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Learn bystander intervention skills at ‘Change it Up!’ workshop

December 4, 2019

The upcoming “Change it Up! – Bystander Intervention” workshop brings bystander intervention skills to the U-M community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally-recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations and the campus community. The content in this program has been used for student groups across campus, and is now being offered for U-M and Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. Through the use of educational theater, Change it Up! provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills…

Flu season is here: ‘Masks On’ declared at Michigan Medicine

December 4, 2019

Please be advised that flu is increasing in the community, including more cases in the hospital. Therefore, the start of flu season at Michigan Medicine is being declared by the Department of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology. Beginning today, Dec. 4, a “masks on” requirement will officially go into effect for all employees who have not received their flu vaccine. Masks must be worn where employees have face-to-face interactions with patients during the delivery of direct patient care, including the patient’s home. Wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated protects the vulnerable patient population and also protects you, your family and colleagues…

You’re invited: Holiday tree lighting and calendar signing party at Mott

December 4, 2019

Join colleagues, patients and families at Mott on Thursday, Dec. 5 for the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, followed by the 2020 Little Victors calendar signing party. Starting at 2:40 p.m. in the main lobby, there will be music by the Grosse Ile Quintet. At 3:30 p.m., everyone will gather around for the official tree lighting ceremony. At 4 p.m., in the Getaway and Play Café, many of the children featured in the 2020 Little Victors calendar will be on hand for a special autograph session. Calendars will be available for purchase ($5 each; cash, check or credit card), along…

150 years ago, U-M sparked a revolution in hospitals. Learn more Dec. 6

December 3, 2019

The first university-owned hospital. In December 1869, the first patients entered the first university-owned hospital in America: A converted professor’s house on North University Avenue in Ann Arbor. In the 150 years since then, U-M’s academic medical center has grown into one of the largest and most advanced in the world, focusing on providing advanced care, educating biomedical professionals and pursuing research to advance understanding and treatment of human health and disease. On Friday, Dec. 6 at noon in Ford Auditorium, Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D., will speak on the evolution of U-M’s own medical enterprise, and how it often set…

Save A Heart ‘Roar Into the 20s’ event to raise money for congenital heart research, families at Mott

December 3, 2019

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center will roar into 2020 to raise money for congenital heart research and families of children with life-threatening heart conditions. The annual Save A Heart event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Marriott Eagle Crest Resort, located at 1275 S Huron St. in Ypsilanti.  Funds raised will help advance education and research opportunities in the field and also provide much-needed financial relief and support to patients and families who are facing life-threatening congenital heart conditions.  The event includes a strolling food tasting from some of the best-known local restaurants, as…

Giving Blueday: Make a gift, spread the word, share the love!

December 3, 2019

The team behind Giving Blueday 2019. Today is Giving Blueday, U-M’s special day of giving, and an annual opportunity for you to team up with the global U-M family to share…

Healthy good tidings: 20 ways to manage your diet this season

December 3, 2019

Obesity, a complex metabolic disease that occurs as a result of genetic makeup and environmental influences, affects nearly 70 million Americans. As an individual’s body mass index rises, so does their…

E-Consults: Providing convenient specialty advice

December 2, 2019

A patient is relaxing at home on a crisp, fall weekend, ready to watch her team dominate on the gridiron (U-M, of course!). She settles into the couch and grabs the TV remote, but notices an odd, dime-sized red patch on her arm. She wonders what it might be, but shrugs it off. To her dismay, the patch gets bigger and bigger over the next few days and begins to itch. It’s time to have it looked at by her primary care provider (PCP). During the visit, the provider is fairly certain the spot is atopic dermatitis, but sees an…

Tag your calendar, Galens Tag Days 2019 is approaching!

December 2, 2019

Galens Tag Days 2019 begins Thursday! It is that time of year again when the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder! Along with it though comes a three-day stretch where buckets get heavier, smiles get bigger and happiness grows stronger. For 92 years, the U-M Medical School has dedicated its time and energy during the first weekend of December to raise money to improve the lives of Washtenaw County children who are underserved, at-risk, hospitalized, or diagnosed with a chronic medical or mental health condition. The 93rd year will be no different! Once again, medical students will be…