Announcements

Gifts of Art presents Blue World/Green World – Fiber Art by Fiber Artists Coalition

Member artists of the Fiber Artists Coalition employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art. The work has a contemporary edge, ranging from representative, to impressionistic, to abstract. The Blue World/Green World collection explores … Continue reading

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Downriver vanpool needs two riders

A vanpool forming for Trenton, Riverview, Brownstown, Woodhaven, Flatrock and Gross ile needs two riders to start. Start times should be between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The van should leave no later than 6:30 a.m. and arrive at UMHS … Continue reading

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Create Your Future – Achieve Your Goals with a Success Framework (June 4)

Have you ever wondered how high achievers reach their ultimate goals? Even when the vision is clear, how do you determine the steps necessary for success? One of the primary reasons individuals fail to reach their dreams is because they … Continue reading

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2nd Annual HRD Career Conference – Winning in the Workplace and in Life (June 4)

There are still a few seats available for the free “2nd Annual HRD Career Conference: Winning in the Workplace and in Life” with keynote speaker Pete Thomas on the morning of June 4, 2014. Hurry and register before all seats … Continue reading

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“Age of Champions” film screening event supports Local Seniors (May 29)

Where can you find a 10-year-old tennis champion, an 86-year-old pole vaulter, and a team of rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers? On May 29, you can find them on the big screen at the Michigan Theater when the award-winning feature-length documentary “Age … Continue reading

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12 East Mott Ice Cream Social benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (April 25)

12 East Mott willbe hosting an annual Ice Cream Social the benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on April 25 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 12 East Mott Conference room #12-607. For more information, contact nlj@med.umich.edu.

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April 2014 Newsflash now available

Featured articles include: 1. Healthy Michigan Plan Effective April 1, 2014 2. Washtenaw Health Plan Updates 3. Plan First Program Ends June 30, 2014 4. ProCare Health Plan has a New Name – Harbor Health Plan 5. Medicaid Specialty Access … Continue reading

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MHealthy Running Class (May 5)

Whether this will be preparation for your first 5K or your 50th, this fun and energetic running group will keep you motivated. These classes take place Tuesdays and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday’s class will feature more high-intensity speed work, … Continue reading

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Partnering with the Private Sector in Research (May 14)

Partnering with the Private Sector in Research will take place Wednesday, May 14 at NCRC, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road with the following schedule: 8 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Symposium Sessions 12:40 p.m. – 2 p.m. Create Connections Discover the … Continue reading

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I-94 Business Loop (Jackson Avenue, Huron Street) closures

Beginning next week and lasting until November, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will make improvements to the I-94 Business Loop (Jackson Avenue/Huron Street) between I-94 and Main Street. The project includes resurfacing pavement, reconstructing ramps at the I-94 interchange, … Continue reading

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Dr. Gary Hammer presents at TEDx conference

Dr. Gary Hammer, a passionate U-M cancer researcher, recently spoke at TEDxU-M about the power of vulnerability and presence in medicine. Hear about the three truths he learned from working with patients facing an adrenal cancer diagnosis and the advocates … Continue reading

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Judy Fike Golf Outing to benefit Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels (July 14)

Join us at beautiful Reddeman Farms Golf Club in Chelsea, Mich. for this fundraiser. All proceeds benefit Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, a community supported program of the University of Michigan Health System, that provides nutritious food to the homebound … Continue reading

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Reminder – Electronic cigarettes prohibited at UMHS

In accordance with the University’s smoke-free policy update in January 2013, the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited at all University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers as well as other UMHS buildings. The policy can be viewed here and … Continue reading

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Diane M. Simeone, M.D., receives pancreatic cancer research grant

Diane M. Simeone, M.D., has been awarded the 2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Innovative Grant. She is one of five doctors in the country to receive this grant. The 2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Innovative … Continue reading

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Hearing, Balance, and Chemical Senses seminar presented by Shawn Xu (April 24)

Shawn Xu, Ph.D., Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, associate professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, will present a Hearing, Balance, and Chemical Senses seminar on Thursday, April 24 titled “Sensory … Continue reading

