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Seeking sponsors for medical device design project

November 11, 2016

The U-M Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking faculty, physicians and clinicians who have ideas for medical devices to sponsor student team design projects during the Winter Term 2017 for BME 450. This is a good opportunity to have a team of BME seniors vet an idea for a novel medical device or biomedical research device. Project sponsors mentor these BME student teams through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, detailed design, prototype building and testing. Projects should be defined to the extent that the problem is known and the sponsor has some idea of device requirements, but should also be open-ended enough to allow…

Smokers urged to use Nov. 17 to ‘quit for a day’

November 11, 2016

The American Cancer Society recognizes Nov. 17 as this year's Great American Smokeout, and as the day approaches, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering the university community a number of services and resources to help smokers plan to quit. Wall of Inspiration Anyone visiting the Towsley Center at UMHS this month can stop by to view the Tobacco Consultation Service's Wall of Inspiration display. It features testimonials from TCS clients who have been successful at quitting tobacco, like Sheila Lorenzen, a former University Hospital patient. "This program taught me how to be a non-smoker, prepared me for any challenges I…

Course for K awardees focuses on responsible conduct of research

November 11, 2016

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research is offering a course for current K-grant awardees focusing on responsible conduct of research -- or RCR. The interactive, practice-based series will help participants identify and address RCR issues in their own K-funded research and will satisfy related requirements of the NIH K23 application. Participants will receive mentoring from faculty experienced in RCR areas. The seminar is appropriate for postdoctoral researchers, T32 fellows, VA CDA recipients, and those with any mentored career development award. The four-part series begins Feb. 15, with registration closing on Jan. 16. Click here to register. Once registration is…

Elevator project in Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure

November 10, 2016

Please be advised that an elevator project in the Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure is expected to shut down some staff elevators on Saturday. Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area. Here's what you need to know:A project to install steam traps for the P4 north elevators and elevator lobbies is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. To accomodate the work, the north elevators will be shut down for the entire time period.The east public elevators will remain open during the project.Thank you for your patience.Website: http://pts.umich.edu/

Help Department of Epidemiology celebrate School of Public Health’s 75th anniversary

November 10, 2016

The Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health invites you to help celebrate the school’s 75th anniversary by connecting the past, present, and future of epidemiology on Friday, Nov. 18. This one-day event will feature a keynote lecture by David Oshinsky, Ph.D. and the Francis Memorial Lecture by Anne Schuchat, M.D. Oshinsky will focus on polio in a lecture entitled “Polio: A look back at America’s most successful public health crusade.” Schuchat, meanwhile, will deliver her lecture, “From holy grail to hesitation — and back? The journey of vaccines in America.” There will also be panel discussions in…

Come hear acoustic Americana as part of Veterans Week

November 9, 2016

In honor of Veterans Week at U-M, come hear a free concert featuring acoustic Americana. The concert, presented by Gifts of Art as part of Arts and Health month, will feature Bill Bynum & Co. It is open to all UMHS employees and will take place from 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in the University Hospital main lobby. Although a Detroit native, Bynum’s musical roots are in the South. His parents migrated from Black Oak, Arkansas to work in Detroit’s steel industry in the 1940s, bringing their love for bluegrass…

One goal: Keep patients, colleagues safe this flu season

November 9, 2016

Score one for UMHS by getting your annual flu vaccine. You can help to keep our patients, families and colleagues safe by attending one of the two remaining flu fairs: Wednesday,…

Lecture to focus on concussions in youth sports

November 9, 2016

This year, the Child Health Evaluation and Resource Center welcomes soccer legend Briana Scurry and Steve W. Berman, J.D., to speak on the subject of Concussion and Youth Soccer: Balancing the…

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…