Research Newsletters, Researchpalooza & Listservs
Researchpalooza attendees

Breakthroughs are taking place every day at the University of Michigan Medical School, and we're excited to talk about them!

The Medical School Office of Research produces a number of newsletters and events that connect across our research enterprise.

If you're a member of the press, please reach out directly to the media team in Michigan Medicine's Department of Communication.

If you're a member of our U-M research community interested in learning more about how to share your good news, publicize an event, or even find resources for poster publishing, check out the Communications Toolkit on the Department of Communication Sharepoint site (login required).

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Research News

The Medical School Office of Research publishes Research News, as well as a number of other electronic newsletters, to help faculty and staff stay up-to-date on the latest funding opportunities, policies, events, and other biomedical news here at the University of Michigan.

  • Sign up to receive Research News and other email newsletters from Office of Research units
  • Got news? CLICK HERE to submit your article, signage, social media, or podcast idea to editors across campus
  • Looking for the answer to the latest Research News trivia question? CLICK HERE
Researchpalooza

A glorious early-fall day on September 13, 2023, found hundreds of faculty and staff mixing and mingling with team members from over 60 different offices and labs who serve biomedical research across campus.

900+ attendees used the Medical School Office of Research's famous "Passport to Prizes" to navigate the event and learn the latest facts and services about the various groups, while having fun and getting the chance to win great prizes. A few of the winners of this year's prize drawings include:

  • Julie Tumbarello, Growing Your Grants Gift from Grant Services & Analysis
  • Marcus Barissi, Gadget Basket from the Biointerfaces Institute
  • Ericka Hudson-Thomas, Gift Basket from the Caswell Diabetes Institute
  • Hanshi Sun, Gift Basket from the Caswell Diabetes Institute
  • Edie DiMarco, Cherry Republic Gift Box from the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development & Treatment Assessment
  • Elizabeth Paymal, Cherry Republic Gift Box from the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development & Treatment Assessment
  • Erica Strausbough, Cherry Republic Gift Box from the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development & Treatment Assessment
  • Deena Beckius, iPad from the Medical School Office of Research
  • Joanna Spencer-Segal, $50 amazon gift card from the Medical School Office of Research
  • Katie Winner, $2,000 toward professional travel from the Medical School Office of Research
  • Rita Costa, $200 Tech Shop gift card from Health Lab (Department of Communications)
  • Renae Blevins, Barbie Basket from the Clinical Trials Support Office
  • Guoqing Hou, Mario Basket from the Central Biorepository

In addition to prize drawings, each year the Office of Research also sponsors a Customer Service Award for the participating organizations. “Secret shoppers” wandered the event, evaluating the tables based on research knowledge and the friendliness of the staff. This year, the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center took home the trophy, with the secret shoppers noting that CHEAR’s staff were very enthusiastic and engaging. The Taubman Health Sciences Library and Planet Blue teams were also recognized by our shoppers, which is particularly nice to hear since those groups have been exhibiting at Researchpalooza since the very first event back in 2010!

Looking forward to Researchpalooza 2024!

Listservs

Two listservs, one for faculty and one for staff, are available for exchanging scientific ideas and making inquiries to the University of Michigan Medical School research community regarding scientific protocols, resources, expertise, and potential collaborators. These two listservs were created and are managed by the Office of Research, and have been found to be valuable resources.

Users are limited to members, and any member may send a message. The listservs are moderated to ensure that members receive only messages related to research and our research environment.

Faculty Listserv: faculty-research-xchange

  • The faculty-research-xchange is used for issues that are:  a) relevant to a large number of members, b) related to research development or administration, and c) that are either particularly time sensitive or unlikely to be effectively communicated through another medium. An example is a PI trying to identify interested collaborators in a transdisciplinary funding opportunity. Seminars, workshops, and funding opportunities are not included, as other sites accommodate these activities.
  • Membership is managed via a database, therefore Medical School research faculty are automatically included in the faculty-research-xchange.
  • To send a message to the faculty-research-xchange, prepare the subject line and body of the email as you would like it to appear to the members of the listserv, and send the email to [email protected]. The email message will go to the moderator of the listserv who will then forward it to the group if appropriate.
  • Faculty members also have the option to join the staff-research-xchange for other inquiries, e.g., resource sharing (see below).

Staff Listserv: staff-research-xchange

  • The staff-research-xchange is used mainly by laboratory research project faculty and staff for issues regarding hands-on materials, equipment, procedures and analyses, e.g., recommendations for a vendor; share extra resources; ask for advice regarding materials.
  • Membership is managed via an opt-in MCommunity group called staff-research-xchange.
  • To send a message to the staff-research-xchange, prepare the subject line and body of the email as you would like it to appear to the members of the listserv, and send the email to [email protected]. The email message will go to the moderator of the listserv who will then forward it to the group if appropriate.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or comments.

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