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Get Mott on the stage at SXSW 2017!

September 1, 2016

Many employees have seen first-hand how a child's hospital experience has been improved by our virtual reality or gaming programs. Help take the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital therapeutic gaming message on the road so patients at other hospitals can benefit from similar programs! J.J. Bouchard, digital media manager for the Child Life team, and Bethany Folsom, health educator for the Injury Prevention Program, are part of a proposed panel being considered for inclusion at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. Help them get to SXSW by voting for their panel, which will also include Nate Aschenbach from Game Start and…

U-M receives grant for musculoskeletal collaboration, research

August 31, 2016

U-M was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to strengthen its existing musculoskeletal health research program by accelerating new cross-disciplinary research throughout the university. The…

Crisis in Congo: Doctor, filmmaker to speak at U-M School of Nursing

August 30, 2016

A leading African physician and a prominent documentary filmmaker will team up this September at U-M to discuss Congo’s civil war and the related health and humanitarian atrocities occurring there. Congolese…

NCRC continues to provide cutting-edge innovation

August 30, 2016

Translational research -- that bench-to-bedside work that directly impacts human health -- enlists the talents of doctors and designers, programmers and scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. Their collaborations require state-of-the-art research, lab, and meeting space that can break down traditional scientific research silos and enable pioneering approaches to investigation and implementation. The North Campus Research Complex has the capacity to support this kind of leading-edge, trans-disciplinary innovation at U-M. In the past seven years, NCRC has created more than 350 new jobs, hosted over 1,000 events, and more than 30 partnerships have co-located to the facility. Meanwhile, according to the latest…

UMHS one of metro Detroit’s best and brightest

August 19, 2016

For the 11th time since 2005, UMHS has been…

New video welcomes patients and families to Mott

August 17, 2016 Patients and their families now have a new way to learn important information about being a patient at Mott. The hospital's new welcome video, which highlights some of the resources available to support patients and families during their stay, will be made available through the GetWellNetwork, on the Mott website, and on the Health System YouTube channel. It is also shown above. Thank you to the many doctors, nurses and staff who helped make the video possible. And a particularly big "hail!" goes out to the cast from the Ann Arbor Young People Theater's "Tarzan" performance for helping share this important…

Annual patient picnic yields rain and recognition

August 17, 2016

Despite a downpour, 59 individuals attended the 21st annual Heart Transplant and VAD Patient and Family Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 13. There were many new faces who endured the bad weather — and some familiar ones as well. Lots of food and fun were shared by all. The transplant and VAD programs have provided "Olympic-style" medals for recipients for many years. And while their caregivers have always played an integral role in the process, this was the first year that they were officially recognized with a "caregiver" lapel pin. The pins were very well received and some tears were shed in…

Little Victors get visit from Stanley Cup

August 16, 2016 Each year, every player from the team who wins the Stanley Cup gets to spend an entire day with one of the most famous trophies in sports. Ann Arbor native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ian Cole recently had his day with the Cup -- and he decided to bring it home to Ann Arbor. His special day included a stop at U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. One-by-one, Little Victors took their turn posing beside, behind and inside hockey's Holy Grail. Click above to see a fantastic video of this spectacular event.

U-M, MSU, WSU team up against Alzheimer’s

August 15, 2016

We may battle them on Saturdays, but every other day of the week we’re on the same team as Michigan State and Wayne State universities, battling together against Alzheimer’s disease. Today, the U.S. National Institutes of Health launched the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, a grant of an estimated $9 million over 5 years to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The new Michigan ADCC will be one of nearly 30 NIH-funded Alzheimer’s disease centers across the nation, and the only one that links three major research universities. It also brings together experts and students…