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Week in Review: Week of Feb. 12, 2018

February 16, 2018

Did you feel the love this week at Headlines? Over the past few days, readers learned how they could create lovely valentines for patients; a Michigan Medicine security sergeant shared why…

Workshop: Preparing effective abstracts for conferences and publications

February 16, 2018

Whether you are submitting your work for publication in a biomedical journal or for presentation at a medical conference, the abstract is often the only thing that editors and conference organizers use to make decisions about accepting your work. Thus, it is imperative to prepare an abstract that not only follows the required format and length, but also is informative and can stand on its own in “telling the story” about your work.This workshop will inform attendees about formats, styles, what to include in an abstract and how to make the best use of the allowed word count. A case…

Workshop: Inclusive principles for clinical teaching

February 16, 2018

Inclusive teaching involves deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all individuals are treated equitably, have equal access to learning, and feel welcome, valued and supported. In this interactive workshop, clinical faculty will examine four principles for creating an inclusive clinical learning environment, one which attends to instructors' and learners' social identities and to the ways systemic inequities shape dynamics in teaching-learning spaces.Facilitated by: Stephanie Moody, Ph.D., instructional consultantVictoria Genetin, Ph.D., assistant director of diversity and inclusion, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Breakfast provided)Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floorRegister onlineThis workshop…

Workshop series covers basics of health research

February 15, 2018

The Research Basics workshop series is designed to present basic, introductory-level material covering concepts in clinical or health research. It is open to all study team members who are new to clinical or health research at U-M or new to any of the topics listed below. This three-part series engages participants and provides opportunities for skill building and learning. Maximum benefit will be gained by attending all three sessions, but it is not required. All sessions are held at Danto Auditorium.Topics include:Fundamentals of Data Management (March 8)Essential Documents and Good Clinical Practice (March 15)Conducting and Obtaining Valid Informed Consent (April 3)Click here to register!Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/research-basics-march-2018-registration-42330095455

Diversity Matters: Chinese New Year

February 15, 2018

This week, faculty and staff can help many in the Michigan Medicine community celebrate the Chinese New Year! The new lunar year — which is set to begin Friday, Feb. 16…

Learn Michigan Medicine’s history at upcoming seminar

February 14, 2018

Michigan Medicine has a long, proud history — from the founding of the medical school in 1850 and the opening of the first university-owned hospital in 1869, to today's achievements in patient care, research and education.A medical historian from Michigan Medicine's faculty, Joel Howell, M.D., knows this history well — he recently published a book with co-author Dea H. Boster called "Medicine at Michigan: A History of the University of Michigan Medical School at the Bicentennial."On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., Howell will discuss this history and the lessons it holds for health care and health policy in the 21st century.…

Be the Match: Bone marrow registry drive today in Towsley Triangle 

February 14, 2018

Elias has undergone dozens of testing and various procedures and has been diagnosed with a very rare immunity disorder. He is in need of a bone marrow…

Reminder: Project Healthy Schools accepting applications until March 30

February 13, 2018

Michigan middle schools are invited to apply for Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood health through school-based wellness programming. The program offers on-site and electronic support, curriculum, tools and funding. These resources help establish a sustainable school wellness program, create a healthier school environment and begin to build a culture of health at school. More information about the application process for the 2018-2019 school year, and a copy of the application are available by clicking here. Project Healthy Schools is a Michigan Medicine/community collaborative that encourages middle school students to increase…

Artistic photography aims to inspire emotional response

February 13, 2018

Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Daniel Sidoli has always had the creative itch. It led him to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. With his work, Sidoli intends to capture images that illustrate the unique landscape that erosion sculpts over time. His goal with photography is to be artistic, yet convey the truth. He wants the subject to inspire the audience and leave a lasting impression — in essence, he hopes to elicit an emotional response. Each image…