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WCTF holds annual conference

February 12, 2018

The U-M Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) will host its 36th annual Career Conference on Friday, March 2 in Ann Arbor. This inclusive professional development conference is open to all U-M staff, faculty, students and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Conference attendees may choose from nearly 20 workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development.This year’s featured keynote speaker is April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks DC bureau chief, who will discuss free speech and the greater good. The opening keynote address will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. in Hill Auditorium. The keynote is free and…

Reminder: P-Tube downtime this weekend

February 9, 2018

Please be advised that a total P-Tube System shutdown of stations in all Michigan Medicine buildings is scheduled from 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. During this time, the network infrastructure will be upgraded to improve system performance. There is a plan in place to have runners provide support during the outage to minimize impact on patient care. Departments that use P-Tube for sending or receiving routine and stat supplies, medications, blood and specimens to and from inpatient units will be managing those functions as noted below: The blood bank has arranged for dedicated runners…

Workshop: Navigating available institutional data resources

February 9, 2018

This workshop will cover some of the key initiatives through which the U-M Medical School is managing institutional data and information as an asset.In particular, hosts will briefly cover the UMMS framework for information asset management (data governance), artifacts that provide details on the organization's data environment (enterprise metadata management) and data assets that specifically support the research community (the Research Data Warehouse). In this workshop, participants will learn:A brief overview of the UMMS data governance infrastructure and resources available to support data needsInformation about the Research Data WarehouseUtilization of metadata artifacts such as the Data Set Catalog and Information Management…

Workshop: Presentation skills: Think like an actor

February 9, 2018

It’s conference season and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference.The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable.As you prepare, you start to wonder: "How do I make my presentation more interesting? How do I convey numbers, facts, and data in a way that everyone can understand? How can I manage the fear and performance anxiety that can make me stumble?"This interactive, two-hour seminar will answer…

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 5, 2018

February 9, 2018

Happy Friday! It was a celebratory week at Mott, where the hospital earned the distinction of being named a prestigious Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center. Headlines also featured Deloris Hunt, M.S.,…

Reminder: Michigan Medicine severe weather plan

February 8, 2018

This winter, Michigan Medicine’s Emergency Management Operations reminds all staff to review the organization's Severe Weather Plan. The plan helps to ensure the safety of all patients, staff and visitors by preparing ahead of time. Here's how you can help: Follow weather reports and alerts Speak with your supervisor ahead of time to review if you have department-specific policies in place Plan extra time to get to work on snowy or icy days Consider alternatives for child care in the case of school closures Because of the organization’s mission to provide exceptional patient care, all Michigan Medicine staff members are considered…

UH showcases fun portraits by local artist

February 8, 2018

Based out of Chelsea, Michigan, John Pappas believes that if you can imagine a fun idea making sense, you should make it! He applies this to both his graphic design and fine art. With so much to see and ruminate on in life, Pappas keeps his hands busy by putting pen to paper. His body of work consists of portraits drawn with ink on a variety of surfaces including paper, basswood and aspen panels in an offbeat pen and ink style that leans heavily on pointillism and crosshatching. The subjects range from…

Upcoming seminar highlights diabetes research

February 8, 2018

Throughout Michigan Medicine, there are remarkable stories of discoveries and achievements in basic science, clinical and translational research. The Frontier Seminar Series, hosted by Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice dean for…

Diversity Matters: Lent

February 8, 2018

The month of February isn’t simply about football, groundhogs and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. In fact, later this month, many members of the Michigan Medicine community will be observing Lent, an…