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UMHS faculty members to receive 2016 AHA Heart Ball awards

September 26, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 28, the American Heart Association will honor three U-M physicians as recipients of 2016 Washtenaw County Heart Ball awards. The Heart Ball celebrates and recognizes the incredible advances in medical science and the lifesaving work of the AHA and is chaired by UMHS physicians Dr. Gabe Owens and Dr. Sonal Owens. The Coeur D’Or (Heart of Gold) Award Richard Prager, MD: The FCVC Director and Richard and Norma Sarns Research Professor of Cardiac Surgery will be presented with the esteemed Coeur D’Or (Heart of Gold) Award for Excellence. Dr. Prager joined the Department of Cardiac Surgery in 1999 as…

Call for staff to join biggest U-M staff photo shoot ever

September 26, 2016

Celebrate 200 years of Michigan employees by showing your bicentennial year spirit. Be part of a photo session at the Big House on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. As many staff as possible are needed to help spell out a huge “200” on the football field. Wear your maize and blue and enter via the east side entrance of the stadium promptly at 8:30 a.m. Parking in the vicinity of the Big House is limited. Staff members are encouraged to take the bus or carpool and plan to leave early. Limited parking is available in a yellow lot…

Dr. Kathleen Stringer receives two federal grants

September 26, 2016

Kathleen A. Stringer, PharmD ’85, professor of clinical and translational pharmacy, director of the NMR Metabolomics Laboratory and associate director of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $3.3 million to carry out two important studies. The Stringer Laboratory is focused on investigating the metabolic consequences of critical illnesses like sepsis, plastic bronchitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. In addition, the group’s interest in inflammatory lung diseases extends to identifying and testing novel therapeutics and furthering understanding of inflammatory processes in the lungs. To date, there are no therapeutic options for…

Making a difference: August 2016 highlights

September 22, 2016

Employees across UMHS continue to make a difference though their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to UMHS helps our team to become more motivated, drives better teamwork,…

UMHS employees earn A+ in generosity

September 21, 2016

More than 1,300 of the most vulnerable students across Washtenaw County will be given much-needed school supplies thanks to the generosity of UMHS employees. Last week, UMHS set a new record…

Janet Smith lauded with lectureship award

September 15, 2016

The Biomedical Research Council is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research is Janet L. Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith is the Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, director of the Center for Structural Biology, professor of biological chemistry, professor of biophysics and research professor in the Life Sciences Institute. Faculty, staff, and friends of the U-M biomedical research community are invited to join the Biomedical Research Council and the Medical School Office of Research for a presentation and reception honoring Dr. Smith, who will receive this award and give a lecture on "Biosynthetic Enzymes:…

Art of the matter: Exhibition lets employees shine

September 15, 2016

For some at UMHS, the annual employee art exhibition is an opportunity to share their talents with a broader audience. For others, the show is a…

Stein steers NIH focus on health disparities

September 13, 2016

Joshua Stein, M.D., M.S., U-M associate professor of ophthalmology, recently provided an update on access to eye care as the National Institutes of Health conducted a briefing in Bethesda, Md., on health care disparities.The Centers for Population and Health Disparities program was developed in response to a strategic priority at NIH to address health disparities and inequities in the prevalence and outcomes of several diseases. Stein joined researchers including those from Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania during the CPHHD forum to discuss future priorities in health disparities.As the national event focused on disparities…

‘Fall’ into your dream job at October Nurse Recruiting Fair

September 13, 2016

Are you looking to enter or expand your career in nursing? The…