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Week in Review: Week of May 1, 2017

May 5, 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To kick off the month of May, Headlines highlighted a recent symposium that will help Michigan Medicine create a more welcoming and diverse community. Coverage also included…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures

May 4, 2017

Please be advised that there are a number of upcoming construction projects and special events that will cause road closures around Ann Arbor.Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area.Here’s what you need to know:A Cinco de Mayo event is expected to close E. Liberty St. between Thompson and Division from 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5 until 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 6.Additionally, the Burns Park Run is scheduled to cause the following road closures between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6:Baldwin from Wells to CambridgeCambridge from Baldwin to…

Hands-on fun: Celebrate International Hand Hygiene Day

May 4, 2017

Friday is the World Health Organization’s International Hand Hygiene Day, a perfect opportunity to reinforce why hand hygiene is a top priority at Michigan Medicine. Washing your hands is the simplest,…

‘Masks off’ declared at Michigan Medicine

May 3, 2017

Effective immediately, masks no longer need to be worn in hospitals and other patient care settings unless you are ill with an upper respiratory infection or caring for patients in droplet…

Apply now for Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars Program

May 3, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars Program — also known as PASQUAL. Apply today if you are interested in enhancing your knowledge, teaching and leadership skills in quality improvement and patient safety. This eight-month program, which brings together a small cohort of medical peers, is structured to stretch PASQUAL scholars' understanding of key issues while also developing better practices. Offered in conjunction with the Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development, a key component of the program is the opportunity to develop a "hands-on project" unique to each participant's occupational challenges or interests. Apply…

Learn to connect with the public about science

May 3, 2017

Back in the 1960s and early '70s, universities used to hold "teach ins" to give students a chance to gather, learn and discuss timely topics. Today, that effort has moved online,…

Discuss retirement planning with financial experts

May 2, 2017

The university is providing several upcoming opportunities to discuss retirement planning with financial experts. The options are perfect for Michigan Medicine staff members who are considering retirement now or in the near future. Central Campus Retirement Class This class is designed for faculty and staff who are considering retirement within the next few years. Among the topics covered include retirement eligibility, benefits in retirement, retiree contributions to health care, retirement income options and retiree privileges. When: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, May 15; or 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, June 19 Where: Student Activities Building, Maize and Blue…

Last call: Medical Education Scholars Program deadline approaching

May 1, 2017

The Medical Education Scholars Program — an internationally acclaimed annual program established at the U-M Medical School in 1998 — is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. MESP provides an opportunity for…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

May 1, 2017

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today. Please return your April dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your May dosimetry. The wear period is printed on the…