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UM-Flint Center for Gender and Sexuality gets grant for peer educators

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Center for Gender and Sexuality has received a $125,175 Michigan State Police grant to support peer education and sexual assault prevention programs for 2019. CGS Director Heather Johnson said the new grant will enable the center’s current programs to have a greater reach and wil provide funding and student staff to offer more content on requested topics, such as healthy masculinity and inclusive sex education. Peer educators lead workshops and educational events for students on topics such as bystander intervention, consent and sexual assault. During the fall semester, UM-Flint peer educators taught more than 300 students about sexual violence prevention.

Nominations for Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes due Jan. 31

For 10 more days, any member of the U-M community can reward innovative teaching by nominating instructors for the 2019 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 31 from students, faculty and staff members. Faculty self-nominations are also welcome, as are re-submitted nominations. Now in its 11th year, the competition will award $5,000 each to up to five faculty projects. The prize awards specific innovations that improve student learning, such as new approaches to creating inclusive classrooms, uses of instructional technology or ways to engage students in the learning process. The nomination form can be found at The awards will be announced May 6 at the annual campuswide Enriching Scholarship conference.

Depression Center releases annual impact report

The Michigan Medicine Depression Center recently released its 2017-18 annual impact report. Readers can learn about the center’s research initiatives as well as programs addressing special populations including veterans, students, athletes and families. To read the report, visit

Reminder: Learn about health and earn up to $220 with MHealthy Rewards

MHealthy has kicked off its annual Rewards program, designed to help U-M community members learn about their health and choose healthy behaviors. Open to benefits-eligible faculty and staff, MHealthy Rewards 2019 includes two simple actions: attending an on-site, confidential wellness screening and completing the 2019 health questionnaire, both of which are available through April 26. Screenings are available at Michigan Medicine locations, including University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, KMS, Kellogg Eye Center, and many health centers. Most appointments are held Monday through Friday, but there are also weekend and late-evening appointments available. Employees who complete both the wellness screening and health questionnaire by April 26 can earn $100. Completing the StayWell health Questionnaire will also qualify employees for a fitness center membership reimbursement up to $120. For more information,

New oncology safety program offers training for clinicians

A new U-M program funded by the National Cancer Institute aims to improve the safety of cancer care delivery. The Multi-professional Oncology Safety Simulation and Training program is a free, one-day workshop for nurses and pharmacists with subsequent resources. Topics include safer hazardous drug handling, supporting patients on oral cancer drugs, hypersensitivity reactions, sepsis, complications of newer cancer therapies, and extravasation management. More than 50 nurses and pharmacists from around the country participated in the first MOSST workshop, which took place in October. MOSST is now accepting applications for workshops in April and October. For more information, visit

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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