Do you want to make sure you are making the safest choices during pregnancy? Are you wondering how to optimize nutrition for both you and your baby? If so, there are free materials available in the UH Cafeteria on the topics of prenatal nutrition. Additionally, there is an educational display in the Comprehensive Cancer Center covering the topic of fiber and cancer. In the UH Cafeteria, you can find handouts covering: Prenatal nutrition Management of food cravings, food aversions, and morning sickness Food safety during pregnancy Alcohol and pregnancy When you visit this display, you can also…

From AIDS to Zika: Event focuses on contagious crises

April 3, 2017

Major figures in the never-ending fight against dangerous infections will gather at U-M on Friday, April 7, for an afternoon-long exploration of how microbes spread regionally, nationally and globally — and what can be done to prevent, slow or stop them. Entitled “Pandemic! Contagious Crises from AIDS to Zika,” the day will begin and end with major lectures, bookending an expert panel discussion that will draw on current events and historical context. Free and open to the public with non-reserved seating, events begin at 1 p.m. in the Kahn Auditorium of the Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. A live-streamed video feed…