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December 11, 2018

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Acute Injury Clinic opens in IMSB

Students and members of the University of Michigan Recreational Sports facilities now have a first line of assessment for sports injuries and questions right on site. Recreational Sports has partnered with Michigan Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy (MedSport) to bring Acute Injury Clinics to campus. The first clinic will be at the Intramural Sports Building and free of charge to students and Recreational Sports members. Additional clinics are planned in all Recreational Sports facilities. The clinic will be staffed by a licensed athletic trainer or physical therapist who will provide immediate assessment of sports injuries. When injuries need further evaluation by a physician, the MedSport staff will refer the student or member to additional treatment options. MedSport accepts most insurances if diagnostic imaging or further evaluation is required. The clinic, located in Room 1010 at the IMSB, will be open 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 734-763-3562.

Michigan Medicine named 'elite winner' for employee recognition programs

Michigan Medicine has again been named one of the "Best and Brightest" companies to work for in Metropolitan Detroit. Given by the National Association of Business Resources, the honor recognized the organization’s commitment to excellence in human resources and employee enrichment. Michigan Medicine was deemed an "elite winner" for its employee achievement and recognition programs. Among the recognition programs that Michigan Medicine was lauded for were Making a Difference awards, which honor individuals who perform their work in an outstanding manner; organization-wide recognition events, including the annual Ice Cream Social and Employee Appreciation Breakfast; honors within individual units, including Employee of the Month awards and bulletin boards where individuals can recognize their colleagues; and observance of national occasions, such as Nurse Appreciation Week and Administrative Professionals Day.

UM-Dearborn, Beaumont Health collaborate to advance autism care

The Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families and UM-Dearborn have collaborated to bring a new Autism Center, which includes an autism-focused cross-training program for students, health care providers and educators, to the Dearborn community. The center is the first location in the area to offer clinical and educational services for autism diagnostics and treatment including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, social work and medical appointments with a physician in the center that blends with autism. There will also be access to a daytime preschool program. The goal of the center is to provide specialized training to behavior technicians and behavior analysts at the Beaumont Exceptional Families Autism Center, and educators at UM-Dearborn. Last year, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services awarded Beaumont and UM-Dearborn a $750,000 grant to serve patients and families affected by autism throughout southeast Michigan. The funds, which are spread over three years, have assisted in the development of the center as well as the creation of new training, undergraduate and graduate programs at UM-Dearborn.

Special needs dental clinic project moves forward

The School of Dentistry and the Delta Dental Foundation recently marked an important step in a significant collaboration that benefits patients who require special care for their dental needs. The foundation has committed $2 million to the school to create the Delta Dental of Michigan Integrated Special Care Clinic. The new clinic will be temporarily located at the Community Dental Center operated by the school in downtown Ann Arbor until a permanent clinic is finished as part of a major renovation at the main School of Dentistry location on campus. A portion of the Community Dental Center was recently remodeled to include several rooms with specialized equipment that will allow dentists and dental hygienists to provide specialized care not available at most traditional dental clinics. The completed remodeling was celebrated this month with a ribbon-cutting. The new special care clinic, located at 406 N. Ashley St., will be open for patients in January and will take referrals from dental providers. Referral information can be obtained by calling the School of Dentistry at 888-707-2500. A permanent special care clinic is being incorporated into design plans now underway for the main dental school renovation, expected to be completed in 2022.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record