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May 2016 Newsflash now available

May 31, 2016

The May 2016 Newsflash is now available on the contracting website. Featured articles include: UMHS Signs an Agreement to Participate in the ‘VA Care in the Community’ Program Effective May 1, 2016; Michigan Medicaid Enrollment Facts; Understanding Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs); and more! For questions about the issue, email Contracting-PR@med.umich.edu or call 764-1114. Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/CPR/Newsletter/newsletter.html

UH West Staff Elevators 12,13 & 14 to temporarily close for upgrade

May 31, 2016

Please be advised that the following elevators will be out of service, one at a time for approximately two months each, for control upgrade. The new controls will be more reliable, more efficient, and provide service for the next 30+ years: UH West Staff/Patient 12 UH West Staff/Patient 13 UH West Staff/Patient 14 This project begins June 1, 2016 and is expected to end December 1, 2016. Options for vertical transportation are as follows: Restrict elevator use for patient transport Cart traffic use East Staff Elevators Pedestrian travel use the stairs when possible, especially going down Pedestrian travel use the…

Workshop: Using Storytelling for an Engaging Presentation

May 27, 2016

After you publicly present an idea, piece of research or business proposition, your audience may very well forget your qualifications, education, background, attitude, philosophy of life, or even the subject you spoke on.  But they'll remember the stories you tell. Nothing else engages the heart, mind, and gut, all at the same time, the way a story does . . . but only if it's well-constructed, well-rehearsed, and well-delivered. In this workshop, hosted by the office of faculty development, you will come prepared with a 3-to-5-minute, non-academic talk.  It can be a piece of research/scholarship that you want to build on in the coming years,…

Lab Coat Room Closed Monday, May 30

May 27, 2016

Please be advised that the Lab Coat Room will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m. If urgent assistance is needed, page 5003. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Security Update: LinkedIn Hacking Breach

May 27, 2016

LinkedIn, a social media website designed to network and seek out career opportunities, recently acknowledged that as many as one hundred million of its account logins were for sale by hackers. The acquisition of account logins were acquired from a security breach four years ago, which was initially thought to be on a much smaller scale.While LinkedIn officials are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the login accounts at risk, it is recommended that all LinkedIn users change their passwords. LinkedIn has encouraged its members to begin utilizing their version of two-factor authentication, as well as using strong…

Workshop: Mentoring Missteps and Malpractice

May 27, 2016

Behaviors that put a mentee’s academic career at risk crosses a threshold referred to as “Mentorship Malpractice”.  Join this workshop, hosted by the office of faculty development, where you will discuss ideal habits of mentees, managing mentorship malpractice, and how mentees can go wrong in their quest for success. Facilitated by: Vineet Chopra, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Sanjay Saint, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, and Valerie Vaughn, MD, Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine.Objectives:Describe the difference between active and passive mentorship malpractice and how to recognize the behavior.Identify the ideal habits of mentees and how to incorporate them in a mentor/mentee relationship.Outline the benefits…

Fuller Pool Lot: Section of lot to temporarily close

May 26, 2016

Please be advised that the paved portion of the Fuller Pool Lot will close to U-M parkers this weekend until after Labor Day. Parkers may use the gravel portion of the lot only during the period between these two holidays. Visit http://pts.umich.edu for more information.    

Two-Factor Authentication Coming Soon

May 26, 2016

The University of Michigan, including the Health System, is currently in the process of implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) to enhance the security of how we access our IT systems and information. 2FA requires the presence of at least two authorization components. In other words, instead of simply requiring a password to gain access to an account, a user may need an additional method, such as a “token” or passcode, to prove he or she is truly the account holder and the one logging into the account remotely. 2FA will help protect against online fraud and unauthorized access as well as…

PASQUAL Scholars Program Application Deadline, May 30

May 26, 2016

The University of Michigan Medical School has established a Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars (PASQUAL) program for medical school faculty and health system staff who wish to become clinical leaders in quality and patient safety within the U-M Health System and beyond.The program is funded by the U-M Medical Group Division as a faculty development initiative administered through the Office of Faculty Affairs and run through the Department of Learning Health Sciences. The Program provides an academic and applied foundation in principles and methods for improving the quality and safety of patient care, along with skills in leadership, teaching and scholarship…