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New U-M Heart Heroes t-shirts on sale now!

January 22, 2018

It’s now officially the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk season, and with that comes the launch of Michigan Medicine’s extremely popular Heart Heroes t-shirts! For the past three years, Heart Heroes…

Learn to write understandable and actionable patient education materials

January 22, 2018

All Michigan Medicine clinicians are invited to participate in the class “Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials.” The class will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 30  between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at 2101 Commonwealth Suite 2, Room 1462. An over-reliance on readability formulas and readability scores is a common mistake health care professionals make when writing materials for patients. This class will focus on proven principles and guidelines of writing in plain language. Through the use of real life examples, participants will learn to recognize elements that hinder understanding, and what language, layout, formatting and…

Reminder: Central Endoscope Reprocessing Department open house coming Wednesday

January 22, 2018

Reusable endoscopes are in widespread use throughout Michigan Medicine, as they play important roles in a number of procedures, including intubations, bronchoscopies, gastroscopies, colonoscopies, cystoscopies and hysteroscopies. To help prevent infections and enhance patient safety, the organization is creating a centralized endoscope reprocessing department. The group will be responsible for reprocessing approximately 300 endoscopes on the main medical campus.The department invites all faculty and staff to tour the new department’s state-of-the-art equipment and technology at an open house event on Wednesday, Jan. 24.Central Endoscope Reprocessing Department open houseWhen: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24Where: Third floor, UH South (accessible via elevator bank No. 9)For…

You’re invited: Central Endoscope Reprocessing Department open house

January 19, 2018

Reusable endoscopes are in widespread use throughout Michigan Medicine, as they play important roles in a number of procedures, including intubations, bronchoscopies, gastroscopies, colonoscopies, cystoscopies and hysteroscopies. To help prevent infections and enhance patient safety, the organization is creating a centralized endoscope reprocessing department. The group will be responsible for reprocessing approximately 300 endoscopes on the main medical campus.The department invites all faculty and staff to tour the new department’s state-of-the-art equipment and technology at an open house event on Wednesday, Jan. 24.Central Endoscope Reprocessing Department open houseWhen: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24Where: Third floor, UH South (accessible via elevator bank No. 9)For…

Workshop: Scientific problem solving (CME credits available)

January 19, 2018

This 10-session, highly-interactive workshop will provide the structure you and your team needs to work through a P-D-C-A (Plan-Do-Check-Adjust) cycle of improvement, using the A3 problem-solving format on a problem you select.You will learn about effective management systems to sustain improvement, and practice the essential behaviors of an improvement leader.At the end of 10 weeks, participants will be able to:Solve problems systematically, using the A3 format to run experiments and make improvements in work (be it clinical, education, research or administration)Describe the dimensions of organizational transformation and understand the functions of a management systemDemonstrate the skills and behaviors of an…

Week in Review: Week of Jan. 15, 2018

January 19, 2018

This week, Headlines featured faculty and staff who are focused on making improvements in the months ahead. Colleagues shared their new year’s resolutions and the positive changes they plan to make…

Comprehensive ALS Clinic, U-M hockey team up to fight disease

January 18, 2018

There’s no question the U-M hockey program has been touched by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Scott Matzka, who played for U-M from 1997-2001 and assisted on the goal that earned the Wolverines the 1998 NCAA championship, was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. Former Michigan player Jim Ballantine (1988-1991), died from ALS in 2002. And Joe Feudi, the husband of Yost Arena business office manager Jill Feudi, is also fighting the disease. That’s why, for the second straight year, the U-M hockey team will hold an ALS Awareness game to bring more attention to…

Nominate your mentor for Distinguished Mentor Award

January 18, 2018

Have you and your research benefited from the support of a mentor? Does your mentor have a track record of successfully mentoring students, fellows or early career faculty at U-M?Consider nominating your mentor for the 2018 Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award. The award is part of MICHR's continuing efforts to foster a culture of learning, especially in the area of clinical and health research.This award recognizes the value of mentoring at U-M in helping early career investigators to reach across disciplinary boundaries in pursuit of science. Nominees may come from any discipline in any school, department, or program…

Reminder: Life Science Orchestra offers free concert Sunday

January 18, 2018

No matter how cold it gets outside, Hill Auditorium will fill with warm — and sometimes fiery — music when the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra takes the stage Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m.Special guest pianist Professor Emeritus Louis Nagel is the soloist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto. Nagel is renowned as both a performer and teacher, recently retiring from U-M after 47 years.The concert is free and open to the public, as is a preconcert lecture by Music Director Chelsea Gallo and Louis Nagel in the lower level of the building. The lecture begins at 3:15 p.m.The orchestra is part of the Gifts of…