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Michigan Medicine researchers awarded nearly $3.5 million to fight fatigue in multiple sclerosis

September 19, 2017

A new clinical trial will explore three interventions in improving one of the most disabling symptoms for people…

FDA approves new antibiotic drug for UTIs

September 14, 2017

Work by Keith Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical research in the Michigan Medicine Division of Infectious Disease, helped fast-track the approval of a new drug for antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs).The drug, Vabomere, was approved to treat complicated UTIs, including pyelonephritis, a potentially life-threatening infection caused by bacteria traveling from the bladder into one or both of the kidneys.Kaye was principal investigator of the TANGO-2 trial which showed Vabomere improved clinical cure rates and resulted in less harm to kidneys compared to the best available therapy. The Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked the new drug, giving it priority review.The…

Michigan Medicine earns accreditation from Adult Congenital Heart Association

September 14, 2017

In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), Michigan Medicine has received accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). The ACHA, a nationwide organization focused on connecting patients, family members and health care providers to form a community of support and network of experts with knowledge of congenital heart disease, is launching its national accreditation program with 11 centers across the U.S. Individuals with CHD, the most common birth defect diagnosed in one in every 100 births, are living longer. There are now 1.4 million adults in the U.S. living with one of the…

HITS celebrates one year anniversary, publishes Year in Review

September 13, 2017

This month marks one year since Health Information Technology & Services formed. To celebrate its first anniversary, HITS published a Year in Review, which highlights the organization’s major accomplishments, measures the breadth and impact of health IT, and introduces inspiring staff members who play a key role in advancing the mission of Michigan Medicine through technology. “Over the last year, HITS has built new relationships while reinforcing our existing collaborations. We are focused on unifying and improving systems, tools, and processes — all aimed at building a stronger organization capable of better serving the evolving IT needs of patients, clinicians, researchers,…

Psychiatry receives $3.9M to study student mental health

September 8, 2017

The U-M Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a new study titled, “Improving Student Mental Health: Adaptive Implementation of School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.”The trial will allow U-M researchers to study the effectiveness of different implementation strategies to improve access to evidence-based mental health care for students with depression and anxiety throughout the state of Michigan.Amy M. Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the principal investigator for the study that focuses heavily on the work being done through the TRAILS program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students),…

Central Biorepository adds new biospecimens for researchers

September 8, 2017

The Central Biorepository receives and distributes biospecimens and data from U-M contributors across the spectrum of medical…

Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, embarrassment and poor prevention

September 7, 2017

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N1nYyze9Fo The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to come, according to new results from the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging. One in three Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 said they’re embarrassed by the condition of their teeth. A slightly larger percentage said dental problems have caused pain, difficulty with eating, missed work or other health problems in the past two years. Forty percent of those polled don’t get regular cleanings or other preventive care that can help prevent dental problems. Insurance coverage appears to…

Indeed.com names Michigan Medicine among Top Hospitals to Work For

September 7, 2017

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named one of the 10 Best Hospitals to Work For by Indeed.com! The website analyzed 15 million employee reviews when compiling its list, in which Michigan Medicine was named No. 6 in the nation. According to one employee review compiled by Indeed, “Michigan Medicine is a fast-paced environment … [where] staff respect their coworkers and work as a team to ensure patient care and safety.” To see Indeed’s full list, click here. Thank you for all you do to make Michigan Medicine a top destination for employees across the U.S.!

Medicine at Michigan seeks faculty publications, mobile apps

September 6, 2017

Medicine at Michigan seeks news of publications written or edited by faculty as well as faculty-developed health apps.If you are interested in submitting a publication, please send the title, a list of all U-M-affiliated co-authors/editors, publisher name, and publication date. If possible, please also include a high-resolution image of the cover. If submitting a mobile app, please send a short description of the purpose and intended audience of the app, a list of all U-M faculty involved, the app’s badge, and links to iTunes and/or Google Play listings.Content is due to Lauren Crawford by Monday, Oct. 2, for inclusion on the Medicine at…