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November radiation dosimeters due

December 1, 2020

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today, Dec. 1. Please return your November dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your December dosimetry. The wear period is indicated on the front and back of the dosimeter. Quarterly dosimetry should be kept and worn until the end of December. On-time return of dosimetry enables timely reporting of results and improves departmental compliance with university policy and the Michigan Medicine dosimetry policy (via PolicyStat). Dosimetry results are sent to each department shortly after receipt from the dosimetry processor; if you wish to review your dosimetry results, see your departmental dosimetry contact or…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

November 30, 2020

Please be advised of ongoing road work around Ann Arbor that is likely to impact traffic. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From now until 5 p.m. today, East Washington between South Main Street and South Fourth Avenue is expected to be closed to vehicle traffic.Traffic on eastbound Washington Street will be detoured south on Main Street, east on Liberty Street and north on Fourth Avenue.Westbound traffic will be detoured south on Fourth Avenue, west on Liberty Street and north on Main Street.Pedestrian traffic…

Zero to Thrive discussion to focus on policy implications of November election

November 30, 2020

The Zero to Thrive Translational Network invites you its fall meeting: “Post Election Policy Rapid Response Talks.” The Translational Network faculty panel — made up of leading national experts in their fields — will highlight how issues of racial justice and injustice impact young children and families. The discussion will take place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The Rapid Response Talks seek to engage both faculty and the policy community in conversation regarding key topics relevant for pregnant women and families with young children, with a focus on current events and policy implications of the…

9th annual D. Dan and Betty Kahn Virtual Symposium coming next week

November 30, 2020

Please register to attend the 9th annual D. Dan and Betty Kahn Virtual Symposium, entitled “Vision: 2020 Biomedical Research Frontiers of the Future” on Monday, Dec. 7 and Tuesday, Dec. 8 starting at 8 a.m. each day. Learn about the discoveries made through collaborative research partnerships with U-M, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Weizmann Institute of Science and win up to $500 at the Virtual Poster Session. Day 1 scientific sessions: COVID-19 scienceBiomedical devicesAutonomous Systems Satellite Symposium   Day 2 scientific sessions: AgingPrecision health Click here to view the full agenda and here to register! You are also encouraged to…

The Power of Prevention: Set an example, save lives during the holidays

November 30, 2020

With Thanksgiving now in the rear-view mirror, it is clear that the holiday season will look and feel different this year than it has any other year — and it should…

Gratitude and self-compassion: Acknowledging the good around and within us

November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time when we typically reflect on, and give thanks for, all that is good in our lives. The many challenges faced this year, and holidays that will look and feel different without the joyful presence of extended family and friends at our table, may make it hard to think of positive things. In a recent “Short Takes” Reflect and Recharge video shared with faculty and staff across University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Kelcey Stratton, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and program manager for Resilience and Well-Being Services for the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience, explained that during…

Last chance: Final flu clinic to be held Nov. 30

November 25, 2020

Under the organization’s influenza vaccination policy, faculty, staff, students and volunteers must receive their annual vaccine by Dec. 1, 2020 or receive an approved exemption or declination.  This includes all employees who may be working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not received your flu shot, there are two remaining options available: visit your local retail pharmacy or attend the FINAL onsite flu clinic from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 in the Towsley lobby. Registration is required by signing up here. Disciplinary actions will begin on Dec. 1 for those non-compliant with the flu vaccine policy.…

Pager support at Towsley to be limited during Thanksgiving, winter break periods

November 25, 2020

Support for pager drop-offs — including requests for pager repairs and programming changes — which are typically available outside the closed Towsley Help Me Now location (8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday), will be unavailable during the following periods: Nov. 26-27Dec. 24-25Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 Pager support drop-off service will resume the next business day (Monday - Friday) after the holiday break. If you have already received an email notification that a pager is ready, you can still retrieve it from the pick-up table. Remember: Customers requesting drop-off/pick-up service at the Towsley location must FIRST submit a…

Don’t forget, Paws4Patients fundraiser ends Nov. 29!

November 25, 2020

Did you know that The Paws4Patients Facility Dog Program recently celebrated four years of providing canine comfort at Michigan Medicine? In a challenging year, Anna, Denver, Bindi and Fawn continue to be a bright spot for many patients, families and staff — and Paws4Patients is grateful for the support that the Michigan Medicine family has shown them. Paws4Patients is completely donor-funded and you are invited to show your support by checking out its annual apparel fundraiser. There are shirts, masks, hats and even bandanas for your furry friends. The order form will close at midnight on Nov. 29. Orders will be shipped to…