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Last chance: Women’s health course early-bird registration ends today

November 14, 2016

Today is the last day to receive early-bird discounts for the 24th annual Primary Health Care of Women course. This course, to be held Dec. 15-16 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, is presented by the Department of Family Medicine, in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative. The course offers health professionals the opportunity to learn from top-ranked speakers and physicians and provides comprehensive topics essential to the care of female patients. Attendees have the flexibility to register for individual days or to attend the full course. U-M faculty and staff receive a 25 percent discount by using…

Workshop: A case-based approach to ethics

November 11, 2016

This interactive, customized session will address ethical dilemmas and concerns faced directly by participants in order to prepare clinicians to manage issues arising in their own clinical practice. In addition, the UMHS Program in Clinical Ethics will be formally introduced in order to familiarize participants with the structure, workflow and services provided within the institution.Facilitated by: Andrew Shuman, M.D., assistant professor, otolaryngology; Christian Verder, M.D., assistant professor, surgery; and Janice Firn, program manager, Palliative Care ProgramWhen: Tuesday, April 18, 2017Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be provided)Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms, 1st floorRegister onlineThis workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development. Please…

Seeking sponsors for medical device design project

November 11, 2016

The U-M Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking faculty, physicians and clinicians who have ideas for medical devices to sponsor student team design projects during the Winter Term 2017 for BME 450. This is a good opportunity to have a team of BME seniors vet an idea for a novel medical device or biomedical research device. Project sponsors mentor these BME student teams through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, detailed design, prototype building and testing. Projects should be defined to the extent that the problem is known and the sponsor has some idea of device requirements, but should also be open-ended enough to allow…

Smokers urged to use Nov. 17 to ‘quit for a day’

November 11, 2016

The American Cancer Society recognizes Nov. 17 as this year's Great American Smokeout, and as the day approaches, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering the university community a number of services and resources to help smokers plan to quit. Wall of Inspiration Anyone visiting the Towsley Center at UMHS this month can stop by to view the Tobacco Consultation Service's Wall of Inspiration display. It features testimonials from TCS clients who have been successful at quitting tobacco, like Sheila Lorenzen, a former University Hospital patient. "This program taught me how to be a non-smoker, prepared me for any challenges I…

Course for K awardees focuses on responsible conduct of research

November 11, 2016

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research is offering a course for current K-grant awardees focusing on responsible conduct of research -- or RCR. The interactive, practice-based series will help participants identify and address RCR issues in their own K-funded research and will satisfy related requirements of the NIH K23 application. Participants will receive mentoring from faculty experienced in RCR areas. The seminar is appropriate for postdoctoral researchers, T32 fellows, VA CDA recipients, and those with any mentored career development award. The four-part series begins Feb. 15, with registration closing on Jan. 16. Click here to register. Once registration is…

Elevator project in Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure

November 10, 2016

Please be advised that an elevator project in the Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure is expected to shut down some staff elevators on Saturday. Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area. Here's what you need to know:A project to install steam traps for the P4 north elevators and elevator lobbies is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. To accomodate the work, the north elevators will be shut down for the entire time period.The east public elevators will remain open during the project.Thank you for your patience.Website: http://pts.umich.edu/

Help Department of Epidemiology celebrate School of Public Health’s 75th anniversary

November 10, 2016

The Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health invites you to help celebrate the school’s 75th anniversary by connecting the past, present, and future of epidemiology on Friday, Nov. 18. This one-day event will feature a keynote lecture by David Oshinsky, Ph.D. and the Francis Memorial Lecture by Anne Schuchat, M.D. Oshinsky will focus on polio in a lecture entitled “Polio: A look back at America’s most successful public health crusade.” Schuchat, meanwhile, will deliver her lecture, “From holy grail to hesitation — and back? The journey of vaccines in America.” There will also be panel discussions in…

Come hear acoustic Americana as part of Veterans Week

November 9, 2016

In honor of Veterans Week at U-M, come hear a free concert featuring acoustic Americana. The concert, presented by Gifts of Art as part of Arts and Health month, will feature Bill Bynum & Co. It is open to all UMHS employees and will take place from 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in the University Hospital main lobby. Although a Detroit native, Bynum’s musical roots are in the South. His parents migrated from Black Oak, Arkansas to work in Detroit’s steel industry in the 1940s, bringing their love for bluegrass…

One goal: Keep patients, colleagues safe this flu season

November 9, 2016

Score one for UMHS by getting your annual flu vaccine. You can help to keep our patients, families and colleagues safe by attending one of the two remaining flu fairs: Wednesday,…