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IHPI research seminar “Addressing quality issues in prostate cancer survivorship care” (April 21)

U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) offers a monthly research seminar series for anyone with an interest in health services research and health care policy. At the April 21 seminar, Ted Skolarus, M.D., M.P.H., will discuss quality issues … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics – Ann Arbor (May 20)

This class, offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety and much more. We recommend taking … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – eResearch Animal Management (eRam) Phase 3

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is pleased to announce that eResearch Animal Management (eRAM) Phase 3 (3.0) will be implemented the weekend of May 2. New within eRAM • View all Barcode information for your protocols. • Request … Continue reading

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Commit to get fit at the PM&R Training Studios this spring

Don’t let spring slip away without a plan for starting a successful exercise program. Whether you’re looking for yourself, assisting an aging parent, or supporting a spouse to get more active, we can help. The Department of Physical Medicine & … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Medical Innovation (May 7)

Therapeutics, devices, diagnostics – each area presents its own unique challenges when it comes to taking projects from bench to bedside. Learn more about the peaks and valleys of commercialization from our panel of U-M experts who have all “been … Continue reading

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Basics of American Sign Language class begins May 6

Learn to communicate better with deaf and hard of hearing patients you may encounter around UMHS. Class will take place in the University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, WH L3113 from noon – 1 p.m. This is an 8-week … Continue reading

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Gifts of Art featured in The Ann Arbor Current

The U-M Health System’s “Gifts of Art” program was recently featured in The Ann Arbor Current. Read the excerpt below: From the ancient Greeks, producing and performing cathartic dramas, to the Tibetan monks who use chanting, bells and “singing bowls” … Continue reading

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Gifts of Art presents Panoramic Delights of Leelanau – Color Photography by Ken Scott

Having raised his two children near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Ken Scott has found much inspiration there. A self-taught photographer, he started out with a 35mm camera, heavy tripod, either a 24 or 105 mm lens, and a … Continue reading

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Towsley Lobby Blood Drive (April 23 and 24)

A blood drive will take place in the Towsley Lobby on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use code “goblue” or call 734-615-8863. ID is required.

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Tell us how your department or unit advances the health of the community

The University of Michigan Health System has a dedicated history of improving community health and well-being. Now more than ever, hospitals nationally are engaged with the community to bring about positive public health outcomes. Called “Community Benefit”, these activities bring … Continue reading

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Are you an innovative thinker? Apply for FIGS today

Are you an innovative thinker? Do you just need a bit of help to see your project get off the ground? If so, FIGs may just be for you. You have two weeks left to apply for Round 18 FIGs … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Survey coming soon

The 2014 Employee Engagement Survey will launch on Monday, April 28, 2014, and close on Friday, May 16. For three weeks, the survey will be open to allow staff to share their important feedback about our organization. The Employee Engagement … Continue reading

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Good Friday Services (April 18)

There will be a Good Friday service for all faiths in the Mott Chapel on Friday, April 18 at 12:10 p.m. The Protestant service will host a “7 Last Words of Christ” program which will feature 7 speakers from across … Continue reading

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Transgenic Animal Model Core 25th Anniversary Symposium (May 1)

Join experts in the field as they cover a wide variety of topics on the latest technology and milestones in transgenic animal science. Speakers include: • Sally Camper, Ph.D., James V. Neel Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, Chair, Department of … Continue reading

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Need one Pinckney vanpool rider

One rider is needed for vanpool in Pinckney. If interested, email Sally at luomas@umich.edu for details.

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Scientists re-define what’s healthy in newest analysis for Human Microbiome Project

Study in Nature shows wide variation in the collection of bacteria harbored by healthy adults As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Pharmacology Seminar Series featuring Dr. Marina E. Wolf (April 23)

The Pharmacology Seminar Series will feature Marina E. Wolf, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Neuroscience, The Chicago Medical School at Rosaline Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The talk is titled “Targeting mGluR1 to Reverse Cocaine-induced Plasticity and Suppress … Continue reading

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Department of PM&R Scientific Day and Lecture featuring Daniel Dumitru, M.D., Ph.D. (May 9)

