Monthly Archives: December 2012

Reduced UMHS bus service during holidays

Regular bus service for UMHS routes (Med Express, UMHS Intercampus and Research Link) will run until Friday, Dec. 21 and will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2. Service will not be available Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 except for select routes. On … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Getting Around

Dr. Howard Markel pens medical history column for PBS

U-M’s Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, and Director of Center for the History of Medicine is writing a new column for PBS NewsHour, highlighting momentous events in medical history.His first column … Continue reading

Posted in: UMHS in the News

Don’t let the "fiscal cliff" gut NIH research funding, UMHS leaders say

In an opinion column published in the Detroit Free Press, the top three leaders of the U-M Health System call for Congress and the president to reach a budget deal during “fiscal cliff” negotiations that preserves research funding from the … Continue reading

Posted in: UMHS in the News

Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools awarded grant for Ypsilanti High School renovations

With the help of a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Regional Alliance for Health Schools (RAHS) school-based health center at Ypsilanti High School will undergo renovations to improve the patient experience.Ypsilanti High School is home to … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones, UMHS in the News

Get fit for life! Take advantage of January specials at the MFit Fitness Center

If you want to climb the stairs without feeling winded, we can help. If you want to put the spring back in your step, we can help. Whatever your goals, being fit will help you reach them. Our knowledgeable staff … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events, Your Health & Wellness

Gifts of Art presents Snowflake Making Workshop by Dr. Thomas L. Clark (Jan. 3)


In this annual workshop, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, shares his paper cutting techniques, and he helps participants try their hands at some seasonal designs. There is also opportunity for participants to experiment with their own … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events

Gifts of Art presents Inside & Out – Fragments & Narratives in Clay by Mari Ogihara


Mari Ogihara uses clay as a medium for its close resemblance to skin. Her ceramic sculptures create tension and unity between raw and ornamented surfaces and illicit feelings of sensuality and serenity. After receiving a BFA in ceramics from U-M … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events

Gifts of Art presents Landscape Forms – Painting Retrospective by Karin L. Bodycombe


A U-M graduate from the School of Art & Design in 1949, Karin L. Bodycombe forged new territory in the arts. Working to pave the way for others, she studied at Wayne State University and earned a degree in Art … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events

Health System Headlines holiday schedule

The Health System Headlines distribution schedule will temporarily change for the holidays. Today’s issue will be the last of the year. There will not be a Health System Headlines publication Dec. 24 – January 2. Health System Headlines will resume … Continue reading

Posted in: Computing & Technology, Top Stories

New medication policy for 23.4% Sodium Chloride

UMHHC Policy 07-01-041 was created to provide standards and guidelines for the storage, preparation, dispensing, and safe administration of 23.4% sodium chloride (NaCl), a concentrated hypertonic solution and high-alert medication. This medication requires approval by a neurosurgeon or neuro-intensivist and … Continue reading

Posted in: Policies & Compliance