Plan ahead and expect delays: E. Medical Center Drive project

Posted on February 24, 2017

Please be advised that on Saturday, Feb. 25 from approximately 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., E. Medical Center Drive in the vicinity of the University Hospital main entrance will be reduced to one lane due to a city maintenance project.

Access to and from UH’s main circle drive will be maintained throughout the project. Two-way traffic will also be maintained with the assistance of a flagperson.

Plan ahead and expect delays, and alert patients to build in extra time if traveling in the area.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Valet services and other parking areas near the main entrance will not be impacted by the maintenance project.
  • Access to and from Nichols Dr. will also be maintained during the scheduled work.

Please pay attention to all signs in the area to help mitigate traffic issues. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

Advisory: Partial closure of SC7 commuter lot next week

Posted on February 24, 2017

Due to a U-M MRacing Project, please be advised that the far east side of the Crisler Center (SC7) parking lot will be closed between Monday, Feb. 27 and Friday, March 3.

Parkers who may be displaced by this partial closure will be able to find alternative Orange Permit parking in the SC36 Lot, located at the corner of Keech St. & Main St. — near the U-M Commuter bus stop at Kipke, Keech and Greene.

Click here for a look at the Athletic/South Campus parking map and the two lots referenced.


Women’s leadership scholars program seeks nominees

Posted on February 24, 2017

The U-M Medical School is soliciting nominations for the third cohort of the Rudi Ansbacher Women in Academic Medicine Leadership Scholars Program.

This intensive 18-month leadership development program is designed to accelerate the development of women for senior leadership positions in academic medicine and health care.

Developed in partnership with Linkage, Inc. and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at U-M, the program will provide individuals with insights about their leadership strengths and challenges to facilitate self-awareness and opportunities for growth. 

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 3. Click here for more detailed information on the program and follow this link to submit a nomination. 

For faculty nominees, applicants must hold the rank of associate or full professor in a medical, dental or health sciences school and have had a significant leadership role.

Applicants must be nominated by the dean of their institution, their departmental chair or the chief executive offer of their academic health center. If the nomination comes from the CEO, please provide a secondary nomination from the school of primary academic appointment. Each applicant is strongly advised to discuss the application with her nominator before applying.

For administrative nominees, applicants must hold a significant leadership role (such as senior administrator, CEO, COO, CIO, CMO, etc.) in a medical, dental, nursing or public health school, or academic hospital/health system, and have had administrative experience in personnel and budget management.

Special consideration will be given to those nominees designated as Emerging Leaders with demonstrated leadership capacity who are in a significant leadership role. Applicants must be nominated by the dean of their institution, their departmental chair or the chief executive officer of their academic health center.

Once the nominations have closed, selected nominees will receive an invitation to complete a formal application by March 13.

For questions regarding nominations, contact Whitney Williams at


Week in Review: Week of Feb. 20, 2017

Posted on February 24, 2017

TGIF! This week, Headlines featured an extensive array of stories ranging from a Q&A with Michigan Medicine leader Dr. Marschall Runge to the organization achieving Magnet designation — the highest honor in nursing. Headlines also highlighted a department profile of Global REACH, Michigan Medicine’s first-ever movie awards and more.

Other than that, it was a really slow news week!

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

Magnet recognized: Organization earns nursing’s highest honor

Congratulations to the Michigan Medicine community, including the entire nursing staff. The health system was recently notified that it was granted Magnet recognition, the highest honor in nursing. Click here to learn more about the distinction and why it is a reflection of the incredible service and care provided to patients across the organization.

Meet Michigan Medicine: Global REACH

How much do you know about the Medical School’s global initiatives? From carrying out the first-ever kidney transplant in Ethiopia to partnering with a Brazilian university to kickstart a palliative care residency program, the work that originates at Michigan Medicine doesn’t stay here. That’s all thanks to Global REACH. Find out more about this small department with a huge geographic footprint.

Looking to the future with Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D.

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine, recently took the time to answer a few questions about the future of the organization. Click here to see his vision for the future (including beating Ohio State!), the challenges Michigan Medicine will face and his biggest impressions after nearly two years on the job.

