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HBCS Seminar, November 8, 2018

October 23, 2018

Kresge Hearing Research Institute welcomes John V. Brigande, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, and Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He will present his talk, “Fetal Gene Therapy to Treat Congenital Deafness and Vestibular Dysfunction,” in the Taubman Health Sciences Library on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Dr. Brigande’s lab studies the development of the mammalian inner ear using mouse as a model system. The lab’s approach involves experimental embryology, a palette of surgical, micromanipulation, and gene transfer techniques that enables interrogation of developmental processes in vivo. Their…

HBCS Seminar, November 1, 2018

October 23, 2018

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute welcomes Benjamin L. Allen, Ph.D., on November 1, 2018, as he presents the Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar. His talk is titled "Hedgehog Signaling in Chemosensory Organ Maintenance, Renewal and Repair." Please join us in the Taubman Health Sciences Library, Room 2901 at 11:45 AM.  Dr. Gabriel Corfas will host the event, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Dr. Allen is Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and director of the Microscopy and Image Analysis Laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Allen’s lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms…

Faculty Mixer for IP-X Interprofessional Team Funding Info

October 23, 2018

U-M faculty teams across the health sciences are invited to this mixer and info session about the 8 IP-X interprofessional education and practice grants currently offered (up to $60,000 per team!). Hear progress reports from Year 1 IP-X grantees, ask questions about the Year 2 Mcubed Diamond format for the IP-X pilot grant program, and find interprofessional partners for collaboration on team-based funding proposals. Learn more about IP-X grants and RSVP for the mixer soon.  

The Woll Family Speaker Series on Health, Spirituality and Religion

October 23, 2018

Speaker: Jonathan Crane, M.D. Title: "Disclosing Demise: Judaic Perspectives on Telling Dying Patients the Truth" RSVP by Friday, Nov. 23 to Renee Hafner at to reserve a lunch.

Employee Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, Oct 30, 11:45 am-1:00 pm

October 23, 2018

Come join us at the Employee Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on Tues, Oct 30, hosted by Shon Dwyer, BSN, RN, MBA, Executive Director, University Hospital & Frankel Cardiovascular Center. All Michigan Medicine employees, families, students and volunteers are cordially invited, and refreshments will be served. The juror for this annual Gifts of Art exhibition is Elizabeth Barrett Sullivan, Curator of Exhibits of the Arab American National Museum. Ribbons and prizes will be given for Best in Category and Best in Show. The People's Choice award, determined by votes of visitors to the exhibit, will also be given at the Artist…

Immunology Research Seminar (Journal Club) by Shannon Estadt (Kahlenberg Lab)

October 22, 2018

The next Immunology Research Seminar (Journal Club) will be next Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12 noon in 5330 Med Sci I. The presenter will be 2nd year graduate student Shannon Estadt from Michelle Kahlenberg’s lab who will present the paper titled, "A protective Langerhans cell–keratinocyte axis that is dysfunctional in photosensitivity".

Cancer Biology Research Seminar by Dr. Nina Steele (Allen & Pasca Di Magliano Labs)

October 22, 2018

The next Cancer Biology Research Seminar will be next Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4 pm in 2903 THSL. The presenter will be Dr. Nina Steele, Cell & Developmental Biology Research Fellow from Dr. Ben Allen’s lab and Dr. Marina Pasca Di Magliano’s lab, who will present her research “Hedgehog Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer”. 

Unsustainable Pharmaceutical Prices and Potential Solutions

October 19, 2018

The annual U.S. market for prescription drugs is more than $500 billion, representing almost 17% of all health care expenditures, and it is rising at an unsustainable rate. In 2017, the average American spent $1,100 per year on medications. It is, therefore, no wonder that the public and elected officials are fixated on understanding the factors leading to high prices and forging workable policy solutions. Dr. Sean Sullivan, a health economist and expert on drug pricing, will discuss the many reasons why prescription drugs cost so much in the US and the options to address the problem.

Washtenaw County Medication Take Back Events

October 16, 2018

When your medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce drugs from entering the environment. Mark your calendars for this free and convenient opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet. Other locations around Washtenaw County include: Ann Arbor *Sharps accepted at this location only St. Francis Catholic School 2270 E. Stadium Blvd Chelsea Chelsea Retirement Community 805 W. Middle Street Dexter Monument…