UMHS in the News

Medical School ranking highlights

Today, U.S. News & World Report publishes its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings, including new rankings for research and primary care medical schools and the first ranking of biomedical Ph.D. programs in four years. Also recently, an informal ranking of … 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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Animal research in the news – Read U-M statement

The university has posted a response online to news that a complaint has been made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about incidents involving animals used in research. The university already reported these incidents to the National Institutes of Health, … Continue reading

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Dr. Michelle Caird interviewed by Reuters Health on higher risk of elbow breaks in obese children

Michelle Caird, M.D., assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan, was recently interviewed by Reuters Health on the increased risk for complicated elbow fractures in obese children. “As a public health message, this study validates the efforts … Continue reading

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Detroit Free Press cites U-M report that uninsured parents don’t take breastfeeding classes

Recent articles by the Detroit Free Press and other news organizations cited a report released by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, which shows among uninsured women, just 12 percent took a breast-feeding support class. Comparatively, among insured first-time parents, 40 percent took the … Continue reading

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U-M LVAD program offers new hope for patients

Jerome Wilson shares his storyThe University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is home to one of the world’s largest and most experienced left ventricular assist device (LVAD) programs. In fact, U-M’s LVAD program has successfully implanted more than 580 long-term … Continue reading

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U-M LVAD program offers new hope for patients

Jerome Wilson shares his storyThe University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is home to one of the world’s largest and most experienced left ventricular assist device (LVAD) programs. In fact, U-M’s LVAD program has successfully implanted more than 580 long-term … Continue reading

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Viruses and cancer -Howard Markel column for PBS traces the history

Every month, U-M medical historian Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., pens a column for the PBS Newshour website, tracing the history of a medical milestone. This month, he marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Renato Dulbecco, the scientist … Continue reading

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Dr. Braley’s research featured in HealthDay, US News, Yahoo and more

Neurologist Tiffany Braley, M.D., M.S. and her colleagues recently published a study showing a high risk of sleep apnea among people with multiple sclerosis. The study was featured in a UMHS press release and from there received widespread attention including … Continue reading

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29 years in a box – U-M’s Huda Akil quoted in CNN article on solitary confinement

U-M’s Huda Akil, Ph.D., was quoted in a CNN story on solitary confinement called "29 years in a box."Akil, co-director of the U-M Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the Medical School, spoke earlier this month as part of a … Continue reading

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