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Eat better on a budget with the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month!

December 2, 2019

During the holidays, eating on a budget may seem easier said than done. Grocery shopping can get expensive, but that doesn’t mean eating healthy has to be pricey! December’s Healthy Eating Tip is all about “Stretching Your Food Dollar,” focusing on budget-friendly tips for grocery shopping, eating out and reducing food waste. Visit the display in the University Hospital Café to learn and enter to win a cookbook, Good and Cheap, Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown. For more money saving strategies, click here.

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

December 2, 2019

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) were due for exchange on Dec. 1. Please return your November dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your December dosimetry. The wear period is printed on the front and back of the dosimeter. On-time return of dosimetry enables timely reporting of results and improves departmental compliance with university policy and the Michigan Medicine dosimetry policy. Dosimetry results are emailed to each department shortly after release by the dosimetry processor; if you wish to review your dosimetry results, see your departmental dosimetry contact or dosimetry supervisor.  To confidentially access your dosimetry results using the serial number…

Faculty workshop: Community Coffee Chats

November 27, 2019

In order to assist in building community for faculty within the U-M Medical School, the Faculty Development Office is rolling out Community Coffee Chats (in some cases, a lunch chat!). The intention of the coffee chats is to gather faculty from across all departments, tracks and ranks for networking, socializing and to discuss topics important to all faculty. When you receive a reminder email regarding your registration, you will also be asked if there are any pressing topics that you would like to discuss within this venue. The main intent is for faculty to have a chance in a casual…

Faculty workshop: Crucial Accountability

November 27, 2019

This course teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice and real-life application to make the course both entertaining and engaging. Learn to focus on what you really want, rather than shifting to unhealthy emotional reactions such as trying to win others over to your view, discrediting others or even causing them grief.Gain control over your emotions by cutting off disappointment, anger and fear at the source.Spot when either you or others are slipping into either silence or violence and, as a result,…

150 years ago, U-M sparked a revolution in hospitals — learn more Dec. 6

November 27, 2019

The first university-owned hospital. In December 1869, the first patients entered the first university-owned hospital in America: A converted professor's house on North University Avenue in Ann Arbor. In the 150 years since then, U-M's academic medical center has grown into one of the largest and most advanced in the world, focusing on providing advanced care, educating biomedical professionals and pursuing research to advance understanding and treatment of human health and disease. On Friday, Dec. 6 at noon in Ford Auditorium, Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D., will speak on the evolution of U-M's own medical enterprise, and how it often set…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures around Ann Arbor

November 27, 2019

Please be advised that upcoming special events are expected to cause road closures around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From 5 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Nov. 28, the following streets are scheduled to be closed for the Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot: Liberty from Division to Main StreetMain Street from Liberty to KeechKeech from Main Street to GreenGreen from Keech to DavisDavis from Green to BrownBrown from Davis to HillHill from Brow to DivisionDivision from Hill to HooverHoover from…

Reminder: Thanksgiving parking and transportation update

November 26, 2019

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday break, please be advised of the following modifications to parking and transportation services: Staff parking:  Parking enforcement will be suspended on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28–29 for permits and meter fees in all parking areas except the Rogel Cancer Center (P1), Taubman North/South (P2/P3), Mott/Simpson (P4) and Cardiovascular Center (P5) parking structures and the M95 surface lot.Regular parking enforcement will resume at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.On university holidays, Yellow AVI permit parkers can park at P3, P4, P5 & M93 24 hours/day as described here. Patient and visitor parking:  Patient and visitor parking at the Cancer…

Read the 2019 Department of Psychiatry annual newsletter

November 26, 2019

The Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry has just released its annual newsletter. Learn about updates in precision health, interventional psychiatry, the Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory, implementation of suicide research, best practices in clinical settings and so much more. Click here to check it out!

Football and pets sculptures now on display

November 26, 2019

One of Steve Wirtz's pieces on display at University Hospital. An exhibit of Steve Wirtz’s sculptures features a selection of his Dynamic Football series and animal works. The Dynamic Football laminated paper works explore compositions of action, allowing the artist to exploit the properties of the medium. The pieces are constructed by gluing many layers of paper over wire armatures. When dry, the sculptures are painted in an often splashy, sketchy style. Wirtz’s silly animal works are what the artist is best known for, and they take shape in his Goetzville, Michigan studio. You can find examples of both at…