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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…

Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund Portfolio Company, EVOQ Therapeutics, Wins Accelerate Michigan Competition

November 25, 2019

EVOQ Therapeutics, an Ann Arbor-based cancer immunotherapy company, was selected as the top winner at the 10th annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC), a pitch competition that provides critical funding and…

APRN and Nurse-Midwifery Preceptors Receive Recognition for their Contributions to Graduate Student Education!

November 15, 2019

The University of Michigan School of Nursing Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Programs held a Preceptor Appreciation Dinner for their Michigan Medicine APRN and nurse-midwife preceptors on November 12th, 2019 at Mediterrano in Ann Arbor. The dinner was attended by over 70 APRNs and Nurse-Midwives who were recognized and thanked for their contributions to the education of APRN and nurse-midwifery students from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Laura Kaufman was awarded the 2019 Preceptor of the Year award. She has been a preceptor for the School of Nursing for over 20 years, having hosted 15 students  in…

Everyday Hero

November 13, 2019

Jason demonstrated the kindest act today for Making a Difference.  I was waiting in the P1 (Cancer Center) parking structure for a spot and Jason started to walk out the door to go home after a long night.  I had concluded the elevator was down as all staff would pause, wait and then walk to the stairway.  However, 1 staff member who was using a cane and pulling luggage was paused.  I observed Jason start out the door, turn around and assist that person by carrying the luggage and assisting them up the stairs.  When he returned to the parking structure…

Congratulations Bev Smith!

November 13, 2019

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Bev Smith as she retires from Michigan Medicine after 35 years of service.  Bev joined the University of Michigan Health System as a staff nurse in 1984 in the Pediatric Rehab Unit. She then transferred to UH PACU in 1986 and shortly thereafter, became the Clinical Care Coordinator. In 1994, Bev became the Nurse Manager of the UH PACU where she served our patients, families and staff for 23 years.  In 2017, Bev began a phased retirement in which she continued to serve our Perioperative Service teams with a focus on nursing quality…

James Albers honored with AANEM’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

November 5, 2019

James Albers, M.D., Ph.D., emeritus professor in both PM&R and neurology, recently received the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine's Lifetime Achievement Award. “His work exemplifies the fact that…

Center for IPE Director Frank Ascione Named 2019 Interprofessional Educator and Mentor by AIHC

October 29, 2019

At the Collaborating Across Borders (CABVII) conference in Indianapolis in late October, the inaugural Interprofessional Educator and Mentor Award from the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (a conference co-sponsor), was given to…

UM Neuroscientist Huda Akil Receives Julius Axelrod Prize

October 24, 2019

Dr. Huda Akil, Co-Director and Senior Research Professor of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, has been awarded the 2019 Julius…