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Deadline extended: Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center pilot project program

November 25, 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 Healthcare 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 has been extended and is now set for Dec. 7. The MADC is committed to funding at least two pilot projects. The MADC and the U-M Claude D.…

Plan ahead: Changes to parking and transportation services during upcoming holidays

November 24, 2020

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday break and extended student break, please be advised of the following modifications for parking and transportation services: THANKSGIVING Parking Staff parking: Parking enforcement will be suspended from Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 27 for permits and meter fees in all parking areas except the Rogel Cancer Center (P1), Taubman North/South (P2/P3), Mott/Simpson (P4) and Frankel Cardiovascular Center (P5) parking structures and the M71 and M95 surface lots. In addition, special signed spaces (Gold, Accessible, Service, Business, Commercial Vehicle, etc.) will require appropriate permits and remain enforced at all times. Regular parking enforcement will…

Don’t forget: Nominate Mott for a chance to win free toys

November 24, 2020

From now until Dec. 2, you can nominate C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for a chance to win free toys as part of the Spread Joy with Toys campaign. As the holiday season approaches, the Children’s Hospital Association — in partnership with Mattel and Fisher-Price — has launched the third annual Spread Joy with Toys campaign to offer children’s hospitals across the country a chance to win free toys. The top 15 hospitals will receive hundreds of free toys for their kids so be sure to nominate Mott (note: one vote per unique email address) and help Spread Joy with Toys this holiday season!

You’re invited: Clinical-Pathological Correlation Conference

November 24, 2020

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the next Clinical-Pathological Correlation Conference on Friday, Dec. 4 from noon-1 p.m. The event will be streamed via Zoom. The conference will present the clinical and pathological history and diagnosis of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. One hour of CME credit is offered for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Please be sure to check in using the QR code attached. You will be prompted to create a MiCME profile, if you have not done so already, to claim credit. More information is available here.

Michigan Medicine SharePoint upgrade: Learning opportunities, development freeze, community of practice

November 24, 2020

Michigan Medicine is upgrading its existing Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment to SharePoint Online, a cloud-based service that will provide new opportunities for teams to share and manage content, knowledge and applications. Pilots and testing are happening now, and HITS plans to introduce SharePoint Online across all of Michigan Medicine beginning in early 2021. In addition to significantly improving the experience for Michigan Medicine SharePoint users, this upgrade is also an important first step toward adopting Microsoft 365 — a “digital workplace” suite of tools and services that will provide users with powerful new ways to communicate and collaborate. Upcoming learning…

U-M to host Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium

November 23, 2020

Since 1986, U-M has hosted the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, one of the nation’s largest celebrations of King’s life and work. The symposium traditionally hosts over 40 events across campus, which pay homage and promote the continuation of social justice reform by Dr. King and numerous others. The theme for the 2021 Symposium is Where Do We Go From Here. The theme is derived from King’s last book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community. In this publication, King provides an acute analysis of race relations, civil rights successes and challenges, and dreams of a…

Plan ahead: U-M basketball games to impact parking

November 23, 2020

Believe it or not, U-M basketball season starts this week!On the following weekdays, the university needs your assistance in making sure that all U-M and personal vehicles are removed from the signed areas (that prohibit parking) within both the SC5 (Yellow) Lot and SC6 (Orange) Lot by 5 p.m.: Wednesday, Nov. 25: 4 p.m. vs. Bowling Green State (please remove all vehicles prior to the holiday/season days)Wednesday, Dec. 2: 7 p.m. vs. Ball StateWednesday, Dec. 9: TBD vs. N.C. StateWednesday, Jan. 6: TBD vs. MinnesotaTuesday, Jan. 12: TBD vs. WisconsinTuesday, Jan. 19: TBD vs. MarylandThursday, Feb. 11: TBD vs. IllinoisThursday, Feb. 18: TBD vs. RutgersThursday, March…

Last call: Keep our community warm this winter

November 23, 2020

The cold months ahead will bring challenges for many area families, including the need for warm clothing. In years past, Michigan Medicine has partnered with area schools and community organizations to host a new and gently used winter clothing donation drive. This year, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, East Ann Arbor Health Center, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Emerson School and House by the Side of the Road are all working together to create awareness and support for a slightly different kind of donation…

Call for nominations opening soon: 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award

November 23, 2020

The call for nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award opens on Monday, Nov. 30. The Adolescent Health Initiative is accepting nominations for individuals or teams doing excellent work in the field of adolescent health. Winners of this award will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative's core values of collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality, and responsiveness through their work. You may submit multiple nominations, and self-nominations are welcome. Learn more by clicking here.