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Spring cleaning for medicine cabinets: Events to help get opioids and more out of homes

April 20, 2018

Spring cleaning isn’t just for dust and grime — medicine cabinets need it too, especially in the face of a growing epidemic of misused prescription drugs such as opioid painkillers. On Saturday, April 28, Michigan residents in 16 counties will get a chance to get opioids and other unused and expired prescription medicines out of their medicine cabinets through 27 simultaneous events. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations and police departments around the state will take unneeded medications back at the locations listed below. The statewide effort is made possible by local partnerships with the U-M Michigan Opioid…

Workshop: Improve your scientific writing

April 20, 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.…

Workshop: AAMC certificate in teaching quality improvement, patient safety

April 20, 2018

The goal of AAMC’s “Teaching for Quality” initiative is to ensure that every medical school and teaching hospital in the U.S. has access to faculty who are ready, able and willing to engage in and lead education in quality improvement, patient safety and the reduction of excess health care costs. The U-M Medical School’s specific aim is to develop faculty to create and implement these educational activities for medical students, residents, fellows, clinicians and other personnel within Michigan Medicine. The workshop is designed for faculty and other Michigan Medicine personnel who: Already have a basic knowledge of and experience with…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Catherine St. water main project

April 20, 2018

Please be advised that an upcoming project along Catherine St. in Ann Arbor is scheduled for next week. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Catherine St. between Division and N. Fourth Ave. is scheduled to be closed beginning Monday, April 23 and reopen Thursday, April 26. The project is to construct a water main at the Catherine and N. Fifth intersection. On Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26, there are also scheduled daytime closures of N Fifth Ave. between Catherine and Beakes. The closures…

Week in Review: Week of April 16, 2018

April 20, 2018

It’s Friday! This week at Headlines had something for everyone — from volunteers (Happy National Volunteer Week!), to poets (readers learned the winners of the first-ever Michigan Medicine poetry contest), to…

Love Jeopardy? Participate in Michigan Medicine Quiz Bowl!

April 19, 2018

Do you love Jeopardy? Find yourself answering all the questions during Trivial Pursuit? Then come on down and participate in the first Michigan Medicine Quiz Bowl on Friday, April 27! You can play on your own or with a team from your department/unit and earn the title of Michigan Medicine Quiz Bowl Champion. Fun prizes and bragging rights for winners! This event wraps up Patient Experience Week (April 23 – 27) at Michigan Medicine. Check out events happening throughout the week! What: Michigan Medicine Quiz Bowl When: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, April 27 Where: Towsley Lobby Sign up by clicking…

Apply now to expand your biostatics toolkit for biomedical research

April 19, 2018

You’re invited to a weeklong workshop focused on “Expanding Your Biostatistics Toolkit for Biomedical Research.” The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily from May 7-11 in room 1690 SPH I at the U-M School of Public Health. This workshop will expand attendees' biostatistical toolkit and provide individuals with the knowledge to conduct preliminary biostatistical analysis and to write the methods section of a grant or paper. The topics that will be covered during the workshop include an introduction to biostatistics, clinical trials, survival analysis, and longitudinal analysis. The registration fee is $300. This fee includes…

Deadline approaching: Medical Education Scholars Program

April 19, 2018

The Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP) is an internationally-acclaimed annual program established in 1998 by the U-M Medical School. MESP provides an opportunity for competitively-selected faculty to study and apply principles of medical education in-depth. The program is designed for medical school faculty and a limited number of fellows to develop as leaders in medical education. Skills emphasized include educational leadership, teaching and scholarship. Applications for the 2018-19 MESP cohort are now open! Click here to learn how to apply before the May 8 deadline. For more information on the program, including a more detailed look at its components, visit the MESP website.

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures

April 19, 2018

Please be advised that upcoming projects are expected to cause road closures around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From now until Monday, April 23, Packard between Chesterfield Dr. and Sunnyside Park Dr. is scheduled to have an outside lane closed in each direction. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, South Main St. between William and Packard is expected to…