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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…

The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Survey

June 5, 2016

This is an alert that we have received notification that The Joint Commission On-Site Review will take place June 13th and 14th!There will be two reviewers for two full days.  As stroke patients are cared for throughout our institution, patient tracer activities by the reviewers can occur anywhere within the University Hospital or Cardiovascular Center.Day one, we will have an opening session followed by individual patient tracer activities. During the tracer activities, TJC reviewer teams will visit various patient care units and procedure/support areas following the path of the patient. The reviewer teams will be interviewing patients and staff with…

APPLY NOW: Faculty Scholars Program in Integrative Health

June 5, 2016

We are now accepting applications for the 15th and final cohort of the Faculty Scholars Program in Integrative Healthcare (FSP). The FSP is a unique inter-disciplinary opportunity for UMHS faculty to explore the field of integrative medicine and healthcare with other faculty from different professional schools and disciplines on the various UM campuses. The goal of the FSP is to prepare UM faculty and clinical leaders to incorporate theoretical, scientific, and clinical information related to complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies into their respective field(s). The FSP involves participation for 11 full days (typically a Friday each month) during the 2016-17…

First Idea Open for Crowd-funding on WellSpringboard

June 3, 2016

WellSpringboard, a recently launched website for crowd-sourced and crowd-funded health research, has its first idea open for funding. This idea was submitted by a patient with sleep apnea and was matched…

Pharmacy Alumna Shares Experience Developing Treatment for Cataracts

June 3, 2016

Alumna Leah Makley, Ph.D., recently returned to the College of Pharmacy as the featured speaker at the Leroy B. Townsend Lectureship in Medicinal Chemistry.Dr. Makley graduated from the College with her Ph.D.…

University Hospital to open palliative care beds

June 2, 2016

  After several months of planning and renovation, University Hospital is set to open additional beds dedicated to palliative care on Tuesday June 7, 2016.  The palliative care beds will be…

UMHS Named Practice Greenhealth’s “Partner for Change”

June 1, 2016

UMHS recently received the 2016 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading healthcare community dedicated to transforming healthcare worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes…

Bicycle Riders, Reminder of the Parking Rules

June 1, 2016

With the warmer weather finally arriving, the Facilities Services Department along with Hospital Security would like to remind all staff that bicycles must be parked in site supplied bicycle racks or bike lockers. Any bicycle found locked or left at any other location such as sign posts, hand rails, or tree’s will be ticketed/tagged and possibly impounded. Bicycle locks are not to be left on bike racks when the bike is removed. Any locks left on bicycle racks not attached to a bicycle will be removed and discarded.Also, it is hospital policy that bicycles are not allowed to be brought into the…