Daniel Dumitru, M.D., Ph.D., is the keynote speaker at the upcoming James Rae Scientific Day and Lecture on May 9, to be held at the Kensington Court Hotel. Dr. Dumitru currently serves as professor with tenure in the Department of … Continue reading

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U-M Cancer Center to offer free throat cancer screenings April 26

Event part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week Throat cancer can take away your voice, your jaw and your ability to swallow food, but it also can be treated if caught early enough. In an effort to do … Continue reading

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Save the date – Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Dinner Buffet April 30

Please join Health System leadership for the annual Employee Appreciation Breakfast and Dinner Buffet on Wednesday, April 30 in the University Hospital Cafeteria. Members of Health System leadership will be serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. for midnight … Continue reading

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Take Your Child To Work Day guidelines for April 24

“Take Your Child To Work Day” (also known as “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day”) is Thursday April 24, 2013. If your department plans to permit children to visit on “Take Your Child To Work Day”, please see … Continue reading

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Writing Patient-Centered, Easy-to-Read, Educational Materials for Patients and Families (April 22)

All Health System clinicians are invited to participate in the Patient Education Center’s class “Writing Patient-Centered, Easy-to-Read, Educational Materials for Patients and Families”. The class will take place on Tuesday, April 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the Cardiovascular Center, Room … Continue reading

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In the Doctor’s Office – Recovery Friend or Foe? (April 22)

“In the Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” will be presented by Mark A. Weiner, M.D.; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; collegiate recovery program manager, University of Michigan Health Services. It’s been said that the … Continue reading

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Michigan Hand Surgery Visiting Professor (April 19)

Hand Surgery at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce the 2014 Visiting Professorship featuring Dr. James Higgins from Curtis National Hand Center. Join us April 19 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Danto Auditorium. This day-long event … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day Forum at U-M (April 25)

In conjunction with others across the world, the University of Michigan will be hosting an awareness symposium on World Malaria Day, April 25. Join a multidisciplinary audience in exchanging ideas and collaborating to defeat malaria. World Malaria Day was instituted … Continue reading

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University-wide review of identity and access management systems will lead to multi-year plan

Having access to needed resources is key to the collaboration of faculty, clinicians, staff, and students. The University of Michigan is in its first phase of reviewing how it manages identity and roles, secures data, and ensures compliance. The commitment … Continue reading

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Red Cross to host Blood Drive in the North Ingalls Building (April 21)

On April 21, the Red Cross will host a blood drive in room 4C07 of the North Ingalls Building. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.  You may schedule an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org to … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics – Canton (May 7)

This class, offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, infant stimulation and much, much more. … Continue reading

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CMB Thesis Defense with Elisabeth Marie (Starnes) Walczak today

Elisabeth Marie (Starnes) Walczak (mentor: Gary Hammer) will present “The Role of Wnt Signaling in Adrenocortical Homeostasis”, Forum Hall, Palmer Commons The CMB Thesis Defense will take place today, April 16 at 1 p.m.

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UMHS Supports 2014 Washtenaw County Heart Walk/5K Run

Join the U-M effort and help save lives Do you have a family member, friend or colleague who is affected by heart disease?  Chances are pretty good that you do.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women … Continue reading

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U-M Cancer Center to offer free throat cancer screenings (April 26)

Event part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week Throat cancer can take away your voice, your jaw and your ability to swallow food, but it also can be treated if caught early enough. In an effort to do … Continue reading

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Downriver vanpool needs one rider to start

A vanpool forming for Trenton, Riverview, Brownstown, Woodhaven, Flatrock and Gross ile needs two riders to start. Start times should be between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The van should leave no later than 6:30 a.m. and arriving at UMHS … Continue reading

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Healthy Yoga offered at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Our Yoga class was developed to introduce the fundamentals and discipline of basic yoga postures to individuals with and without musculoskeletal limitations. Using Hatha Yoga as its foundation, class participants will be exposed to poses and movements expressed in yoga. … Continue reading

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Good Friday Services (April 18)

There will be a Good Friday service for all faiths in the Mott Chapel on Friday, April 18 at 12:10 p.m. For the first time, the protestant service will host a “7 Last Words of Christ” program which will feature … Continue reading

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Good Friday Catholic Mass (April 18)

There will be a Good Friday Catholic Mass in the University Hospital Chapel at noon on Friday, April 18.

