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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…

Smartphones Medicalized, with Data Analytics for Complex Diseases Management

September 3, 2019

Shuai Huang, PhD presents a seminar on "Smartphones Medicalized, with Data Analytics for Complex Diseases Management" as part of the Providing Better Healthcare Through Systems Engineering seminar series. More information available at:

Driving Innovation, Implementation, and Sustainability in a Learning Health System

September 3, 2019

Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH presents a seminar on "Driving Innovation, Implementation, and Sustainability in a Learning Health System" as part of the Providing Better Healthcare Through Systems Engineering seminar series. More information available at:

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

September 3, 2019

The Thomas D. Gelehrter Lecture in Medical Genetics will take place on October 29, 2019, and honors the work of Dr. Gelehrter, active emeritus professor, and former Chair of the Department of Human Genetics. This year's speaker is Helen H. Hobbs, M.D., professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, who won a 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences and the 2018 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine.  Elected in 2004 to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, her research on the identification of defective genes in patients with premature…

Dr. Goutham Narla and Dr. Daniel Wahl Present Cancer Biology Research Seminar

August 30, 2019

The first Cancer Biology Research Seminar will be next, Wed., Sept. 4 at 4 PM in 2903 THSL. The faculty presenters will be Goutham Narla, M.D., Ph.D, Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Cancer Biology, who will present his talk, “From cancer mutations to small molecules: lessons learned from protein phosphatase 2A” and Daniel Wahl, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, who will present his talk, “Metabolic strategies to overcome therapy resistance in aggressive brain tumors” If curious about upcoming seminars, please click here.

Pediatric Diabetes Clinic 10th Annual Picnic

August 28, 2019

The Pediatric Diabetes Clinic held their 10th Anniversary Picnic on Sunday, August 25th. There were 215 people in attendance, including patients, their families, and staff. We had Qdoba for lunch, an ice cream truck, face painting, water balloon toss, scavenger hunt, and prizes! We are happy to provide photos, but I was not sure how to submit them. Please contact me and I would be happy to send them. Thank you! Brittany Carey, LMSW  Pediatric Diabetes Social Worker 734-936-3523

EMERSE 101: Live Online Training

August 26, 2019

Join the Data Office for a live online tutorial that will cover the basics of EMERSE (the Electronic Medical Record Search Engine), an easy-to-use, self-service search engine for the free text documents coming from Michigan Medicine's electronic health record systems. Learn how to: Access 160 million progress notes, history and physicals, outpatient clinic visit notes, radiology reports, pathology reports, and even older CareWeb notes for your research! Find a cohort based on a set of search terms, and save the cohort to do a deeper-dive chart review. And more! RSVP:

Dr. Harinder Singh (Univ of Pittsburgh) presents Immunology Research Seminar

August 26, 2019

The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes Dr. Harinder Singh, Professor of Immunology; Director of the Center for Systems in Immunology, at the University of Pittsburgh, who will be presenting an immunology seminar, “Genomic circuits regulating B cell activation dynamics and fates” at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4 in 5330 Medical Science I Bldg. Please contact Graduate Program in Immunology Administrator, Zarinah Aquil (, for further information on this seminar and/or our seminar series.

From the Other Side of the Stethoscope: Improving Patient Experience through Cultural Humility and Communication [Patient Experience Learning Forum]

August 22, 2019

Join us for an engaging presentation and panel about the importance of practicing cultural humility to provide optimal care and experience for our increasingly diverse patient population. For more information, visit the Office of Patient Experience Website. Featured Speaker: Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Featured Panelists: Subha Hanif, BS, Patient/Family Advisor Elissa Patterson, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor Rita Galin, M.D., CMI, Supervisor and Russian Interpreter, Interpreter Services LaKita Pogue, Administrative Manager, Logistics and Support Services  CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE: PHYSICIANS, SOCIAL WORK, NURSING The University of Michigan Medical School is…