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Urgent care vs. emergency room: What’s the difference?

November 20, 2017

Flu season is almost here — and knowing where to go during and after an illness can sometimes be tricky, especially when your primary care doctor is booked or when you…

Apply for innovation grants for continuing medical education

November 20, 2017

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning invites project proposals for grants to support innovations in continuing medical education (CME). Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000. Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training: content, process, outcomes or assessment. Proposals are submitted via an online form with the opportunity to add additional supporting documentation. The deadline for submission is Dec. 22. Awards will be announced and funds will be available by Feb. 15, 2018. A broad range of proposals are invited, but preference will be given to projects that target the following:…

Learn more about antibiotics during World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 17, 2017

Today is the final day of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a perfect opportunity to learn more about antibiotic resistance and the importance of judicious antibiotic prescribing and use.To help colleagues learn more about this important topic, the Michigan Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program has a website that serves as a thorough resource for all things related to antibiotics. Click here to check out the site, which includes guidelines for treatment of infectious syndromes developed for Michigan Medicine, antibiograms, patient education materials and more.“At Michigan Medicine, our goal is to empower and engage providers to choose the right antibiotic at the right dose for…

Week in Review: Week of Nov. 13, 2017

November 17, 2017

The Headlines Week in Review is celebrating its one-year anniversary! Help commemorate this milestone by checking out this week’s featured stories. Faculty and staff got a closer look at the winners…

Workshop: Techniques for fostering clinical reasoning among learners

November 17, 2017

This workshop is ideal for any faculty interested in elevating their own teaching skills, especially regarding fostering clinical reasoning and medical decision making.Sound clinical reasoning is essential for quality patient care. Diagnostic error is found in 5-15 percent of cases in medicine, and three-fourths of these are cognitive errors. These statistics underscore the importance of developing the cognitive processes necessary for effective problem solving and diagnostic accuracy. Clinical reasoning, therefore, is a critical component of professional training.Learning Objectives:To discuss the importance of clinical reasoning in patient care and the diagnostic process.To recognize the merits of examining the approaches of exemplary clinician-educators.To…

Upcoming symposium to focus on opioid epidemic

November 17, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 27, the National Academy of Medicine will hold its annual Rosenthal Symposium at U-M, focusing on the opioid epidemic. The symposium will take place at Ford Auditorium in…

Learn more about precision health at upcoming town halls

November 15, 2017

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff who want to learn more about Precision Health at the University of Michigan are invited to a series of upcoming town hall discussions. The events will give attendees insight into the many ways that faculty and researchers can get involved, access resources and collaborate on precision health efforts across campus. Meals will be served at each town hall and registration is required. Register for one of the following three events by clicking here: Monday, Nov. 27: 5 p.m., COE Lurie Building, Johnson Rooms Monday, Dec. 4: 11:30 a.m., Michigan League, Hussey Room Friday, Dec.…

Plan ahead: Thanksgiving parking, transportation options

November 15, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday break, please be advised of the following modifications for parking and transportation services:Staff parking: Parking enforcement will be suspended on Thursday–Friday, Nov. 23–24 for permits and meter fees in all parking areas except the Cancer Center (P1), Taubman North/South (P2/P3), Mott/Simpson (P4) and Cardiovascular Center (P5) parking structures. Regular parking enforcement will resume at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25. Patient and visitor parking: Patient and visitor parking at the Cancer Center (P1), Taubman North (P2), Mott/Simpson (P4) and Cardiovascular Center (P5) parking structures will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. Weekend staffing levels will be…

Don’t forget: Help your tired legs at upcoming stocking sale

November 14, 2017

Are you on your feet all day? Do your legs ache? Join the Orthotics & Prosthetics Center’s Personal Touch staff for a stocking sale on Nov. 15 and 16 in the Towsley Triangle! Compression stockings come in a variety of styles for men and women and can help prevent venous problems, leg swelling and tired aching legs. Compression legwear also helps alleviate tired heavy-feeling legs at the end of a long day. The Orthotics & Prosthetics Center recommends wearing compression even if you have no symptoms of varicose or spider veins. New fabrics and weaving technology have revolutionized the compression…