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Faculty workshop: Making the most of hot moments in clinical teaching

January 17, 2020

Whether your clinical work frequently raises potentially sensitive subjects or rarely does, odds are good you will sometimes encounter a “hot moment”: a sudden eruption of tension, conflict or big emotion during clinical teaching. This is at times connected to a heightened awareness of the social differences in a room or perhaps a result of patient behavior or at times due to the sensitive concerns unfolding with a patient. What are your choices in such a moment? And how can you take advantage of such moments as opportunities to advance trainee learning? In this interactive workshop for clinician educators of…

Faculty workshop: Productive Conflict

January 17, 2020

Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps participants improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict provides participants with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict. Participant takeaways Appreciate how their style of handling conflict affects the people around themLearn how to “catch” themselves when going down a destructive conflict…

Reminder: MLK Symposium, Health Sciences Lecture coming Monday

January 17, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 20, all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium and MLK Health Sciences Lecture. Activist, educator and author Angela Davis will deliver the symposium’s keynote memorial lecture at 10 a.m. in Hill Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Davis, 75, is a distinguished professor emerita in the departments of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She became a nationally recognized activist in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party with close relations to…

Week in Review: Week of Jan. 13, 2020

January 17, 2020

From enhanced benefits to MHealthy Rewards, the week at Headlines was filled with ways employees can enjoy the perks of working for Michigan Medicine! For instance, on Thursday, Human Resources outlined…

Registration for the 2020 Conference on Adolescent Health is now open!

January 16, 2020

Join colleagues from across the country for two days of dynamic breakout sessions, poster presentations, youth-led sessions and networking events. They will all be part of the 2020 Conference on Adolescent Health, which will take place on April 20-21 in Detroit. The conference is directed toward physicians, nurses, social workers, registered dietitians, health educators, public health professionals and all others who work with adolescents in a health care capacity. Click here for more information and to register. Website: http://bit.ly/AHIConfer

You’re invited: Free screening of movie ‘Wonder’

January 16, 2020

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion invites you and your family to a free screening of the film Wonder. The film tells the story of Auggie Pullman, whose facial differences had…

When a cart is near, please stay clear!

January 16, 2020

Preventing patient and employee harm is a major component of the organization’s journey to high reliability. As such, the Laundry Services, Environmental Services, and Safety Management leadership teams would like to remind you to please politely share the hallways with linen carts.  A full laundry cart can weigh hundreds of pounds and can be difficult for the Linen Distribution and Environmental Services team members to maneuver and see around them. “With busy schedules, emergencies and non-stop foot traffic, faculty and staff don’t always think about moving aside for a linen cart as it passes,” said Ben Borden, administrative manager for…

Donate blood at upcoming Michigan Medicine blood drive

January 16, 2020

On Feb. 18 and 19, Michigan Medicine will have the chance to help the American Red Cross meet a critical need for blood. That’s when the organization will hold a blood drive in the Towsley Lobby. The drive will take place from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. each day. It is being held as part of the Winter University Challenge between U-M, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Penn State. To schedule an appointment, log into RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: goblue), call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or contact Erin Burns at 313-549-7039 or erin.burns2@redcross.org. Appointments are highly recommended, though walk-ins are accepted as space permits. Please bring…

Grosse Ile Quartet to celebrate MLK with free concert on Thursday

January 15, 2020

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the Grosse Ile Quartet will present a free program at Michigan Medicine in honor of his life and legacy. All with extensive experience in solo and orchestral performance and teaching, the Grosse Ile Quartet (GIQ) is comprised of Carole Scott, flute; Nancy Gruits, oboe; Lisa Dills, clarinet; and Heather Hartwick-Gladden, bassoon. Since their founding in 2016, this quartet is constantly coming up with new and interactive ways to present their arrangements of music from a variety of genres, including traditional folk music, movie themes, classical music and pop. All Michigan Medicine…