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Earn free CME/CEU credit by completing online course in LGBTQ patient-centered care

November 8, 2016

UMHS is an organization committed to providing patient-centered care to a wide and diverse population. That is why all faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of free online courses focused on the health and well-being of LGBTQ patients. The multitude of training options are provided in partnership with the National LGBT Health Education Center and participants who complete a course will receive CME/CEU credits. For those new to the National LGBT Health Education Center, one of the following sessions will be ideal: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: The End to LGBT…

Plan ahead and expect delays: M-14, US-23 construction projects

November 8, 2016

Please be advised that two night-time construction projects, one on M-14 and one on US-23, may affect traffic in the area. Employees whose commute includes these roadways should plan ahead and expect delays. Here’s what you need to know: M-14 A single lane is scheduled to be closed on westbound M-14, from Barton Drive to Main Street, between 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 5 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. The westbound entrance ramp from Barton Drive is scheduled to be closed between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 5 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. US-23 Road and bridge…

University launches free DE&I training courses for faculty, staff

November 8, 2016

University Human Resources has launched a series of diversity, equity and inclusion professional development courses, offered free of charge to UMHS faculty and staff.In partnership with UHR Learning & Professional Development, Student Life, the UMHS Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, UHR Office for Institutional Equity and the Program on Intergroup Relations, the following courses are now available at no cost:Business Case for DiversityUnconscious Bias in Everyday LifeIt IS All About You: Learning About Diversity Doesn't Have to be HardFacilitating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Discussions: The Basic SkillsChange It Up!Intercultural AwarenessDisability Awareness and Etiquette.Most of the courses are being offered…

Webinar: New FDA rule on e-cigs, hookah and more

November 8, 2016

As part of its goal to improve public health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently finalized a rule that extends its regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah and pipe tobacco. In recognition of the 2016 Great American Smokeout, please join the U-M MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service and the FDA Center for Tobacco Products for a free, 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss the FDA’s new Tobacco Rule. Get a better understanding of this new rule, how it may affect your work, and participate in a Q&A session. The webinar will feature Kate Collins, J.D., Regulatory…

Early-bird registration open for women’s health CME course

November 7, 2016

Early-bird rates are available through Monday, Nov. 14 for the 24th annual Primary Health Care of Women course. This course, to be held Dec. 15-16 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, is put on by the Department of Family Medicine, in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative. The course is clinically oriented and specifically designed for health care professionals with diversified primary care practices, including but not limited to family physicians, internists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This course is part of a three-year rotation of sessions aimed at providing comprehensive coverage of primary care topics essential to…

When to refer a patient to a Financial Counselor

November 7, 2016

Any time a patient wants to pay 100% in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). Email: PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu Phone: 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free) Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, health care providers are required to restrict disclosure to a patient’s health plan if the patient asks that the provider not bill insurance for an item or service and the patient agrees to and does pay 100% in full for that item or service. A patient may…

Seminar to highlight precision medicine in treatment of prostate cancer

November 4, 2016

A UMHS expert is set to discuss precision medicine in regards to prostate cancer. As part of the Cancer Center Grand Rounds Seminar Series, Simpa S. Salami, M.D., MPH, will give a talk on Monday, Nov. 7 entitled "Precision Medicine in Prostate Cancer: Leveraging New Tools to Answer Old Questions." Salami, from the UMHS Department of Urology, will begin speaking at noon in the Ford Auditorium. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Lobby. All are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Greene, marygree@umich.edu.

Don’t forget: Set your clocks back this weekend

November 4, 2016

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this weekend! Daylight saving time comes to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.  

Workshop: Teaching the problem medical learner

November 4, 2016

In this 90 minute session, general educational faculty will work with GME learners to improve their confidence in working with “challenging learners.”The workshop will be help faculty members develop an internal framework that will allow them to better: Categorize the learner’s areas of challenge Diagnose your learner  Address an underlying deficiency using a variety of tested educational methodsThe session is facilitated by Laura Hopson, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine; Meg Dobson, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine; and Anna Dubovoy, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology.When: Monday, March 20, 2017Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms, 1st floorRegister onlineThis…