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The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Recertfication Survey

June 13, 2016

Please be advised that the Joint Commission is onsite today and tomorrow for a scheduled review of the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) program at UMHS. This is the recertification of the CSC for cerebrovascular care.There will be two review teams onsite utilizing patient tracer methodology, which includes interviewing faculty and staff that interact with stroke patients and reviewing educational competencies (checking blue folders for staff). This review is more encompassing than prior disease-specific reviews and the teams will be throughout the hospital.  Please prepare your respective areas/units per UMHS and Joint Commission standards.For further information, please contact the Operations Director for the CSC, Jenevra…

Seeking design projects for biomedical engineering class

June 13, 2016

The U-M Biomedical Engineering Department seeks faculty, physicians, and clinicians who have ideas for medical devices to sponsor student team design projects during the 2016-2017 academic year for BME 451/452. This is a good opportunity to have a team of BME seniors vet an idea for a novel medical device or biomedical research device.Project sponsors mentor these BME student teams through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, detailed design, prototype building and testing. Projects should be defined to the extent that the problem is known and the sponsor has some idea of device requirements, but should also be open-ended enough to allow students to…

Community Benefit Contributions

June 10, 2016

For years, our faculty staff and medical students have shown their commitment to improving the health of our community by providing programs and services for  free or at a low cost. Our employees actively spend hours to care for and promote the health of the poor, underserved and underinsured. These efforts are categorized as "Community Benefit" (CB). Between now and July 15, 2016, UMHS departments should submit reports for services they provided to the community during fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016). The reporting form can be downloaded on the UMHS Community Benefit website. The UMHS…

Gifts of Art presents The Whimsical World of Bechler Pottery

June 10, 2016

The mixed media work of Stacey and Corey Bechler is whimsical, colorful and fun. They use popular icons such as fish, birds, dogs and landscapes as their subjects, and they make them…

UM-Israel Scientific Symposium selects poster winners

June 9, 2016

The Michigan-Israel Partnership for Research and Education Scientific Symposium has announced the winners of its poster session that featured the work of researchers from the University of Michigan, Weizmann Institute of Science and Technion Israel Institute of Technology. The partnership enhances scientific creativity in medical research and technology.Winners were selected from among 40 innovative scientific posters.BEST POSTER AWARDSJoel Sussman: Proteopedia:  Bridging the Rift for 3D Structure & Function of BiomacromoleculesKatherine Campbell: A 3D Engineered Model of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes Reveals Functional Characteristics of b-Myosin Heavy Chain Mutation Mediated Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyDaniel Michele:  Defining therapeutic targets for cardiac…

“So Much Innovation” at Health Professions Education Day

June 8, 2016

The 2nd annual Health Professions Education Day, which took place on June 1, featured educators from across the health science professions on all three campuses – Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint- who shared…

Seeking physicians to assist students developing diagnostic tests

June 7, 2016

The University of Michigan Department of Biomedical Engineering is looking for physicians to act as clients for the Eng 100.500 course, Biotechnology and Human Values, during the Fall 2016 term.  Physicians will work with one or two student teams to develop a novel diagnostic test. The goal is to have the student team develop a presymptomatic sequencing or expression test that will improve the physician's clinical practice. The diagnostic tests can be multi-stage or single-stage and apply current methods (e.g. western blots, PCR, MRI) or emerging technologies (e.g. nanosystems, camera pills, lab-on-a-chip).  Additionally, teams consider the legal, ethical, and societal…

Lewy Body Dementia Initiative Supports Families, Builds Awareness

June 7, 2016

Tamara Real, (R) discusses the Rinne LBD Initiative with Joan Ilardo, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Michigan Aging and Education Collaboration at Michigan State University, (L) and…