Help team of physicians, scientists capture STAT Madness championship

March 29, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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. Their research may lead to new treatments for patients in intensive care.

The final round matchup against Pitt ends on Sunday night. The winner will be announced Monday, April 3.

To vote, visit the STAT Madness website and choose a winner, then submit your bracket by entering your email address in the pop-up window.

Even as they compete in the tournament, Dickson and his colleagues haven’t stopped pursuing new knowledge about the lung microbiome. Read about their latest findings on the Michigan Health Lab.