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Expanding Michigan Medicine’s footprint: West Ann Arbor-Parkland Plaza takes shape

August 22, 2017

Patients will soon have even more options when it comes to obtaining world-class care from Michigan Medicine. Following a recent kick-off meeting, call center team members…

Reminder: Apply for mini-grants to promote diversity, equity and inclusion on campus

August 15, 2017

At Michigan Medicine, faculty and staff are critical to creating a climate where all members of the community feel welcomed and supported. Indeed, a diversity of perspectives leads to a more enriching and beneficial environment for patients, families, colleagues and students. To support these efforts, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is offering another round of mini-grants to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your department or unit. All faculty, staff and learners can apply for a mini-grant for up to $5,000. The grants are designed to acknowledge, inform, reinvigorate and refocus departmental and unit efforts on fostering…

Navigating the complexities of health care: Q&A with Kara Morgenstern, J.D., M.P.H.

August 9, 2017

Headlines recently caught up with Kara Morgenstern, J.D., M.P.H., associate vice president and deputy general counsel at U-M, to discuss the complexities of health care law and how her office can…

President of U-M Health System reflects on past year

August 7, 2017

As the 2017 fiscal year came to a close, David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the U-M Health System, took a look back at the many accomplishments achieved in the health system…

Aiyagari appointed chief medical information officer

August 7, 2017

Ranjit Aiyagari, M.D., has been appointed chief medical information officer for Michigan Medicine, effective July 1. In this position, Aiyagari will lead the Office of Clinical Informatics. Aiyagari has served as the interim CMIO since February 2016. In that role, he provided key institutional leadership over the MiChart stage 4 project, the organization’s Joint Commission recertification and numerous patient-centric initiatives including Break the Glass and Open Notes. The Office of Clinical Informatics has partnered closely with the Office of Clinical Affairs, the U-M Medical Group, the House Officer Association, and Health Information Technology & Services to ensure that quality and safety are maximized through…

The write stuff: U-M med students learn research, publishing skills

August 3, 2017

While studying under the transformed medical school curriculum, U-M med students are able to tailor much of their educational experience to their own individual interests and long-term goals. While pursuing such…

UH/CVC announces associate chief clinical officers

August 2, 2017

University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center recently announced that Vikas Parekh, M.D., Kelly Malloy, M.D., and Hitinder Gurm, M.D., will serve as associate chief clinical officers (ACCO). Reporting to chief clinical officer Dee Fenner, M.D., the ACCOs each work collaboratively with an associate hospital director (AHD) and associate chief nursing officer (ACNO) to provide local triad leadership for their subsegments. “Dr. Parekh, Dr. Malloy, and Dr. Gurm bring extensive medical knowledge, leadership experience, and dedication to their work,” said Fenner. “They personify the clinical enterprise values of caring, teamwork, integrity, innovation and excellence.” Vikas Parekh,…

Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., appointed interim chair of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

August 2, 2017

Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology in the Medical School, effective Aug. 1. Schnell will assume leadership of the department while a national search is conducted for a permanent chair. Schnell earned his undergraduate degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar, and his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2002, and completed a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship at that institution. He was appointed as an assistant professor at Indiana University in 2004 and joined the faculty at U-M in 2008 as an associate professor in the…

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., appointed chief information officer

July 31, 2017

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D, has been appointed chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, effective Aug. 1. Rosenberg has served as the interim CIO since April 2016. In this role, he integrated the…