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Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the ‘ripple effect’ of COVID-19

August 3, 2020

In his latest blog post on “A Minute with Marschall,” Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., writes about how COVID-19 has influenced all areas of the organization. “Our thoughtful urgent response to a crisis actually became additional building blocks that will help strengthen the foundation of our organization and also illuminate the challenges in implementing change at breakneck speed,” said Runge, who is executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the U-M Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine. He goes on to lay out a few examples of the COVID-19 response and how it is influencing the organization’s future: from…

Diversity Means More: Today’s issues are result of 400-year-old generational trauma

August 3, 2020

“When my mom was 10, my grandmother had to explain racism, the civil rights movement and the killings of Emmitt Till and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I was 10,…

Big data, bigger impact: Rogel Cancer Registry makes work available for future research, patient care

July 27, 2020

The Cancer Registry team. Michigan Medicine is constantly producing data. The number of patients seen and discharged, the types of diagnoses, a breakdown of referrals, detailed information on enrollment in clinical…

Video: Virtual Town Hall from Friday, July 17

July 20, 2020 On Friday, July 17, the Michigan Medicine leadership team held a virtual Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and learners. The conversation touched on a number of topics, including the ongoing Economic Recovery Plan, academic and research ramp-ups and questions regarding masks and face coverings on campus. There was also a breakdown of what the organization is doing to prepare for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients. In case you missed it, check out a full video of the town hall above.

Inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor reopens

July 20, 2020

Michigan Medicine’s inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor reopened last week, allowing the organization to further improve access to “the right care at the right time” for patients. Led by Medical Director Ruby Marr, M.D., and Assistant Medical Director Paul Caseley, M.D., patient care on the unit is managed by board-certified hospital medicine and geriatric physicians from Michigan Medicine in coordination with St. Joe Ann Arbor nurses, techs and support staff. The service provides inpatient general medical care and specialized geriatric care, and has addiction medicine services readily available for Michigan Medicine patients. Inpatient collaborations at St. Joe…

Michigan Medicine commits to anti-racism

July 20, 2020

On June 5, Michigan Medicine held an anti-racism town hall in response to the injustice, racial discrimination and social unrest that plagued our nation. Prior to the town hall, an organizationwide…

Reminder: Leadership to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

July 17, 2020

Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall this afternoon, July 17, from 2 – 3 p.m. The topics for the town hall will include: Overview of what led to Economic Recovery Plan, the organization’s response and why staying the course is so important.COVID-19 state/national update, along with planning for a surge and potential second wave.Reiteration of the organization’s mask policy.Medical school LCME and resident/student onboarding.Research ramp-upQ&A To join the Town Hall, click here: Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial: +1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278…

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., named new chair of pediatrics

July 17, 2020

On Thursday, the board of regents approved the appointment of Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and as the Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, effective July 1. She served as interim department chair since July 2018 and as director of the Division of Genetics, Metabolism and Genomic Medicine from 2016-18. She is the Donita B. Sullivan, M.D., Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and a professor of pediatrics and human genetics in the U-M Medical School. As chair, she oversees 17 divisions with more than 200 faculty members who…

Julie Lumeng, M.D., confirmed as associate dean for research

July 17, 2020

Julie Lumeng, M.D., has been confirmed by the board of regents in her appointment as an associate dean for research. In this role, she will also serve as the Executive Director for the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR). Lumeng is a tenured professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the medical school and professor of nutritional sciences in the U-M School of Public Health. She has been the associate chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the director of the Center for Human Growth and Development and a member of MICHR’s faculty cabinet.…