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Michigan Medicine and Henry Ford participate in first American Liver Foundation-Michigan Chapter’s “Academic Debates”

December 4, 2018

On Thursday, November 29, Drs. Sean Bhalla, Brian Nadeau, Vincent Chen and Mary Thomson of the University of Michigan’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology participated in the first American Liver Foundation-Michigan Chapter’s “Academic Debates” in Novi, Michigan. They participated in the event alongside with Fellow representatives from Henry Ford Hospital and everyone presented compelling data-driven presentations, coupled with succinct evidence-based point-by-point rebuttals on 2 topics. The topics for the debate were challenging in nature and very current to key topics in liver disease. Drs. Bhalla and Nadeau debated the argument for needle exchange programs and the reduction of HCV transmission…

Don Tomford Honored For 35+ Years Service

November 30, 2018

Don has worked at Michigan Medicine for over 35 years in various roles throughout the institution. He started as a housekeeping supervisor, moved to hospital finance, was a long serving chief…

Denise Bell’s Retirement

November 14, 2018

Denise Bell is retiring after 31 years of service at the University of Michigan. Denise began her career in the Design and Construction Office at the UM Health System. From there she went to M-Care and eventually found herself with the Department of Internal Medicine where she will retire as the Facilities Administrative Manager after 11 years. Please join us in thanking Denise for her contributions to the Department and wishing her well in her upcoming retirement on November 29 from 1-3 pm at UH South F4353. Remarks will begin at 1:30.

Dawn Meyer’s Retirement

November 14, 2018

After 15 years at the University of Michigan, Dawn Meyer will be retiring from the Internal Medicine Department. Dawn has been a tremendous resource and consummate team player throughout her University of Michigan career. Thank you, Dawn, for your contributions and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Leslie Kamil’s Retirement

November 13, 2018

It is with gratitude and heartfelt good wishes that we announce the retirement of Leslie Kamil, OTR/L, MS, JD, who has been a valued member of the Michigan Medicine health care team for 46+ years. Leslie has witnessed and participated in many remarkable changes in our organization during her long and productive career. Leslie spent her first 20 years as an occupational therapist and Director of that Division. She then moved to the Health System Legal Office for 8 years and started the Health System Compliance Office with Dr. Ted Sanford in 2000. Her Compliance Office legal interns and position…

William Herman, M.D., M.P.H. appointed to National Clinical Care Commission

November 6, 2018

Endocrine Society member William Herman, M.D., M.P.H., the director of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research at Michigan Medicine, has been appointed to the National Clinical Care Commission. The Commission will evaluate and provide recommendations on federal programs related to complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that result from insulin-related issues, such as diabetes. The Society and its fellow Diabetes Advocacy Alliance members have supported the effort to establish the Commission, which will help the country undertake more proactive and innovative approaches to diabetes and its disease complications. Click here for more information.  

Radiology Week

November 6, 2018

National Radiologic Technology Week is held in early November in honor of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays on Nov. 8, 1895. He won the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his efforts. “Americans should know that the personnel who perform their medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures are educated professionals dedicated to providing exceptional and often life-saving care,” Melissa B. Jackowski, EdD, RT(R)(M), ASRT president, told Radiology Business. “As the premier professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community,  ASRT is proud to recognize our nation’s radiologic technologists for their indispensable role in health care and patient…

Mike Kraft, clinical nursing director for psychiatric nursing, set to retire

October 29, 2018

Please congratulate Mike Kraft, Clinical Nursing Director for Psychiatric Nursing, on his retirement from the U-M Health System. Mike came to the university in 2007 to lead the psychiatry areas, bringing with him 30 years of experience as a nursing leader at St. Joe’s and the Catherine McAuley Health Center. He was instrumental in expanding and improving inpatient, ECT, Psychiatry Emergency Services, Activity Therapy, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry areas during his tenure at Michigan. Mike has served as a strong leader, supportive of his colleagues and dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate care. The organization will celebrate Mike on Thursday, Nov. 1…

Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D. receives American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant

October 29, 2018

Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology was recently awarded the prestigious Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. The winning project will look at intratumoral metabolic crosstalk mechanisms in pancreatic cancer, studying how tumors survive and grow with the hope of developing targeted therapies. Howard Crawford, Ph.D. and Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D. of the Department of Surgery are co-investigators. The award will provide $792,000 in support over 4 years.