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Register today for Northern Michigan CME course

May 5, 2017

As part of its 2017 CME program, the Michigan Medicine Department of Family Medicine — in partnership with the Adolescent Health Initiative — is pleased to announce the 53rd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update. The CME course, which runs from June 19-23, will be held at the Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, Michigan. It will offer top-rated academic professors teaching the most up-to-date information on important medical topics, while giving attendees access to beautiful areas in northern Michigan. The program will cover the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies in outpatient- and hospital-based medicine, women's health, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, otolaryngology, neurology, psychology, pain management and wellness. At the…

Workshop: Launching a clinical translational research career with MICHR

May 5, 2017

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, or MICHR, is dedicated to enabling clinical and translational research in order to improve the lives of individuals and their communities. Since its founding in 2006, MICHR has promoted and supported clinical and translational investigation at U-M, serving as a research hub for faculty and staff from 20 schools, colleges and institutes and more than 170 departments and divisions across campus. MICHR’s services span education, community engagement, research support and management, informatics and more. They do this by being a catalytic partner that educates, funds, connects and supports research teams. Please join…

Senior Living Week provides resources as you or your loved ones age

May 5, 2017

All faculty and staff are invited to attend workshops, open houses and other festivities to celebrate Senior Living Week. Every day from May 8-13, the Michigan Medicine Housing Bureau for Seniors is hosting free events aimed at helping you make decisions for better living as you or your loved ones age. The week culminates in the Senior Living Expo, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. The building is located at 4800 E. Huron River Dr. in Ann Arbor. Vendors at the expo include companies that specialize in…

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,…