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FCVC Innovation Challenge

October 30, 2019

The goal of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Innovation Challenge is to empower our community of trainees, faculty, staff, patients, and families at the CVC to propose, test, and implement new innovations. Innovations can be in the form of changes to patient care or potential new products. The Innovation Challenge awards winners up to $100,000, with the potential to award funding, including partial funding, to more than one winner if budget allows. Winners are also provided education and mentorship to support them on executing their projects. Schedule 12-1p Innovation Grand Rounds 2:30-3:00p Refreshments & Poster Session 3:00-5:00p Pitch Event View the…

Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar

October 17, 2019

Dr. Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, will present her HBCS Seminar, An Omic’s Approach to Understanding Inner Ear Development, and the gEAR,  Thursday, October 24, in THSL Seminar Room 2901.  She is Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine.  Her clinical practice is focused on diseases of the ear and lateral skull base, with a particular interest in hearing restoration and genetic hearing loss. As such, Dr. Hertzano takes care of patients of all ages with hearing loss, diseases of the middle ear, and specifically patients in need of…

Learn about U-M’s new Center for Drug Repurposing November 8

October 14, 2019

Traditional drug discovery typically involves screening hundreds of thousands of compounds to find an active substance for development. The process of bringing a novel drug to market has a very high failure rate, a timeline of 11-18 years, and costs of approximately $1-3 billion dollars. One important alternative is the discovery of new uses for existing compounds that have cleared key steps in the drug development process. The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) invites all interested scientists, faculty, and staff to learn about U-M’s new Center for Drug Repurposing (CDR) at a Town Hall on November 8, from…

Washtenaw County Medication Take Back Events

October 11, 2019

When your medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medications from their home to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unused medicine. Proper disposal also helps to keep medications out of our water supply. Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring your old medications to this free event! List of Washtenaw County events Facebook Event Page  

Focus on Women: Breast Cancer Awareness

October 4, 2019

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for our Focus on Women event with a breast cancer awareness theme. This is a free event and all women of all ages are welcome. The program starts with hot breakfast at 8:30, followed by presentations and finishing with raffle prizes. Program and registration details are below and the flyer is attached. We hope you will join us! Kindly help us spread the word and let us know if you would like flyers for distribution.   Focus…

9th Annual Thomas D. Gelehrter M.D. Lecture in Medical Genetics

September 30, 2019

This annual lectureship honors Dr. Thomas D. Gelehrter, a leader within the human genetics community and internationally recognized as an expert in human genetics. Dr. Gelehrter joined the University of Michigan Medical School faculty in 1974 and served as chair of the Department of Human Genetics for 17 years, from 1987 to 2004. He is currently an active Professor Emeritus in the department. The Lectureship builds upon Dr. Gelehrter's career dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care in medical genetics and will be an enduring legacy that continues to raise awareness about the importance of medical genetics and improve…

Kellogg Eye Center Fall Reunion Day

September 24, 2019

Kellogg Eye Center will host its annual Fall Reunion Day with a featured lecture by Jose-Alain Sahel, M.D., Ph.D., chair of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The retina specialist will deliver the 5th Farjo Memorial Lecture. The Distinguished Alumnus Lecture will be given by Amjad Ahmad, M.D.., co-director of the oculoplastic service at University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Gregory Dootz, ocularist at Kellogg Eye Center, will received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.  Faculty and alumni are invited to share stories and memorable moments about Terry Bergstrom, M.D., a beloved physician and teacher of generations…

Diane Baker Alumni Award Lecture: “Navigating the Genomic Era: Adaptation and Innovation”

September 4, 2019

"Navigating the Genomic Era: Adaptation and Innovation" Sarah Scollon, M.S., C.G.C, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Hosted by: The Department of Human Genetics and the Genetic Counseling Program Sarah received her Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan in 2006. She served as a Genetic Counselor and Project Research Specialist for the Hawaii Department of Health from 2006 through 2011 where she helped bring genetic services to this isolated population and improved public perception of genetic medicine through community education. Sarah is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of…

Real Talk about Tobacco and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Recovery

August 16, 2019

Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT; Health Educator and Tobacco Treatment Specialist at University of Michigan’s Tobacco Consultation Service will discuss the connection between smoking and mental health/substance use disorders, challenges faced in quitting and resources for quitting.  People in recovery can quit smoking, and when they do, they experience improved mental health and greater rates of sobriety.  Free quit kits will be available in preparation for the Great American Smoke Out on November 21 2019, courtesy of University of Michigan’s Tobacco Consultation Service! This event is part of the free Dawn Farm Education Series. All are welcome, and…