Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beyond medicine – Ben Carson calls for doctors to engage in policy sphere


Forty years ago this summer, Benjamin Carson entered the University of Michigan Medical School as a promising young medical student, fulfilling a dream he had held since he was an eight-year-old Detroit schoolboy. Today, he is director of pediatric neurosurgery … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Education

Glaxo Smith Kline researcher to present at Department of Biological Chemistry Seminar Series (April 9)

Thomas Meek, Ph.D. of Glaxo Smith Kline, will be presenting the Annual G. Robert Greenberg Lectureship in Biological Chemistry at noon on Tuesday, April 9 at North Lecture Hall, MS II.The title of his talk is "Mechanistic Studies on Two … Continue reading

Posted in: Basic Research

Graduate Program in Immunology Research Seminar with Michelle Reed (April 3)

Michelle Reed, Ph.D. candidate from the lab of Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D., will present her research, “Dendritic cell-associated autophagy modulates CD4+ T cell responses during respiratory syncytial virus infection” at the Graduate Program in Immunology Research Seminar, The presentation takes place … Continue reading

Posted in: Basic Research, Education, Research Seminars and Events, Research Training

Beatrice Kalisch receives prestigious national nurse researcher award


This year’s American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Nurse Researcher Award honors University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Shirley Titus Distinguished Professor of Nursing Beatrice J. Kalisch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, for her substantial body of research dedicated to improving … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones

Toni Charles named the 2013 recipient of the 11th Annual Beverly Jean Howard Award for Excellence in Social Work

Antonia Charles, a senior social work clinician on the Inpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit., has been honored with the 11th Annual Beverly Jean Howard Award for Excellence in Social Work. She has been described by one of her nominators … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones

Help on the home front – addressing the mental health and well-being of National Guard and Reserve families

University of Michigan to host first-of-its-kind national conference focused on unique needs of Reserve Component military families April 25-26 Researchers, clinicians, military leaders and policy makers will come together next month at the University of Michigan for the National Research … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events, Top Stories

Collaborate at NCRC Speaker Series-Conversations with the World’s Best Scientists (April 3)


“Using Switchable Mouse Genetics to Validate Optimal Cancer Drug Targets” will be presented Wednesday, April 3 from 12—1 p.m. in Research Auditorium, NCRC Building 10, 2800 Plymouth Road.Limited boxed lunches are available at 11:30 a.m.Gerard Evan, Ph.D., chair of Biochemistry … Continue reading

Posted in: Research Seminars and Events

Toledo area vanpool seeks rider

A new vanpool is forming and needs riders out of the Toledo area riding to UMHS. If you are from the Toledo area and work Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (leaving Toledo area by 6-6:10 a.m.) … Continue reading

Posted in: Getting Around

Ride with Westland vanpool to save money

Our vanpool meets Monday-Friday at Cherry Hill and Hix Road in Westland at 6:50 a.m. and arrives in the East Medical Campus area at 7:20 a.m. We depart at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Thomas at (734) 647-8099 … Continue reading

Posted in: Getting Around

University of Michigan research identifies cell’s role in causing Rheumatoid Arthritis


Researchers have had limited understanding about how changes in the body trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now, a study by the University of Michigan Health System has identified a new mechanism that activates the immune system to promote joint damage in patients. … Continue reading

Posted in: Clinical & Translational Research