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5th Annual RNA Symposium, “Processing RNA”

February 19, 2021

Zoom registration: RNA research shapes revolutionary scientific paths, from fundamental science discoveries in the labs to powerful biomedical applications for patients. The rapid rise of RNA-guided genome editing tools and mRNA-based vaccinations demonstrates the tremendous impact of such breakthroughs. To help us “process” these advances, five Keynote speakers and six Data Blitz presenters will give us their takes on RNA biomedicine, from RNA processing to RNA structure and CRISPR tools. Join us for what promises to become an inspiring 5th annual symposium, socially distanced but undeterred by COVID-19. For more information, visit Two Half-Days Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00…

56th Summer Session in Epidemiology

February 10, 2021

Registration is now open for THE 56TH SUMMER SESSION IN EPIDEMIOLOGY PLEASE JOIN US JULY 12-30, 2021 All courses will be delivered virtually

56th Summer Session in Epidemiology

February 6, 2021

Registration is now open for the 56th Summer Session in Epidemiology. For more than 56 years, the Summer Session in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan has been one of the nation's most highly regarded summer epidemiology programs. The program can give you a career boost in just one to three intensive weeks.  Visit our website for information

Clinical Simulation Center Brown Bag Discussion

February 3, 2021

Elizabeth Putnam MD, Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology will be presenting a talk on "Novel use for Scenario Simulation: Real Life Resiliency." 'Stressful and realistic simulation scenarios are common, and considered beneficial for learners. We used an Operating Room case-gone-wrong to examine the impact of stress and the emotional impact of clinical practice. Our project used physicians, clinical psychologist and an educational specialist to deliver a semi-structured debrief to residents. We evaluated their experience.'

Making Healthcare a Right: The Time is Now

January 25, 2021

Rosemary Day, founder and CEO of Day Health Strategies, and author of “Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Healthcare,” will deliver a presentation. Register at:

11th Annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture

January 8, 2021

Amy Gaviglio, M.S., C.G.C., will deliver the 11th Annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture. Her lecture is titled "From Guthrie to Genomes: The Evolution and Future of Newborn Screening." Please join us on Zoom:  Amy Gaviglio is a 2007 graduate from the Genetic Counseling Program at the University of Michigan. From 2007 to 2019, she served as a Genetic Counselor with the Newborn Screening Program for the Minnesota Department of Health. Throughout her career, Amy has been a tireless and highly effective advocate for the newborn screening program in Minnesota. Her efforts have been vital to the development of Minnesota’s…

Exploring Mindfulness: Techniques and a Guided Meditation

December 18, 2020

Learning mindfulness methods is a great tool for those wanting to connect to a place of inner peace and calm. In these sessions, we will discuss mindfulness techniques and apply them with a 20-minute guided meditation. Each one will address a different skill but are also stand alone. Appropriate for beginners or those with experience. These sessions are open to all. The session will be led by Frank Anderson, MD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Anderson has been meditating for 25 years and has hosted numerous meditation courses in Michigan and across the country. He is undergoing a…

Caring for the Critically Ill During 1st Wave COVID: A Conversation with Hallie Prescott and Jack Iwashyna

November 16, 2020

The U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation presents a conversation with two critical care physicians and researchers who will look back on clinical care, research and public policy aspects of the first COVID-19 surge in Michigan, and discuss implications for the coming Fall/Winter surge. The IHPI Research Seminar Series is a lecture-based program designed to share innovative health services research topics, studies, and programs, with clinicians, faculty, research staff, and students from a variety of disciplines. Join the conversation! #ihpi20 Details and RSVP to receive the Zoom link:

Covid-19 and Addiction: The Science of Relapse in a Pandemic

October 2, 2020

COVID-19 has generated a public health crisis that affects every household. And it's exacerbating another widespread public health crisis that already was ongoing when the pandemic arrived: addiction and other mental health problems. During the pandemic, complications from substance use, and overdose deaths, have been increasing even faster than before. At the same time, it has become more difficult to access the treatments that can help curb some of the effects of addictive drugs. University of Michigan physician-researcher Jonathan Morrow, MD, PhD, will explain some of the science that links COVID-19 to addiction. Armed with this knowledge, we can identify…