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Michigan Medicine receives Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation

December 13, 2017

Michigan Medicine is among the first recipients to receive the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The designation recognizes institutions that achieve standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for antimicrobial stewardship programs led by infectious diseases physicians and infectious diseases-trained pharmacists. “IDSA is committed to infectious diseases-led antimicrobial stewardship programs as an essential component in the fight against antimicrobial resistance that leads to more than 23,000 deaths per year and over $20 billion in unnecessary health costs,” said Paul Auwaerter, M.D., president of IDSA. “The IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of…

Wheelchair basketball a slam dunk for kids with disabilities

December 5, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUjQbmcQGw A crucial turning point for Daniel Ellman was the day his wheelchair turned into a tool to play one of his favorite sports. Born with spina bifida, Ellman has used…

Record number of donors support university on fourth Giving Blueday

November 30, 2017

A record-breaking number of donors — more than 8,000 — gave to their favorite causes at U-M during the fourth annual Giving Blueday, held on Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving. Giving Blueday 2017 attracted 841 more donors than the previous year, growing the family of Michigan supporters. For 24 hours Tuesday, the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint and Michigan Medicine campuses encouraged supporters to help the university celebrate its 200th birthday by making gifts of all sizes to the cause of their choice. Giving Blueday focuses on expanding the university's community of donors. "Giving Blueday was a tremendous success…

Lack of communication puts older adults at risk of clashes between medicines 

November 29, 2017

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get — or seek — enough help to make sure those medicines mix safely. That lack…

Opening act: West Ann Arbor-Parkland Plaza welcomes its first patients

November 27, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmUo4VsNzdc&feature=youtu.be Today, Michigan Medicine’s newest location — West Ann Arbor Health Center-Parkland Plaza — is opening its doors to patients for the first time. The facility, which has more than 75,000…

Emergency medicine leads the way in NIH-funded projects

November 20, 2017

According to the National Institutes of Health project reporter, U-M is leading the way in NIH emergency medicine-funded research projects. The organization's emergency medicine team holds 21 of 122 grants and $9.4 million of the total $45.33 million in emergency medicine funding, or 20.8 percent. The second largest university in project total is Oregon Health & Science University with nine projects ($3.4 million in funding), and the second largest university in funding is University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with $5 million (two projects funded). Congratulations to all of the organization's emergency medicine colleagues on their exceptional work!

U-M collects a record-setting 424 units of blood

November 16, 2017

U-M scored big this weekend in the 36th Annual Blood Battle against Ohio State.Donors showed up at Michigan Stadium Sunday to help the American Red Cross collect 424 units of blood, a new record and the largest one-day blood drive on the U-M campus.Dozens more signed up as organ donors and were screened for Be the Match, the national bone marrow registry. Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives and the waiting list grows.Michigan Stadium holds about the same number of people who are now waiting for a life-saving organ transplant nationwide — about 110,000 people.Sunday’s total of blood…

Computer Security 101: U-M students show what they know

November 16, 2017

Information Assurance (IA) recently engaged U-M students, including medical students, with a computer quiz to raise awareness of information technology security issues. IA has been giving the Computer Security 101 exam…

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., returns ‘home,’ inspires students

November 15, 2017

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the current director of the National Institutes of…