MLK Health Sciences Symposium: Jan. 15, 2018

“The Fierce Urgency of Now — Moving Past Indecision to Action in Health Care Equity” will be the theme of this year’s MLK Health Sciences Symposium; the keynote will be given by Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H., a renowned social justice advocate and health equity expert. A light reception will follow the Jan. 15 event, which begins at noon at Michigan Medicine Dow Auditorium. The Health Sciences symposium is sponsored by the U-M Ann Arbor IPE health science  schools (Dentistry, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work), among other sponsors. More information on this event, hosted this year by Michigan Medicine Office for Health Equity and Inclusion.  Learn more about campus-wide MLK Symposium events.


MIPERC Mini-Grant Application, Due Dec. 20, 2017:

The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) will grant up to $1000 to employees (faculty, staff, administrator, practitioner), students, or interns of a MIPERC member organization (such as U-M). Purpose of the funding is to add to the body of knowledge for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. To be eligible for a mini-grant, a project must be interprofessional in nature. Preference may be given to multi-institutional collaborations.  Learn more via the grant guidelines. If you decide to apply, send a message to for assistance with the U-M password on the MIPERC member site.

Michigan Medicine CME Innovation Grants, Due Dec. 22, 2017:

Project proposals are invited by the Michigan Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Lifelong Learning for grants to support innovations in CME. Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000. Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training – content, process, outcomes, or assessment. Learn more. Note, preferred grant areas for the proposals include:

  • Interprofessional learning and team training.
  • Involvement of physicians in training in educational planning.
  • Educational effectiveness.
  • Clinical skill enhancement.