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Patricia Hurn, Ph.D., named next Nursing dean

May 20, 2016

Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Nursing, effective August 1. Her five-year appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.…

New “Coach” colleagues to help emphasize culture across UMHS

May 10, 2016

Behind every successful team is a great coaching staff, leaders who cheerlead, inspire, motivate, and occasionally make us run up and down the stadium bleachers for being late to practice. Except…

Help improve our clinical learning environment

April 28, 2016

This past year, President Schlissel launched an institution-wide effort to create an inclusive and supportive environment on campus. At UMHS, everyone entrusted with educating future health practitioners has a responsibility to…

Where Medicine Meets Religion: OHEI Humanities Series continues Tomorrow

April 27, 2016

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is proud to present the second installment of their Humanities Series with guest speaker: Dr. Aasim I. Padela, a physician, researcher and bioethicist who…

Clinical strategy presented to large crowd April 20

April 25, 2016

It was standing room only in Ford Auditorium on Wednesday morning, April 20, when Dr. David Spahlinger, president of UMHS, presented an update on our reorganized clinical enterprise. His presentation included highlights of the clinical strategic plan, review of the new organizational structure and introduction of the new leadership team. Dr. Spahlinger made several presentations last fall about why we’ve reorganized the Medical School and clinical enterprise into an integrated health system. This week’s presentation was focused on describing what we’re doing and when we’re doing it in order to achieve our objectives. Details, including Dr. Spahlinger’s slide deck, org…

Dr. Carol R. Bradford Named Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

April 22, 2016

Dr. Marschall Runge announced yesterday that Carol R. Bradford, M.D. has been appointed the new executive vice dean for academic affairs. Her appointment will be effective July 1, 2016. In her…

You’re Invited: Clinical Enterprise Update

April 14, 2016

Plan to attend the upcoming Clinical Enterprise Update hosted by Dave Spahlinger, Executive Vice…

Schlissel, Runge and other leaders gather to launch new UMHS diversity initiative

April 13, 2016

More than 400 leaders across the organization came together on Monday, April 11 to officially kick off a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic planning process for the health system. President…

Register today: Leadership Summit for Women in Healthcare

April 12, 2016

The University of Michigan Health System, Medical School, School of Public Health, and Ross School of Business are partnering for the second annual Leadership Summit for Women in Academic Medicine and Healthcare on June 6, 2016 at the Ann Arbor Marriott. Institutional leaders are dedicated to the development and future success of women faculty and administrators; this one-day leadership development program will accelerate these women leaders into the forefront of their organizations. For more information, visit: If you have more questions about this event, email To network, connect, and learn, register today! Website: