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Seminar series welcomes Thomas Friedman, Ph.D.

November 3, 2016

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is pleased to host Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D., chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the National Institutes of Health. Friedman will speak as part of the Hearing, Balance, and Chemical Senses seminar series. The event, which takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10, will focus on nonsyndromic deafness. Here are the details of Friedman's talk: "Nonsyndromic Deafness: It Ain't Necessarily So" When: Noon, Thursday, Nov. 10 Where: 2903 THSL Refreshments will be provided For more information on the seminar series and other upcoming speakers,…

Plan ahead: Med Inn parking lot closed Saturday

November 3, 2016

Please be advised that a project to install air handling units for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 5. The project will require the use of a large crane to lift units onto the CVC roof. In order to carry this out, the adjacent Med Inn parking lot will be closed. Please plan ahead if parking in the area. Here's what you need to know: The Med Inn parking lot (M13) is scheduled to be closed from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 The lot will be barricaded during this time…

A salute to service: Panels, discussions highlight Veterans Week 2016

November 3, 2016

Next week, help U-M salute military service members by attending any of more than a dozen events scheduled for Veterans Week 2016. From panel discussions hosted by veterans to a flag…

Don’t forget: Friday is last day for open enrollment

November 3, 2016

The 2017 Open Enrollment period is coming to a close. UMHS faculty and staff may change benefits for 2017 during this year’s Open Enrollment period, which ends on Friday at 5…

Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program® Site Visit

November 2, 2016

Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious Magnet designation. The Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital, December 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016, for a site visit. Comments may be faxed or e-mailed to the Magnet Program Office prior to the site visit. All phone comments to the Magnet Program Office must be followed up in writing. Your comments are confidential and never shared with anyone in your organization. …

Stick it to diabetes with management tips from annual health fair

November 2, 2016

For college sophomore Alex Rogosch, managing his diabetes has become easier in recent years — thanks to an annual UMHS event. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 18 months…

Coulter Program announces call for proposals

November 2, 2016

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program is pleased to announce its 2017 call for proposals.The Coulter Program funds collaborative translational research projects between engineering and clinical faculty co-investigators. The goal of the program is to accelerate development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics and other biomedical products that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care.Projects are actively supported and mentored by Coulter Program management and a team of experienced experts who proactively work to accelerate program objectives. Metrics for success involve developing new product concepts to the point of partnering with industry or forming start-up…

Indulge, but don’t bulge! 5 tips to avoid holiday overindulgence

November 1, 2016

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes all of that delicious food. The bad news is that those few unwanted pounds gained over the holidays often tend to…

U-M to host National Summit on Military and Veteran Peer Programs

November 1, 2016

The Department of Psychiatry and U-M Depression Center’s M-SPAN -- or Military Support Programs and Networks -- is hosting the National Summit on Military and Veteran Peer Programs on Nov. 2 and 3. The event, which focuses on "Advancing Best Practices," will be held at the Michigan League The summit will convene university and VA researchers, leadership from peer programs across the country, military stakeholders, clinicians and service providers, military and veteran-focused nonprofit agencies and funding organizations. The groups will meet to present best practices, foster collaboration, advance contributions to the field and frame the direction of ongoing work. The…