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Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Research Training Grant makes call for applicants

February 17, 2021

The T32 Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Research Training Grant is an NIH-sponsored program designed for postdoctoral M.D.s or Ph.D.s in preparation for independent investigative careers related to cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular fellowship applicants will find this an especially valuable opportunity to focus on an area of research interest under the guidance of established mentors in the field. A diverse array of training opportunities are available ranging from basic mechanisms of vascular disease to applied translational research. Please apply today by clicking here. Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/intmed/divisions/cardiovascular-medicine/education-training/fellowship-programs/postdoctoral-cardiovascular-research-training-grant

Last chance to submit a nomination: 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award

February 17, 2021

Monday, Feb. 22, is the last day to nominate an individual, program or organization for the 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated exceptional work in the field of adolescent health, such as: A quality improvement project focused on adolescent health outcomesAn effective health center program Innovative research related to adolescent healthA project to connect youth to community resources  They will also have exemplified the Adolescent Health Initiative core values' of collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality, and responsiveness through their work. You may submit multiple nominations, and self-nominations are welcome. Recipients will be announced…

You’re invited: Dr. James S. Jackson Seminar on Health Equity and Alzheimer’s Disease

February 17, 2021

COVID-19 has laid bare an undesirable truth: Underserved communities are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. In the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia, statistics point to a similar troubling trend. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, for instance, African Americans are about twice as likely  to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia and Hispanics are 1.5 times more likely to have Alzheimer’s. Additionally, African Americans are more prone to risk factors for vascular disease — like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — which may also be risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke-related dementia. On March 3, the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting the Dr. James…

Updates to visitor policies

February 16, 2021

Thank you to all of our staff for the continued support of our patients and their visitors during this difficult time. While the visitor restriction policy remains in place, Michigan Medicine recognizes the constraints that many parents/caregivers have now that many schools and day cares are not available, and do not want to delay patient care. Please make note of the updates below, which take effect tomorrow, Feb. 17: Ambulatory clinics: One visitor (16 years old or older) can accompany each adult patient to an appointment, unless an additional aide or assistant is required due to cognitive or physical impairments.…

Four ways to stay safe following big winter storm

February 16, 2021

There's a lot of snow out there! And with temperatures expected to plunge below zero tonight, there are many seasonal risks that come with facing the elements. Here are a few ways you can stay safe, provided by Brad Uren, M.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Protect yourself against frostbite Frostbite occurs when skin and underlying tissue freeze after exposure to extreme cold. In single-digit and below-freezing temperatures, it can take just minutes to suffer frostbite. Frostbitten skin looks pale or blue and feels cold, numb and stiff or rubbery to the touch, and it needs proper care.…

Department of Spiritual Care to distribute ashes as part of Ash Wednesday observance

February 16, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, ashes will be available for patients, faculty and staff in the University Hospital and Mott chapels. The ashes will be accompanied by instructions for safe individual application. Additionally, a Catholic priest will be available in the UH Chapel between noon and 1 p.m. to distribute ashes via single-use cotton swabs. Chaplains will also be available to bring ashes to inpatient units for patients and staff throughout the day. For all other areas, please call the Department of Spiritual Care (6-4041) if you would like to arrange a time for a chaplain to come to your unit. …

Be a star — for the kids

February 15, 2021

Join Tech Shop in support of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan by adding one or more DMUM donation stars to your online order now through March 27. The full value of every "star" purchased goes directly to DMUM. Together, we can make a big difference, for the kids. What is DMUM? Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan (DMUM) is the largest student-run non-profit on the U-M campus. They support children with disabilities and illnesses by raising funds and generating awareness for pediatric rehabilitation therapies at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The DMUM vision is to unite the U-M…

Keep these tips in mind if venturing out into the cold

February 12, 2021

It will be another freezing cold weekend in southeastern Michigan! While we often hear reminders about safety when driving or shoveling heavy snow, simply walking in a winter wonderland poses its own set of risks, as well. Michigan Medicine's Safety Management team reminds you of these six tips when walking on foot during the cold days ahead:

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 8, 2021

February 12, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwFSbxlvqYk This week, Headlines stories ranged from heart healthy to heartwarming (and just in time for Valentine’s Day)! For example, a Michigan Medicine expert stopped by to discuss how diet impacts…