Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cancer Center’s Eric Fearon to speak at Translational Oncology Program (TOP) Seminar Series

The Translational Oncology Program (TOP) welcomes Eric Fearon, M.D.,Ph.D. who will speak on Thursday, Aug.1, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NCRC Bldg. 10 Research Auditorium. Fearon is the Emanuel N Maisel Professor of Oncology; professor of Internal … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Research Seminars and Events

Dr. Osborne in New York Times on hospital rankings

The Sunday New York Times Review section carried an article that examined the various hospital rankings systems – and aired criticism by those who question their value. Among those quoted in the piece was Nicholas Osborne, M.D., a fellow in … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, UMHS in the News

Adam Lauring receives clinical scientist development grant

Adam Lauring, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Viral Mutant Networks and Effective, Influenza Control is among 16 physician scientists selected to receive 2013 Clinical Scientist Development Awards of $486,000 each over three years. The Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) provides … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones, Announcements

Volunteers needed for health tent at Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Volunteers are still needed to help provide information to Health Tent attendees at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival and provide blood pressure screenings for community residents. Help is needed on Friday, Aug. 16, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, … Continue reading

Posted in: You Can Make a Difference

Find wonder and excitement in your own backyard

A post from Pattie Postel, education director, Leslie Science and Nature Center, on C.S. Mott Children’s Little Victors blogA hundred bubbles were flying in the air, with a dozen children excitedly popping them.I pointed to the sky and shouted “la … Continue reading

Posted in: Your Health & Wellness

Taubman Emerging Scholar Johann Gudjonsson receives prestigious research grant

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Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D., a Taubman Emerging Scholar and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical school, is among 16 physician-scientists nationwide chosen to receive a prestigious research grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Dr. Gudjonsson … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones, Announcements

Car seat check – golden rules of car seat safety

Many parents find themselves needing to enlist grandparents and babysitters to help get our kids where they need to be.Car seat installation and use can be intimidating. For individuals who don’t use car seats very often, especially, there may be … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements

Medical Interpreting for Spanish Speakers – Fall 2013

Many health care organizations have Spanish-speaking staff who could serve as interpreters – with the proper medical interpreter training. Medical Interpreting for Spanish Speakers teaches them the skills they need to interpret competently. The course provides a 60-hour introduction to … Continue reading

Posted in: Clinical Training, Education

Medical Terminology & Body Systems – (Oct 9 – Nov 6)

Mastering complex medical terms can be hard. The UMHS Interpreter Services’ Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes it easier. This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. … Continue reading

Posted in: Education

Garden City, Westland, Canton vanpool needs riders

Save almost $175 a month, plus wear and tear on your car by joining a new vanpool getting started in the Canton, Westland, Garden City area. The Livonia area may be included too.Van would leave Canton Center Road at 6:10 … Continue reading

Posted in: Getting Around