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Deadline extended: Gifts of Art call for exhibits

May 17, 2017

The Gifts of Art Program has extended its deadline to submit artwork for solo and group exhibitions for the 2017-2018 exhibit year. The deadline is now Wednesday, May 31 and there is no submission fee. One of the first and most comprehensive arts-in-health-care programs in the U.S., Gifts of Art serves a diverse community of patients, families, visitors, faculty, staff and students at Michigan Medicine. Nine two-dimensional and three-dimensional galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people per day. Interested in submitting your artwork? Click here to learn more, call 734-936-ARTS (2787) or email GiftsofArt@umich.edu.

Changes coming: Skype for Business is replacing Lync

May 17, 2017

Health Information Technology & Services — or HITS — will be making changes to Lync, the non-clinical business communication and instant messaging (IM) service used throughout Michigan Medicine. The changes include: CoreImage…

Nominees sought for union staff rep on police panel

May 16, 2017

The election to fill the union representative staff position on the University’s Police Department Oversight Committee will take place June 12-16. Nominations are being accepted for the seat representing bargained-for staff members from the following unions: AFSCME, IUOE, HOA, MNA and Skilled Trades. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 19. The six-member committee is comprised of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate faculty and one non-Senate faculty), and two staff members (one union and one non-union representative), who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms.The Police Department Oversight Committee considers grievances against any police officer…

Update: Recent global ransomware attack

May 16, 2017

This weekend, a global ransomware attack affected hospitals in the United Kingdom, as well as other organizations around the world. Please be advised that there are no reports of large-scale infections in the U.S. and no reports of any impact to the university or to Michigan Medicine.The vast majority of the Michigan Medicine's faculty and staff use computers and systems managed by Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) so that they are protected from this type of attack. Nevertheless, the Information Assurance group is continuing to take this threat seriously and monitor the situation.This is also a good reminder of…

Service Spotlight

May 16, 2017

Needle pokes can be real "stick"lers! Receiving vaccinations, having blood drawn or an IV inserted, or experiencing any other pokes from a needle can cause anxiety or stress for some patients,…

Plan ahead: CVC bridge connector project

May 16, 2017

The final of two projects associated with the Frankel Cardiovascular Center begins Friday.The work will require the bridge connector walkway on floor 2 (between CVC and the Cancer Center) to be closed temporarily.The facility work is needed to meet current building regulatory requirements.During the duration of the project, it will not be possible to maintain any traffic, personnel or equipment passing through the connector. However, signage will be posted to direct people to alternate routes and paper maps will be provided. Volunteers will also assist with wayfinding.Here is what you need to know:CVC floor 2 bridge connector closed to the Cancer…

Wireless network update a success — what’s next?

May 15, 2017

On April 27, the Michigan Medicine community came together to achieve a significant goal — namely to ensure that enhanced security protocols were in place on all wireless devices connecting to the mission critical network. More than 20,000 wireless devices connected successfully and securely that first day.  Collaboration was key to the success of this 19-month project. More than 200 Health Information Technology & Services — or HITS — staff collaborated with countless Michigan Medicine partners to efficiently prepare the community for this major change, while keeping disruption to a minimum.What’s next?WiFi network security is the first step in a long-term initiative…

Save the date: Upcoming 2017 CME courses

May 15, 2017

As part of its 2017 CME program, the Department of Family Medicine is pleased to offer two exciting courses! Each course will be held at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor. Be sure to mark your calendars and save the date! Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine: Oct. 18-20 The Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine is a three-day course designed to explore the most recent topics in physical health, mental health and sports medicine. Registration for this courses opens in July. To view last year's program,…

Grief Week 2017 begins today

May 15, 2017

Grief Week — which kicks off today — is full of events, presentations and unit-based activities designed to help faculty and staff acknowledge and address losses in their professional or personal lives. The events are free and open to any member of the Michigan Medicine community. Here is a full list of Grief Week activities: Monday, May 15 Schwartz Rounds, “The Cost of Caring: When Empathy Hurts”: Noon – 1 p.m., Ford Auditorium (lunch provided to first 125 in attendance) Tuesday, May 16 Patient and Family-Centered Care family panel, “Grief and Gratitude”: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Danto Auditorium Palette…