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Learn to manage symptoms of long-term health problems

April 15, 2019

Are you struggling with fatigue or pain? Are you experiencing symptoms that are affecting your daily life? Are you feeling overwhelmed with managing a health condition? Join PATH — Personal Action Toward Health — an interactive six-week workshop to help you learn new skills to manage long-term health problems and live healthier. These workshops are evidence-based and led by certified leaders. They are open to faculty, staff and their families. Who should attend: PATH workshops are for you if you have: Arthritis High blood pressure Ongoing pain or fatigue Cancer Kidney disease Diabetes Back pain Other long-term health problems Or are a caregiver…

Parking and transportation update: New service hours for East Ann Arbor employee parking shuttle

April 15, 2019

To continue to improve parking capacity and access, please be advised that service hours are being extended to provide 24-hour coverage between the East Ann Arbor (EC1) gravel parking lot (free parking) and the main medical campus. The new service is scheduled to begin Monday, April 22. Here’s what you need to know: Service will continue to operate Monday through Friday (into Saturday morning). Service will begin from the EC1 lot at 4:20 a.m. on Monday mornings. Service ends at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning. Shuttles will pick up parkers from bus shelters located in the EC1 parking lot and drop…

You’re invited: Free, inaugural Medical Education Symposium

April 12, 2019

The Office of Faculty Development will host its inaugural (and complimentary!) Medical Education Symposium on Sept. 17 at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest. The symposium is a day to focus on techniques and strategies that can improve student and trainee engagement as well as your effectiveness as a teacher. Featuring four keynote speakers and two breakout sessions, participants will learn about and engage on topics such as: Coaching and mentorship Technology to enhance teaching Quality improvement and patient safety Facilitating difficult discussions in small groups Providing effective feedback Teaching across generations And more! The day will feature keynote speaker Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D,, distinguished…

This week’s episode of The Wrap was a team effort!

April 12, 2019

"Teamwork" was the word of the week on The Wrap! That's because Carol Kristofik, clinical nursing director of 8E, stopped by to discuss how her team works together to increase patient safety. Check out her interview, learn about another exclusive discount available only to Michigan Medicine employees and enter to win a prize during the weekly trivia question. Listen to the episode below!

Expect delays: Upcoming road work and special events

April 12, 2019

Please be advised of road work and special events scheduled to take place next 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: Beginning Monday, April 15 and lasting until Friday, April 26, northbound Third Street between Washington and East Huron is anticipated to be closed to vehicle traffic. Northbound? vehicles will be detoured eastbound on Washington to northbound on Ashley to westbound on East Huron Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on one side of the street at all times. Beginning Monday, April 15 and last until Monday,…

Plan ahead: P3 parking structure project

April 12, 2019

Please be advised that a maintenance project in the P3 parking structure is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. Beginning at approximately, 9 a.m., the right entrance lane to the structure is expected to be closed for a couple of hours to replace a backlit entrance sign. No other lanes will be affected. Thank you for your cooperation!

Register now for ‘Working with Industry’ event

April 12, 2019

Are you interested in partnering with industry on a clinical trial, but are unsure of where to start? Have you been hesitant to pursue an industry trial because you’re not sure who can help at U-M or whether this is a good use of your time? Would you like to learn more about how to effectively interact with sponsors? Register now for the two-part series, Working with Industry. Featuring an expert panel discussion on partnering with industry sponsors, you’ll learn more about the ins-and-outs of industry-sponsored trials at the U-M, including how the teams in the Clinical Trials Support Office…

Week in Review: Week of April 8, 2019

April 12, 2019

The week began with a preview of the Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Dinner, giving readers plenty to “chew on” over the past few days! In addition to highlighting the April 17…

Southeast Michigan measles update

April 11, 2019

Please be advised that Washtenaw County is reporting its first case of measles. The outbreak in southeast Michigan continues to grow with 41 total cases. The age range for the cases is eight months to 63 years. Oakland County: 39 cases (known exposure locations are available here.) Washtenaw County: 1 case (known exposure locations are available here.) Wayne County: 1 case (There are no public exposure sites for this case.) Vaccination is very effective at preventing people against measles. One dose of MMR is approximately 95 percent effective at preventing measles; two doses are approximately 97 percent effective. Michigan Medicine workforce members…