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Workshop: Developing a narrative medicine curriculum

October 28, 2016

What clinician doesn't benefit from remembering that behind every disease is a patient with a story? We know that connecting to a patient's story (and ultimately to that person's humanity) helps both the patient and the health care provider. One of the hallmarks of burnout is depersonalization of the patient. Fortunately, narrative medicine can help protect clinicians against this.Narrative medicine has been defined as "a wholesome medical approach that recognizes the value of people's narratives in clinical practice, research and education as a way to promote healing." It "aims to address the relational and psychological dimensions that occur in tandem…

Schedulon software set to be upgraded

October 27, 2016

Schedulon is the room and resource scheduling service used throughout UMHS to reserve conference rooms, shared space, event space and more. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Health Information Technology & Services is planning to upgrade Schedulon to the newest version of the software. After the upgrade, using Schedulon will be a more intuitive experience, similar to using a shopping cart at Amazon. Individual access to rooms will not be affected and all current features will remain available. Please be advised that in order to upgrade the system, Schedulon will not be available on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.…

Don’t miss translational research town hall on Nov. 11

October 27, 2016

On Friday, Nov, 11, George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., will lead a town hall discussion on the topic of translational research at U-M and the many resources available to research teams across…

Be a Hero this Sunday at Michigan Stadium

October 26, 2016

https://youtu.be/yxklBn0hJUE This Sunday is your chance to be a hero. That’s when the U-M Transplant Center is set to host its largest blood and organ donation drive of the year at Michigan Stadium. “Be…

UMHS logo generator discontinued

October 26, 2016

UMHS is currently undergoing a review of internal and external branding and brand standards. As a result, the UMHS logo generator has been disabled, effective immediately. Thank you for your patience during this process. More information to follow. 

Contribute to the Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive

October 26, 2016

Help our Washtenaw County neighbors by participating in the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive. The ongoing event, which runs through Nov. 4, is sponsored by the Michigan Hospitals and Health Association. All donated food and money will be given to Food Gatherers, the food bank serving the hungry in Washtenaw County. Donations of non-perishable foods and/or money (with checks made payable to Food Gatherers) will be collected at different sites throughout the health system. Please note that glass containers or outdated items are not acceptable. On Friday, Oct. 28, representatives from Patient Food and Nutrition Services will be in…

Class helps clinicians move beyond readability formulas

October 25, 2016

An overreliance on readability formulas and readability scores is a common mistake health care professionals make when writing materials for patients.That's why all health system clinicians are invited to participate in the Patient Education Center’s class, “Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials.” The class will take place on Monday, Nov. 7 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.This class will focus on proven principles and guidelines of writing in plain language. Through the use of real-life examples, participants will learn to recognize elements that hinder understanding, and what language, layout, formatting and design methodologies aid learners with all…

Plan ahead: P5 parking structure elevators to be shut down

October 25, 2016

Please be advised that the elevators in the M-85/P5 (CVC) parking structure will be unavailable for one hour early Saturday morning. Please plan ahead if you are parking in the area. The elevators will be shut down from 4 a.m. until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. In addition, the automatic doors leading from the parking structure to the CVC on all levels will need to be opened manually during this hour. Here's what you need to know: Despite the elevator outages, the M-85/P5 parking structure will remain open for staff, visitor and patient parking. Individuals who need to use…

Symposium seeks abstracts by Oct. 31

October 25, 2016

The second biennial "Chromatin in Development and Disease" symposium is coming to the U-M Medical School on Monday, Nov. 7.The goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers exploring basic chromatin regulatory mechanisms in cells, tissues and model organisms. The event will include opportunities to interact with speakers and other faculty at a networking breakfast, group lunch and poster session.All attendees are eligible to submit an abstract by Monday, Oct. 31. Several abstracts will be selected for oral presentations, while others will be recommended for the symposium poster session.Chromatin in Development & Disease SymposiumWhen: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,…