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11th Annual Advanced Liver Disease & Liver Transplantation

March 30, 2016

The University of Michigan Transplant Center is hosting their 11th annual course on Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation on Friday, May 6 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. This course is designed to provide an update on recent developments in the management of patients with advanced liver disease including chronic hepatitis C, cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension. Through a series of overview lectures and case presentations, participants will become familiar with the use of oral antiviral agents for HCV, the indications and outcomes with adult liver transplantation and recent changes to liver allocation, and advances in the management of…

MESP is now accepting applications

March 29, 2016

The Department of Learning Health Sciences Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP) is an internationally acclaimed annual program established in 1998 by the University of Michigan Medical School. MESP provides an opportunity for competitively selected faculty to study principles of medical education in depth, with the support and direction of department faculty. The 10-month program is designed for medical school faculty and a limited number of fellows to develop as leaders in medical education. Skills emphasized include educational leadership, teaching, and scholarship.Read more about the MESP program and the application deadline.Applications are due May 10, 2016Website: http://lhs.medicine.umich.edu/education/mesp

U-M Health System Cyber Security Update

March 29, 2016

Recent cyberattacks, known as Cryptolockers, have been actively targeting healthcare systems, including the University of Michigan Health System. Cryptolockers (also known as ransomware attacks) are designed to extort money from users by hijacking drives and documents and forcing them to pay a ransom, often within a specified time limit for payment.A method of infection that is occurring more is through pop-up windows designed to look like emergency Tech Support messages, offering to begin a remote sharing session. The UMHS Service Desk will NEVER initiate a remote sharing session without calling and speaking with you first. If you are ever in…

Now hiring: Surgical technologists and pharmacy technicians

March 28, 2016

The University of Michigan Health System will host a career fair event this week to fill several surgical technologist and pharmacy technician positions. Job seekers will be able to meet with hiring managers on Wednesday, March 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the North Campus Administrative Complex located at 2901 Hubbard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Attendees should first apply online first at the UMHS careers website and are encouraged to bring copies of their resume with them to the event.  Surgical technologist and pharmacy technician positions can be found quickly by entering the posting number in the…

NEW! Yoga for Older Adults

March 28, 2016

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department is proud to introduce our new Yoga for Older Adults! The mat yoga class is a slow to moderate paced Hatha yoga practice, which will move through poses to strengthen and lengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance. Participants MUST be able to move from a standing position to seated and laying position on a mat. The chair yoga class is a slow paced gentle stretching made accessible to everyone! You will work on joint mobility, balance, and strengthening the muscles. Class will be performed either seated in a chair or standing using the…

NEW! DYNAMIC MOVEMENT & BALANCE CLASS FOR OLDER ADULTS

March 25, 2016

The Transitions Training Studio within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is once again offering an 8-week Dynamic Movement & Balance Class for older adults. The class is based off the Otago Balance Program, developed in New Zealand, which has demonstrated to be effective in reducing falls and the number of injuries from falls by 35%!New for this 8-week class is it will be split into two groups.  The Level 1 class is appropriate for those who use assistive devices for walking such as canes and walkers.  The Level 1 class meets Thursdays from 12-12:50pm.  The Level 2 class…

NEW! Yoga for Older Adults

March 24, 2016

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department is proud to introduce our new Yoga for Older Adults! The mat yoga class is a slow to moderate paced Hatha yoga practice, which will move through poses to strengthen and lengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance. Participants MUST be able to move from a standing position to seated and laying position on a mat. The chair yoga class is a slow paced gentle stretching made accessible to everyone! You will work on joint mobility, balance, and strengthening the muscles. Class will be performed either seated in a chair or standing using the…

Nominate your unit for an Ergonomics Department Award

March 24, 2016

There’s only one week left to nominate your department or unit for the university’s annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments. Any faculty or staff member can nominate an area for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment, or redesigning work processes. Applications are being accepted through March 31.Nominate your department or unit if it has independently created a safer, healthier and more efficient work environment by reducing one or more of the following:Awkward Postures: Repeated or prolonged reaching, twisting, bending, kneeling, squatting or, working overhead with your hands or arms.Forceful Exertions: Heavy lifting or maintaining control of equipment or…

Med Education Scholars Program Applications due May 10

March 23, 2016

Call for Applications:  Medical Education Scholars ProgramApplication Deadline:  May 10, 2016The Medical Education Scholars Program, an internationally acclaimed annual program at the University of Michigan Medical School, is designed to enable Medical School faculty to be more effective teachers, educational leaders, and medical education researchers.  Approximately 10 scholars will be admitted this year. Admission is competitive and will be based on a letter of support from the chair and the quality of the applicant's proposed educational project.  Preference will be given to faculty who have or will have assumed new and significant departmental, school, or university responsibilities for educational programs. A description…