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The Diabetes Prevention Program is starting soon!

August 21, 2018

If you have prediabetes, find out how you can reverse it at one of the upcoming PreventT2 orientation sessions. PreventT2 is the Diabetes Prevention Program at Michigan Medicine. Throughout this year-long program, you will: Understand how foods affect blood sugar and insulin resistance. Learn balanced meal planning, share recipes and cooking tips, hear ideas for saving time and money in the kitchen, and develop new habits to prepare healthier foods more often. Increase and maintain physical activity. Achieve a moderate amount of weight loss. Maintain your motivation with the support of your teammates. Learn how to cut your risk for…

Plan ahead: Fall bus schedule, transit services set to take effect

August 21, 2018

Please be advised that changes to bus schedules and transit services are set to take effect in the coming days. Plan ahead if you plan on using these services. Here’s what you need to know: U-M Transit Service on campus will return to "Back to School" levels on Sunday, Aug. 26, with revised routing and a new stop for the North-East Shuttle route to follow a few days later. North-East Shuttle  The North-East Shuttle will continue to operate weekdays and connect the medical campus to the VA Hospital, North Campus Research Complex and east campus destinations including the Green Road…

Free webinars on LGBTQ health available to faculty, staff and students

August 21, 2018

Michigan Medicine is strongly encouraging all members of the organization to participate in free workshops designed to help individuals learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) health. The webinars are available due to Michigan's Medicine's participation in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. They are available to all employees at all levels of the organization. If interested, there is also the opportunity for free continuing medical education credit for completing the webinars. Some webinars are offered through The Cal, while some are offered by the National LGBT Health Education Center. Learn more about both training…

Improve your career development grant application at upcoming workshop

August 21, 2018

Are you preparing a career development grant application (NIH K or VA CDA) for submission in 2019? The three-part MICHR K Writing Workshop series will help you get peer critique and feedback from senior faculty who are experienced in NIH study section thinking. The workshop only “works” if people have drafts to discuss, so participants will exchange drafts of their proposals. If you are writing an application for a different award and would like feedback or editing services, check out the grant writing support services that MICHR offers. This workshop is presented by the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research and…

Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education issues annual report

August 20, 2018

The 2017-18 annual report from the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) is now online; hard copies are available by request to IPEcenter@umich.edu. The photo-rich report recaps recent collaborations by students and faculty at the 10 health science schools on U-M’s Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses. It introduces the 20 faculty members in the newest cohort of U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows (for 52 total to date), and it details achievements and team projects by the first two cohorts. Information is updated for interprofessional courses, simulations, student groups and partnerships on campus and beyond. Reports are included from large gatherings of faculty (Health…

Did you know? The Device Governance Workgroup is managing hardware fleet

August 20, 2018

In the fall of 2017, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical School Dean Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., endorsed the creation of the Device Governance Workgroup (DGWG) to oversee Michigan Medicine’s…

Benefits open enrollment set for Oct. 22 to Nov. 2

August 20, 2018

Open enrollment provides an annual opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to review and change their benefits for the following year. Open enrollment for 2019 benefits is set for Oct. 22 to Nov. 2. Eligible individuals may change their medical, dental, vision and legal plans. Faculty and staff may also enroll in a Flexible Spending Account. Benefits changes take effect Jan. 1, 2019. No action is required to keep current benefits in 2019, with the exception of Flexible Spending Accounts. IRS regulations do not allow FSA enrollments to cross calendar years. Eligible faculty and staff who wish to participate in an…

Register now for Sept. 6 research symposium

August 20, 2018

Interested in LGBTQ research? Do you identify with or support the LGBTQ community at U-M? Substantial research and scholarship with, for, and by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) communities is occurring within the organization. Experts will share and discuss their research, career opportunities and more at the LGBTQ Inclusion as Researchers and in Research Symposium for U-M faculty, staff and students. Interested students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the free, day-long event. LGBTQ research-related sessions address inclusivity, intersectionality, international cultures and context, policy and law, public health, social sciences, medicine and more. The event…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road work

August 17, 2018

Please be advised that upcoming road work is expected to cause traffic disruptions around Ann Arbor 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: From Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 25, Plymouth Road between Nixon and Huron Parkway is expected to be restricted to one lane in each direction. From Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22, the intersection of South Seventh and Pauline Blvd. is scheduled to be closed to traffic. Northbound traffic on South Seventh will be detoured at Stadium Blvd.,…