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CITI Program Guide for Social-Behavioral-Educational Research with Human Subjects Is Now Available

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami now offers a peer-reviewed, printed version of its widely used, online course on the protection of human research subjects in social-behavioral-educational research settings. Available in a convenient, paperback book format, the guide can be purchased at the CITI Program Online Bookstore.

 

 

 

 

 

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Start Your Year Right with Well ’Canes

The Well ’Canes Incentives Program has added new ways to make earning your $300 incentive even easier in 2015. In addition to all the existing program activities, you can now earn points by getting a flu shot, receiving a skin cancer screening, attending a personal retirement planning session or a free Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar, participating in the Team UM Dolphins Cycling Challenge, and more. Earn your first 500 points of the year by completing Walking ’Canes. Registration for Walking ’Canes runs January 12-16. This 12-week program, aimed at improving your physical fitness by increasing your daily activity, is offered by the Department of Wellness and Recreation at the beginning of each calendar year and is open to all UM faculty and staff.

The  Well ’Canes Incentives Program is offered by HR-Benefits and is open to all faculty and staff enrolled as primary policy holders in the UM/Aetna medical plan. Participants may register for the incentives program at any time. Visit miami.edu/wellcanes to learn more and to register. For more information about Walking ’Canes please click here or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).

 

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Facilities Administration Announces New Biomedical Engineering Service

Effective January 1, GE Healthcare will provide biomedical engineering services for the University of Miami UHealth System. The staffs of Facilities Administration, Supply Chain, GE and Aramark have worked diligently to ensure a smooth, seamless transition from Aramark to GE Healthcare.

For biomedical equipment support, users should continue to dial the same number currently in use, 305-243-5999, and select Option No. 2. Department support personnel will answer calls during regular working hours—8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday—and route the service request to the appropriate GE biomedical technician. Calls that come in after hours and on weekends will be routed to the “on call” GE biomedical technician.

InventoryControlGE will be performing a complete inventory of the existing biomedical (clinical) and imaging equipment for the UHealth System currently supported by Aramark from January 5 through January 16. During this time, inventory control number stickers will be applied to equipment, and inventory personnel will collect other data such as serial numbers, locations, installation date, make/model, system configuration, warranty end dates, and cost centers.

The inventory will begin at Sylvester/UMHC and BPEI/ABLEH and continue to all hospital-based and non-hospital based clinics. Coordination will take place with the administrators for each facility.

GE is excited about partnering with UHealth in its efforts to perform a complete and accurate inventory. We ask for your assistance and cooperation with the inventory team during this inventory process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jose L Ramirez, executive director of Hospital Facilities and Operations, at  j.ramirez2@med.miami.edu. For questions for the GE Healthcare team, contact Jordan Robertson at 786-510-3591.

 

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Staff Performance Appraisal Period Now Open

The University of Miami’s Staff Performance Review period is now open for all campuses, including the University of Miami Hospital. Annual staff performance reviews provide supervisors with the ideal opportunity to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely), developmental, and training goals, clarify job responsibilities, and review performance standards and expectations. It is also important to remember that performance should relate directly to merit increase planning. As you begin the performance review process, please remember to reflect fully on the 2014 calendar year, focusing on key competencies and career objectives, while making note of strengths and opportunities. View key dates and reminders here.

 

 

 

 

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Share Your Research at Research Speed Networking Event on January 23

Find a new research collaborator and learn what your colleagues are doing at the first Research Speed Networking forum sponsored by the Office for the Vice Provost of Research from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 23 in the Hurricane 100 Room at the BankUnited Center. During the event, which is similar to “speed dating,” participants will talk to colleagues in ten-minute intervals, sharing their research experiences and directions. The goal is to stimulate collaborations.

To attend, RVSP by Wednesday, January 21 at http://fs24.formsite.com/VPR1/form13/index.html, and be prepared to submit an abstract of current and future research directions. These will be compiled and made available to all participants at the meeting.

For questions, please contact Karin Scarpinato at kds44@miami.edu.

 

 

 

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