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Open Enrollment for 2016 benefits coming soon

August 24th, 2015
Open Enrollment is October 26 – November 6, 2015. This is the time for faculty, staff and retirees to review their current benefits and make changes to their coverage for 2016. No action is required to keep your current benefits coverage in 2016, unless you want to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). InternalRead more

Top 4 changes to Medical School curriculum

August 24th, 2015
The cadence of the academic year accelerates in August with the arrival of our newest medical students. The drumbeat is even faster this year, fueled by the excitement our M1s are feeling as the first class to experience elements of our new medical student curriculum. Click on the image below to view a video highlighting theRead more

Participate in healthy activities and enter MHealthy Grand Prize Drawing

August 20th, 2015
Just in time for the fall, registration is now open for a number of MHealthy health and well-being programs. As extra motivation, participation in one or more qualifying programs between September 1 and October 31, will also earn you an entry into the MHealthy Grand Prize Drawing. You could be one of six lucky participantsRead more

Quiet design: Hospital experiments with sound panels to reduce noise

August 19th, 2015
University of Michigan borrows method used in music rooms to reduce hospital noise, improve care One of the most common complaints about hospitals is the noise. Patients complain that they can’t sleep soundly in the environment of multiple monitors, paging systems, wheel chairs and gurneys, and carts that squeak. Ongoing efforts at the University ofRead more

Program helps Sandy Pulk return to work after devastating injury

August 18th, 2015
Sandy Pulk loves her job, but if it wasn’t for the University’s Return to Work program that helped her after a severe injury, everything could have turned out differently. Sandy started at U-M as a senior surgical technologist in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, where she worked for nearly 15 years. Everything changed in 2012 whenRead more

Music, food, prizes and more! Ice Cream Social & Researchpalooza this Thursday

August 17th, 2015
All UMHS employees are invited to celebrate the Ice Cream Social and Researchpalooza on Thursday, Aug. 20. This event will feature great perks and fun for all. You’ll have a chance to enjoy: Time outdoors with friends and colleagues. Karaoke and dancing. Don’t miss Les Misher’s final year as DJ. He has done the musical entertainmentRead more

C.S. Mott hosts ‘Horsepower with a Heart’ fundraiser to honor former patient

August 13th, 2015
Are you interested in fast cars, food, fun and fundraising for a great cause? Join other UMHS employees and the public Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for the 2nd annual Full Throttle: Horsepower with a Heart event. This truly amazing event is inspired in honor of our former Congenital Heart patient, Caden Bowles. Caden, was an eleven-year-oldRead more

Tour the transformed Taubman Library Sept.16 at grand re-opening

August 13th, 2015
Following an 18-month renovation that transformed the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL) from a traditional book repository into a natural light-filled medical education hub that supports in-person, collaborative, active learning, the University of Michigan Medical School and U-M Library will co-host a grand re-opening of the facility on Sept. 16. Medical School Dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.,Read more

U-M and Kohl’s launch campaign to reduce distracted driving among teens

August 12th, 2015
It’s a contract full of such vows as “I will find sunglasses before driving,” “I will wait until stopped to search for music” and “I will rely on passengers to make calls or text for me” – signed by teens before hitting the road as new drivers. The teen-parent driving agreement is just one ofRead more