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CBSSM seeks postdoctoral research fellowship applicants

January 10, 2018

The U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) is soliciting applications from qualified individuals for 1-2 postdoctoral research fellow positions for the 2018-2019 academic year. The mission of…

Warm music for a cold day: Life Sciences Orchestra plays free concert on Jan. 21

January 9, 2018

No matter how cold it gets outside, Hill Auditorium will fill with warm — and sometimes fiery — music when the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra takes the stage Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. Special guest pianist Professor Emeritus Louis Nagel is the soloist for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto. Nagel is renowned as both a performer and teacher, recently retiring from U-M after 47 years. The concert is free and open to the public, as is a preconcert lecture by Music Director Chelsea Gallo and Louis Nagel in the lower level of the building. The lecture begins at 3:15 p.m. The orchestra is part…

Human Resources offers 2018 professional development courses

January 9, 2018

All Michigan Medicine employees are invited to attend professional development courses aimed at helping individuals perform to the best of their ability while at work. Some classes have a registration fee, while others are free. Registration for the classes/workshops will now take place in MY LINC. Click here to visit the Michigan Medicine HR-OE catalog, where you’ll be able to view courses as well as register for them. Available courses and their MY LINC course codes: Leading Successfully @ Michigan Medicine: MMHR_LS1000 (session starting soon) Managing Successfully @ Michigan Medicine: MMHR_MS2000 Crucial Conversations: MMHR_CC5000 Crucial Accountability: MMHR_CA6000 Influencer: MMHR_INF4000 Navigating Change…

MLK Symposium coming next week

January 9, 2018

In conjunction with U-M, Michigan Medicine will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Sciences Symposium on Monday, Jan. 15. The event begins at noon in the Dow Auditorium and will feature the theme, “The Fierce Urgency of Now — Moving Past Indecision to Action in Health Care Equity.” The keynote address will be given by Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H., a renowned social justice advocate and health equity expert. A light reception will follow the…

Active U 2018 starts Tuesday

January 8, 2018

Registration is now open for Active U, MHealthy’s annual 12-week physical activity challenge for the entire university. The program draws thousands in the U-M community who use the team camaraderie, weekly exercise goal…

Have a policy review due in 2018?

January 8, 2018

Policy owners, the new year is the perfect time to plan your upcoming policy reviews and revisions — and the Michigan Medicine Compliance Office provides the perfect tools for doing so! The tools are accessible from the Policy Table of Contents page (in the right side navigation box) and are updated monthly. Overdue policies are highlighted in red.Please note that the Joint Commission assesses the organization's compliance with the three-year review requirement as well as with the policy content itself. It’s therefore very important that policies are reviewed and updated on time.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Michigan…

Workshop: Developing your educator’s portfolio for promotion

January 5, 2018

This workshop is designed for late-stage junior faculty and early mid-career faculty who are interested in the promotional trajectory from the assistant to associate to the full professor designation.Those who participate will enjoy the opportunity to learn some of the best approaches to putting together a teaching portfolio and discuss the promotion process. The workshop is designed to be practical and allow participants to learn about the ongoing development of their teaching portfolio. This is especially helpful to those who identify as clinician educators.Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Breakfast and lunch will be served)Location: South Atrium, NCRC…

Week in Review: Week of Jan. 1, 2018

January 5, 2018

It’s a new year and whole new batch of inspiring stories in Headlines. Resolve to be an informed colleague in 2018. The Week in Review is here to help! This week,…

Advisory: Apply updates for computer chip vulnerabilities

January 5, 2018

Please be advised that security vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel, AMD, ARM and others could allow low-privilege processes to access kernel memory that is allocated to other running programs.The vulnerabilities — called Meltdown and Spectre — could allow an attacker to access information including passwords, encryption keys and more.Linux, Windows, Apple, and others have already released updates to begin addressing the vulnerabilities. Watch for updates from the manufacturers of your devices and operating system vendors and apply them as soon as possible after appropriate testing.Here’s what you need to know:The problem: According to Wired, "The theoretical attack, which takes…