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19 new schools start Project Healthy Schools

September 6, 2017

Students in 19 more Michigan schools will start Project Healthy Schools (PHS) this fall.  This is the highest number of new schools to start PHS in a single year and brings…

Pediatric age limit extended across Michigan Medicine

September 5, 2017

A recent policy change established by Michigan Medicine is designed to provide optimal care and service for young adult patients. Effective Sept. 1, individuals requiring medical care prior to their 21st birthday will be cared for by pediatric specialists associated with C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends pediatric care be extended through an individual’s 21st birthday. The shift is also consistent with the policies of most major academic medical centers. “Our pediatric providers are trained to provide care from birth through an individual’s 21st birthday, and even further into adulthood for some conditions that begin in…

Organization honored as No. 1 employer for nurses in Michigan

August 31, 2017

The organization recently earned the distinction of being the top employer for nurses in the state of Michigan! The honor was given by nurse.org, a leading career website for nurses. The organization was cited by nurses across the state for helpful and supportive staff, educational opportunities and good pay. In all, 97 percent of nurses surveyed recommended the organization as an employer. For the full list of the Best Hospitals in Michigan for Nurses, click here. Thank you to all faculty and staff members whose dedications makes Michigan Medicine a gratifying and award-winning place to work!

M-Home houses receive official insignia

August 31, 2017

Since debuting in 2015 by welcoming that year's incoming class of medical students, the M-Home has provided a learning community framework for medical education. M-Home encourages student input and engagement at all levels, from planning…

Video: 4th Annual Caden’s Car Show

August 28, 2017

For one day, children at U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital got to leave hospital rooms to visit a car show designed just for them – on the hospital rooftop. Among highlights: Climbing inside the yellow and red Whoville sedan from Ron Howard’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and sitting in the Optimus Prime vehicle from “Transformers: The Last Knight.” More than 70 cars were part of the fourth annual Caden’s Car Show this year, an event that honors 11-year-old heart patient Caden Bowles. Caden, known for his contagious smile and uncanny love for cars, died in 2013 while waiting…

Surviving brain cancer inspires incoming freshman to pursue medicine

August 28, 2017

As he crossed the stage to accept his high school diploma in May, Jeffrey Brown was celebrating just one more milestone. Among the other recent accomplishments: maintaining a 4.0 GPA, being…

New ‘SIREN’ network seeks to improve emergency care clinical trials

August 23, 2017

The emergency department isn’t typically considered an easy place to perform a clinical trial. From the ambulance to the intensive care unit, “The acute care setting is a very challenging, chaotic…

Michigan Video Abstracts publishes new content

August 22, 2017

The online forum Michigan Video Abstracts (MVA) is pleased to announce the publication of new content showcasing the work of respected U-M biomedical sciences faculty members. MVA aims to inspire scientists, researchers and the public by introducing the experts behind innovative biomedical research through short videos. In “The Changing Face of Critical Care Cardiology,” Shashank S. Sinha, M.D., M.Sc., shared the origins of cardiac critical care, how things have changed over the past several decades, how the underlying patient population in the modern cardiac intensive care unit has changed over time, and discussed where the discipline is headed. Sinha is a house…

U-M Medical School launches program on health, spirituality and religion

August 21, 2017

Patient-centered care depends on the ability of a provider to effectively communicate with patients regarding the values and the beliefs that are important in their lives. Initiatives such as the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Medical School Objectives Program have helped to clarify the spiritual competencies that should be developed in learners. These competencies include knowing how to apply knowledge about spirituality, faith and religion in patient care; integrating spirituality and an understanding of patients’ religious values into clinical practice; establishing compassion and communication with patients, families and colleagues; and incorporating spirituality into professional and personal development. Given this, the…