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Tribute to late Microbiology chair added to symposium

October 19, 2016

A tribute to the late Frederick Neidhardt, Ph.D., has been added to the Neidhardt/Freter Symposium, planned for Thursday, Oct. 20 from noon to 2:45 p.m. in Room 5330 of Med Sci I.Neidhardt,…

Annual lecture to focus on gun violence, mental illness and the law

October 19, 2016

The 21st Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine will be highlighted by Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., MA. Swanson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, will give a talk on “Gun Violence, Mental Illness and the Law: Balancing Risk and Rights for Effective Policy.” He is currently the principal investigator of a multi-state study on firearms laws, mental illness and the prevention of violence. “Gun Violence, Mental Illness and the Law: Balancing Risk and Rights for Effective Policy” When: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 Where: Ford Auditorium, University Hospital Click…

Interprofessional town hall aimed at connecting students

October 19, 2016

U-M students and faculty in health-related fields are invited to join leaders from across health professions and schools for an annual…

Department celebrates Spiritual Care Week

October 18, 2016

We're in the midst of National Spiritual Care Week, a perfect time to celebrate and thank the chaplains who work every day and night for patients, families and staff members at UMHS. The UMHS Spiritual Care Department has caring and experienced chaplains available to support patients, family and employees through difficult times. The chaplains listen and respect the dignity and differences in culture, religion and lifestyles for everyone who seeks their support. While UMHS chaplains represent a variety of religions and faith traditions, the Spiritual Care Department also has contacts with others in the community and can help arrange a visit…

Help spread holiday cheer through sponsorship program

October 18, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The UMHS Department of Social Work invites all employees to participate in a program that will provide UMHS families a holiday full of joy! The…

Lecture to explore concussions in youth sports

October 17, 2016

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy.This year, the CHEAR Center welcomes soccer legend Briana Scurry and Steve W. Berman, J.D., to speak on the subject of "Concussion and Youth Soccer: Balancing the Risks of Recreational Sports for Children." Scurry will discuss her personal experiences with concussions as a professional soccer goalie and her efforts to influence policy through testifying before Congress. Berman will speak on his experience leading a whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of parents to change rules for FIFA and youth soccer regarding heading and substitution rules.Concussion and Youth SoccerWhen:…

Reminder: Keep the flu in check at a free UMHS flu fair

October 17, 2016

The clock is ticking — free flu fairs will be held for two more weeks at UMHS. Flu fairs are being held across the health system campus, making it easier than…

Cancer immunotherapy focus of Taubman Symposium

October 17, 2016

Two clinician-scientists whose landmark work has shown how the human body’s own immune system can fend off cancer will receive the 2016 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science and present keynote talks on Friday, Oct. 21, at the annual symposium of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.All are welcome to attend the event from 10 a.m. until noon at the Kahn Auditorium in BSRB. No registration is required and a networking coffeee session and poster presentation will precede the talks beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the BSRB lobby. Two CME credits are available to physicians. Suzanne L. Topalian,…

Culinary Classroom: MHealthy to host cooking demonstration

October 17, 2016

Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be a mystery. But if it were, Jason Schweitzer, executive chef, and Holly Scherer, a registered dietitian with MHealthy Nutrition and Weight Management, would solve it…