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In case you missed it: Sandro Cinti, M.D., answers your COVID-19 vaccine questions on The Wrap employee podcast

April 27, 2021

https://youtu.be/dBcgUT8XAdE How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines? Why is it so important to get vaccinated? What precautions do you need to take once you get the vaccine? These are just a few of the questions answered by Sandro Cinti, M.D., an infectious disease expert, on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast! Check out the full interview with Cinti — and participate in the weekly trivia contest — by checking out the show via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due for exchange

April 26, 2021

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange on or before Saturday, May 1. Be sure to work with your Dosimetry Contact and plan ahead to avoid late exchange. The wear…

Workshop: The Civility Project

April 26, 2021

This workshop is open to faculty and staff, and is sponsored by the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) Advocacy & Professional Development subcommittee. The Civility Project with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson brings their story and their perspectives on the importance of civility, despite different stances and perspectives, to communities, workplaces, and audiences throughout the Midwest. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: Agree to disagreeEngage in civil conversationBuild respect for each other’s humanityLearn to listen to other sidesUse what you hear to challenge or affirm your own viewsStay curious Date: Wednesday, June 23 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location:…

Week in Review: Pediatric patient meets Paralympic role model; COVID-19 vaccine stories — and more!

April 23, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBcgUT8XAdE This week featured spring in southeastern Michigan — complete with snowfall and chilly temperatures. That made it appropriate that Headlines shared some “cool” stories over the past few days. For instance, employees shared the motivation behind them getting the COVID-19 vaccine; readers learned about a pediatric patient who met one her heroes via Zoom; the Mitral Valve Clinic celebrated its recent recognition; and the faculty and staff from pathology were lauded for their efforts during the pandemic. Find all those stories and more in the Headlines Week in Review! Why I got the COVID-19 vaccine: Faculty, staff share their…

Get your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered on the latest episode of The Wrap!

April 23, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBcgUT8XAdE How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines? Why is it so important to get vaccinated? What precautions do you need to take once you get the vaccine? These are just a few of the questions answered by Sandro Cinti, M.D., an infectious disease expert, on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast! Check out the full interview with Cinti — and participate in the weekly trivia contest — by checking out the show via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a…

Faculty workshop: Promotion packet dos and don’ts for the tenure track

April 23, 2021

This workshop will guide faculty through some of the most common areas of concern encountered during the promotion process on the tenure track. Learn the easiest areas for improvements for your promotion packet, what documents you can begin working on now and common errors to avoid. This session will cover all ranks on the tenure track, so bring your questions and ask an expert from Faculty Affairs! Date: Wednesday, May 26 Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Location: Held online - link will be sent in confirmation email Register online Are you on the research or clinical track? We host this…

Get help processing the impact of verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

April 22, 2021

The news coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd has been a painful reminder of racialized trauma, both witnessed and lived experiences. In response to the announcement of the trial verdict on Tuesday afternoon, Organizational Learning, OHEI and ODEI are collaborating to offer safe spaces — Community Listening Circles — for the U-M community to come together to process the impact following the trial verdict. These Community Listening Circles will allow us to hold space for the range of emotions many of us feel, from a moment of relief at the verdict to continued outrage…

Regional Alliance for Health Schools offers vision services clinics

April 22, 2021

Do your children need their vision checked? Or need new glasses? The Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) at Michigan Medicine is hosting Vision Services clinics in May and June for youths aged 21 and younger. The first vision services clinic will be held at Ypsilanti Community High School on Thursday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Youths do not need to be a registered student at Ypsilanti Community Schools to receive vision services. RAHS accepts insured and uninsured patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Appointments are recommended. Please call 734-998-4483 to schedule. Website: https://umhs-rahs.org/

You’re invited: Vita Redita Gala to celebrate U-M Transplant Center

April 21, 2021

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the Vita Redita Gala at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 — this year from the comfort of your home — to celebrate the work of the U-M Transplant Center! Funds raised at Vita Redita (Latin for “Life Restored”) will support Camp Michitanki and research and clinical innovations within the center. Attendance to the virtual gala is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit victors.us/vitaredita2021.