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Have a dash-ing good time at Rubber Duck Dash

June 6, 2017

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to join in on the fun and attend a Rubber Duck Dash to benefit the National Kidney Foundation!The event is sponsored by the U-M Transplant Center and will be held on Friday, June 16. Attendees can participate in lawn games, activities for kids, music and, of course, a rubber duck race!If you’re feeling lucky, you can also buy a duck for $5. You don’t even need to be present to win the grand prize of a $500 Meijer gift card!Here’s what you need to know in order to have a dash-ing good…

Patient Portal reaches 300,000 users, OpenNotes feature coming soon

June 5, 2017

The Patient Portal, also known as “MyUofMHealth,” officially reached an astounding 300,000 patient users last month. The Patient Portal is a convenient and secure self-service tool that allows patients to take an active role in their care by viewing their health history and test results, making online payments, scheduling and canceling appointments, and much more. The popularity of this tool is echoed not only by the amount of users, but by the features provided to patients in a single month: 28,618 medical advice requests submitted 15,000 history questionnaires submitted 9,718 Medication refill requests submitted 7,800 general questionnaires submitted 5,056 medications…

Taubman Institute Symposium to address academia gender gap

June 5, 2017

Accelerating the careers of women in academia will be the focus of a free public symposium hosted by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute on Wednesday, June 7.The symposium — entitled “Strategies to Empower Women to Achieve Academic Success” — aims to close the historic gap that leaves females consistently behind their male counterparts in salaries, grant awards and opportunities for advancement.It runs from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Kahn Auditorium in the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building.Attendees will confront the reality of today’s status quo: Despite comparable numbers of women and men that train in medical…

Scholars to discuss ‘Pathways to Worldwide Health’

June 5, 2017

Faculty and students from U-M and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have been conducting research and exchanging internships together for several years.This week, the American and Israeli scholars will come together in a unique forum to showcase the ways in which these collaborations are improving health around the world.Each of these exciting research partnerships pursues in some way the health and vitality of diverse populations, from health care delivery in resource-limited settings to disease prevention in children. Presenters work in the fields of epidemiology, environmental health sciences, genetics, medicine, health management, policy and more.If you are interested in refugee and…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures

June 5, 2017

Please be advised that a number of upcoming construction projects and special events will cause road closures around the Ann Arbor area. Plan ahead and expect delays and notify patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: East William St. is expected to be closed westbound at South Division through Friday, June 16. Traffic will be detoured by using Thompson St., East William St. and South Fifth Ave. One-way traffic eastbound will be maintained. Westbound South University traffic is scheduled to be detoured southbound on Forest, west on Hill St. and then northbound…

Take the stress out of parking: Consider other convenient options

June 5, 2017

Are you tired of driving around parking structures looking for available spaces? While parking on the medical campus can be a challenge, U-M gives faculty and staff a number of convenient…

IP-X grant proposals due June 14

June 2, 2017

The U-M health science schools are offering new grant funding to support research targeted at determining the ability of interprofessional care and service (IPCS), interprofessional policy (IPP), or interprofessional education (IPE) to improve health outcomes and value.The new U-M research stimulus has more than $1.5 million of funding available over a three-year period and is open to faculty on all three U-M campuses.If you are interested in applying, proposals are due at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14.For more information on the submission process, click here.Notification of awards will be provided in the fall.

Workshop: Writing successful scientific papers

June 2, 2017

Attend this workshop as Tom Annesley, Ph.D. discusses ways to avoid the top errors that authors make when developing scientific papers. Among the common errors Annesley will discuss are: The introduction: Failure to set the scene for the reader The results: Confusing data from results Figures and tables: Difficulty reading and grasping the message The discussion: Making a poor argument for your work Responding to reviewers: Failure to help reviewers see changes When: Friday, September 15 Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Breakfast Session) or 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch Session) Where: Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) Seminar Rooms (1st floor) Register…

Week in Review: Week of May 29, 2017

June 2, 2017

As another week — and another month — passes by, it may (get it?) be worth a look back at some of the week’s notable news. There were a few helpful…