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Paul Sturgis reflects on his role, significance of Black History Month on latest episode of The Wrap

February 12, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwFSbxlvqYk&t This week's episode of The Wrap shines the light on one of Michigan Medicine's newest leaders: senior director of Human Resources Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Paul Sturgis, MSHROD, SPHR. Sturgis discusses his various roles, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, Black History Month and his movie obsession. He also participates in the brand-new Lightning Round segment. Check it out via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!…

Save a Heart virtual gala to raise funds for congenital heart research, family support at Mott

February 12, 2021

This year's Save a Heart Gala at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center is going virtual. The annual event is in its 28th year of raising funds to support congenital heart research and  families of children with life-threatening heart conditions. The Save a Heart Virtual Gala will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. Registration and participation is free for all. Find more information at www.umsaveaheart.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The gala celebrates and raises awareness of the yearly Save a Heart fundraising campaign, which coincides with American Heart Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in February.…

Faculty workshop: Early Career Kickstart for Instructional Track Faculty

February 12, 2021

These biannual sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation. Orientation gave you the information to get you started at Michigan. In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning within the tenure (instructional) track. Other topics will include: funding and grant resources, regulatory affairs, giving feedback and well-being. Established instructional track faculty will share their stories around their career trajectories including milestones and stumbling blocks to avoid. Intended audience: Medical school tenure track faculty (and clinical lecturers who are interested in the tenure track) who have been at the…

Register now for March virtual cooking class series

February 11, 2021

MHealthy’s cooking classes have gone virtual! Now you can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen. Interact virtually with MHealthy chefs and dietitians as…

Six ways to improve your heart health

February 10, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and having high blood pressure (also called hypertension) increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, up to 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. February is recognized as American Heart Month and this month, and year-round, the university offers programs and resources that can help reduce your risk of hypertension and heart disease. Below are some steps you can take to reduce your risk. Get moving Experts recommend being physically active most days of the week. Move more taking a free live-stream MHealthy exercise and relaxation classes on Workplace. Classes are…

Sharing educational documents with multiple patients

February 10, 2021

RECENT MICHIGAN MEDICINE HIPAA BREACH: A HIPAA breach recently occurred that exposed multiple patients’ email addresses to other patients while sharing educational documents. Protecting patient privacy is crucial and failing to take the proper precautions can expose patients’ protected health information (PHI), resulting in potential fines and mistrust of our patients. Below are important requirements when sharing educational materials with patients. Providing patient education using MiChart: The Patient Instructions activity in MiChart provides a HIPAA-compliant way for providers to share educational materials with patients.  Patient Instructions topics can be sent to patients via a portal message or a letter. They can also be sent to print with the After-Visit-Summary. If the…

You’re invited: Virtual seminar on ‘Dementia, Health, and the Black Family Caregiver’

February 10, 2021

Please join the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for its next speaker series virtual event coming up later this month. Sheria Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., R.N., will present, “Dementia, Health, and the Black Family Caregiver: Towards a Novel Intervention,” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 2 – 3 p.m. Registration is required here. Learn more about future speakers by clicking here.

U-M Women of Color Task Force Career Conference registration open

February 9, 2021

The U-M Women of Color Task Force will host its 39th annual career conference virtually from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 4-5. All U-M staff, faculty, student, and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to register to attend this inclusive professional development event. The conference is free this year, although pre-registration is required to attend the workshops and keynote sessions. Conference information, including the two-day event schedule, speaker details and workshop descriptions, is available online. The deadline to register is Feb. 26. Event sponsors include CEW+, the Office of the Provost, University Human Resources and Michigan Medicine Human Resources.…

February special: Gifts of Art gives back to faculty, staff and learners

February 9, 2021

Gifts of Art is here for you!  In February, the GOA team is putting a special focus on Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners. It’s one way to show you how much…