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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…

Clinical Trials Support Office Lunch and Learn: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies

January 27, 2020

Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for our first-ever Lunch & Learn. Held quarterly, the CTSO Lunch & Learns will center around topics that provide you with the tools to better your research. February’s Lunch and Learn Topic: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies A feasibility study is an analysis of a project’s relevant factors to determine if it will be successful, while a pilot study is a small scale clinical trial to evaluate its feasibility and to improve the trial design and refine endpoints before it becomes a full-scale study. Both come with their own challenges. Participants in this session…

Dr. Kelly McClean is Retiring

January 8, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly McClean, who is retiring from the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology in January 2020. Dr. McClean has provided expert and compassionate care to Michigan Medicine patients…

Gubernatorial appointment for U-M Ortho Department Member

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to  Jill Hasen PA-C on her appointment by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Task Force on Physician Assistants. Jill M. Hasen, PA-C, of Ann Arbor, is a physician assistant at the University of Michigan. She holds an Associate of Applied Science in Surgeons’ Assistant from Cuyahoga Community College, and currently cares for patients  at Michigan Medicine in the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology.   She has been employed at Michigan Medicine for over twenty-five years. Ms. Hasen is appointed to represent physician's assistants for a term commencing January 1, 2020 and expiring December 31, 2023.

Read the 2019 Department of Neurosurgery Annual Newsletter

December 18, 2019

The Michigan Medicine Department of Neurosurgery has just released its annual newsletter. Take a few moments to read it in order to: -Learn about medical education updates within the Department, including…

Tradeoffs, New Health Policy Podcast, Features U-M Concept Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID)

December 11, 2019

This week on TradeOffs, the story of V-BID, or value-based insurance design, a wonky name for a very simple but elusive goal: making high-value health care easier to get than low-value…