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Say ‘no’ to cryptocurrency mining

June 15, 2018

Cryptocurrency mining — a computationally intensive process of validating digital currency transactions that allows the miner to earn transaction fees and digital currency — is best avoided. Don't do it yourself, and don't let attackers use your devices to do it. Illicit cryptocurrency mining has displaced ransomware as the No. 1 cyber security threat, according to industry experts (Forbes, 3/4/18). It can harm institutions by using significant and costly amounts of computing time and electricity and slowing system performance. Don't use U-M resources for mining You are prohibited from using university resources (including computing equipment, network services and electricity) for cryptocurrency…

Workshop: Improve your scientific writing

June 15, 2018

The Program for Neurology Research & Discovery and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to offer this workshop presented by Phillip Leventhal, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Medical Writing. Through a combination of lecture and exercises, participants in this workshop will receive an introduction to medical and scientific writing for journals and grants including: How to start and move forward: from problem statements to outlines to a logical text. Techniques to clarify writing at a sentence, paragraph and document level. Guiding your reader with visual elements. Putting these into practice through group or full-class exercises Date: Thursday, July 26 Time: 9 a.m. – 4…

OHS set to launch HealthRx for annual TB program

June 14, 2018

Occupational Health Services has exciting news as it continues its transition to HealthRx — a new immunization monitoring and management system. Last season, HealthRx was utilized to monitor flu vaccinations. Beginning Monday, June 18, OHS will begin using the system for Michigan Medicine’s annual TB program. Employees will now be able to access their own TB test dates and print documentation. Improved communication to both employees and supervisors will help maintain compliance and keep Michigan Medicine faculty and staff as safe and healthy as possible. Stay tuned to Headlines as more details are shared! For inquiries about compliance, or if…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road work

June 14, 2018

Please be advised that a number of construction projects and special events are expected to cause road closures in the coming days. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning Friday, June 15, intermittent single lane closures are scheduled in the northbound or southbound direction on South Main Street between West Eisenhower and Ann Arbor-Saline Road. Two-way traffic will be maintained for the majority of the work with the use of a flagperson. Access to side streets and driveways will remain available at all times.…

Reminder: Fuller Road parking lot closures

June 14, 2018

Please be advised that a community lacrosse tournament will be held at Fuller Park from Friday, June 15 until Sunday, June 17. This event is expected to impact employee parking in the area. Plan ahead, follow all signed parking information and note that the following areas will not be available for employee parking at the following times: M71 (Fuller Road at E. Medical Center Drive): This lot is unavailable for employee parking from 4 p.m. Friday until the end of day Sunday M78 (Fuller Pool): This lot is unavailable for employee parking from 5 p.m., Friday until the end of day Sunday. For those parking on Friday, the East Ann…

Learn about communication techniques for biostatisticians at upcoming lecture

June 14, 2018

Communication skills are important for statisticians and data scientists as they are called upon to engage with a variety of audiences to help them understand and apply work to their lives. Fortunately, communication experts in other fields have developed tools that can be learned from and borrowed. They can also help statisticians and data scientists create a new model of communication by developing strategies in their areas of strength. Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to a talk that will use examples to discuss the best communication techniques from other fields and to suggest new areas of development. Join…

Gifts of Art brings rock, blues and Motown music to UH

June 13, 2018

The Rock Jones band has passion for their music and a connection to the area through their ties to Ann Arbor and Detroit. Larry Genoa (guitar and harmonica) and Phil Ryski (guitar) have both played professionally in the area since the 1960s. Brian Genoa (drums) is Larry’s son, so their musical connection is deep. Doug Wolgat began playing bass in 1973 and met Larry in his first band (the Fuzz Brothers) in Detroit. Ryski and Wolgat first became band mates in 2005…

Quality Month poster submission deadline coming next week

June 13, 2018

The deadline to send in your Quality Month poster submission is rapidly approaching! As a reminder, all poster submissions are due at the end of next week. The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Click here to download a poster template and to learn more information about the submission process. Quality Month is a yearly celebration of the hard work that Michigan Medicine faculty and staff demonstrate every day toward continuous improvement and enhancing the quality and safety of care provided to patients. If you are part of a team working to implement process improvements, consider…

Going off and getting back on the network

June 13, 2018

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) ensures that data and devices are kept secure through daily maintenance that runs in the background on employee workstations. Maintenance ensures that the latest system updates and patches are in place whenever a user logs in to the Michigan Medicine network by wire or using a wireless connection. If you work at home or off-site with a Core laptop, chances are you “remote in” using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN network and Duo for two-factor authentication — yet another safeguard. Remote access into the network with VPN also certifies that these maintenance updates are implemented. But…