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Week in Review: Week of June 19, 2017

June 23, 2017

This week, Headlines focused on how faculty and staff are improving patient care, education and research both at home and across the globe. Readers learned about a new food pantry in…

Workshop: Strategies to mitigate physician burnout

June 23, 2017

Burnout affects more than 50 percent of physicians. In this upcoming session, the Office of Faculty Development will offer practical evidence-based strategies to help mitigate burnout and help physicians flourish in their personal and professional lives.  Participants will practice mindfulness-based skills and explore techniques matched to their individual needs. Participants will leave with a detailed guide and an attainable goal to start to enhance their own well-being.Objectives of the workshop include:Learning to identify strategies to mitigate burnoutPracticing several strategies that have been proven effectiveCreating a specific goal to develop a personal strategic planIdentifying an accountability plan to ensure strategies will…

Seeking design projects for biomedical engineering class

June 23, 2017

The U-M Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking faculty, physicians and clinicians with ideas for medical devices and/or research devices to sponsor student team design projects during the 2017-2018 academic year. The opportunity will allow a team of BME seniors to vet an idea for a novel medical device or biomedical research device.Project sponsors mentor the BME student teams through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, detailed design, prototype building and testing. Projects should be defined to the extent that the problem is known and the sponsor has some idea of device requirements, but should also be open-ended enough to allow students to explore possible…

IHPI launches National Poll on Healthy Aging

June 23, 2017

Nearly a third of U.S. adults have celebrated their 50th birthday — a sign of an aging nation. Now, a new poll based at U-M will take the pulse of this population…

Reminder: Purchase new parking permit by July 1

June 22, 2017

Don't forget, if you currently possess an annual parking windshield (static cling or hang-tag) permit, you must purchase a new permit before July 1.Permit sales are now underway in Parking Custer Services offices. AVI parking permits are automatically renewed each year, so these permit holders do not need to take any action to be ready for July 1.For more information, visiting the Parking Customer Services website or call 734-764-8291. 

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming special events

June 21, 2017

Please be advised that upcoming special events are expected to cause road closures around Ann Arbor.Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area.Here’s what you need to know:From 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 22 until 2 a.m. on Friday, June 23, South Main St. between William and Liberty is scheduled to be closed for the Event on Main.From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, North University between Thayer and Fletcher is scheduled to be closed for MStaff200.Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

‘Photography Through China’ on display at Taubman

June 21, 2017

Zengquan Xu is a retired electrical engineer who worked professionally in the local automotive industry. Since his teenage years, photography has been his passion. He has a great love for travel photography and landscapes, especially subjects that are culturally related. Using both film and digital photography, Xu prints his work on paper and canvas. Now, you can see his work, entitled "Photography Through China" in Taubman Center! Supporting materials for this exhibit will be presented in both English and Chinese, and it is presented in partnership with the U-M Confucius Institute. Here's how to check out the photographs: Where: Gifts…

Kellogg Optical Shop sunglass sale underway

June 21, 2017

The Kellogg Eye Center Optical Shop's annual 50 percent off sunwear frame sale is on now through Labor Day! The shop has many designers on sale to faculty and staff, including…

Reminder: Attend retirement planning events at UH

June 20, 2017

Are you starting to think about retirement? If so, the U-M Benefits Office will bring retirement planning experts to University Hospital to assist Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. Thursday, June 22: Drop-in retirement assistance in the Triangle - CANCELED Drop-in retirement assistance in the Triangle has been canceled for Thursday, June 22. This event will be rescheduled for a future date. Monday, June 26: Learn about Social Security and Medicare from the experts Faculty and staff are invited to attend a free seminar about Social Security and Medicare at Ford Auditorium or via a live stream. A representative from the Social Security…