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Nominations now accepted for 2017 Dean’s Awards

March 30, 2017

The U-M Medical School’s faculty and staff have helped the university reach great heights, including a top-five ranking among primary care institutions, a top-10 showing among research schools and a top-10 recipient of National Institutes of Health funding. To honor the best and brightest faculty and staff, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs/Dean is accepting nominations for the 2017 Dean’s Awards Program. Click on each award name for more information on how to nominate. Dean’s Awards for Faculty:The deadline for nominations for the following faculty awards — which carry a $5,000 discretionary academic support prize in each category…

Celebrate National Walking Day on April 5

March 30, 2017

Did you know the average American spends nine or 10 hours of their day sitting? It’s time to get out from in front of your screens and get active! The Frankel…

Gifts of Art presents Deep Ocean View at UH

March 30, 2017

Durwood Coffey, an artist from Westland, Michigan, was influenced at an early age by his artistic family, especially by his father and brother who were both enamored with drawing. While in…

Collaboration is key at upcoming RNA symposium

March 29, 2017

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff will soon have the opportunity to learn more about one of the newest — and most innovative — fields of medical research.The second annual U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine symposium takes place on Friday, March 31 at various sites across campus. It will draw national leaders from the scientific, medical and engineering communities to focus on “RNA in precision medicine.”The overall aim of the symposium is to spur collaboration across disciplines, which fits in seamlessly with the goal of the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine, which was created in 2015.The center is comprised of 144 faculty members,…

Pop-up art exhibit uses past to examine U-M’s future

March 29, 2017

Exploring the future aspirations of the U-M community means also understanding challenges from U-M’s past. Some of these moments will be featured the week of April 3-8 with “Stumbling Blocks,” a series of pop-up art installations planned for Central and North campuses. The exhibit is timed to coincide with the U-M Bicentennial Spring Festival. Seven installations will draw attention to chapters from U-M’s history: the Native American land gift of 1817; diversity of the student body; the role of women; nuclear research; student protest; biomedical research in a global context; and the role of staff. The displays will be prominent…

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems program hosts open houses

March 29, 2017

The Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems, or HILS, program is hosting on-site and virtual open houses in April. HILS is a unique, interdisciplinary MS and Ph.D. program which aims to improve the health of individuals and populations by developing researchers who design, implement and evaluate innovative change and continuous improvement in health systems. HILS is housed in the U-M Medical School’s Department of Learning Health Sciences, a first-of-its-kind basic science department focused on learning at all levels of scale, from individuals to systems spanning states and nations. A brand new program, HILS matriculated its first students in the fall of 2016.…

Help team of physicians, scientists capture STAT Madness championship

March 29, 2017

A team of Michigan Medicine scientists and physicians has a shot at a national title! The team won its recent Final Four contest against MIT in STAT Madness, the first virtual tournament for medical science discoveries, created by the STAT News organization. Now, it needs your help to beat a team from Pitt in the final round. The U-M entry comes from a group led by Robert P. Dickson, M.D., a pulmonologist who studies the bacteria living in lungs. Last summer, he and colleagues published their discovery that bacteria from the gut could be found in the lungs of critically ill patients.…

Class to help clinicians go beyond readability formulas

March 28, 2017

An overreliance on readability formulas and readability scores is a common mistake health care professionals make when writing materials for patients. That's why all Michigan Medicine clinicians are invited to participate in the Patient Education Center’s class, "Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials." Through the use of real-life examples, participants will learn to recognize elements that hinder understanding, and what language, layout, formatting and design methodologies help learners with all levels of health literacy comprehend and retain information about their health. The course will be led by Ruti Volk, MSI, AHIP, Michigan Medicine Patient Education Librarian.…

Registration open for Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update

March 28, 2017

As part of our 2017 CME program, the Department of Family Medicine — in partnership with the Adolescent Health Initiative — is pleased to announce the 53rd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update. The…