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Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

November 28, 2022

Please be advised of road work and traffic disruptions expected to take place around Ann Arbor in the coming days. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area.  Here’s what you need to know: Beginning today and lasting until Thursday, Dec. 1, East Washington Street is scheduled to be closed to traffic between South Main Street and South Fourth Avenue.Eastbound vehicles on West Washington Street will be detoured on Main Street either north or south to Huron Street or Liberty Street, to Fourth Avenue and back to Washington Street.Westbound vehicles on East…

Don’t forget: Get your flu vaccine by Dec. 1

November 23, 2022

With flu season officially upon us, getting a flu vaccine is a great way to protect yourself and your family, and help keep patients, families and colleagues safe.   If you have not already gotten your flu shot this year, there are three ways you can do so:  Occupational Health Services (OHS) flu clinics: See the OHS website for more information. Click here to schedule an appointment at an OHS flu clinic. Employees who receive their vaccine from an OHS clinic do not need to submit proof to OHS through Health Rx. The OHS clinic at Med Inn will not be available for walk-in influenza vaccine…

When a few cavities are more than a few cavities

November 23, 2022

One of the first signs of diabetes is in your mouth. In fact, if you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, which is often a precursor to diabetes, you should pay close attention to not only your blood sugar, but also your teeth, gums and tongue. Why be concerned about dry? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 96 million American adults have prediabetes. This mostly invisible condition means that your blood-glucose levels are higher than normal, but not elevated enough to qualify as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is startlingly common, affecting one in three Americans — and yet most are unaware.…

Faculty workshop: Improving information flow in your research writing

November 23, 2022

We know good research writing when we see it.  Skillful research writers understand their readers, guiding them through their texts so that the intended meaning is clear and reading is almost effortless.  How do they do this?  We may think that clarity is a matter of grammatical accuracy, but this is not enough to produce a well-written paper.  Drawing on research on scientific writing, this interactive workshop will introduce you to how language and rhetorical strategies are used to guide readers through a text, to ensure that the logic is clear and to meet reader expectations. These aspects of research…

Not just email: Be wary of Duo push phishing attempts 

November 22, 2022

Be especially aware of any Duo Push notifications that may come unexpectedly! Do not accept these. Push the “Deny” button and report to HITS immediately. This is a phishing tactic cybercriminals are using to easily access sensitive data and systems. If you have received an unsolicited Duo Push (i.e., you did not log into/initiate a Duo request), your credentials may have already been compromised. Contact the HITS Service Desk at 6-8000 for assistance. Remember! Be vigilant; always double-check notifications and alerts. If you did not initiate a Multi-Factor/Two-Factor authentication, do not just accept it. If you suspect cybercriminal activity, contact…

Last chance: Gifts of Art galleries on display through Dec. 2

November 22, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to catch a few more Gifts of Art galleries that are on display at Michigan Medicine through Dec. 2! Here are a few that you can check out either in person or online Fiber Art by Paradigm Quilt Artists Most members of Paradigm Quilt Artists are professional artists based in southeast Michigan who create art, teach and lecture. The theme of this exhibit is the vast world of botany, and the art quilts on display incorporate elements of assemblage, collage, painting and hand-dyed fabrics in addition to decorative stitching and quilting. The group used a round…

Help Me Now and UH South Paging Services offices closed for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2022

All HITS Help Me Now and the UH South Paging Services locations will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 30:  Help Me Now UH South Paging Office  Need help?  Visit the Michigan Medicine Help Center (help.med.umich.edu/it) to chat, submit a ticket, and find answers to common questions.  Visit the HITS Get Help page for additional support methods.

There’s still time to help U-M win the 2022 Blood Battle!

November 21, 2022

There are three more blood drives this week to help U-M win the Blood Battle against Ohio State.  Here are your chances to give blood and help save lives: North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 Dining Room: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22Towsley Lobby: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22Towsley Lobby: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23 To schedule an appointment, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: goblue), call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or email Erin Burns at erin.burns2@redcross.org. Appointments are highly recommended though walk-ins are accepted as space permits.  Photo ID required. Streamline your donation experience…

Last call: PolicyStat survey ends today

November 21, 2022

PolicyStat has become Michigan Medicine’s one-stop shop for policies, procedures, guidelines and other important documents over the past four years.  With implementation nearing its end, the Michigan Medicine Policy Team needs to hear from you.  The team would value your feedback (strengths and opportunities) as it will help improve and enhance the policy management process across the organization. Please click on the link below to take a short survey to let them know how PolicyStat has changed the way you work. Your feedback will help to improve processes and develop relevant training.  But hurry, the survey ends today! Your time…