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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…

U-M enters collaboration to develop treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease

November 14, 2017

Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) may benefit from a new collaboration between U-M and AstraZeneca, who have partnered to develop a new therapeutic strategy for treatment. The partners will jointly…

Comprehensive Cerebrovascular Program launches at Metro Health

November 6, 2017

Michigan Medicine and its affiliate, Metro Health, is proud to announce the arrival of the Comprehensive Cerebrovascular Program in Grand Rapids. The new program at Metro Health will offer 24-7 care for all patients with cerebrovascular conditions — allowing individuals to undergo treatment for stroke, brain aneurysms, carotid disease and closer to their homes. “We are excited to help deliver advanced stroke care to the western Michigan community,” said Aditya Pandey, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery at Michigan Medicine. “Advancements in stroke therapy, specifically endovascular techniques, has allowed for the treatment of patients suffering from severe strokes. Making this therapy…

V-BID Center Granted Nat’l Forum Public Policy Award

November 6, 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 national, state,…

Interprofessional Student Town Hall a success

November 2, 2017

The turnout for U-M's 3rd annual Interprofessional Student Town Hall was robust and animated. Nearly 100 health…

Little Victors have spook-tacular day at Mott

October 31, 2017

Kids at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital were recently (trick or) treated to a day of fun and games! Spirit of Children — a nonprofit whose mission…