Clinical & Translational Research

More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans

As Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage is challenged in the Supreme Court, U-M Health System researchers wanted to hear from the general public: What do Americans support when it comes to health plan coverage? A U-M-led national poll found that 7 in … Continue reading

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Improving care through clinical trials

Where would we be without medical advances? Think about medical care 100 years ago. Since then, there’s been an explosion in vaccine development, antibiotics, surgical techniques, medical devices and discovery of medications to treat and control disease. You can look … Continue reading

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Dr. James Ferrara presents Cancer Biology Research Seminar on April 23

The Cancer Biology Graduate Program is pleased to feature a seminar by James Ferrara, M.D., D.Sc, Ruth Heyn Professor of Pediatric Oncology, American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. Dr. Ferrara will present “Translational Research … Continue reading

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IHPI research seminar “Addressing quality issues in prostate cancer survivorship care” (April 21)

U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) offers a monthly research seminar series for anyone with an interest in health services research and health care policy. At the April 21 seminar, Ted Skolarus, M.D., M.P.H., will discuss quality issues … Continue reading

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Scientists re-define what’s healthy in newest analysis for Human Microbiome Project

Study in Nature shows wide variation in the collection of bacteria harbored by healthy adults As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of Michigan … Continue reading

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IHPI Seminar – Evaluating Complex Community Based Quality Improvement Interventions today

The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation presents a Visiting Professor Seminar by Dennis Scanlon, Ph.D., professor of health policy & administration at Pennsylvania State University. On April 16 from 2:30-4 p.m., he will present “Evaluating Complex Community Based Quality … Continue reading

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Enter the SoCRA Scholarship drawing

The Education and Mentoring Group (EMG) at MICHR is pleased announce this year’s drawing for SoCRA certification and membership. The Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the continuing education and development of clinical … Continue reading

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Spirituality and health – Is there a connection?

Faith and support help people deal with stress, add to overall health Do religion and spirituality impact our health? Scientific researchers and clergy alike believe in the positive relationship between spirituality and health. Regardless of the religion, evidence points to … Continue reading

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U-M researchers develop new strategy for attacking aggressive cancer mutation

Mutation of the KRAS gene drives up to 30% of all human cancers, and is especially prevalent among aggressive and hard-to-treat forms — like pancreatic, colon and lung cancers. For decades, researchers have tried to develop drugs to shut down … Continue reading

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Victoria Holden (Michael Bachman Lab) presents Graduate Program in Immunology Research Seminar (April 16)

Victoria Holden, Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. candidate from the lab of Michael Bachman, M.D., Ph.D., will present her research in progress, “Iron chelation by bacterial siderophores triggers Lipocalin 2-dependent inflammation” at the Graduate Program in Immunology Research Seminar Series. The … Continue reading

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