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Mon, 11/02/2020

In response to the international COVID-19 pandemic and unpredictable national social climate, OHEI now offers a 15minute morning yoga session. Yoga sessions are held via Zoom Monday through Friday, 8:45-9:00am, and are facilitated by Peggy Wright, Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Associate Dean of OHEI. Yoga sessions are open to all who work, learn, and receive care at Michigan Medicine. JOIN HERE

Mon, 10/26/2020

With Election Day quickly approaching, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is working hard to support civic engagement and resources to explore diversity of thought.This email features a collection of resources from campus partners to promote civic learning and civility in classrooms, co-curricular settings, and beyond.  We will be holding Community Conversations to provide space for dialogue. The theme will be 2020 Election Community Conversation(s):  Inform, Reflect, and Plan. Community Conversation are open to all Michigan Medicine  faculty, staff and learners. Session 1: Wednesday, October 28th from 12:30 -1:30 pm , ID: 949 4038 7549, Passcode: OHEI ;Session 2: Thursday, November 5th, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm,, Meeting ID: 993 5411 1881, Passcode: OHEI 

  • November 4th from 5:30-6:30 pm, students can join MESA for connectivity and community  
  • Spectrum Center, IGR, Ginsberg Center, Housing, and other Student Life units will also hold Community Connections for students to “gather,” with more details coming very soon.
  •  Please Note: The Ginsberg Center will be distributing weekly emails with resources for faculty and staff, and learners. 

 There are additional resources below to not only help you encourage voter engagement, but they also center wellbeing for voters as they process the election.

 Classroom Resources Our Civic Learning Activitiesroundup includes  numerous ways to establish classroom culture, structure discussion, and move to action.   A new blog post series from CRLT and the Ginsberg Center outlines strategies and resources that instructors can use to plan, frame, and facilitate conversations about the 2020 Election.Start with the first post of this three-part series.  Election Preparation Workshop SeriesThis 3-part series will help faculty, academic program staff and GSIs prepare for the lead up to and after the election. Topics will include: Getting Ready for the Election (10/23) Managing Election Conversations (10/29) De-briefing the Election – What Now? (11/10)

Wed, 10/14/2020

Erica Odukoya is the recipient of two scholarships from the National Medical Fellowship. Erica is the only medical student in the state of Michigan to receive two NMF scholarships. This honor is well-deserved as she is an impeccable student and committed to diversity, inclusion and health equity. Please join us on November 8 to congratulate Erica.

Wed, 10/14/2020

The University of Michigan Medical School is proud to receive INSIGHT into Diversity’s 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — University of Michigan Medical School will be featured, along with 45 other recipients, in the December 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year that the Medical School has been named as a Health Professions HEED Award recipient. 

Thu, 10/08/2020

Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Patients, Families and VisitorsMichigan Medicine focuses on patient and family centered care for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) guests. Members of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face a variety of health care disparities. Together, we can all make our health system an inclusive space of healing for all patients and families.Please click here to visit the webpage

Thu, 10/01/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its ripple effects, have caused thousands of local residents to worry where their next meal will come from or how they’ll feed their children. That can affect their health — physically, mentally and emotionally.But some of those worries will be eased, at least temporarily, thanks to the members of the Michigan Medicine community and local residents who stepped up to help neighbors in need of food and other basic supplies over the past four weeks.All told, the Michigan Medicine team donated the equivalent of 108,070 meals to Food Gatherers through the food drive that began in early September, and officially concluded Sunday. They also provided 1,177 pounds of non-food items including essential personal care items and diapers.

Tue, 09/22/2020

In the spirit of recent efforts to support Black communities, the University of Michigan Medicine Class of 2024 is coming together to fundraise for Auntie Na’s Village, a nonprofit located in Detroit. Our class is partnering with the Student Council and the Black Medical Association to help build a safe space for children to play outdoors. Auntie Na has been leading the fight against racial injustice for years and now, more than ever, she needs your help. 

Fri, 06/19/2020

Juneteenth is the day set to commemorate the end of slavery in America, and the freedom of enslaved black, indigenous and people of color.Significance and acknowledgement of said freedom is relevant now more than ever. While slavery has been abolished for centuries, and civil rights have been enacted for black people since 1964, the freedom granted to black, indigenous and people of color is still being infringed upon by systematic racism and racial disparities.While Juneteenth is representative of how far the country has come, it also raises awareness of how much further it has to go. Honoring the deaths of George Floyd, and all of those whose lives have been lost at the hands of injustice, is only one way we express grief and stand in solidarity with our black coworkers, learners, patients, families and community.Together, everyone in the community is invited to kneel – a symbol long associated with Colin Kapernick, peaceful protests, and the Black Lives Matter Movement, and honor the freedom that each and every American in this country is owed.The Juneteenth tribute will begin Friday at 1 p.m. and is open to all faculty, staff, learners, patients, families, friends and community members. A moment of silence and kneeling will begin promptly at 1:15 p.m. Kneeling is optional, and not required to participate. The tribute will be live streamed here.  Resources Juneteenth Historical Legacy  For more information about Juneteenth and the significance of the holiday, please click here. Juneteenth Fact and Worksheets for Kids 

Fri, 05/29/2020

August 7- August 8 The Office For Health Equity and Inclusion will be hosting the virtual Health Equity Leadership Weekend. The application window is now closed.     

Tue, 05/12/2020

For his commitment and dedication to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in the medical profession by mentoring HMS students, including through the creation and management of an annual dinner that connects the School’s alumni and students from groups underrepresented in medicine, opening up paths to success in research, academia, industry, clinical care, or entrepreneurship. Read More