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It’s Corporate Compliance Week! Report controlled substances concerns

November 7, 2017

Do you understand the importance of reporting concerns about controlled substances, including possible drug diversion by your colleagues? Statistics show that approximately 10 percent of all health care providers experience a substance abuse problem sometime during their careers. As health care providers, it is understood that addiction is a disease, not a character flaw and with the instinct to try and protect and care for troubled coworkers ourselves, reporting may feel like a cruel thing to do. However, everyone in the organization must give each other permission to “speak up” and then follow through, because when you report a controlled…

It’s Corporate Compliance Week! Reporting compliance concerns

November 6, 2017

Did you know that you have not only the right to report compliance concerns, but that Michigan Medicine policy requires you to report? You are encouraged to first report concerns to…

You’re invited: 11th Annual Prechter Lecture

November 6, 2017

Plan to attend the 11th annual Prechter Lecture, featuring Marya Hornbacher, author of: Madness - A Bipolar LifeWednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. University of Michigan Kahn AuditoriumA. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building | 109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48109Panel discussion about the present and future of research in bipolar disorderReceptionThis event is free and open to the public - but pre-registration is required. If you are unable to attend in person, you can join via live webcastbeginning at 6 p.m.using this link: michmed.org/Erapv. The book will be available for purchase at the event, which the author will…

Gifts of Art presents Geometric Glass Paperweights by David Helm

November 6, 2017

Be sure to recommend the current "Geometric Glass Paperweights" display, featuring work from artist David Helm, to colleagues and patients. Helm's work is made with colored glass cane that he makes,…

Workshop: Understanding spiritual assessments of patients (CME available)

November 3, 2017

With the Joint Commission’s requirement that all patients admitted to an acute hospital have a spiritual assessment, it is important for faculty to understand how to address the spiritual needs and practices of patients. Additionally, incorporating spirituality into your development as a clinician can help to mitigate burnout and be a vital aspect of self-care.Target audience for this workshop: Any faculty who are interested in learning about spirituality and medicine. Attending this workshop can accomplish the following objectives:Outline how a patient's religion and or spirituality can intersect with their health care.Describe techniques to teach learners how to use standardized assessments to…

Don’t forget: Set your clocks back this weekend

November 3, 2017

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour this weekend! Daylight saving time comes to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Week in Review: Week of Oct. 30, 2017

November 3, 2017

Have you come down from your sugar high yet? Burn off some of that extra energy by checking out these “sweet” stories from Headlines!This week, faculty and staff got an inside…

Apply for Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program

November 3, 2017

The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program supports early-career scientists with up to $110,000 annually for a maximum of five years. The program aims to advance transformative ideas at their earliest stages in basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience.The Rita Allen Scholars Program provides scientists with the resources to focus on exploring and embracing innovative research with above-average risk and groundbreaking solutions.U-M has been invited this year to nominate one faculty who is in the early stage of their career (e.g., recent appointment at faculty level). Postdocs and associate professors are not encouraged to apply. The internal…

Plan ahead, expect delays: Road closures

November 3, 2017

Please be advised that upcoming maintenance work will result in road closures and traffic altercations around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead, expect delays, and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Today, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City of Ann Arbor will be performing road repairs on Glazier Way between Huron Parkway and Fuller Road. There will be intermittent lane closures and traffic will be directed by flaggers and cones. Expect delays. Beginning Monday, Nov. 6, Church Street between South University and Geddes will be closed to traffic in both…