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Recognizing Excellence: The Learning Environment Task Force

March 28, 2016

At the University of Michigan Medical School, we know that exceptional medicine goes beyond scientific knowledge and clinical reasoning. Faculty, residents, and staff all lead by example— through excellent teaching and outstanding patient care. The Learning Environment Task Force, a UMMS student-led organization- in conjunction with the Office of Medical Student Education and the Senior Associate Dean for Education, would like to acknowledge those who better our learning environment through their positivity and professionalism. Medical students have begun to “Recognize Excellence”…

Dr. Romano: Life as a pediatric heart surgeon

March 25, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Romano, of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, is among fewer than a dozen female pediatric heart surgeons…

Making a difference: February 2016 highlights

March 24, 2016

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,…

Stones, Spears, and Bacterial Social Aggression at Its Worst

March 24, 2016

As a microbiologist who has studied bacteria in his lab for more than 30 years, Harry L. T. Mobley, Ph.D., points out…

Give from Within: Victors for Michigan

March 23, 2016

Alon Weizer, M.D., medical director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, serves as a co-chair of the University’s Give from Within campaign.  Dr. Weizer understands that philanthropy is an…

Apply to join Voices of the Staff

March 21, 2016

Voices of the Staff, a volunteer-based program that gives staff members a forum for sharing ideas and defining the campus community issues that matter most, is now accepting applications.Apply to join Voices of the Staff by March 31.Voices of the Staff consists of six network teams, each with a specific area of focus: career development, diversity, equity and inclusion, embracing change, ideal work experience, leveraging technology, and work-life balance."Voices of the Staff can, and does, contribute to the greater U-M community by providing results based initiatives and valuing input at all levels," says Michelle Chatell, U-M Police sergeant and VOICES…

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, receives National Top Physician Award

March 18, 2016

University of Michigan physician and researcher Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, will be honored as one of America’s top doctors at the 11th Annual National Physician of the Year Awards, to be held March 21, 2016, in New York.Presented by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the awards annually recognize and honor exemplary physicians practicing in communities throughout the United States.Dr. Feldman is one of three recipients of the Clinical Excellence Award.“It is such an honor to be recognized, but this is truly the result of tremendous teamwork,” said Dr. Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, who in addition to…

National Walking Day Activities – Wed., April 6

March 18, 2016

Get out from in front of our screens and get active! Help the UMHS celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 6.There are two ways to participate:On-site:  Join UMHS staff member-led walks starting in the Towsley Triangle and concluding with cool-down/stretching back in the Triangle, led by MHealthy. Fun prizes and incentives will be available, and tables will be set up from MHealthy, the Frankel CVC Wellness Resource Center, and the American Heart Association.  Walk times are at 6:30 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.Onsite registration will also be available for the Washtenaw County Heart Walk/5K Run,…

Recognizing UMHS Programs of the Year

March 17, 2016

Since 1983, UMHS has recognized department programs that either support or involve direct patient care under its Programs of the Year initiative. To win this honor, programs must meet several criteria…