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Opportunity to Decompress – Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation Sessions for Faculty

Beginning Thursday, May 15 through Thursday, August 14, complimentary weekly drop-in mindfulness meditation sessions will be available at noon for all UMHS faculty. These will consist of two back-to-back half-hour practice sessions, the first from noon-12:30 p.m. and the second … Continue reading

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Geriatrics Center Annual Research Retreat (April 21)

The Geriatrics Center Annual Research Retreat will be held Monday, April 21 from 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at the Biomedical Science Research Building, Rooms 1130-1170, Atrium and Auditorium, 109 Zina Pitcher Place. Short talks are from 9–10:30 a.m., with the Keynote … Continue reading

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Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day

Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day meant to “inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Advance care planning is the act of documenting your healthcare wishes in the event that … Continue reading

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IHPI Seminar – Evaluating Complex Community Based Quality Improvement Interventions today

The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation presents a Visiting Professor Seminar by Dennis Scanlon, Ph.D., professor of health policy & administration at Pennsylvania State University. On April 16 from 2:30-4 p.m., he will present “Evaluating Complex Community Based Quality … Continue reading

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Safety is Personal Webinar (April 29)

In collaboration with The National Patient Safety Foundation, UMHS Patient & Family Centered Care Program, the Office of Clinical Affairs and the Office of Clinical Safety present “Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care”. This … Continue reading

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U-M researchers find “off” switch for scleroderma

U-M, MSU discovery brings researchers one step closer to unraveling devastating disease U-M researchers are in the news for their role in identifying a signaling pathway that switches on scleroderma, a rare and sometimes fatal disease that causes skin and … Continue reading

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Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses seminar to feature Mark E. Warchol, Ph.D. (April 17)

The Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses seminar for Thursday, April 17 will be presented by Mark E. Warchol, Ph.D., professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine. His presentation is titled, “The Enigmatic Function of Inner Ear Macrophages: Insights … Continue reading

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Protect your voice – and celebrate it at free concert on April 16

Every year, voice health professionals around the globe join together to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the human voice, through a celebration called World Voice Day. This year, the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Department of … Continue reading

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Riders needed for Pinckney/Hamburg/Whitmore Lake area vanpool

Tempory or full time riders are needed for the Pinckney, Hamburg and Whitmore Lake vanpool. Save on time, gas and have a premium parking spot. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stops include NIB, BSRB and University Hospital. Please … Continue reading

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Enter the SoCRA Scholarship drawing

The Education and Mentoring Group (EMG) at MICHR is pleased announce this year’s drawing for SoCRA certification and membership. The Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the continuing education and development of clinical … Continue reading

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Opportunities in Flow Cytometry (April 16)

The Flow Cytometry Core is pleased to host expert Robert Thacker, Ph.D., from Amnis Corporation, to introduce researchers to the new ImagestreamX Mark II, one of the latest pieces of equipment available at the Core. Dr. Thacker will discuss analysis … Continue reading

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Victors for Discovery – Biomedicine at Michigan (May 14-15)

The Life Sciences Institute Annual Symposium will be May 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. and May 15 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The symposium is two days of lectures and discussions with U-M all-star scientific alumni, and will … Continue reading

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Realities of Parenthood – Ann Arbor (May 3)

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exciting and beautiful thing. The reality is that having a baby is also stressful, confusing and exhausting. A baby changes everything. Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, … Continue reading

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Grief support group meets today

Today, a Grief Support Group facilitated by counselors of the Employee Assistance Program is available for all UMHS faculty and staff who have experienced a personal or work-related loss. This time together promotes health and healing in a supportive environment. … Continue reading

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Gifts of Art presents Michigan Ridges and Valleys – Acrylic on Canvas by Rachael Van Dyke

Rachael Van Dyke is eager to search for shapes of color and light that fall on the planes of the ridges and valleys of the land. These organic movements are revealed in her landscape paintings through juxtaposing patterns and colors … Continue reading

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Transform yourself with special offers from MHealthy Personal Training

Is your weight creeping up? Do you need an energy boost? Are things that used to be easy getting harder? Maybe it’s time for a transformation. MHealthy Personal Trainers are certified, educated and experienced. They’ll design a program just for … Continue reading

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U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

U-M finished the 2014 intercollegiate RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 schools participating in the eight-week recycling contest. This was the university’s ninth year participating in … Continue reading

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“Diabetes Trials and Tribulations in 2014 – What do we know?”

