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Visitors to UH have high-flying fun

July 26, 2017

Last week, the circus was back in town — in the University Hospital Courtyard! That’s where performers from Ringstar Studio demonstrated the circus art of aerial silk by showing off their strength, flexibility and body awareness high above an amazed group of onlookers. Participants even had a chance to try out the aerial silks for themselves at the end of the demonstration. Gifts of Art sponsored the event by teaming with Ringstar to promote the joy and love of movement arts. See photos from the incredible performance by clicking through the gallery above or check…

Curing the summertime blues: Program supports brothers, sisters of Mott patients

July 26, 2017

For parents, having a child in the hospital can be stressful any time of the year, but it can be especially difficult in the summertime. When…

For 10th straight year, U-M named ‘Great College to Work For’

July 19, 2017

U-M has been recognized as a great place to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education for a 10th straight year. The university was specifically recognized for outstanding benefits and compensation, based on the results of the Chronicle's 2017 "Great Colleges to Work For" survey of faculty and staff. According to the Chronicle, 232 institutions participated in the survey in 2017, and 79 colleges and universities made the list. Results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey. The Chronicle uses ModernThink LLC, a human capital consulting firm, to…

U-M earns $2.3M grant to raise the bar for clinical research training

July 17, 2017

Every day at U-M and across the country, clinical trials give patients access to promising new treatments and clinical research gives scientists important insights into the body and mind. The number of studies has grown rapidly — with 1,600 happening at U-M alone. But no national standard exists for how to train the staff who actually run these studies, even though they have to follow many federal regulations, interact with patients and health professionals, and act as the early warning system for problems. Now, a new effort based at U-M will create a one-stop shop for the best training approaches…

Michigan Medicine again named among nation’s ‘Most Wired’ health systems

July 12, 2017

For the third consecutive year, Michigan Medicine has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems that excel in using information technology to advance patient care and population health, protect the privacy and security of patient information and bring greater efficiency to operations. “As health care delivery evolves, so does the technology needed to support it,” said Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., interim chief information officer and associate professor of anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine. “Health IT is all about developing,…

Step by step, cancer survivor climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

July 11, 2017

As Kelly Luck started her final ascent to the top of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, she watched the feet…

Therapy dog brings joy to patients, one wag at a time

July 10, 2017

Three days a week, Bree happily makes the rounds. The…

Call for Nominations – 2017 AHA Heart Ball Awards

July 7, 2017

The American Heart Association is currently accepting nominations for its 2017 Washtenaw County Heart Ball Awards:The Coeur D’Or (Heart of Gold) Award for Excellence is given to an individual, who through his/her professional accomplishments, has made great strides in the advancement of the American Heart Association.The Cor Vitae (Heart of Life) Award for Community Service is given to an individual who, through tireless dedication to their community, demonstrates love and caring for his or her fellow man; who, through his or her giving and support, enhances the quality of life for many; and who, through his or her generosity, has…

Patient celebrates independence at ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

July 5, 2017

Carey Larabee met Edward Hurvitz, M.D., in 1997 when he was 17 years old. It was to discuss a pump medical device he hoped would allow him to live and attend…