FACULTY Q&AA spike in verbal and physical violence against Asian Americans has garnered increased coverage, highlighted by anti-Asian sentiments dating back to the beginning of the pandemic early last year.University of Michigan assistant history professor Ian Shin, whose teaching focuses on Asian American history, said the verbal assaults and physical attacks against Asian Americans and their businesses being vandalized are not new, but often not given as much attention as assaults on other minority groups. Read the complete story HERE
A study of emergency care involving victims of severe brain trauma is to be performed in this area. Michigan Medicine is conducting a research study to learn if either of two strategies for monitoring and treating patients with severe traumatic brain injury in the intensive care unit (ICU) is more likely to help them get better. Both of these alternative strategies are used in standard care. It is unknown if one is more effective than the other.
We would like to thank and acknowledge all of the donors for their collaboration and stewardship toward diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Michigan Medicine. The generosity displayed during Giving Blue Day and during the University of Michigan’s United Asian-American Medical Students Association (UAAMSA) Lunar New Year Fundraiser was greatly appreciated and impactful to the work that we do. If you missed Giving Blue Day, you can still donate at any of the links below:
The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is saddened to share the news of the sudden passing of our beloved administrative manager, Mrs. Yvette (Harris) Stockard (link to obituary).
February 18, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion held a Michigan Medicine Second Look event with the theme, “Health Injustice: Stop the Inhumanity.” The virtual event was held for prospective house officers who have interviewed at Michigan Medicine. Second Look was an opportunity to educate and inform prospective house officers about Michigan Medicine’s commitment to health justice and the individual departments’ DEI and Community Engagement efforts.
The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is committed to connecting and advancing our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. With this in mind, OHEI is offering a new self-paced, online training program called Explore: DEI Learning Program based on the Michigan Medicine DEI Learning Model.
At the Town Hall on Feb. 5, the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) co-chairs David Miller, M.D., M.P.H., and Phyllis Blackman, shared an overview of the committee’s charge, and plans to eliminate racism and inequities that may exist at Michigan Medicine.
The University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine have a long standing history of milestones and "firsts." This Black History Month, we celebrate these and many others who have blazed a trail of academic excellence at our institution. Are we missing anyone? We would like to keep this list as updated as possible, please email email@example.com if you notice a missing milestone.
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook A practical guide for improving vaccine communication and fighting misinformation This handbook is for journalists, doctors, nurses, policy makers, researchers, teachers, students, parents – in short, it’s for everyone who wants to know more:
- About the COVID-19 vaccines
- How to talk to others about them
- How to challenge misinformation about the vaccines