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Issue in Aging Conference

May 5, 2016

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) at the University of Michigan and the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University are co-sponsoring the 29th Annual Issues in Aging conference on May…

Programs suppport National Mental Health Month

May 5, 2016

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults – approximately 61.5 million Americans – will experience mental illness in a given year. To raise awareness about mental health in the United States, May is recognized as National Mental Health Month. In support, UMHS Employee Assistance Program (UMHS EAP) and MHealthy Thrive! stress management program are encouraging U-M faculty and staff to take a moment each day this month to “check in” on their emotions. Check in daily with your emotions Emotional well-being is an essential part of our overall wellness and deserves ongoing attention and care,…

Evidenced-Based Practice Staff Nurse Fellowship

May 4, 2016

The Nursing Research and Translation Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second Cohort of the Staff Nurse Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship.  The goals of the…

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month

May 3, 2016

May is Food Allergy Action Month!  This annual campaign is an extension of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 8 – 14, 2016).  The goal of this week is to stimulate public awareness with regard to the seriousness of food allergies, as well as to encourage respect and safety for those living with a food allergy.The UMHS Dietetic Interns are dedicated to producing patient and family-friendly informational materials for each month’s Healthy Eating Tip.  For information on food allergies, visit and promote the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month display in the cafeteria for an opportunity to win a prize.  Also,…

Personal training offered at Transitions Studio

May 2, 2016

The U-M Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) provides one-on-one personal training sessions that promotes health and fitness for both our patients and the general public. We offer personal training sessions performed by degreed and certified professionals to assist participants in achieving improved body composition and weight control, decreasing stress and depression, increasing muscle strength and endurance, improving cardiovascular fitness, reducing risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis, lowering blood pressure, developing healthier bones, muscles and joints and improving flexibility, balance and agility.The Transitions Training Studio is a medically-based fitness facility that provides an enjoyable exercise environment for you whether you’re…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

May 2, 2016

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) were due for exchange on May 1. Please return your April dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your May dosimetry. The wear period is printed…

Workshop: How to Provide Better Written Feedback

April 29, 2016

Written feedback comments are often non-specific and do not address important topics for assessment. Using a standardized system can provide feedback that is more useful to learners and to training programs. In this workshop, we will discuss a system for providing more robust written feedback and practice using this system to evaluate learners.Facilitated by Heather Burrows, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Sharon Kileny, MD, Assistant Professor, PediatricsWhen: Wednesday, June 15, 2016Time: 8AM - 9:30AM (Breakfast provided)Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms (1st floor)Register hereWebsite: http://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/using-prime-model-provide-better-written-feedback-learners

Workshop: How to Be Successful as a New Faculty Member

April 29, 2016

These quarterly sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation.  Orientation gave you the information you needed on your first day.  In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning. Other faculty will share their stories around their career trajectories including milestones and stumbling blocks to avoid.  You will learn about mentoring resources and even have the chance to connect with senior mentors over lunch! Intended Audience: Medical School faculty who have been within the organization for at least 3-6 months Why: Introduction to numerous resources that will further support faculty's development…

Workshop: Clinical Teaching – Turning Observation into Education

April 29, 2016

This workshop is designed to assist clinicians in giving patient-friendly, learner-focused and efficient feedback to residents and students in a clinic or hospital setting. Facilitated by Kenneth Pituch, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. Following this workshop you should be able to: Outline the 4 basic steps of Brief Structured Observation (BSO). Describe the importance of BSO and how it can assist in learners’ interactions with patients. Practice BSO skills. When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Time: 8AM - 9:30AM (Breakfast provided) Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms (1st floor) Register here Website: http://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/clinical-teaching-turning-observation-education