Toledo Vanpool Opening

Posted on August 29, 2016


Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center


Plan ahead: Student move-in 2016 set for next week

Posted on August 26, 2016


How many students does it take to carry that old sofa bed? And how many detours does it take for you to get to work? In just a few days, we’ll have answers to both burning questions as U-M students pack their things and head to Ann Arbor for a new school year.

With the 2016 student move-in taking place prior to the opening football game and holiday weekend, please be advised that there will be multiple changes to usual traffic and parking patterns around UMHS facilities. Here’s what you need to know so you can plan ahead.

Move-in is scheduled to take place during the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 31: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 1: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 2: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls and UMHS will see traffic-flow alterations on each of the three move-in days:

  • East Ann Street will be one-way eastbound from Zina Pitcher to Observatory Street.
  • Observatory Street will be one-way southbound between East Ann Street and Geddes Avenue.

Additional traffic alterations that are scheduled to take place across Ann Arbor include:

  • Thompson Street will be one-way southbound from Jefferson to Packard streets.
  • East Madison Street will be one-way eastbound between Thompson and South State streets.
  • East Washington Street will be one-way westbound between Fletcher and South State streets.

Most, if not all, parking meters in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will be bagged and reserved for students and families who display the proper move-In unloading permit. Additional parking changes will impact university parking lots and structures that will be reserved for move-In use only for the duration of the program. Please allow for extra time when traveling to the area and alert patients and visitors to these changes prior to their appointments.

Lots and structures that will be converted into “move-in only” lots:

  • Lot M-28 on Washington Heights
  • Lot M-95 (just east of Markley Hall – the west half of the lot will be dedicated to move-in between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; then the entire lot, except for gold permit parking).
  • Lot E-1 on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall
  • Palmer Drive Parking Structure (all visitor parking will be for move-in participants)
  • Lot W-16, also knowns as the “Triangle” lot on Thompson at Madison and Packard

In addition, move-in parking may overflow into the staff permit areas in the following structures for short-term parks (less than two hours):

  • Palmer Drive Parking Structure
  • Hill Street Parking Structure
  • Thompson Street Parking Structure

Uniformed housing security officers and university police officers will be on site during move-in and will assist in maintaining efficient traffic flow in the residence hall areas.

Both the Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority and University Parking and Transportation Services will be changing some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow. Please visit their websites for details.

The map below also outlines the traffic flow changes near the UMHS campus. For additional information about Student Move-In 2016, please click here.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

Move-in map

Workshop: Teaching in the OR and other procedures

Posted on August 26, 2016

This interactive workshop is designed to assist clinical faculty in their teaching efforts in the operating room and the procedure suite. The BID model (briefing, intraoperative teaching, and debriefing) will also be demonstrated. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice the model using personal examples.

At the completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Apply relevant evidence-based teaching models when working with trainees.
  • Describe the BID model.
  • Practice using the BID model in an everyday setting.

When: Friday, Dec. 16

Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be provided)

Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms, 1st floor

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development. Please note that this workshop is for faculty only. Questions? Please contact Jordan Wright,


Workshop: Decoding biomedical research at U-M

Posted on August 26, 2016

Have you ever wondered how to navigate the complexities of the research enterprise at U-M?

Here is your opportunity to hear from the leaders of various research offices and how they can help you find your way along your research project route map.

Whether you're new to research at Michigan or are a seasoned PI, you're sure to learn something new at this session to help you focus on great science while others assist you with the details.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the panelists one-on-one over lunch.


  • Brenda Eakin, instructional designer in the education and mentoring division at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
  • Judy Birk, IRBMED director
  • Jill Jividen, senior manager of research development support
  • Joe Piffaretti, director of corporate and foundation relations
  • Pat Ward, director of regulatory affairs
  • Jane Sierra, manager, grant review and analysis

When: Tuesday, Oct. 25

Time: 9 a.m.-noon (Breakfast and lunch will be provided)

Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms (1st floor)

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development. Please note that this workshop is for faculty only. Questions? Please contact Jordan Wright,


Submit your idea to improve patient care!

Posted on August 26, 2016

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center Clinical Value Innovation Challenge offers an opportunity for faculty, staff, trainees, patients and families to design and implement novel solutions to improve the quality and cost of patient care in an interdisciplinary fashion. The solutions can focus on the safety, efficacy, timeliness, efficiency, patient centeredness or equitability of care, among other factors.


This project is unique because ideas are not submitted in a vacuum. Ideas and proposals will be shared on a crowd source platform that anyone with a level-2 login can access to make comments, provide suggestions or join a team.

How can you get involved?

