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You’re invited: Community lecture on latest in dementia research

September 10, 2020

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center invites you to the next virtual community lecture, entitled “The Latest Findings in Dementia Research.” It will be held from 2 until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 and delivered by Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., chief of psychology and a tenured professor in the psychiatry, neurology and psychology departments, as well as the School of Nursing at U-M. Giordani’s talk will be given in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Chapter. Registration is required here and a Zoom link to watch the lecture will be sent to all who register.

Virtual series to help faculty and staff cope in challenging times

September 9, 2020

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to join the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience for a two-part group series that will teach skills for coping in challenging times. Using research-based principles and practices, you will learn strategies to recognize and respond to stress and painful emotions, and practice skills to boost your resilience. The Zoom sessions are offered on a variety of dates, starting the week of Sept. 14. For more information and registration, click here. For questions, please contact counseling@med.umich.edu.

Tech Shop launches at-the-door pickup

September 9, 2020

As the next step in a public health-informed return to service, Tech Shop now offers at-the-door pickup for online orders, in addition to a variety of shipping options. Online orders can be placed at techshop.umich.edu. This service will be available by appointment at the Michigan Union location. Service hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Michigan Union location only offers at-the-door service; the sales floor is not open at this time. The Pierpont Commons store remains temporarily closed. After placing an online order, customers should wait to receive an email confirming that products are ready for pickup…

Development program offered for mid- to senior-level leaders during change and crisis

September 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust U-M leaders into a new normal that requires agility and adaptability, resilience and empathy, and critical thinking and creativity. Leaders are now required to find new ways to collectively make decisions in a working environment that may include remote and on-site employees, quickly adapt to or manage change, encourage transformation and thrive in a crisis. Leading Cultural Transformations: Leading in Change and Crisis, a leadership development program aimed at mid- to senior-level leaders, was created to support leaders during these challenging times. Each month, participants will learn, put into practice and reflect on the topics…

September is National Preparedness Month: Make a Plan

September 8, 2020

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As the nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road closures around Ann Arbor

September 8, 2020

Please be advised of upcoming road closures expected later this week 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: Weather permitting, South Fifth Avenue is anticipated to be closed at John Street beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Southbound traffic will be detoured west on Madison Street, south on Main Street, then east on Hill Street back to Fifth Avenue. Northbound traffic will be detoured west on Hill Street, north on South Main Street, then east on East Madison Street back to South Fifth…

Food for health: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

September 8, 2020

Last spring, when Michigan Medicine needed help gathering protective gear for its front-line staff during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, the community stepped up, bringing millions of masks, gloves and other items to a drive-up donation site. Soon after it started, the drive expanded to include a food and toiletry drive through Food Gatherers, to help address food insecurity and other basic needs in the community. But those community needs have grown as the pandemic has continued, with record demand for assistance from the organizations that Food Gatherers supplies. Now, Michigan Medicine is launching a second food and toiletry drive…

Reminder: Labor Day parking and transportation

September 4, 2020

Please be advised that permit enforcement in campus parking lots and structures will be suspended on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) with the exception of the P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 and the Arbor Heights (M95) parking lots.  Spaces signed for 24/7 enforcement (such as Gold and accessible spaces) will remain enforced. Yellow permit parkers will have what is usually considered weekend access to the P3, P4 and P5 structures. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, parkers must exit P4 and P5 by 8 a.m. and exit P3 by 9 a.m. Transit On Labor Day, University Transit Services will operate a reduced schedule, providing…

Patient Education Awards Committee currently accepting applications

September 4, 2020

The Patient Education Awards Committee (PEAC) is currently accepting applications. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, 2020. To request a link to the online application form and learn more about this opportunity, visit the Funding Page on the Patient Education and Health Literacy (PEHL) Program website. Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/pteducation/funding/index.html