Vote now in first-ever Michigan Medicine Movie Awards

There’s no better way to prep for Sunday’s Academy Awards than by taking a look at some of the best movies to come out of Michigan Medicine over the past year! Click through to watch — and vote for — your favorite videos that showcase the people, care and advances that make the organization one of the top academic medical centers in the country.

Vote now in first-ever Michigan Medicine Movie Awards

Posted on February 23, 2017

It’s time to roll out the red carpet for the first annual Michigan Medicine Movie Awards!

These awards recognize videos that showcase the people, care and advances that make Michigan Medicine one of the top academic medical centers in the country.

Vote for your favorite videos from the past year in categories including Best Picture and Best Musical. You can vote once per day through Sunday, with the winners set to be announced on Monday, Feb. 27.

Final call: President’s Staff Innovation Award

Posted on February 23, 2017

Nominations for the President’s Staff Innovation Award are being accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

In its fifth year, the President’s Staff Innovation Award recognizes individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and “outside The Cube” thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community.

Two prizes are available — honoring one individual staff member and one team. The chosen individual will receive a $2,000 award, while the chosen team will share a $3,000 prize.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to nominate individuals or teams whose innovative ideas and solutions meet the award criteria. Qualifying innovations may be a process, product, method, system, program or service.

Nominations should represent an improvement or increase in:

  • Efficiency
  • Productivity
  • Cost savings
  • Achievement of environmental or health and well-being goals
  • Enhancement of the diverse culture and inclusive climate of the university.

Last year’s individual award recipient was Tina Matter, senior web designer and administrator in the College of Pharmacy for developing a web-based tool used by the dean, administration, faculty and staff to assess faculty performance.

The team award was presented to Valerie Johnson, Wendy Palms and Amanda Kanter for making the MCubed concept for distributing seed funding to support multidisciplinary faculty research and scholarship more responsive and inclusive.

For more information about the award, or to submit a nomination, visit the award website.

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., named 2017 commencement speaker

Posted on February 23, 2017

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a former U-M Medical School faculty member who currently serves as director of the National Institutes of Health, will be the featured speaker at the UMMS 2017 graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. on May 12 in Hill Auditorium.

Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. He is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH from 1993-2008.

Before joining the NIH, Collins was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at U-M. A faculty member on campus from 1984-1993, he served as a professor of internal medicine and human genetics until 2003. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, and received the National Medal of Science in 2009.

Collins earned a B.S. in chemistry at the University of Virginia and a M.Phil and Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Yale University. While at Yale, a course in biochemistry sparked his interest in the molecules that hold the blueprint for life: DNA and RNA. He recognized that a revolution was on the horizon in molecular biology and genetics. He changed fields and enrolled in medical school at the University of North Carolina, where he earned a M.D.

More information on the 2017 commencement ceremony is available here.


Tech trade-in benefits U-M Dance Marathon

Posted on February 23, 2017

Your old technology can help raise funds that make a real difference in kids’ lives. In honor of 10 years of sponsorship, U-M’s Computer Showcase will make a 10 percent donation to Dance Marathon for every trade-in through April 1.

On Monday, March 20, Showcase will host Trade It Up #FTK at University Hospital, a special event that will make it easier than ever to help the cause.

With an advance pre-order, customers can trade in eligible used computers, tablets, cell phones and MP3 players for credit toward a new tech purchase. You can get a trade-in quote online and see how much your old tech can help raise “for the kids.” Then, place your pre-order and bring your used tech to the UH Cafeteria between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day.

No trade-in? No problem!

You can still help by adding a cash donation of $1 or more to any purchase made through Computer Showcase. You’ll get a personalized “I stand for the kids” Dance Marathon foot in the Showcase store window.

Dance Marathon at U-M, or DMUM, is the largest student-run, nonprofit organization on campus. Members work throughout the year to raise funds for pediatric rehabilitation programs at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, among others.

Every year, DMUM celebrates their accomplishments at VictorThon, which will be held March 25–26. Hundreds of visitors offer their support while dancers remain on their feet for 24 hours to demonstrate the perseverance of kids who overcome challenges every day living with disabilities. Learn more about this incredible organization at the Dance Marathon website.

Help raise a lot of cash “for the kids!” Find out more and get your trade-in quote by clicking here.