The lecture “Diabetes Trials and Tribulations in 2014: What do we know?” will be presented on Friday, April 18 from 2-3:15 p.m. in Brehm Tower/Kellogg Eye Center, 5th floor, Cure Room #5050, 1000 Wall Street. The talk will feature David … Continue reading

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In the Doctor’s Office – Addiction Recovery Friend or Foe? (April 22)

“In the Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” will be presented by Mark A. Weiner, M.D.; specialist in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and section head for addiction medicine at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, … Continue reading

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U-M’s Translational Oncology Program presents “One Day Closer” (June 7)

Scientists in the Translational Oncology Program at the University of Michigan relentlessly pursue one goal: to improve outcomes for cancer patients. TOP scientist will donate time on Saturday, June 7 to get one day closer to a cure for cancer. … Continue reading

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Spirituality and health – Is there a connection?

Faith and support help people deal with stress, add to overall health Do religion and spirituality impact our health? Scientific researchers and clergy alike believe in the positive relationship between spirituality and health. Regardless of the religion, evidence points to … Continue reading

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Save the Date – Neuroendocrine Tumor Regional Conference

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Regional Conference will take place May 17 at the Marriot Hotel in Troy, Mich. on 200 W. Big Beaver Road. The discussion topic is “Multidisciplinary Management of NET Cancers” The activity has been approved for AMA PRA … Continue reading

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Kellogg now offering routine eye exams in Taubman Center

You no longer have to go down the hill for an eye exam. The Kellogg Eye Center is now offering routine eye exams in its Inpatient Consultation Suite inside the Taubman Center (Floor B1, Room 100). Cherie A. Farkash, O.D., … Continue reading

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Information security incidents- What are they and how do I report them?

An information security incident is any attempt, successful or not, to access, disclose, modify or destroy information on a computer system without appropriate authorization. Examples include: • Unauthorized use or access to data containing PHI or other sensitive information (e.g., … Continue reading

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29th Annual Sager Lecture and Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Research Paper Day (April 16)

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology presents the 29th annual Sager Lecture and Resident Research Paper Day on Wednesday, April 16. The resident paper presentations will begin at 1 p.m. and the Sager Lecture will follow at 4:15 p.m. in … Continue reading

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ITS issues warning and tips about the Heartbleed Bug

Information and Technology Services has compiled information about the Heartbleed Bug, which affects Web sites and servers using certain versions of OpenSSL software. Most U-M owned servers and websites are now protected from Heartbleed, and there is no evidence that … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholars Symposium at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute (April 30)

On April 30, the Taubman Institute will present the inaugural Emerging Scholars Symposium, a morning of science featuring presentations by six Taubman Emerging Scholars. These junior medical school faculty are combining their clinical practice with a research career, and already … Continue reading

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U-M researchers develop new strategy for attacking aggressive cancer mutation

Mutation of the KRAS gene drives up to 30% of all human cancers, and is especially prevalent among aggressive and hard-to-treat forms — like pancreatic, colon and lung cancers. For decades, researchers have tried to develop drugs to shut down … Continue reading

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Center for Organogenesis seminar (April 15)

“Deconstructing Endodermal Organ Development Using Stem Cells” will be presented by Maike Sander, M.D., director, Pediatric Diabetic Research Center, professor, Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego. The presentation will take place Tuesday, April 15 at … Continue reading

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Dr. Hervey-Jumper receives 2014 Ronald L. Bittner Award

Former chief neurosurgery resident, and incoming faculty member in the Department of Neurosurgery, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, M.D., recently received the distinguished Ronald L. Bittner Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He received the award at the recent AANS meeting … Continue reading

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