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Dr. Johann Gudjonsson named Arthur C. Curtis Professor

November 10, 2017

This October, Johann Gudjonsson, MD PhD was installed as the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology. This endowed professorship was established in 2008 and is named for former U-M Dermatology Chair, Dr. Arthur C. Curtis (1942-1967). At the professorship ceremony, Dr. Gudjonsson was praised as a highly accomplished scientist, an outstanding physician, and a valued member of the research community at the University of Michigan. Dr. Carol Bradford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, presented Dr. Gudjonsson with a medallion to commemorate the occasion and celebrations continued with U-M colleagues, family and friends at the reception which followed. Additional…

V-BID Center Receives Public Policy Award

November 3, 2017

The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention annually recognizes individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions to heart disease and stroke prevention by effecting policy change on a…

Pharmacy Walks to Fight Suicide

October 13, 2017

September 23, 2017 the Department of Pharmacy Services joined 2000 walkers in Hart Plaza for the Out of the Darkness Metro Detroit Walk sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.…

Dr. Brad Uren Reappointed by Governor Snyder

October 13, 2017

Congratulations to Brad Uren, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine! Today, he was reappointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The 11-member board advises the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs. \"I thank these individuals for their commitment to this committee and I believe their background in pharmacy and medicine will be a positive asset,” Snyder said. Uren will serve a two-year term expiring Oct. 1, 2019.

FIRST ROUND OF IP-X PILOT GRANTS ANNOUNCED

October 3, 2017

The U-M’s Ann Arbor campus health science deans have selected four faculty team projects to receive the first-of-their-kind Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus pilot grants. The awarded project teams in this first round of IP-X funding are: • Caring for Complex, Underserved Patients: Interprofessional Education and Care Where it Matters Most, PI: Brent Williams, General Medicine; Co-Investigators: Amy Thompson, College of Pharmacy; Daniel Fischer and Debra Mattison, School of Social Work; and Elizabeth Kuzma, School of Nursing. • Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Dialysis Patients, PI: Joseph Himle, School of Social Work. Co-Investigators: Bonnie Hagerty, School of Nursing, and…

Kathy Lash, Radiation Oncology, retiring after 34 yrs

October 2, 2017

Kathy Lash, Director of Community Practice & Capital Projects, Department of Radiation Oncology, will be retiring Oct 31, 2017, after 34 dedicated years. Kathy's contributions have been generous and substantive. Her…

Dr. MeiLan Han Awarded ERS Gold Medal in COPD

October 2, 2017

Congratulations to MeiLan Han, M.D.! Han, an associate professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the European Respiratory Society Gold Medal in COPD. According to the ERS, the award recognizes a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of COPD and who is currently pursuing an active research project in COPD. Han serves on editorial boards for major scientific journals, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association, and is the primary investigator for large National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded…

Dr. Gallagher Wins DDCF Clinical Scientist Development Award

July 31, 2017

Congratulations to Katherine Gallagher, M.D.! Gallagher, assistant professor of vascular surgery, received the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award. Gallagher is one of 17 junior physician scientists receiving the awards of $495,000 each over three years. Selected from a highly competitive pool of 196 applicants by a panel of experts in medical research, these scientists distinguished themselves by the rigor of their research endeavors and their commitment to future excellence as independent clinical researchers in the biomedical field. “We are continually impressed by the high caliber of the Clinical Scientist Development Awardees, their research and the potential…

Teams respond swiftly to malware attack on dictation/transcription service vendor

July 31, 2017

When Michigan Medicine’s telephone dictation and transcription service provider was impacted by a global malware cyberattack, teams from Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) and Health Information Management (HIM) acted swiftly to ensure the service was disabled, no patient information was compromised, and alternative solutions were provided. “Many staff played a role in the response to the dictation outage,” said Jeff Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer at Michigan Medicine. “Their rapid response, prioritization of potential solutions, remarkably rapid expansion of Dragon and creativity in putting into place alternate options for those dependent on dictation allowed us to maintain operations and…