Monthly Archives: July 2012

Volunteers needed for UMHS Health Tent at Ypsilanti Heritage Festival (Aug. 17 – 19)

UMHS and other community partners will host a "Working Together for a Healthy Community" health tent Friday, August 17; Saturday, August 18; and Sunday, August 19. We still need volunteers to staff the registration table. No clinical experience or expertise … Continue reading

Posted in: You Can Make a Difference

Join the Weight Watchers at Work group in the Brehm Tower

Did you know that UMHS sponsors and subsidizes Weight Watchers at Work programs for their employees? It’s convenient and affordable!The regular cost for Weight Watchers is $132 for 12 weeks, but UMHS will subsidize $60 of that amount. So, your … Continue reading

Posted in: Benefits & Perks, Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Your Health & Wellness

UMHS faculty to participate in singing fundraiser for Kenya hospital

When it comes to helping others, some University of Michigan doctors aren’t satisfied by only using their day jobs. Through a program called, a group of 24 surgeons, family practice doctors, and physician assistants at the U-M Health System … Continue reading

Posted in: Public Events, Top Stories

Global REACH welcomes readers and contributors

Global REACH serves the medical school community by promoting the global health endeavors of its faculty and students, enhancing opportunities for educational experiences and exchanges, and facilitating the visits of international scholars and learners. We invite you to follow our … Continue reading

Posted in: Global Initiatives

Multiple Sclerosis conference to address therapy, nutrition and research (Aug.18)

University of Michigan’s top multiple sclerosis experts will be on hand to answer the most challenging questions about the disease Saturday, Aug.18.Topics at the Multiple Sclerosis Patient and Caregiver Conference include new and emerging MS therapies, nutrition in MS, progressive … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events, Your Health & Wellness

Program teaches how to influence colleagues, customers and boss (Aug.7)

It is possible to have enough influence to make things happen – even when you’re not the boss. In today’s complex workplace, employees need to be methodical and think through process, goals, interests and those of their allies. Half-day program … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students

Lane closure on Fuller Ave. starting July 30

  The eastbound lane of Fuller Road, between Glen Ave. and State Street, will be used for work while traffic is directed into the turn lane between July 30 and Aug.3.   Necessary traffic controls will be put in place. … Continue reading

Posted in: Getting Around

Help provide a safe environment in UMHS labs

A message from Bruce Cadwallender, director of Safety and Emergency Management, UMHS Faculty and management must provide a safe environment for staff and students. While it is impossible to create a zero-risk environment in a laboratory, the Departments of Occupational … Continue reading

Posted in: Basic Research, Clinical & Translational Research, Clinical Care, Quality, Safety and Environment

U-M study identifies novel therapy that may prevent damage to the retina in diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases


Targeting a key protein blocks two important pathways related to blood vessel leakage in diabetic retinopathyResearchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have identified a compound that could interrupt the chain of events that cause damage to the … Continue reading

Posted in: Basic Research

Neurology Grand Rounds to address dopamine and Parkinson’s (Aug. 1)

Daniel Leventhal, M.D. will present Neurology Grand Rounds: "Dopamine and the Long Duration Response in Parkinson Disease" on Wednesday, Aug.1 at 10:30 a.m. in room 2C108-UH.Leventhal is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology.

Posted in: Education