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Michigan Medicine shares expected positive financial results for fiscal year 2019

June 21, 2019

Michigan Medicine shared projected fiscal year-end results Thursday, with an anticipated 3.8 percent ($178 million) operating margin on forecasted operating revenues of $4.7 billion. The financial results for Michigan Medicine include performance from the organization’s three hospitals, 125 clinics and the U-M Medical Group, as well as U-M Health, which represents Michigan Medicine’s affiliation with Metro Health in Grand Rapids. The positive news — which was shared with the board of regents on Thursday by David Spahlinger, M.D. — will help the organization reinvest in its people, programs and capital investments in the months and years ahead. “The year’s results…

Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D., named chair of Department of Radiology

June 21, 2019

Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Radiology and the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor of Radiology, effective July 1. The board of regents approved both appointments on Thursday. Gulani comes to U-M from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he served as the Joseph T. Wearn Professor and a professor of radiology, urology and biomedical engineering. He also was director of MRI and body MRI for University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and co-director of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group and member of the Cancer Imaging Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.…

Ronald D. Chervin, M.D., M.S., approved as interim chair of Department of Neurology 

June 21, 2019

The U-M board of regents has approved the appointment of Professor of Neurology Ronald D. Chervin, M.D., M.S., as interim chair of the Department of Neurology, effective July 1. Chervin is the Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine and director of the U-M Sleep Disorders Centers. He takes over leadership of the department from David J. Fink, M.D., who served as chair since 2004 and will become professor emeritus of neurology July 1 after he retires from active faculty status on June 30. Under Fink’s leadership, the department has grown to 100 full-time faculty with 16 endowed professorships. The…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., reappointed as executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the U-M Medical School

June 21, 2019

On Thursday, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., was reappointed as executive vice president for medical affairs…

Organization to launch new chaperone policy

June 13, 2019

As part of the organization's efforts to ensure a safe environment and culture of respect, Michigan Medicine will be launching a new chaperone policy in all patient care areas. This policy will ensure that very specific precautions will be taken to help pediatric, adolescent and adult patients feel safe and comfortable during sensitive procedures and tests. A copy of the policy and additional resources can be found here. Training to support implementation of the chaperone policy will be administered through MLearning, and considered mandatory for all clinical and non-clinical employees working in patient care areas. All faculty, staff and learners…

Learn about newly-renovated research space at NCRC

June 5, 2019

Michigan Medicine is now accepting submissions for research programs to take advantage of 75,000 square feet of newly-renovated space at the North Campus Research Complex. Final applications are due Sept. 9. Steven Kunkel, Medical School interim chief scientific officer and senior associate dean for research, recently announced a request for proposals for populating Buildings 20E and 25 at the North Campus Research Complex. Interested faculty are invited to join Kunkel for a Q&A session about the space and the RFP process: When: Noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, June…

Women inspired to be bold, brave at annual leadership summit

May 30, 2019

Be bold. Brave. Fierce. Courageous. Those are words attendees heard several times throughout the day at the fifth annual Leadership Summit on Women in Academic Medicine…

Cultivating a culture of respect at Michigan Medicine

May 21, 2019

Michigan Medicine is committed to the university’s effort to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct. That entails calling on faculty and staff to maintain a respectful, inclusive and equitable working and learning environment free from sexual harassment and misconduct. One way you can participate in this effort is by completing the new online module, “Cultivating a Culture of Respect: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Awareness.” Participation in this online program is mandatory for all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff, including student, temporary, bargained-for and graduate student employees. Learn more about our efforts to enhance Michigan Medicine’s culture of respect by clicking here. For…

Dimick named chair of Department of Surgery

May 17, 2019

A national leader in helping surgical teams achieve the best results for their patients will soon lead the Department of Surgery. The board of regents Thursday approved Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H., as the next chair of the department, effective June 1. In that role, he will oversee a team of more than 135 faculty and hundreds of staff in a department that dates back to 1849. Together, they perform more than 16,000 surgical cases each year at Michigan Medicine’s hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities, train future surgeons in more than 20 specialties, and advance care through a wide range…