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Cancer Deaths and the Link to Lifestyle and Environment

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Join Dr. David Schottenfeld, M.D., M.S. this Wednesday, July 24th from 5:15-6:00 PM in 1690 SPH Crossroads for a lecture on A Current Perspective on the Proportion of Cancer Deaths in the United States Attributable to Lifestyle and Environmental Risk Factors.

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Military Family Support Forum


Are you a family member or significant other of an OEF/OIF/OND service members or veteran?

Come to the University of Michigan Depression Center (map) this Saturday (Registration requested) from 12- 2 PM to join a free military family support forum that will include a presentation on a topic of interest followed by an opportunity to connect with other family members through a facilitated discussion. The Forum includes a separate program for children.

Lunch will be served at this program. Register by contacting Kate Bullard: 734-763-4904 or learn more, visit here.

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ABCs of Medicare


This Tuesday night from 7:00-8:30 PM, visit the Ann Arbor District Library as author Jae W. Oh, author of the bestselling book “Maximize Your Medicare” discusses such topics as: How Medicare Works; What To Do And When and How To Save Money.

Jae W. Oh, MBA, CLU, ChFC is a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and a licensed insurance agent with Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group Inc. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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Calling All Michigan Libraries!


For the last three years, libraries across Michigan have participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and encouraged them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. The campaign is called Michigan Libraries for Life. This effort was originally spearheaded in 2010 by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library, but has expanded to include public, academic, special, and hospital libraries across the state. This collaborative effort has inspired 1348 people to sign up as donors!

More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 39% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry, far lower than the 45% average nationwide.  That discrepancy is largely due to state residents not knowing how to properly join the Registry.  Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that informational need.

We are excited to bring this life-saving event back in 2013!  Participating libraries are welcome to join the effort for as many hours as they are able to staff a registration table in their libraries, from 2 hours to 7 days. This year’s drive will start on Monday, October 7th and run through Sunday, October 13th. Gift of Life Michigan will provide free in-person training for library representatives at their Ann Arbor headquarters on Friday, August 23rd. We are also developing additional training materials for institutions that are unable to attend the in-person session.

The key to this program’s success is the participation of dozens of libraries. We would like to extend a formal invitation to your library to join the 2013 Michigan Libraries for Life Organ Donor Registration Drive. If your organization would like to participate in this year’s effort, please contact us at or (734) 936-1394 to receive more information.

You can also find Michigan Libraries for Life on Facebook!

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Adolescent Confidentiality

Join Dr. Christian Pariseau, MD FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Section Chief – Adolescent Medicine, Medical Co-Director – U of M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program & Dr. Elisabeth H. Quint, MD, U-M Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship, Assistant Dean for Clinical Faculty for a lively discussion of medical ethics this Wednesday, June 26th  at 12 PM in Ford Auditorium, University Hospital.
This Bioethics Grand Round will focus on the issue of confidentiality when speaking to adolescents. It is sponsored by the UMHS Adult Medical Ethics Committee and the Program of Society and Medicine. This educational session is open to all faculty and staff and members of the public. CME and CEU credit is available. Please feel free to bring your lunch!
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Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries


The Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine Exhibit from the National Library of Medicine is coming to Taubman Health Sciences Library from July 22, 2013 to August 31, 2013!

With a nation divided, the American Civil War was a war to preserve the Union. For African Americans, it was a fight for freedom and a chance for full participation in American society. As all Americans sought ways to participate and contribute to the war effort for the Union, African Americans moved beyond the prejudices they faced to serve as soldiers, nurses, surgeons, laundresses, cooks, and laborers. Their participation challenged the prescribed notions of both race and gender and pushed the boundaries of the role of blacks in America.

This Illustration of an African American man assisting a medical officer on the battlefield, Harper's Weekly, August 20, 1864 Courtesy Harper's Weekly is just one of many interesting images from the exhibit.

 Illustration of an African American man assisting a medical officer on the battlefield, Harper’s Weekly, August 20, 1864 Courtesy Harper’s Weekly

Check out the exhibit online for some cool activities and further educational resources.

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Air Pollution Community Forum

Do you live in Southeast Michigan?

Do you want to learn more about air pollution research going on in your community?

Do you have questions about air pollution in your community?06-18-13-air-pollution-forum

If your answer was yes to these questions, the University of Michigan and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite you to  attend a community forum about air pollution, to learn about research being conducted in the Detroit area, and to voice your concerns to government officials about issues related to air pollution.

The forum will be held tomorrow, June 18th from 6-8 PM in the First Congregational Church of Detroit (map), with the director of NIEHS, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, as a featured speaker at the event. This community forum will include activities for children, Spanish/Arabic/American Sign Language translation, raffle prizes and light refreshments.

Transportation will be provided from several locations:

For additional information on transportation contact Myra Tetteh, or (734) 764-8632.

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