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Plan ahead: P2 (patient/visitor) parking structure project

April 11, 2017

Please be advised that a construction project is scheduled to begin next Monday, April 17 in the P2 (patient/visitor) parking structure on the main medical campus. The repairs are vital to the safety of patients and their families and to the longevity of the structure. The project is expected to cause changes to available parking spaces in both the P2 and P3 structures. Plan ahead and alert patients if they will be parking in the area. Here’s what you need to know: The project is expected to close 75 parking spaces in P2 at any one time during the week and…

Blossom by blossom: Elvish ceramics now on display

April 11, 2017

Artist Gabrielle Soltis creates works from an impressive lineage. The story goes that sometime in the early 1700s, a young Danish nobleman by the name of Einar Gyldenstjerne fell in love…

MiChart security: ‘Break the Glass’ phase 2 coming soon

April 11, 2017

MiChart teams will be implementing the second and final phase of the “Break the Glass” (BTG) project on Tuesday, April 25. BTG is one of several new enhancements to the MiChart application and serves two primary goals: Patient Protection: To identify and flag patients who, because of their individual circumstance, may be at higher risk of having their record accessed inappropriately. User Prevention: To deter inappropriate access by MiChart users who have no authorized reason to enter a patient’s record by alerting them when they are about to access a protected record. The first phase of BTG was implemented on…

Service Spotlight

April 11, 2017

Take it up a notch! Spending long periods of time in a hospital bed can be frustrating for patients and let’s face it — there’s only so much reality television one…

Last day to register for Adolescent Health Conference

April 10, 2017

Registration closes today, April 10, for the 2017 Conference on Adolescent Health: Translating Research into Practice. The event — which takes place on April 24-25 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at…

Seascapes glass sculptures on display at UH

April 10, 2017

Matt Paskiet is a native to the Glass City — Toledo, Ohio. He began his study of glassblowing at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1993, and he continued his studies at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state in 1998 and the Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona, Spain in 2001. He later returned to the Toledo area and opened Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery in Holland, Ohio in 2002, where he has been blowing glass ever since. His Seascape series, on display now at Michigan Medicine, is composed of individually made Murrini pieces, a Venetian glass technique encased in…

Expanded Heart Heroes apparel sale runs through April 16

April 7, 2017

Hats, long-sleeved shirts, kids' items and more are now part of the "U-M Heart Heroes" apparel line! The new products have been added to the already-popular short-sleeved t-shirts, with 100 percent…

Patient Education ForUM to focus on health literacy

April 7, 2017

All Michigan Medicine clinicians and staff are invited to attend the next Patient Education ForUM on Wednesday May 10 from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. The event features Christopher Trudeau, J.D., law professor from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Trudeau will discuss the laws and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems. Heidi McCoy, project manager at Clinical Design and Innovation and Sangeeta Vijayagopalan, administrative fellow, will also present their work leading the development of comprehensive guidebooks for patients undergoing joint replacement therapy. The ForUM will be held at the Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium…

Workshop: Improve your scientific writing

April 7, 2017

The Program for Neurology Research and Discovery and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to offer a workshop presented by Phillip Leventhal, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Medical Writing.  Through a combination of lecture and exercises, participants in this workshop will receive an introduction to medical and scientific writing for journals and grants including:How to start and move forward, from problem statements to outlines to a logical textTechniques to clarify writing at a sentence, paragraph and document levelHow to guide your reader with visual elementsParticipants will then put these into practice through group or full-class exercises.When: Monday, July 31Time: 9 a.m.- 4…