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Register now for 2017 Conference on Adolescent Health

January 17, 2017

The Adolescent Health Initiative is pleased to announce the 2017 Conference on Adolescent Health: Translating Research into Practice, to be held April 24-25. Registration is now open with early-bird discounts available.The Conference on Adolescent Health is a multidisciplinary event with an intended audience of medical professions (physicians, NPs, PAs, RNs), other health professionals (health education, public health, nutrition, social work, etc.), researchers and students.Participants will acquire skills and gain knowledge of the most recent and evidence-based practices to meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Sessions will include topics on adolescent substance use, affirming sexual health services for…

Help Headlines pick a new name!

January 16, 2017

As the organization embraces its new name — Michigan Medicine — it is only natural that Headlines, the employee newsletter, assumes a new identity as well. Help to rename the newsletter by taking a few moments to provide valuable feedback. Please click here to take a brief survey. Your responses will help to provide a better reading experience for our employees. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Got a device with patient health information? It must be encrypted!

January 16, 2017

Protecting information is vital in supporting the organization's mission of providing the highest quality care to our patients. There have been incidents in our environment where sensitive data has been on…

Reach your health goals with MHealthy Rewards 2017

January 16, 2017

With the recent launch of the MHealthy Rewards program, all benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to work on their health goals this year — and earn up to $100…

Nominations now accepted for President’s Staff Innovation Award

January 16, 2017

Nominations for the President’s Staff Innovation Award are being accepted now through Feb. 28. In its fifth year, the President’s Staff Innovation Award recognizes individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and “outside The Cube” thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community. Two prizes are available — honoring one individual staff member and one team. The chosen individual will receive a $2,000 award, while the chosen team will share a $3,000 prize. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to nominate individuals or teams whose innovative ideas and solutions meet the award criteria. Qualifying innovations may be…

Workshop: Sleep optimization for busy medical faculty

January 13, 2017

This session will present the role of sleep and fatigue in cognitive and physical performance. Facilitators will delineate the sleep and circadian "thieves" that impair daily functioning and discuss easily implemented behaviors to enhance sleep, energy and performance.The workshop will be led by Jonathan Barkham, M.D., clinical instructor of internal medicine and neurology and Cathy Goldstein, M.D., assistant professor of neurology.Objectives of the workshop:Understand the impact that fatigue and sleepiness have on performance and burnout.Describe the purpose of sleep and circadian control of sleep timing and other biological rhythms.Discuss adequate sleep durations and determine your individual sleep need to optimize your…

Problem submitting an online concern to the Compliance Hotline using a non-Michigan Medicine device?

January 13, 2017

If you are having difficulty submitting concerns online to the Compliance Hotline using a non-Michigan Medicine device, the problem may be an out-of-date browser. This problem can be solved by: Updating your browser Trying a different device Calling the hotline instead at 866-990-0111 The Michigan Medicine Compliance Office apologizes for any inconvenience the browser issue may cause. Your hotline reports are appreciated and vital to creating the “culture of compliance” at Michigan Medicine.

Week in Review: Week of Jan. 9, 2017

January 13, 2017

Friday means the Week in Review for Headlines, and the first full week of 2017 was certainly that — full. We announced the organization’s new name, explored a heart-warming (and body warming!)…

Find valuable Michigan Medicine branding resources on new website

January 13, 2017

The organization has launched a new branding website, giving faculty and staff a one-stop resource that includes information on how to change your work identity from UMHS to Michigan Medicine. Here are some important highlights to keep in mind when updating electronic and physical materials: Business cards, letterheads, white coats, catalogs, brochures and other printed materials should not be replaced immediately. Exhaust your current supply before ordering new ones with the Michigan Medicine logo. While email addresses remain the same, be sure to take a few minutes to update your email signatures with the new Michigan Medicine logo. Information on…