150 years ago, U-M sparked a revolution in hospitals — learn more Dec. 6

November 27, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
The first university-owned hospital.

In December 1869, the first patients entered the first university-owned hospital in America: A converted professor’s house on North University Avenue in Ann Arbor.

In the 150 years since then, U-M’s academic medical center has grown into one of the largest and most advanced in the world, focusing on providing advanced care, educating biomedical professionals and pursuing research to advance understanding and treatment of human health and disease.

On Friday, Dec. 6 at noon in Ford Auditorium, Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D., will speak on the evolution of U-M’s own medical enterprise, and how it often set the pace for academic medicine nationwide.

Howell, the co-author of “Medicine at Michigan: A History of the University of Michigan Medical School at the Bicentennial,” is U-M’s Elizabeth Farrand Collegiate Professor in Medical History, and a professor of internal medicine, history, and health management and policy.

The talk is part of the Grand Rounds series of the Department of Internal Medicine, but is open to all for in-person and online attendance. Watch online by clicking here

This talk represents the beginning of Michigan Medicine’s year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of U-M’s academic medical center. Watch for more updates soon on this ongoing observation.

Website: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/bfgaveug

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