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Journal of the American College of Radiology names Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., FACR, new editor-in-chief

May 21, 2018

The American College of Radiology announced that Ruth C. Carlos, M.D., M.S., FACR, will assume the role of editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) beginning in January 2019. Carlos succeeds Bruce J. Hillman, M.D., FACR, the founding editor of the JACR. “Dr. Carlos has served the JACR as author, reviewer and member of the editorial board for the past 10 years. Professor and previous assistant chair of research at U-M, her NCI- and PCORI-funded work through the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) emphasizes how radiologists can lead patient-centered care delivery,” said William T.…

U-M physician-researcher Sofia Merajver takes top prize at shark-tank style event

May 21, 2018

A new drug in development using a dual inhibitor technology for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), the only subset of breast cancers that doesn’t have an FDA-approved targeted therapy, was chosen by a panel of investors as the winning project at Fast Forward Medical Innovation’s 2018 Biomedical Innovation Cup on May 16. The annual pitch was held in conjunction with the premier venture event, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.  The mechanistically novel dual c-Strc/p38 kinase inhibitor that has been shown in disease models to…

Three sites complete successful BCBSM survey visits

May 18, 2018

Congratulations to the Brighton Health Center - General Medicine, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Hematology Oncology and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center! These sites recently completed successful survey visits with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood program. These Patient-Centered Medical Home payer programs recognize and support primary care and specialist clinic teams that have made substantial progress in implementing and using patient-centered clinical and operational processes and tools, resulting in the delivery of more coordinated, efficient and effective health care. Each year, BCBSM randomly selects 1-2 Michigan Medicine primary care (Medical Home) and…

Cheryl King, Ph.D., honored for research in area of youth suicide prevention

May 15, 2018

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention recently presented a research award to Cheryl King, Ph.D., for her research in the area of youth suicide prevention. King has developed intervention programs and suicide risk assessment strategies for youth in inpatient settings, outpatient settings and emergency departments. “AFSP is honored to present Dr. Cheryl King with the AFSP Research Award. Throughout her career, Dr. King has focused her work on youth and young adults, significantly advancing our knowledge of suicide in this most vulnerable population.  We are proud that AFSP has such an impactful researcher in our network and excited to see what Dr.…

Members of HITS certified as leaders in data integration, collaboration and compliance

May 10, 2018

Three members of Health Information Technology & Services were recently certified by the Association of American Medical Colleges for completing the AAMC’s Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute. Helen Fitzgerald, manager of data integration and delivery; Laurel Barnes, senior manager for Learning Management; and Jennifer Wallis, business system analyst all completed the institute, which helps rising technology leaders prepare to lead in the changing world of data integration, collaboration and compliance. The institute is offered exclusively to leaders in AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals who support technology solutions within the education, research and clinical environment. Congratulations to all three…

Charisa Russell retires after nearly 38 years

April 20, 2018

Charisa Russell retired on March 22 after 37 years and 10 months of service. Charisa started at U-M in 1980 as a nurse in the 6A rehabilitation department. She has worked on 6A for her entire career at U-M. She will be greatly missed by everyone on her unit. There will be a  retirement celebration in honor of Charisa’s dedication to 6A. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us in wishing Charisa well in her retirement! Date: Tuesday, May 8 Location: 6A Room UH 6201 (Dayroom) Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Kim Eagle, M.D., honored with Hometown Health Hero award

April 20, 2018

On April 18, Kim A. Eagle, M.D., Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of health management and policy in the U-M School of Public Health, and director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, received a Hometown Health Hero award for his work as co-founder of Project Healthy Schools, a community and Michigan Medicine collaboration designed to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. In 2002, disturbed by the number of patients with preventable cardiovascular disease that he saw in his adult cardiology practice, and the types of food and the lack of physical activity at his son’s school, Eagle…

Celebrate the career of Perry Spencer, director of Michigan Medicine Security

April 16, 2018

The U-M Division of Public Safety & Security is pleased to celebrate the career of Perry Spencer, director of Michigan Medicine Security. Please join the department for special retirement festivities in honor of Perry’s 20 years of service to Michigan Medicine. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Towsley Lobby. Remarks will begin at 4 p.m. RSVP to Lorie Kitchen at lkitchen@umich.edu. If you’d like to present remarks, please let Lorie know in your RSVP. See you there!

Mary Jo Maksym retiring after 37+ years

April 13, 2018

Mary Jo Maksym, 5B Nursing Supervisor, is retiring after 37+ years at Michigan Medicine. Mary Jo started at U of M in 1980 and has touched so many of us throughout the years. Mary Jo’s farewell will be on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Towsley Dining Room. Thank you Mary Jo, for your almost 38 years of service!