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Take a free trip to Vienna — virtually — with the Life Sciences Orchestra on Dec. 8

December 5, 2018

The crisp early-winter air. The streets bustling with students and pre-holiday shoppers. The sounds of Strauss in a renowned concert hall. Ann Arbor will feel a little like Vienna on Saturday, Dec. 8 as the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra takes the stage of Hill Auditorium for a free concert of works written and arranged by Vienna-based composers. Beginning at 8 p.m., the LSO and music director Chelsea Gallo will transport their audience to the Austrian capital through works by both Richard and Johann Strauss, and a piece by Johannes Brahms arranged by Arnold Schoenberg. The LSO brings together medical, health…

Have a great medical innovation that could improve patient care? Coulter Program 2019 call for proposals now open!

December 5, 2018

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program is pleased to announce its 2019 call for proposals. The deadline for proposal submission is Feb. 4, 2019. 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 medical product concepts 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 industry-experienced experts who proactively work to accelerate Coulter Program objectives. Coulter Program objectives and metrics…

Temporary Staffing Services offers tips about temporary staffing

December 4, 2018

The hiring process can be daunting — and not just for job seekers. It can be a real challenge for departments and hiring supervisors, too. U-M Temporary Staffing Services has a few tips to help make things easier for everyone. For seekers: Get your foot in the door fast One of the best ways into a new regular, full-time position is starting as a temp. And the application and hiring process can be very quick, especially for high-demand positions. And, if you impress in your temp role, you may receive an offer to stay. In fact, 30 percent of regular hires…

Submit proposals for innovation grants for continuing medical education

December 4, 2018

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning is inviting project proposals for grants to support innovations in Continuing Medical Education (CME). Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000. Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training, including content, process, outcomes or assessment. Here’s what you need to know: Proposals are to be submitted via this online form with the opportunity to add additional supporting documentation. The deadline for submission is Friday, Dec. 22. Awards will be announced and funds will be available by Feb. 15, 2019. Scope of the proposals Project proposals should…

BioArtography sale to benefit next generation of researchers

December 4, 2018

Help support scientific outreach and get a unique image to put on your wall or give to someone special during the ongoing Bioartography art sale! Now through Dec. 14, the U-M BioArtography Project will be discounting its fascinating collection of scientific art! Prints, matted and framed pieces, canvas gallery wraps and notecards are all 20 percent off when using discount code “Holiday20” at checkout at www.bioartography.com. Employees can click here to automatically receive a discount. Proceeds from the sale help support the training of U-M’s next generation of researchers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please email bioartography@umich.edu and you…

Faculty invited to apply for U-M interprofessional leadership fellows

December 4, 2018

Faculty interested in the U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program across the health sciences can apply by Dec. 12 for the fourth cohort! Click here to find all the information you need about the IPL Fellows program, its benefits and expectations, and the application process. The Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program is designed to develop the leadership capacity of health sciences faculty members in the area of interprofessional education (IPE). Fellows will learn from and work with academic and practice leaders across the university. This includes engagement in a monthly learning community, participation in a specialized training program, and the development and execution of an…

Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award ceremony and lecture to honor Thomas W. Glover, Ph.D.

December 3, 2018

The prestigious Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research will be held on Dec. 12, honoring Thomas W. Glover, Ph.D., professor of human genetics, professor of pathology, and professor of pediatrics. Glover will present on "Chromosome Fragile Sites: Windows to Novel Mechanisms of Genome Rearrangements and DNA Repair," and the event will be hosted by Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the medical school and Meredith A. Morgan, Ph.D., Chair of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). Glover is being recognized for his fundamental discoveries in human genetics, including as the defining scientist of the field of human common fragile sites —…

Plan ahead: Ann parking structure elevator repairs

December 3, 2018

Please be advised that the elevator within the Ann parking structure is temporarily unavailable. Due to the repairs required, the elevator may be out of service for a couple of weeks. Catherine structure elevators provide an alternative while repairs are being made. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month focuses on the holidays

December 3, 2018

The holiday season is just beginning! Check out the Healthy Eating Tip of the Month display in the UH cafeteria to learn ways for you and your family to eat healthy this holiday season. The display includes recipes, weight management guides and handouts full of tips for healthy snacking. There will also be a drawing to win a winter-themed glass cutting board! More information about this month's tip and healthy eating throughout the year is available on the Patient Food and Nutrition Services website.