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Taubman Institute grant fuels study on autoimmune skin diseases

November 13, 2018

A team of U-M researchers is launching a study to enrich understanding of autoimmune skin diseases and why some people respond better than others to treatment. In the process, they aim to derive new knowledge about the immune response that could lead to more targeted, personalized therapies for a wider array of disorders. Dubbed PerMIPA, the study is the first to be funded as a Taubman Institute Innovation Project – a new grants program by U-M's A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. About 40 teams applied for the first round of innovation grants this year when the program launched, said…

Michigan Medicine earns another ‘A’ for its patient safety efforts

November 12, 2018

Michigan Medicine has once again been recognized for its patient safety efforts. The organization earned an ‘A’ in patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, one of the top honors in the health care industry. That puts Michigan Medicine among the best large teaching hospitals in the U.S. Leapfrog utilizes a number of methodologies in order to compile its grades. Among them, a top hospital must: Meet vigorous standards when it comes to ICU physician staffing Meet Leapfrog’s standard for Computerized Physician Order Entry — which limits medication errors Meet or surpass standards in 18 measurable categories, including inpatient care management,…

Photo gallery: Victors for Michigan leaders, beneficiaries celebrate its $5B+ impact

November 5, 2018

From funding cancer research discoveries to supporting student scholarships, the U-M community on Friday celebrated the Victors for Michigan campaign's impact on research, learning, patient care…

All treats, no tricks: Children have fun-filled afternoon at NICU reunion

October 31, 2018

Earlier this month, hundreds of children, parents and Michigan Medicine team members came together to have a spook-tacular time celebrating Halloween — and so much more.…

Living well for nearly two decades with metastatic breast cancer

October 25, 2018

When Heather Jose was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, she set a goal: Live to see her 14-month-old daughter go…

Michigan Medicine again named one of the ‘Best and Brightest’ companies to work for

October 24, 2018

Michigan Medicine has once again been named one of the “Best and Brightest” companies to work for in Metropolitan Detroit! The recognition was recently given by the National Association of Business Resources for the organization’s commitment to excellence in human resources and employee enrichment. To identify the winners, an independent research firm evaluated each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories, including compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee…

Photo gallery: IPE in Action: U-M hosts transformative chapter in health care education

October 22, 2018

Close to 80 crowded tables covered the basketball court at Crisler Center, while another 35 discussion groups settled into the stands for the first-ever Interprofessional Education in Action event Wednesday. More than 1,200 health science students and faculty — 125 of them from U-M’s Flint and Dearborn campuses — gathered for the event, which was considered a watershed moment in the relatively new IPE initiative at U-M. The goal was — and continues to be — nothing less than transforming the future of collaborative health care. “This is truly a unique, special and amazing event,”…

$2.2 million awarded to study loss of bone strength in menopausal women     

October 9, 2018

An investigative team featuring U-M faculty members has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes for Health to identify key features that identify women most likely to lose bone strength during the menopausal transition. The team is made up of Karl Jepsen, Ph.D., from the Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez and Sioban Harlow from the Center for Midlife Science in the U-M School of Public Health; and Arun Karlamangla and Gail Greendale from UCLA. “We have identified a very simple trait – bone width – that has shown tremendous promise,” said Jepsen. Preliminary studies show…

Fogarty Center to send U-M psychiatry fellows to Ghana for mental health research

October 8, 2018

Heidi Burns, M.D., (left) and Nakita Natala, M.D., with the Fogarty Center's Roger Glass during the orientation session at NIH headquarters that preceded their 12-month fellowships in…