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Taubman Institute Symposium makes call for abstracts and art

September 21, 2016

As part of the 9th annual Taubman Institute Symposium, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 21, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute is offering two opportunities for researchers at the University of Michigan. The first opportunity is a poster presentation contest featuring original basic science, translational, health services or clinical research. Secondly, there will be a scientific art contest showcasing images -- any two-dimensional medium such as a photograph, screenshot, original drawing, painting, collage, etc., will be accepted -- based on some facet of laboratory work. The deadline for submissions to both contests is Monday, Oct. 10. Abstracts and art…

Reminder: Sync your devices as Active U Autumn begins

September 20, 2016

Registration is open for MHealthy’s 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser. New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device and this year’s donations…

Connection session: Patient-Centered Care for Transgender Adolescents

September 20, 2016

The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative is proud to offer this session to give participants a deeper understanding of gender identity. The session serves as a follow-up to the the Adolescent Health Initiative's training of trainers, "He, She, They, and Zie, Patient-Centered Care for Transgender Adolescents."  The event is open to all health care professionals who work with adolescents, regardless of previous participation. It provides an opportunity for participants to: Hear directly from transgender youth about their experiences navigating health care.  Learn current terms and important concepts around gender identity. Share challenges and strategies with each other when it comes to gender…

Free financial workshops offered to faculty and staff

September 20, 2016

Financial topics ranging from budgeting to investing for retirement will be the focus of more than 40 workshops that will be offered to faculty and staff during Financial Wellness Week from…

‘Dynamic’ Approach to Consumer Cost-sharing for Prescription Drugs

September 19, 2016

Access to prescription drugs is a hot-button health care issue. Committing to policies that encourage lower cost, while ensuring access to clinically appropriate therapies, necessitates a "dynamic" approach to consumer cost-sharing. college essay…

Take your best shot this flu season

September 19, 2016

Everyone at UMHS has a responsibility to protect our patients, families and each other from the spread of disease. That is why our health system is once again requiring all employees…

Program aims to reduce metabolic syndrome symptoms

September 19, 2016

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that greatly increases one’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The safest and most effective way to improve metabolic fitness is with nutrition, exercise and weight loss. The UMHS Metabolic Fitness Program is a structured group that encourages behavioral changes by combining education, coaching strategies and clinically-supervised group exercise.The 90-minute sessions, held on Tuesday evenings, include 45 minutes of lecture and 45 minutes of clinically-supervised exercise. There are two class times to choose from: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New participants must be referred to the program by a…

Plan ahead: Parking structure projects set for weekend

September 16, 2016

Please be advised that two parking structure projects are scheduled for this weekend. Plan ahead if you will be in the area and pay attention to barricades and signs as they will keep you updated as to where cars may be parked.Here's what you need to know:Cancer Center (P1) Parking Structure: The structure is expected to undergo maintenence from 7 a.m on Saturday until 7 a.m. on Monday. The gold permit entrance will be closed for the replacement of expansion joints. Gold parkers will need to enter via the blue permit entrance on W. Medical Center Dr., then cross over…

Workshop: Writing research grant proposals

September 16, 2016

This workshop covers writing grant proposals for all types of grants, including grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and others. It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and is presented by Jill Jividen, Ph.D.During the last 30 minutes of the presentation, a panel of successful researchers will discuss navigating the competitive grant landscape and the review process. Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:Develop a persuasive grant proposal that is responsive to the sponsor’s priorities.Learn ways to prepare for a critical review.Examine elements of a focused research plan, including hypotheses or research questions, objectives and…