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Reports of shots fired on campus Saturday were unfounded

March 18, 2019

Saturday afternoon, the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security and local law enforcement partners received as many as 20 calls reporting shots being fired on the second floor of the Mason Hall building, adjacent to the central-campus Diag. There also were additional reports from the area of the Diag. The reports came in at 4:35 p.m., during a vigil on the Diag for those killed in the mosque attacks in New Zealand. DPSS immediately issued an emergency alert to the campus community and officers already in the area of the Diag immediately went to Mason Hall to investigate. Those…

Open the envelope, learn your future: Match Day suspense ends for U-M medical students

March 18, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwb5WUTuKGw&feature=youtu.be Last Friday at noon, 157 U-M medical students ripped open envelopes and instantly knew where they’ll spend the next three to seven years of their lives. Together with nearly 19,000…

Michigan Medicine again earns patient safety recognition

March 13, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which recently earned an Excellence Award in patient safety from the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM)! It was the fourth straight year the organization received this recognition. EAM is a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, and presents these awards during National Patient Safety Awareness Week each year. Hospitals receiving the Excellence Award consistently receive high marks and demonstrate improvements in patient safety and quality of care. Additionally, they must report to The Leapfrog Group survey for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018) and maintain all “A's” for their Hospital Safety Grade in…

U-M launches health study using Apple Watch

March 13, 2019

Consumers are increasingly turning to wearable devices to learn more about everything…

Michigan Drug Discovery awards grants for five new drug discovery projects

March 12, 2019

Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across U-M. The program will also provide project management support and mentoring assistance for two early-stage…

Medical, Nursing schools shine in 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

March 12, 2019

Michigan Medicine’s commitment to training the next generation of health care leaders is reflected in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings, released today. The U-M Medical School, School of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Engineering all are rated among the best nationally for their various educational programs. The U-M Medical School is the No. 6 institution for training primary care physicians and is No. 16 nationally among research medical schools. The primary care ranking is up one spot from last year, while the research ranking places the U-M in the top 16 every year since…

Michigan Medicine renews Microsoft contract that will enable new, improved IT products and services

March 6, 2019

Michigan Medicine recently joined its campus partners in approving a renewed multi-year, universitywide contract with Microsoft that provides opportunities for each member — the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, and Michigan…

Michigan Medicine named a five-star hospital by CMS

March 5, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently awarded five stars by Hospital Compare, a website managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is the highest mark given out by the site, which reports information on approximately 100 quality measures for more than 4,000 hospitals nationwide. The website provides information for patients and caregivers on hospital care delivery and encourages hospitals to improve the quality of their care by publicly displaying quality information. Users can compare performance across many common conditions. Click here for more information on Michigan Medicine’s rating and thank you for all you do to…

High-tech projects awarded $2.5 million in funding by MTRAC Life Sciences Innovation Hub at U-M

February 14, 2019

From novel lung cancer therapeutics to a new device for blood clot removal in stroke patients, 12 new biomedical ideas that emerged from research across Michigan have received funding that could help them make the leap from lab to patient care. It’s part of the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences (MTRAC) Innovation Hub, a $4 million commercialization-focused program co-funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). More than $2.5 million in funding has flowed to the teams developing these innovative life science concepts through MTRAC, which is co-managed by Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI—a unit of the…