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Update: Faculty and staff travel registry

September 19, 2017

Please be advised of some upcoming changes to the U-M faculty and staff travel registration policy.In partnership with ITS, the Provost's office will transition the Faculty & Staff Travel Registry from Wolverine Access to a secure, cloud-based system. The new system will utilize the same vendor software that has proven successful with the university’s M-Compass global and engaged learning system and the student travel registry.The upgraded system will continue to serve all faculty and staff from the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses, as well as Michigan Medicine, and will meet the registration requirements of SPG 601.31 on International Travel.These changes will streamline the registration process…

Join free training program in integrative oncology

September 19, 2017

Applications are now open for a nationwide integrative oncology training program, based at the U-M Medical School. The Integrative Oncology (IO) Scholars program brings together oncology professors in a free, year-long course. Designed for the full spectrum of oncology care professionals, the program equips oncologists, nurses, physicians assistants, social workers and psychologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and evidence-based integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care. The course is funded by the National Cancer Institute and developed by researchers and clinicians at the U-M Medical School. The program is delivered in a blend of in-person…

Social Security, Medicare seminar coming to UH

September 19, 2017

If you're thinking about retirement, attend a free seminar about Social Security and Medicare at Michigan Medicine on Monday, Sept. 25 either in person or via a live stream. A representative from the Social Security Administration will provide an overview about Social Security benefits and health coverage in retirement, including how to apply for Social Security, benefit eligibility for dependents, when to enroll in Medicare and more. This event is sponsored by the U-M Benefits Office. Please note that this will be the last on-campus event with Social Security in 2017.Here’s how to attend:What: Social Security and Medicare OverviewWhen: 9 a.m. –…

Registration now open for inaugural M-CRIT workshop

September 18, 2017

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center is hosting the inaugural Michigan Cardiovascular Innovation & Translation (M-CRIT) workshop on Nov. 10-12 at the North Campus Research Complex. M-CRIT is a two-day workshop geared toward the medical device industry, academics and trainees with an eminent translational component to their research. Faculty and staff are encouraged to click here and share the workshop information with their industry partners. Taught by U-M faculty working at the forefront of cardiovascular biomedical research, the workshop will provide extraordinary opportunities to learn about cutting-edge technologies for better cardiovascular device design, diagnostics and therapies, in a focused, interactive format, combining…

National Preparedness Month: Practice and build out your plans

September 18, 2017

In honor of National Preparedness Month, Michigan Medicine Emergency Management Operations is offering tips and suggestions to faculty and staff each week to help keep them safe in case of an emergency. This week focuses on practicing and building out your plans: Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK). Maintain cash for use in case of an emergency. Plan and carry out an emergency drill for your family. Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks), such as those offered by the American Red Cross.   Make sure your department fan-out list is updated Test your department…

UH South Wellness Center open houses postponed

September 18, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand during the first open house event, MHealthy is working on an alternative way to register Michigan Medicine faculty and staff for a UH South Wellness Center membership. Therefore, all previously scheduled open house events have been canceled, until the details of a new plan are finalized. Please look for further communications in the coming days. MHealthy staff are working on the details of implementing a lottery process to distribute memberships, given the level of interest in the UH South Wellness Center. More information will be posted on the UH South Wellness Center website when available and communicated through multiple…

Updated nutrition guidelines include more whole grains, less sugar

September 18, 2017

It’s now easier for the U-M community to identify and choose foods on campus that demonstrate basic good nutrition. For the last year, MHealthy and its partners have been working to update the MHealthy Nutrition Guidelines. Foods that meet these guidelines are designated with the MHealthy logo and can be found in campus vending machines, at select campus eateries and through select catering providers. The guidelines are also reflected in MHealthy’s nutrition programs and resources such as the MHealthy recipes database and upcoming chef demonstrations. Guideline updates include: Increasing intake of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains Decreasing intake of…

Flu season is coming

September 15, 2017

This year, Michigan Medicine is continuing its commitment to creating the safest possible environment for patients, families and employees. As part of that effort, faculty, staff and trainees will once again be required to receive an influenza vaccination or approved exemption. The organization’s goal is to achieve 100 percent policy compliance among faculty and staff by Dec. 1, 2017. The Infection Prevention and Epidemiology team will provide notification on the official start of the flu season. As established in 2015, the organization’s flu policy requires employees — including those who work off the main medical campus — to get a…

Week in Review: Week of Sept. 11, 2017

September 15, 2017

Miss anything on Headlines in recent days? Don’t worry, the Week in Review has you covered! DeAnn VanSickle shared how her background as a nurse has helped her excel in a…