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Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center launches junior investigator travel award competition

February 12, 2019

The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center (MADC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Travel Award competition. The MADC is committed to promoting the advancement of dementia research skills through the provision of training resources. This award will pay for travel expenses associated with participation in national or international conferences focusing on the latest discoveries in neurodegenerative research and clinical practices. Awardees will be junior investigators (from U-M, Michigan State University and/or Wayne State University) who have a keen interest in advancing their careers in the dementia field. Awardees will use the award to…

You’re invited: Seminar on clinical ethics at Michigan Medicine

February 12, 2019

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine invites all faculty and staff the next talk in its seminar series, entitled “Updates in Clinical Ethics at Michigan Medicine.” The seminar will be hosted by the two co-chiefs in the organization’s Clinical Ethics Service: Christian Vercler, M.D., M.A., clinical associate professor in pediatric plastic surgery, and Andrew Shuman, M.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology. It will be held from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at CBSSM (2800 Plymouth Road, NCRC, Building 16, 266C). Click here for more information.

Severe weather expected Tuesday and Wednesday

February 11, 2019

Currently, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas are expecting snow, freezing rain and ice accumulation Monday evening through Tuesday morning, resulting in potentially hazardous road conditions for the Tuesday commute to work. Despite the severe weather, Michigan Medicine will remain open and continue all operations as usual. As employee and patient safety remain a high priority during continued operations, it is recommended that all faculty and staff evaluate weather conditions Tuesday morning. If safe travel is a concern, non-essential to operations staff should check with their manager or supervisor to see if a delayed arrival or working from home would be appropriate. If…

Nominations now being accepted for Volunteer Distinguished Service Awards

February 11, 2019

Everyone at Michigan Medicine knows a fantastic student or community volunteer who goes above and beyond in providing a caring and nurturing influence with patients and families. Please consider nominating them for the 2019 Distinguished Volunteer Service Award. Click here to find the nomination form. The deadline for submission is Thursday, Feb. 28. Here’s what you need to know about the Distinguished Service Award selection process: Who is eligible?  Any individual student or community member, whose ongoing service (in conjunction with programs supported by Volunteer Services) has a positive impact on patients and families at Michigan Medicine in a substantial, important…

Register now for upcoming Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center symposium

February 11, 2019

The upcoming Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center symposium will provide a forum for intellectual exchange on topics related to obesity, nutrition and metabolomics among established investigators, junior faculty, students and other researchers at the university and surrounding area. The symposium will feature a number of guest speakers from U-M and other organizations, as well as a poster session. It will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at Palmer Commons. To learn more, submit a poster or to register, click here. Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/mnorc

In case you missed it: Check out the latest episode of The Wrap!

February 11, 2019

The latest episode of The Wrap — Michigan Medicine's employee podcast — celebrated the Lunar New Year! Jiuling Yang, a Ph.D. student studying at Michigan Medicine through a joint program with the Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing, stopped by to discuss the holiday and the many traditions her family associates with it. She also discussed the work she is performing on campus and what she has enjoyed most about her time in Ann Arbor. In addition, there was also the weekly employee discount and trivia question. Check it out below!

Interested in mentorship? Attend the Michigan Mentorship Academy!

February 11, 2019

Exemplary mentorship is a major way that U-M trains the next generation of physicians and scholars. To assist those who want to learn about how to mentor and be mentored, the university has designed a full-day educational experience, “The Michigan Mentorship Academy.” It will take place on Saturday, June 22 at the North Campus Research Complex. This event is targeted toward mentor-mentee dyads, faculty development leaders interested in mentorship and increasing the success of mentees (this could also include program directors and departmental leaders), individual mentors looking to improve their mentorship capabilities, and junior people (residents, fellows, junior faculty) looking…

Learn our lingo (LOL): Academic degrees and certifications

February 11, 2019

The Headlines Acronym of the Month is back with another tasty helping of alphabet soup! This month, the newsletter is giving readers insight into the two-, three-, four-, five- or even…

Benefits Office staff to offer drop-in retirement Q&A in February

February 8, 2019

Benefits Office staff will visit the Kipke Campus Safety Services Building, Pierpont Commons and the North Campus Research Complex this month to answer retirement questions on a drop-in basis. Representatives from…