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Free concert at UH to showcase Broadway classics

April 17, 2019

San and Emily Slomovits, with special guest Brian Brill, will sing and play songs from classic Broadway musicals, such as Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies and more. The free concert will take place Thursday at University Hospital and is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, patients and families. San Slomovits is one-half of the nationally-known folk duo, Gemini. His daughter, Emily Slomovits, has classical violin for more than 10 years and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Musical Theatre and German Language &…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road closures around Ann Arbor

April 17, 2019

Please be advised that upcoming road work and special events are expected to cause closures around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning Thursday, April 18, eastbound Scio Church Road from South Main Street to South Seventh Street is scheduled to be closed to finish improvements begun in 2018. Eastbound Scio Church Road traffic will be detoured north on Greenview Drive to West Stadium Boulevard, then east to South Main Street, then south to Scio Church. One lane of westbound traffic will…

MiChart upgrade a success

April 16, 2019

The latest system upgrade for MiChart, Michigan Medicine’s electronic health record, was successfully completed at 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 14. Downtime was a total of three hours, as planned. There…

Don’t forget: Celebrate the patient experience next week!

April 16, 2019

The Office of Patient Experience will be celebrating Patient Experience Week, April 22-26. During this week, Michigan Medicine recognizes the faculty, staff and volunteers who impact the lives of patients and families. All events are open to the entire Michigan Medicine community. No registration is necessary. Here’s the schedule of events for the week: Monday, April 22: Tips and Techniques to Manage Stress and Burnout Take a little break from your hectic schedule and stop by the Towsley Lobby where you’ll find stations on yoga, healing touch, mindfulness, art therapy, self-compassion and more. When/where: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Towsley…

Rewrite the Script Educational Series event to discuss ‘Pain Taxonomy: Back to the Basics’

April 16, 2019

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the next event in the Rewrite the Script Educational Series, “Pain Taxonomy: Back to the Basics.” With growing emphasis on reducing opioid medications to treat pain, it is increasingly important that accurate knowledge of pain, its mechanisms and which treatments are appropriate for a given pain diagnosis. Join Dan Clauw, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and psychiatry and director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, and Eric Scott, Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, as they discuss current, scientifically informed models and taxonomies of pain commonly encountered in practice and point…

Team science workshop: Working together to maximize impact

April 15, 2019

Addressing complex modern-day problems increasingly requires a collaborative approach where multiple areas of expertise converge to address a common research goal. As team-based research has become more prevalent in today’s sponsored research environment, being prepared to lead or to engage with research teams can expand research opportunities and research impact. This workshop provides foundational information about team science, including tips and resources at U-M and beyond that support team science initiatives. Highlights include a demonstration of the Michigan Research Experts database, an overview of UMMS and MICHR resources available for team science initiatives, and a discussion with a panel of…

Poster-palooza: Quality Month calling for participants in annual event

April 15, 2019

It’s time to show off your success! In celebration of continuous improvement efforts across the organization, Michigan Medicine is once again looking for teams to submit…

New license verification system coming to Michigan Medicine

April 15, 2019

Michigan Medicine is preparing to adopt a new electronic License Verification System (LVS), which will automate the process of monitoring clinical licenses and certifications which are required by the primary source verification (PSV) matrix. This system will improve efficiency and processes when it comes to ensuring that team members remain licensed in their field of practice. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming changes: Who it affects: If you are licensed to practice as a non-privileged provider in the State of Michigan, you will become part of the new system. This accounts for more than 11,000 employees at…

‘Wild Light’ photography exhibition on display at Taubman Center

April 15, 2019

Rick Lieder is a painter and photographer whose work has appeared in novels ranging from mysteries to science fiction, including a…