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ADTU available to patients from any Michigan Medicine location

December 12, 2016

The Taubman Center Ambulatory Diagnostic and Treatment Unit, or ADTU, is now open to patients from any Michigan Medicine location. The ADTU is a four-bed outpatient unit located on the first floor of Taubman Center adjacent to the infusion and transplant clinics. There is also an ADTU at the Northville Health Center, located on the second floor. The clinic is established to treat acute conditions or acute flare-ups of chronic conditions requiring an extended period of time for appropriate diagnosis and treatment, to reduce ED admissions and enhance patient convenience. Patients referred to the unit must have an established and…

Registration now open for integrative health CME course

December 12, 2016

The Department of Family Medicine, in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative, is pleased to announce the upcoming course, Creating a Space for Wellness: Integrative Health in Primary Care. Registration is now open for the course, which will be held March 16-17, 2017 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor. Early-bird discounts are available! This course is designed to inspire collaboration. With the theme of "Eating for Health" and a focus on improving health and wellness, attendees will explore integrative approaches to a variety of conditions and participate in hands-on workshops. This conference will allow professionals to move beyond…

Be advised: Electrical shutdown notification

December 9, 2016

Please be advised that an upcoming electrical shutdown of all regular power is needed for the repair of a DTE power feed to the medical campus. During the repair, power at University Hospital, the Cancer Center, Taubman Center and UH South will be provided by an alternate source from the Campus Power Plant and hospital generators. While there will be a REGULAR power outage at the beginning and the end of the shutdown, critical power for red outlets will be provided during the entire duration of the event. Here are times when alternate power sources will be utilized: Start of…

Department of Learning Health Sciences launches The Loop

December 9, 2016

There’s a fresh way to get acquainted with the Department of Learning Health Sciences via their E-newsletter, The Loop — arriving this week in email inboxes and online. Designed to give informative snapshots into the dynamic work of this new department, the December 2016 issue introduces readers to a first-of-its-kind Ph.D. program, the diabetes work of Gretchen Piatt, Ph.D., and explains the Knowledge Grid, a 21st century “big idea” being piloted now for faster knowledge sharing. Subscribers to The Loop can keep up with the department's evolution from the former Department of Medical Education into a diverse research and education hub that…

Submissions sought for Kaiser Permanente Awards

December 9, 2016

The Office of Medical Student Education in the Medical School is soliciting nominations by faculty and students for the Kaiser Permanente Awards.The Kaiser Award is the most prestigious teaching award given by the Medical School. Made possible by a grant from the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, it consists of an honorarium of $5,000 and a certificate which is presented to each awardee at the Graduation Luncheon.Two awards are given each year — one for preclinical and one for clinical teaching. Faculty and students are asked to consider nominating those outstanding teachers who have demonstrated superior teaching ability, accessibility or willingness to help…

Workshop: Developing a narrative medicine curriculum

December 9, 2016

What clinician doesn't benefit from remembering that behind every disease is a patient with a story? Connecting to a patient's story — and ultimately to that person's humanity — helps both the patient and the clinician.One of the hallmarks of burnout is the depersonalization of the patient. Fortunately, narrative medicine can be protective against this.Narrative medicine has been defined as "a wholesome medical approach that recognizes the value of people's narratives in clinical practice, research and education as a way to promote healing." It "aims to address the relational and psychological dimensions that occur in tandem with physical illness, with the…

Week in Review: Week of Dec. 5, 2016

December 9, 2016

It’s feel-good Friday! In case you missed it, check out the following stories with a common feel-good theme that ran in Headlines this week: Pathology lab manager nominated by colleagues for…

NIH establishes new training requirements for clinical trials

December 8, 2016

A new National Institutes of Health policy effective Jan. 1, 2017 requires investigators involved in the conduct, oversight or management of NIH-funded clinical trials to be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP).GCP principles constitute an international ethical and scientific quality standard, per the International Conference on Harmonisation, for the design, conduct, recording, and reporting of clinical trials.This training requirement is in addition to and does not replace the basic required human subjects protection training (e.g., PEERRS human subjects modules).Who’s impacted by this change? All study team members (except administrative staff, unless directed by the principal investigator on a study or by unit-specific…

Managing multiple pagers and phones

December 8, 2016

Do you carry multiple pagers and/or phones on your belt? If so, it can result in pages being missed or jumbled. This is a documented issue and can have a serious…