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Gran named chief patient experience officer

December 13, 2016

In an effort to further support the organization's mission of providing excellent patient care, patient experience at our hospitals and health centers has been and continues to be a major focus. Over the past several years, many efforts have been undertaken in this arena with positive results, but there are still opportunities for improvements. Enhancing the patient experience and creating greater access continue to be top priorities for UMHS clinical operations, across all clinics, units, settings and facilities. As part of our commitment to further improve the patient experience, the roles and responsibilities of the value improvement officer position is…

Johnson named Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs and Executive Director, UMMG

December 12, 2016

The U-M board of regents recently appointed Timothy M. Johnson, M.D., Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery (Division of Plastic Surgery) as Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs and executive director of the University of Michigan Medical Group. As the leader of UMMG, Johnson will be responsible for ambulatory care operations, population health management programs, eHealth initiatives, physician workforce planning and more. He will also provide the leadership to create synergies between the clinical enterprise and academic mission. UMMG includes the multi-disciplinary faculty practice and the UMMG board plays a critical role in governance of UMHS.…

You’re invited: Town halls with UH/CVC leadership team

November 21, 2016

All University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center faculty and staff are invited to participate in a second series of town hall discussions with the triad leadership team. The team, made up of Marge Calarco, Ph.D., RN, chief nursing officer; Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, executive director; and Dee Fenner, M.D., chief clinical officer, will host discussions during all three shifts on Dec. 7 and 8. The leaders will discuss how the recent restructuring and realigning has changed decision-making at UH/CVC. They will also talk about what the UH/CVC community has achieved this year and what the community can look forward to…

Campuswide message from U-M leaders address hateful attacks

November 14, 2016

To All Members of the University Community:In the days since last Tuesday’s election, people in our community have experienced hateful attacks, both on an individual level and as members of groups. As leaders of our campus, we want to speak out against these behaviors and express our hopes for moving forward.We saw a threatening message painted on the rock near our campus; a student walking near campus was threatened with being lighted on fire because she wore a hijab; another student left his apartment to go to class and found a swastika with a message telling him to go home.…

Incumbent Ilitch, challenger Weiser elected to board of regents

November 10, 2016

Regent Denise Ilitch will return to the board of regents for a second eight-year term, and challenger Ron Weiser has been elected to fill the other open position on the University of Michigan's governing board. With all precincts reporting statewide, Ilitch, a Democrat, was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's election with 2,028,649 votes, or 24.64 percent of ballots cast. Weiser, who will become the eight-member board's third Republican, drew 1,933,376 votes, or 23.48 percent. Republican challenger Carl Meyers finished third, with 1,866,524 votes, or 22.67 percent, and Regent Laurence B. Deitch, a Democrat seeking his fourth term on the board, drew…

Election messages from campus leaders

November 10, 2016

A number of campus leaders at the University of Michigan have sent messages to the university community following Tuesday’s presidential election. Here are links to those messages:President Mark SchlisselDavid Schafer, president, Central Student GovernmentSusan E. Borrego, chancellor, UM-FlintDan Brown, interim dean, School of Natural Resources and EnvironmentSusan Collins, dean, Ford School of Public PolicyScott DeRue, dean, Ross School of Business Aaron Dworkin, dean, School of Music, Theater and DanceThomas Finholt, dean, School of InformationRobert Fishman, interim dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban PlanningAlec Gallimore, dean, College of EngineeringPatricia D. Hurn, dean, School of NursingDaniel Little, chancellor, UM-DearbornAndrew Martin, dean, LSANancy…

Nursing DE&I plan seeks men from underrepresented populations

November 9, 2016

As part of its diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan, the U-M School of Nursing has an ambitious goal.The unit launched a multifaceted plan to significantly increase the proportion of faculty, staff and students from populations underrepresented in nursing, including men of African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American descent.Traditionally, the profession has been dominated by Caucasian women, said Patricia Coleman-Burns, professor of nursing and co-lead of the unit’s diversity, equity and inclusion implementation team.Fall 2015 enrollment numbers show that just 61 of the 668 undergraduate nursing students, or 9.1 percent, are men, and only 18, or 2.7 percent are men…

Julie Brabbs named Cancer Center chief administrative officer

October 25, 2016

Julie C. Brabbs, MBA, was named Cancer Center chief administrative officer. She will also serve as associate director for administration for the center’s National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant. The appointment was effective Oct. 17. Brabbs has served for nearly 10 years as administrator for the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine. For the past four years, she also has served as administrator for the Molecular Medicine and Genetics Division of Internal Medicine. In her role as division administrator, she was engaged in planning, evaluation and administrative oversight of laboratory and clinical research, patient care…

$78.5M project to expand laboratory space at NCRC

October 24, 2016

Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor when Pfizer moved its operations and sold the property to the university. Today, it’s a…