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Updates In Nephrology for the Primary Care Provider

February 21, 2020

The course will begin with an opening plenary lecture given by the course director, Patrick Gipson, MD. Following this, there are seven topics being offered for the five small group sessions…

A Year of Staff Engagement to Enhance the Workplace

February 20, 2020

Voices of the Staff began in 2004 with a presidential request for greater staff involvement - to give all staff a Voice. It was an unprecedented opportunity for institution-wide staff communication and…

A Year of Staff Engagement to Enhance the Workplace

February 20, 2020

Voices of the Staff began in 2004 with a presidential request for greater staff involvement - to give all staff a Voice. It was an unprecedented opportunity for institution-wide staff communication and…

Dr. Katharine Seagly Named Co-Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

February 17, 2020

Congratulation to Dr. Katharine Seagly on her appointment as co-director of the brain injury rehabilitation program in the Michigan Medicine Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  She will co-direct with Dr.…

RNA-Sequencing Draws a Packed House in Ann Arbor

February 14, 2020

The Advanced Genomics Core and Illumina host a sold-out event at U-M. On Wednesday, February 5th, 177 U-M researchers came out in droves to learn from the technical experts of Illumina! Topics presented at the seminar included: RNA-seq overview and related applications (ex. ATAC-seq) Experimental Design for successful RNA-seq Projects RNA quality assessment through data processing RNA-seq Bioinformatics considerations and applications, including Data Analysis and interpretation in BaseSpace™ Sequence Hub The adage “Garbage in, garbage out” was also mentioned multiple times during this event. Researchers walked away with a better understanding of the big picture including what happens on the sequencer…

IHPI’s annual report highlights innovations in healthcare research

February 14, 2020

Now online: the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation's 2019 annual report, featuring high-impact research in healthy aging, opioids, health equity, and more, along with innovations in education, training, and professional…

Two Michigan Medicine Residents bring home the Society of Thoracic Surgeons International Jeopardy title!

February 7, 2020

Congratulations to Alexander A. Brescia, MD, MSc, and Curtis Bergquist, MD, two integrated cardiothoracic surgery residents who won the International Cardiothoracic Surgery Jeopardy championships at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual meeting in January! To qualify for the competition, residents had to take a 60-question exam under 20 minutes. The top six, two-member teams were invited to compete at the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 62nd Annual Meeting in November. At that meeting, Dr. Brescia and Dr. Bergquist secured the North American title and won a $1,000 grand prize. This win also qualified the duo to…

Dr. Mark Peterson Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Sweden

February 6, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Peterson, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for receiving a Fulbright Award to Sweden. Dr. Peterson will be traveling to Sweden later in the year for an extended period to expand his internationally known work on health and wellness outcomes in individuals with cerebral palsy as they age into adulthood. Aside from being a tremendous and very well deserved honor for Dr. Peterson, it is an important recognition of the importance of the work that is being done related to adults with cerebral palsy around the world. Dr. Peterson has an…

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., named Hastings Center fellow

January 29, 2020

The Hastings Center has announced the election of 12 new fellows, including Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., Newman Family Professor and deputy chair in the department of radiation oncology at Michigan Medicine and director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.  Hastings Center fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, science and technology. Their common distinguishing feature is uncommon insight and impact in areas of critical concern to the Center — how best to understand and manage the…