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Plan ahead: Adjustments to P3 parking this weekend

September 8, 2016

On Sunday, Sept. 11, C.S. Mott Hospital hosts the 3rd Annual Caden's Car Show to benefit the Mott Transplant Center. Please be advised that the show's location, as was the case the past two years, will be the roof (Level 4) of the Taubman South (P3) Parking Structure. Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area.Here's what you need to know: The P3 roof is scheduled to close Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. until Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5:15 p.m.Alternatives for special program parkers (who typically use the P3 roof for parking) for Friday and Saturday nights are…

Course on caring for older adults coming soon

September 7, 2016

U-M is offering a course for health care professionals on best practices for caring for older adults. The course, “Clinical Issues in the Care of Older Adults -- Embracing Complexity: Caring for Older Patients with Multimorbidity,” will take place Thursday, Sept. 29 at The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor.The course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, visiting nurses, home health aides and other practitioners taking care of older adults in the community, hospitals and nursing homes. At the conclusion, participants will be able to implement new management and treatment approaches for older patients with multimorbidity.…

Sync your devices as Active U Autumn gets started

September 7, 2016

Registration is now open for MHealthy’s 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser. New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device and this year’s donations will support the continuing efforts around the Flint water crisis. The eight-week program uses team camaraderie, peer motivation and online tracking to encourage participants to be active at least three days a week and work toward achieving their personal exercise goal. For extra motivation, there are opportunities to win Amazon gift cards for logging minutes or sharing photos on social media. U-M faculty, staff, students, retirees and spouses/other…

Total Artificial Heart provides critical lifeline to patients

September 6, 2016

It sounds like a byproduct of science fiction: a synthetic, battery-powered device…

Early-bird reminder: Sports medicine and fall update

September 6, 2016

The Department of Family Medicine, in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative, is pleased to announce the upcoming course on Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine to be held from Oct. 19-21. Early-bird rates are available if you sign up by Friday, Sept. 9. The Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine course offers health professionals the opportunity to learn from top-ranked speakers and physicians in both family and sports medicine, while gaining knowledge and skills that can be readily incorporated into practice. Attendees have the flexibility to register for individual days…

Faculty candidate to discuss encoding sound information

September 2, 2016

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is pleased to announce its Sept. 8 Hearing, Balance, and Chemical Senses Seminar with guest speaker and faculty candidate Samuel M. Young, Ph.D. Dr. Young is a research group leader for molecular mechanisms of synaptic function at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. His appearance will be focused on the "Synaptic mechanisms for encoding sound information" and is open to everyone who may be interested.When: Noon, Thursday, Sept. 8Where: 5915 Buhl Conference RoomRefreshments will be provided.

Workshop: Successful negotiating skills and strategies

September 2, 2016

Medical school faculty negotiate constantly for lab space, authorship on research papers and resources. This day-long negotiation workshop will equip you with a framework and set of tools designed to help faculty prepare for and conduct effective negotiations. The workshop is interactive and participants will learn by practicing first on generic negotiation cases and then on real issues that faculty must negotiate every day. The tools and processes taught are based on cutting-edge theory and practice developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project, a think tank at Harvard Law School which specializes in helping groups and individuals learn to deal constructively…

Webinar series to touch on variety of medical education topics

September 2, 2016

Please join us for the upcoming International Association of Medical Science Educators fall web seminar series on a variety of topics in medical education. Jointly sponsored by the Division of Professional Education and the Clinical Simulation Center in the Department of Learning Health Sciences and the Office of Faculty Development, you are invited to view all or some of the webcasts. The webinars will be shown on campus every Thursday from Sept. 8 through Oct. 6 from noon-1 p.m., but they are also accessible via your computer. For more information about the webinars, please visit the IAMSE website. Sept. 8: Use of preclinical…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

September 1, 2016

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today, Sept. 1. Please return your August dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your September dosimetry. The wear period is printed on…