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Workshop: Writing research grant proposals

September 16, 2016

This workshop covers writing grant proposals for all types of grants, including grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and others. It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and is presented by Jill Jividen, Ph.D.During the last 30 minutes of the presentation, a panel of successful researchers will discuss navigating the competitive grant landscape and the review process. Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:Develop a persuasive grant proposal that is responsive to the sponsor’s priorities.Learn ways to prepare for a critical review.Examine elements of a focused research plan, including hypotheses or research questions, objectives and…

Workshop: Communicating science to non-scientists

September 16, 2016

Faculty often have to describe their research to non-scientists such as donors or the media. This can often prove difficult when you’re immersed in the science. Back by popular demand, Jean-luc Doumont will come to the university for a new session on communication and will offer advice that works well for addressing both scientists and non-scientists alike. Doumont is an articulate, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker who successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide, as a trainer or an invited speaker at companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories and major conferences. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and holds…

Massey Regional TBI Conference extends call for abstracts

September 16, 2016

The Massey Regional TBI Conference is extending its deadline for investigators to submit abstracts for posters and presentations. Submissions for the conference, which will explore the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of traumatic…

Town halls to prep users for MiChart upgrades

September 15, 2016

A MiChart upgrade, along with new radiology, DVU, and home health modules, is planned to take effect on Saturday, Oct. 8. The upgrade will affect all MiChart users and is intended to enhance overall look and feel, customizability and usability of the Electronic Health Record. For more information on these changes, all MiChart users are invited to attend two upcoming town hall presentations. Where: Ford Auditorium at University Hospital When: Monday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mentoring forum to put focus on diversity

September 15, 2016

Members of the U-M community who are involved in or interested in mentoring are invited to an Oct. 14 forum featuring David J. Brown, M.D.. Dr. Brown, who is associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion in the Medical School and associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, will focus his presentation on the topic of mentoring for diversity and inclusion. Following the discussion, seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M will be honored with a 2016 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. The awards will be presented by George Mashour, M.D.,…

Class aims to help clinicians access educational materials at UMHS

September 14, 2016

Do you have difficulty accessing patient instructions or educational materials? If so, there is a perfect class for you. "Keep calm! You don't need Sherlock to find standardized patient-education materials at UMHS" is a two-hour hands-on class on utilizing standardized and approved patient instructions and educational materials at UMHS. Participants will learn how to access materials from different access points, including through MIChart, the patient education clearinghouse and through the clinical and internal homepages. Participants will also learn how to refer their patients to access UMHS-approved materials from home. Instruction methods will include a combination of presentation, demonstration and hands-on…

Interprofessional Education center issues first annual report

September 14, 2016

The first annual report from the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education now is now available online and in print. The report highlights tremendous progress in collaborative work among the U-M health science schools on the…

Teach-Back: What does your patient really understand?

September 13, 2016

Many leading health care organizations, such as the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, mandate the use of “Teach-Back” to ensure patients understand medication schedules, self-care instructions and the risks and benefits of therapies. Research has shown that utilizing the Teach-Back technique raises patient satisfaction, increases trust in health care providers and helps patients feel more relaxed. The Patient Education Center is providing in-service sessions to help clinicians master the skills and strategies of Teach-Back. The sessions are available by request to all units and areas that request it. To kick-off…

Stay up-to-date with iOS 10 and your AirWatch application

September 13, 2016

Please be advised that today Apple will be launching its new operating system, iOS 10, for all mobile devices. If you plan to update your mobile device to the newest version and are enrolled in AirWatch, please confirm that your version of AirWatch is up-to-date to prevent any issues, including unenrollment. Unenrollment would remove UMHS email from your device. It is always recommended to update the applications and operating system on your device to the latest version available. If you have been doing this regularly, there should be nothing for you to do and no impact. In order to confirm…