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New Fund Launched to Accelerate Engineering and Medical Translational Research Products

April 22, 2016

The University of Michigan launched today the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, a new funding vehicle designed to advance the process of transitioning commercially viable engineering and medical research projects to market.The fund, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is a collaboration between the U-M College of Engineering’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) program.With a $3 million gift from the Monroe-Brown Foundation, the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund will award seed money to biomedical startup companies that are joint efforts between the university’s engineering and medical schools. Such seed grants are designed to accelerate the commercialization of biomedical research, to provide unique educational…

Spring into summer sale at Kellogg Eye Center

April 22, 2016

The Kellogg Eye Center Optical Shops’ annual 50% off sunwear frame sale is on now through Labor Day.  There are many designer frames to choose from, including Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Carrera and more.  Some restrictions apply. Payroll Deduction is available for University of Michigan employees. Office hours in Ann Arbor and Canton:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.                                                                              …

Childhood habits predict heart disease risk

April 21, 2016

Findings by the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program about…

HPE Day Abstract Deadline Extended

April 21, 2016

The University of Michigan is unique with nine health science schools across three campuses that share the core missions of preparing future clinicians and scholars, while caring for patients within a number of health care systems. Within each school, faculty members are actively engaged in educational experimentation and innovation, and many of our educators are working collaboratively through the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education to develop and teach novel courses focused on interprofessional healtheducation. In an effort to provide an opportunity to share and disseminate scholarly efforts completed or in progress, and to spark the dialogue required to synergize our work, the Division of Professional Education in…

Department of Emergency Medicine teams up with U-M students for hands-only CPR training

April 20, 2016

The Department of Emergency Medicine joined U-M Club Sports Teams to help train more than 350 U-M students in hands-only CPR over the course of two days last week. Team members set up a training station in the heart of campus to teach students the lifesaving technique as they walked to class. Hands-only CPR is CPR without any mouth-to-mouth contact. If you witness someone suddenly collapse, it’s important to call 9-1-1 and then begin pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest of the collapsed person. Check out the video! Website: http://umhealth.me/22Lu7ss

Fashion design meets U-M research in wearable human stem cell images

April 20, 2016

Dominic Pangborn’s artwork is always changing. He’s fearless in his approach, which is never the same twice. Over his decades-long career, the designer has received many awards and recognitions, and his signature ties are ubiquitous in the Detroit business community. Not for the wallflower, his ties, like all his designs, combine bold patterns and beautiful colors that are aesthetically pleasing and serve as statement pieces that make the wearer stand out. Now, Pangborn is making a statement about research on mental health. He has designed a new scarf and tie based on images generated by University of Michigan scientists. Those…

Taubman Art + Science: From a U-M research lab to Dante’s Inferno

April 19, 2016

The Taubman Institute is proud to host "An Evening of Art + Science" for the third consecutive year to raise funds for Emerging Scholars grants. This year’s unique gala and auction, which takes place on Thursday, April 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, will showcase works of art based on the lifesaving medical research of the Taubman Scholars, who have been paired with some of the region’s most talented artists to explore the process of creativity in both the studio and the laboratory. For months, leading contemporary artists and U-M physician-researchers have been exploring the intersections of discovery…

First grade “Miracle Class” earns special nickname in small Michigan town

April 19, 2016

The first grade class at St. Joseph School has become locally famous in the rural, one-stoplight…

April in Paris: Free Life Sciences Orchestra concert

April 18, 2016

If you can’t make it to Paris this spring, the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra will offer the next best thing on Sunday, April 24. And best of all, it’s free. The…