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Disclose Outside Interests in M-Inform

July 11, 2016

This is a reminder to review and update your job-related outside interest disclosure in M-Inform. Managers, faculty and staff who are required to annually disclose job-related outside interests received an e-mail reminder at the beginning of July followed by periodic reminders until they have logged into M-Inform and completed their disclosure(s). If not engaged in a job-related outside interest, please note that you must still log into M-Inform to complete conflict of interest training and attest to having nothing to disclose.The email reminder includes a link to M-Inform and instruction on how to complete your disclosure.M-Inform Disclosure Guidance:For additional conflict of interest…

When to Refer Patients to a Financial Counselor

July 11, 2016

Any time a patient wants to pay 100 percent in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). You can email a PFC at PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu or call a counselor at 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free). Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, healthcare providers are required to restrict disclosure to a patient’s health plan if the patient asks that the provider not bill insurance for an item or service and the patient agrees to and does pay 100 percent in…

Workshop: Bystander Intervention and Responding to Bias

July 8, 2016

Have you ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias — a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination — that happened in your everyday life? You’re not alone. Research suggests that people typically want to respond when bias occurs, but more often than not they do not do so.Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated, but understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders better evaluate their options. Participants in this workshop will learn about bystander reactions to social biases and…

Workshop: Date change for Developing the Educator’s Portfolio

July 8, 2016

Please note that the date and location of this workshop has changed.  Preparing the documents needed for promotion takes time and attention to detail. One of the critical items needed in the presentation of one’s materials is the Educator’s Portfolio. Despite the importance of this document, many faculty still find it difficult to pull together a successful package. This workshop is designed for late-stage junior faculty and early mid-career faculty who are interested in the promotional trajectory from the assistant to associate to the full professor designation. Those who participate will enjoy the opportunity to learn some of the best approaches…

Transitions Studio offers personal training

July 7, 2016

Are you or your patients looking to get into an exercise routine?The U-M Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) provides one-on-one personal training sessions that promote health and fitness for both our patients and the general public. We offer personal training sessions performed by degreed and certified professionals to assist participants in achieving improved body composition and weight control, decreasing stress and depression and increasing muscle strength and endurance. The sessions are also aimed at improving cardiovascular fitness, reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis, lowering blood pressure, developing healthier bones, muscles and joints and improving flexibility,…

Catherine St. parking structure under construction

July 7, 2016

Please be advised that a project to complete critical and extensive concrete repairs in the Catherine St. parking structure is underway and scheduled to be completed by mid-September. Work will be phased as follows, with closures of up to 65 spaces at a time: Phase I: Over the grounds maintenance room. This includes closure of all parking spaces on the south ramp, levels 1 and 2; Blue access from the Ann St. parking structure will be removed; alternative Gold parking spaces will be located on level 3 in the Catherine structure, Ann St. structure and Glen Ave. structure. Phase II: North…

Get ready: Weblogin page to get a makeover

July 7, 2016

Please be advised that the Weblogin page you use to log into many of the U-M websites -- including Wolverine Access and the MCommunity Directory -- will get an updated look…

July Healthy Eating Tip: Beat The Summer Slump

July 6, 2016

Did you know that summer is the time of year that kids tend to gain the most weight? While children are supposed to grow all year, sometimes they gain too much weight while they are out of school. This increased weight gain is often brought on by what is known as the “summer slump.” Learn about how to beat the summer slump by checking out the July Healthy Eating Tip of the Month bulletin board in the UH cafeteria. You will learn what leads to the summer slump as well as tips on how you can keep your child happy and…

Buy fresh produce through a local CSA

July 6, 2016

Summer is the perfect time to create healthy, fresh eating habits! The university is working with local farms to offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs on or near campus. Get fresh, straight-from-the-farm produce by purchasing a “share” in a local farm, then pick up your fresh produce each week. A “share” typically consists of a box or basket of farm-fresh seasonal vegetables. Participating farms: Prochaska Farm  Pick up dates: Every Thursday, July 7–Sept. 29, 3–6 p.m. Pick up location: Green Rd. parking lot, outside the Printing Services Building Full and half shares available. Tantre Farm Pick up dates: Every Wednesday,…