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MICHR program designed to prepare individuals for translational research careers: Apply today!

June 19, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP). This program is open campuswide to individuals with a Ph.D., who are interested in additional training in translational sciences. The PTSP is designed to prepare individuals for independent careers in translational research, and the award provides trainees with an $85,000 career development award to be used over two years. Applicants will work under the direction of a mentoring team that consists of a mentor from the Ph.D. discipline as well as a clinical mentor. The application is loosely based on a NIH K23 grant format and includes…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming construction projects

June 19, 2018

Please be advised that upcoming road work is 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: On Wednesday, June 20, intermittent single-lane closures in the northbound and southbound directions of South Main Street between Stadium and William are scheduled to take place due to a resurfacing project. Two-way traffic will be maintained with the use of a flagperson. The work is expected to be completed by 8 p.m. On Thursday evening, June 21 and Friday morning, June 22,…

Make virtual camp a summertime reality for kids!

June 19, 2018

School’s out for the summer, meaning you may be looking for something fun…

When to refer a patient to a financial counselor

June 18, 2018

Any time a patient wants to pay 100 percent in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). Email: PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu Phone: 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free) Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, health care providers are required to restrict disclosure to a patient’s health plan if the patient asks that the provider not bill insurance for an item or service and the patient agrees to and does pay 100 percent in full for that item or service. A patient…

Apply for Voices Career Development Grant by June 30

June 18, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the Voices Career Development Fund. The fund supports staff in enhancing their professional experience at the university by offering grants of up to $1,000 to for participation in seminars, workshops or apprenticeships as well as for continuing education and/or degree or certification or costs of equipment or supplies related to these pursuits (such as textbooks or computer equipment). "The idea for this fund originated from Voices of the Staff Alumni as a way to honor staff for the bicentennial," said Diane Vasquez, director of human resource operations. "The money has come from donations, mostly by staff.…

Questions about retirement? Drop-in for help at BSRB

June 18, 2018

Benefits Office representatives will visit the Biomedical Science Research Building later this month to assist faculty and staff with brief retirement questions on a drop-in basis. Representatives from Fidelity will also be available to discuss retirement investments. There’s no need to register. Feel free to stop by as your schedule permits! Drop-In Retirement Help: When: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, June 29 Where: A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Seminar Rooms A&B For more help with retirement planning: Visit Planning for Retirement for comprehensive resources Watch an online version of the Planning for Retirement class offered by the Benefits Office…

Joint Commission wraps up Comprehensive Stroke Center visit

June 15, 2018

The organization’s two-day Comprehensive Stroke Center recertification survey with The Joint Commission concluded on June 13. Stroke patients are cared for throughout the institution and every area had stellar engagement and performance during the survey. The Joint Commission reviewers were incredibly impressed with the entire organization. A few of their comments included: Michigan Medicine displayed a really strong team dynamic. Strong program leadership was demonstrated throughout the visit. Excellent physician engagement was seen during the survey and it is evident that this continues on a day-to-day basis. The organizational leadership commitment to stroke program was readily apparent. Inpatient care knocked it out…

Week in Review: Week of June 11, 2018

June 15, 2018

This week, Headlines shined a light on Michigan Medicine community members who go above and beyond to improve the lives of those around them. For instance, one father shared his tale…

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…