Troy (Southfield) Vanpool Seeks Riders

Posted on May 29, 2017

Troy LifeTime Fitness (w/ stop in Southfield at Telegraph/12 Mile)

UM Medical campus (w/ North campus stop at NCRC)

UM Medical campus (w/ North campus stop at NCRC)

Troy LifeTime Fitness (w/ stop in Southfield at Telegraph/12 Mile)

CVC bridge connector opens ahead of schedule

Posted on May 26, 2017

Good news! The Frankel Cardiovascular Center floor 2 bridge connector to the Cancer Center and University Hospital has been re-opened ahead of schedule.

The connector is again open to traffic, personnel and equipment.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures

Posted on May 26, 2017

Please be advised that upcoming special events and construction projects will cause road some closures in the Ann Arbor area.

Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • On Monday, May 29, a Memorial Day parade is scheduled to cause the following streets to close from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.:
    • Frederick Dr. from Greenbrier Blvd. to Middleton
    • Middleton to Bardstown Trail
    • Bardstown Trail to Barrister Rd., just before Larchmont
    • Larchmont between MacGregor Lane and N. Folkstone Ct.
  • Beginning Tuesday, May 30, a construction project on Fuller Rd. — from Beal to Bonisteel/Fuller Ct. — is expected to cause one lane in each direction to close from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. The work is expected to end on Friday, June 2.
  • On Tuesday, May 30, E. Liberty St. is scheduled to close eastbound at South Division for reconstruction work. One-way traffic will be maintained westbound on E. Liberty St. and pedestrian access will not be affected. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, June 9.

Workshop: Recruiting to improve diversity and excellence

Posted on May 26, 2017

The U-M Medical School's STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty, fellowship and residency positions will be identified, and — if selected for offers — recruited to the university. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in selection, recruitment and hiring. Much of the information is also relevant to retention and promotion of these individuals. 

STRIDE training has: 

  • Involved dozens of senior faculty members from across campus 
  • A decade of reading the research and thinking about its application to faculty searches 
  • Michigan-specific best practices and successful approaches to effective searching 

Please attend this valuable workshop! 

Two sessions are being offered: 

When: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Friday, July 7 

Where: Danto Auditorium, CVC

Learn more or register online


Time: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18

Where: Danto Auditorium, CVC

Learn more or register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is open to faculty only. Questions? Contact Jordan Wright at

Mott (P4) parking structure project begins Tuesday

Posted on May 26, 2017

Please be advised that a maintenance project project to make necessary repairs in the Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure is scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 30.

Plan ahead and build in extra time if you will be parking in the area. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • To minimize the impact of parking space closures, the work will be done during evening and night hours (from 5:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m.)
  • There will be rolling closures of up to 30 spaces in staff parking areas during these hours
  • The work is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, Aug. 31

Thank you for your patience!


Week in Review: Week of May 22, 2017

Posted on May 26, 2017

Are you ready for Memorial Day weekend?

Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, readers were given safety tips on how to help prevent skin cancer while out in the sun. Faculty, staff and students also learned about Ramadan and how they can better support patients and colleagues who are celebrating the festive holiday; Amanda Sanford — the med school’s first female graduate — was featured in honor of the U-M bicentennial; and the Gropp family shared how Michigan Medicine experts helped one little brother save his sibling’s life.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

Skin cancer prevention: Stay safe in the summer sun

As the weather warms up, so does the intensity of ultraviolet light given off by the sun. That’s why it’s so important to practice safe sun habits to help prevent skin cancer while outdoors this summer. Click here to learn valuable tips on how to protect skin and find out about a free opportunity to be screened for skin cancer by a Michigan Medicine dermatologist!

Diversity Matters: Ramadan

Michigan Medicine draws its strength from the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff and students. To help employees become more understanding and supportive of community members who celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, find out more about the holiday that begins at sundown tonight.

Pioneering doctor paved the way for women at U-M

Earlier this month, 174 U-M Medical School graduates earned their degree, joining the newest generation of physicians and health care leaders. Among them were 85 women — all of whom were following in the footsteps of Amanda Sanford, M.D. Click through for Sanford’s story and how she persevered at a time of immense gender inequality.

With bone marrow donation, a brother’s ‘greatest gift’ saves his older sibling

After 16 years fighting a potentially-fatal disease, teenager Derek Grobb needed a bone marrow transplant. That’s when he met the donor who would save his life: his 3-year-old brother. Learn the remarkable story of Christopher Gropp — the family’s “little hero” — and the Michigan Medicine specialists who helped him save his older brother.

Howell/Brighton Vanpool has Immediate Opening (fun and very chill van)

Posted on May 26, 2017

Howell Meijer and Brighton Lee Rd(6:35)

UMHS Hospital and Domino Farms

UMHS Hospital and Domino Farms(4:30)

Howell Meijer and Brighton Lee Rd(5:15)

Traveling abroad? Register your travel with U-M

Posted on May 25, 2017

To ensure the safety of U-M community members, all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and students are reminded to utilize the organization’s travel registry when traveling abroad for university-related purposes.

The registry is a secure way for team members to record their travel plans and contact information in case of an emergency. It also provides access to university-approved travel abroad health insurance.

Here is what you need to know about the travel registry:

Who is required to register their travel?

  • All U-M faculty, staff and students traveling abroad for university-related purposes
  • Those traveling domestically may also register — as well as those traveling for personal reasons or leisure
  • Faculty and staff may also list accompanying family or friends.

What are the benefits of registering?

  • Emergency communications: Your travel registration enables U-M to reach you in the event of an emergency. It is also a secure means for the university to share urgent health, safety and security-related information, if necessary.
  • Health insurance: The travel registry provides access to U-M-approved travel abroad health insurance. The coverage also includes emergency evacuations in the event of political instability or natural disaster.

What else should faculty and staff know about the registry?

  • Travel should be registered prior to departure.
  • Travelers should update their registrations as additional information becomes available or changes occur during a trip.

For more information or to register your upcoming travel, click here