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‘My grandfather would be proud’: Doctor’s education combines health, heritage

May 11, 2016

When Dr. Mohamad Issa’s grandfather immigrated to Ann Arbor from the West Bank more than fifty years ago, he never could have imagined that his grandson would return one day to…

UM/Israel symposium elevates scientific discovery

May 11, 2016

Medical scientists from Israel’s premier universities will join University of Michigan colleagues this week for a 5th year of partnership, collaboration and synergy.Attendees will explore the convergence of biomedicine and bioengineering…

Move disease prevention forward at June hackathon

May 11, 2016

When you hear the word "hacking", you might think of nefarious computer activity by shady characters. But that term has been hijacked by people looking to do good in the world by putting their skills and knowledge together to make something new - often in marathon innovation sessions called "hackathons." Hackathons focus on bringing teams of volunteers together to make new gadgets, websites or apps, or brainstorming prototypes or business models, based on a specific need or opportunity. Often, there's a prize at the end for the best ideas, to help fuel them to move to the next level of…

National surgery leader praises U-M surgical quality/safety efforts

May 10, 2016

A new column by David B. Hoyt, M.D., FACS, the executive director of the American College of Surgeons, focuses on his recent visit to U-M, including the Department of Surgery and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. In it, he praises the many efforts to improve surgical care, including statewide efforts led by Medical School faculty members who are also members of IHPI. In his column in the ACS Bulletin, Hoyt shares with readers his impressions of IHPI as a whole, and specifically calls out the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) and the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), which are led by U-M physicians,…

Nominations sought to recognize those who champion disability issues

May 10, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual James T. Neubacher Award. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna/alumnus for significant achievements in promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities, advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities, or removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities. The award includes a stipend provided by the Office of the President and is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, University of Michigan Health System,  and the Office of the President. Established…

CALL FOR EXHIBITS 2016/17 DEADLINE EXTENDED

May 10, 2016

Gifts of Art is currently accepting proposals for its 2016-2017 exhibit year! As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System. Our nine galleries display over 35 exhibits a year and include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day. Our galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state. Submission deadline has been extended to May 15, 2016 (no submission fee). http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/submissions.htm  Questions? Call 734.936.ARTS (2787) or…

New Security Certificate for MWireless-UMHS, MWireless, and Eduroam Users

May 9, 2016

On May 18, 2016 Information and Technology Services will be upgrading the certificate used to secure communications between a WiFi client device and the servers used to authenticate users connecting to MWireless-UMHS, MWireless, and eduroam. Certificates help create a secure WiFi environment. They need to be renewed every one to three years. The current certificate used by MWireless-UMHS, MWireless, and eduroam is expiring and a replacement certificate for radius.umnet.umich.edu will be installed on May 18, 2016. What Do You Need To Do? Effective May 18, when you first connect to these networks, a popup box will appear asking you to…

A Mother’s Day message from our nurses

May 6, 2016

Anyone who has observed the care provided in our hospitals and health centers has likely seen how extraordinary our nurses are, always there with just the right words of encouragement at…

Inspiring Detroit’s brightest to pursue careers in medicine

May 5, 2016

At the year-end celebration of the Doctors of…