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Cancer metabolism experts headline March 17 symposium

February 21, 2017

Leading cancer metabolism experts will headline the March 17 Forbes-Taubman Symposium in Cancer Discovery, co-sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute and the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery. Four speakers, including Max Wicha, M.D., director of the Forbes Institute and Deputy Director of the Taubman Institute, will discuss their latest findings in the understanding of cancer metabolism and how research is leading to new avenues for cancer therapy. In addition to Wicha, speakers include Michael Lisanti, M.D., Ph.D., (University of Salford), Michael Pollak, M.D., (McGill University) and Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D., (U-M). Opening remarks will be presented by Eric…

Plan ahead: Glen Ave. parking structure project

February 21, 2017

Please be advised that a maintenance project in the Glen Ave. parking structure is expected to temporarily shut down power in the structure on Thursday evening. The maintenance work is designed to help mitigate the installation of the structure’s new east elevator. Plan ahead if you typically park in the area. Here’s what you need to know: The project is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. until midnight on Thursday, Feb. 23. During this time, all lighting within the structure and the west elevator will be out of service. Entry gates will be locked down, though vehicles will be able…

Workshop: Publishing scholarly work using MedEdPORTAL

February 17, 2017

Are you interested in learning how to submit to peer-reviewed curriculum sites such as MedEdPORTAL?MedEdPORTAL Publications is an educational material repository that was designed to serve as a prestigious peer-reviewed publishing venue through which educators both receive recognition for their educational scholarship works and promote these works through worldwide dissemination.Join us for this session facilitated by Monica Lypson, M.D., associate chief of staff of education, Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor.Following the first session you will be able to:Review “scholarship” as it relates to all types of learning materialsDiscuss the use of these peer-reviewed materials in your promotion and tenure processIdentify nationally-recognized…

Workshop: Part-time research for the busy clinician

February 17, 2017

Many clinicians are interested in doing research but not necessarily as their primary career aspiration. It is often difficult for faculty on the clinical track to get dedicated time for research, especially in the absence of grants, which are becoming increasingly harder to get.This workshop will help explore strategies and ideas for doing research that can closely align with your clinical field without the necessity of becoming a bench researcher.The workshop is facilitated by Peter Farrehi, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine and Lisa Jackson, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine.Objectives of the workshop include:Outlining novel ideas that can assist faculty…

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 13, 2017

February 17, 2017

It’s the end of a love-filled Valentine’s week at Headlines! Mott shared details of a successful social media campaign as more than 95,000 Facebook users showed the love to Little Victors…

Join U-M community for a Day of Remembrance

February 17, 2017

The U-M Japan Student Association invites the entire university community to a Day of Remembrance in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the opening of internment camps for Japanese-Americans. The event — which runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Rackham Amphitheater — is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and students. Featured speakers include Mary Kamidoi, a former internee at Rohwer internment camp in Arkansas, and Henry Tanaka, son of wrestler Hisao Tanaka, who was interned at Camp Manzanar in California. Their aim is to shed…

Register for 35th annual WCTF Career Conference

February 17, 2017

Registration is now open for the U-M Women of Color Task Force’s 35th annual Career Conference to be held on Friday, March 3.The university has a strong commitment to professional and personal development and this annual conference, now in its 35th year, represents a fantastic opportunity available to all faculty, staff and students.This year's conference is themed, "U-M Staff: The Heart of Maize and Blue," and will focus on diversity in the workplace as well as the contributions of the university's talented and dedicated staff. This event is open to all Michigan Medicine personnel and to the general public, however, registration…

Early-bird rates end soon for Integrative Health course

February 16, 2017

Early-bird rates are available through Friday, Feb. 17 for the "Creating a Space for Wellness: Integrative Health in Primary Care" course to be held on March 16-17. This course is organized by the Department of Family Medicine in partnership with the Adolescent Health Initiative. With the theme of "eating for health" and a focus on improving health and wellness, the course is designed to inspire collaboration. Attendees will explore integrative approaches to a variety of conditions and participate in hands-on workshops. The conference will emphasize how to move beyond pharmaceutical approaches while working collaboratively with patients toward optimal health. Sessions…

Attend spring orientation for clinical researchers

February 16, 2017

After overwhelmingly positive feedback from the 2016 sessions, the Clinical Trial Support Office, in partnership with MICHR, is offering a spring session of Orientation for Clinical Investigators. The program is open to all clinical research faculty. However, the training is mandatory for clinical researchers new to the U-M Medical School and Medical School faculty new to conducting clinical trials. This 3.5-hour orientation provides participants with: An orientation to information, resources, and tools necessary to navigate the university's research enterprise A basic understanding of what is needed to comply with regulations related to clinical research. Participants will learn about IRBMED, regulatory…