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You’re invited: 30th annual MLK Health Sciences Lecture

January 15, 2020

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the 30th annual MLK Health Sciences Lecture featuring Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Ph.D. The lecture will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at Dow Auditorium inside University Hospital's Towsley Center. Her talk, titled “The (Mis)Education of US on Climate and Health,” will focus on the intersection of climate change, health and racial equity. Refreshments will be served both before and after the lecture. The MLK Health Sciences Committee will provide a charter bus from Hill Auditorium to Towsley Center for all guests who would like to…

U-M shares resources for LGBTQA staff, faculty and allies

January 15, 2020

Besides numerous resources and opportunities to support LGBTQA students, U-M also has a growing number of support programs to build a sense of community for faculty and staff and to educate allies and advocates. “There are many avenues to make connections as an undergraduate and graduate student, but there are less readily available ways to find community as a staff or faculty member,” said Will Sherry, director of the Spectrum Center, which offers some support structures for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and/or asexual staff and faculty, in addition to its primary focus on LGBTQA students. According to the…

Work on health and well-being in 2020, earn up to $220!

January 15, 2020

Each year, more than 20,000 employees take advantage of MHealthy Rewards. They learn about their health and choose to take steps to maintain or improve it. For extra motivation, they can…

Reminder: New Twenty 4 Seven Market now open!

January 14, 2020

A look inside the new Twenty 4 Seven Market. Don’t forget, faculty and staff now have a new place to find healthy food and nutritious offerings! A brand-new Twenty 4 Seven…

PTO sell back deadline is Jan. 15

January 14, 2020

Employees who are eligible for PTO sell back should submit their request form to their department timekeeper or supervisor by Wednesday, Jan. 15. Employees have the option to sell back up to 40 hours of paid time off, as long as 40 hours remain in their PTO bank. Beginning this year, PTO sell back for all eligible employees will be offered during January and May, but employees can select only January or May for their payout preference. The sell back will be paid out in the last check of the respective month. All new employees must complete their probationary period…

Funds available through MADC’s 2020 Pilot Project Program Competition

January 14, 2020

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) has announced the availability of “kick starter” research pilot project funds ($35,000 in direct costs) to investigators at U-M, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Health System, to test new ideas about the causes and treatment of dementing disorders.  The MADC invites members of the scientific community from these partner institutions to submit applications for pilot project funding. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. The MADC is committed to funding at least two pilot projects. To help understand and cure Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias, the…

You’re invited: Next Taubman Tech Talk

January 14, 2020

Epigenetic modifications are important drivers of development, health and disease. DNA methylation is one type of epigenetic mark that can be measured in blood or other human samples. DNA methylation marks are associated with genetics and environmental exposures, which represents a useful tool for public health and medicine. On Thursday, a Taubman Technology Talk will give an overview of current technologies for DNA methylation measurements, describe methodological challenges associated with these methods, and provide evidence-based opportunities for future DNA methylation studies. The talk — entitled “DNA methylation technologies:  Existing challenges and new opportunities” — will be presented by Kelly M.…

HITS introduces several service enhancements in response to customer feedback

January 14, 2020

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) recently introduced a number of service enhancements designed to make getting help faster and more convenient — including live chat support, improvements to its service portal…

High school portrait project on display at Taubman Center

January 13, 2020

One of Swift's photos now on display at Michigan Medicine. In her early career, Linda Erf Swift worked as a teacher and social worker in public schools, and later graduated from…