Choose any or all of the following options available online:

  • Submit an idea (50 words or less, now through Sept. 12)
  • Assemble a team and submit a formal proposal between Sept. 19 and Oct. 28
  • Log into the crowd source platform and comment on other proposals (now through mid-November)
  • Attend the selection contest on Dec. 8 from 4-6 p.m. in the Danto Auditorium
  • Spread the word to your friends and colleagues


Toledo Vanpool Opening

Posted on August 26, 2016


Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center


Plan ahead: Mott (P4) parking structure project

Posted on August 25, 2016

Please be advised that an upcoming project to remove old parking space striping and restriping is scheduled to occur in the Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure next week. Plan ahead if you will be leaving your car near the UMHS campus.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 29 and is expected to be completed on Friday, Sept. 2.
  • The work will be confined to levels 2 and 3.
  • The stripe removal work is scheduled to occur during the evenings, between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • The restriping work is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. until completed.
  • The project will require rolling closures of 30-60 spaces at a time.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


Making a Difference: July 2016 highlights

Posted on August 25, 2016

Making a difference final

Employees across UMHS continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to UMHS helps our team to become more motivated, drives better teamwork, and gives each individual a sense that they are an integral part of achieving our organizational goals.

You may not always realize the impact you make during each customer interaction (both internal and external), but it’s a vital part of the relationship-building process that the UMHS team uses to engage with patients and each other. Here are a few examples of team members who made a difference last month:

Staff to Staff

Charles Laprell, Custodian II, Environmental Services

Chuck worked for more than two hours recently to remove all of the adhesive left on the walls in the EEG/EMG lab after the old hand sanitizers were uninstalled. The continual presence of the adhesive left on our walls did not meet his custodial standards. He went above and beyond to solve this problem. Chuck repeatedly gives us great service. No one gives our area the level of care and attention that he does. He is an indispensable member of our team and contributes to the CNL lab’s success daily. We really appreciate his contribution!

Ann Vencil, Administrative Assistant, MCIT

Ann makes a difference all the time, using her long-term experience and knowledge to support staff hiring, onboarding, orientation and management. She also helps with contractor relationships, access to items such as SharePoint and the network, and other complicated situations. I can always count on Ann for enthusiastic responses that include history, background, constraints and risks. She is the main point of contact and support in a number of specialty areas. She constantly answers questions and is the “go-to” person for most of her colleagues on so many topics. Thank you, Ann!

Jody Fisher, Administrative Specialist, Internal Medicine – Rheumatology

Jody has taught me so much about the university’s mission, collegiality and supporting each other, negotiating at work and sharing knowledge. She has become my teacher in so many ways. She encourages me to expand my horizons (she supported my application to the IT Leadership Program), taught me about learning styles and flexibility and she continues to nudge me to strive to expand my role and take on more leadership responsibilities. I’m so lucky to know and learn from her. Having a manager who supports employee development is very important – thank you for everything, Jody!

Patient/Family Member to Staff

Amy Stodgell, RN, Nursing – 8B2 Medicine Acute Care Unit

Our dad was in Amy’s care during his 13-day stay in the department. Unable to speak due to a tracheotomy, communication was a challenge for both the attending staff and family. Following two subsequent surgeries, his condition worsened with no sign of improvement. Amy stayed with him over a very long weekend and declared that she “wasn’t going to lose him.” She didn’t and thankfully neither did his family. It takes a special person to stay dedicated to a patient while obviously involved with so many others at the same time. We will always hold up Amy as someone who went the extra mile to make a life-sustaining difference for our father. Thank you for providing, nurturing, and maintaining such an excellent staff in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Colin Holtze, House Officer, Internal Medicine – Pulmonary

My husband received excellent care in CCMU; however, (Dr. Colin) was the one who made a big difference in his care. He was very perceptive in listening to our family’s input. We appreciate the many times you stood up and spoke to the rounding team, even in disagreements, about the course of treatment being planned. Those moments made the difference! We appreciated how you were the one team member who helped the continuity, communication and knowledge of my husband’s journey and health. When you spoke, it was impactful! Your knowledge and understanding of critical medicine practices and how they would help and/or negatively impact my husband were demonstrated many times during his stay. When you spoke, your colleagues listened. Quiet, confident Dr. Colin – we are forever grateful and wish you the best!

Alexis Lobdell, Patient Financial Counselor, Revenue Cycle

I’m a 19-year old student who is trying my best to figure out a plan for paying my very high medical bill. It has been a long, ongoing process for me and frustrating feeling like I’m not getting anywhere whenever I talk to someone. That is until today. I spoke to Alexis who most importantly LISTENED to what I had to say and asked me the right questions to help me resolve my situation. She was very understanding and made me feel important. I finally feel like I am going to have progress with this situation and it was refreshing to speak to someone who was so supportive, understanding and professional. I can tell Alexis loves her job with her optimistic attitude and friendly ways. Good job, Alexis!