Global Initiatives

Positive Feedback Loop – Plastic Surgery and medical mission work

Learn how 15 years of medical service in Colombia helped bring our surgeon back to UMHS and expose residents to the importance of mission work. Read the UMHS blog post here.

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The Positive Feedback Loop – Medical mission work and a return to U-M

Posted by Dr. Robert H. Gilman, M.D., D.M.D Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery My first medical mission trip in 1998 was one of those absolutely life altering experiences. I had been interested in this work for some time and was … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Would Be King (April 16)

“The Doctor Who Would Be King: Medical Utopias in the Colonial World” is presented by Dr. Guillaume Lachenal, Universite Paris Diderot, Institut Universitaire de France, and the Centre d’Etudes des Mondes Africains. Dr. Lachenal will use as a foundation for … Continue reading

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Students headed to Ethiopia via EM-PACE grant

Nearly two-dozen University of Michigan students are preparing for a summer research experience in Ethiopia as part of the newly funded Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagement (EM-PACE). The EM-PACE project is supported by the Global Challenges for Third Century … Continue reading

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UMMS establishes new agreements with two Chinese institutions

New collaborative agreements established this winter will foster educational and research initiatives between the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) and two educational institutions in China: Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine and Nanjing University School of Medicine. The … Continue reading

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Population health symposium – Past, Present and Future (April 10-11)

This symposium features more than 20 national and international experts reflecting critically on the meaning of population health, its accomplishments over the past 10 years, and challenges and opportunities moving forward. Sessions include: • Reflecting on “Population Health”: Where Has … Continue reading

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U-M nurse anesthetist leads medical relief trip in Kenya with U-M and Henry Ford health systems

As a nurse anesthetist at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, as well as Henry Ford Health System, Elizabeth Studley closely monitors patients each day to make sure they are safe, comfortable and relaxed. … Continue reading

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Check out hashtag #1000OBGYN! Join an important U-M led conversation in Ghana about improving maternal and neonatal health

The U-M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will host a meeting in Ghana this week that brings together OBGYNS and other experts from around the world to discuss ways to reduce maternal and neonatal disease and death in sub-Saharan Africa. … Continue reading

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Dr. Margaret Gyetko awarded nearly $600,000 in direct costs in multi-country microbiome study

Halfway through a one-year pilot study on how the respiratory microbiome is affected by known contributors to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), four countries are beginning to submit their samples to the University of Michigan for genetic sequencing and analysis. … Continue reading

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Baby Care Basics offers head-to-toe lessons on newborn care (Feb.18)

This class, offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking … Continue reading

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