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Video: Caden’s Car Show a delight for kids at Mott

August 5, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjuBkSkjWLY At least 150 kids at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital attended Caden’s Car Show on Sunday, where they could check out more than 60 cars and other super cool vehicles without leaving the hospital! In fact, a Lego Batmobile, the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear IndyCar Show Car as well as a Rolls-Royce Dawn, McLaren 720S Spider, Bentley Bentayga and Audi RS5 Sportback were on the rooftop of the P3 parking structure, much to the delight of the kids and families who attended. Kids who were too sick to come outside for the show…

U-M named a Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center

July 31, 2019

The Parkinson’s Foundation recently named U-M one of four institutions that will receive substantial research funding to design and launch Parkinson’s disease-specific research studies over the next four years. The selected Parkinson’s Foundation Research Centers aim to drive innovative research developments and advance Parkinson’s disease research toward a cure. Michigan Medicine’s researchers will take a unique path by studying the thalamus in Parkinson’s disease. “The thalamus has important roles in brain function that haven’t been investigated very much yet in the context of Parkinson’s disease,” said principal investigator Roger Albin, M.D., a professor of neurology. “Because of the makeup of…

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, partners announce investment in novel immunotherapy research at the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at Michigan Medicine

July 31, 2019

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) has partnered with the Samson Research Fund and the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund, both at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, to invest more than $500,000 in a novel immunotherapy approach for treating pediatric high-grade gliomas (pHGG), a common form of highly aggressive pediatric brain cancer. This investment represents almost two-thirds of the $800,000 necessary to fully fund this three-year collaborative project between Michigan Medicine’s departments of pediatrics and neurosurgery.  pHGG tumors account for the leading cause of death by disease among children in the U.S. While improvements have been made in treatment outcomes for leukemia…

Michigan Medicine hospitals ranked best in Michigan, No. 11 in nation by U.S. News & World Report

July 30, 2019

Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2019-20, an honor that measures excellence…

Taking on the Mighty Mac: A heartfelt tribute

July 29, 2019

Timothy McDonnell finishing the race in 2016 Timothy McDonnell first conquered the Straits of Mackinac in September 2016, when he swam from the upper to the lower peninsula of Michigan in…

Future doctors start their journey with a white coat

July 29, 2019

The excitement was contagious as 177 aspiring physicians were given three items that marked their upcoming journeys through the U-M Medical School: a white coat, a…

Bringing the fun: Teen Advisory Committee lifts up patients at Mott

July 25, 2019

Children who come to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for care often spend long stretches of time as inpatients. To make these days a little more manageable,…

‘It saved my life’: How U-M Addiction Treatment Services impacts those who reach out

July 24, 2019

Members of the U-M Addiction Treatment Services team. When Howard reached out to U-M Addiction Treatment Services, he had struggled with drugs and alcohol for nearly four decades. “Altering myself chemically…

First annual Rogel Cancer Center fundraiser goes swimmingly

July 18, 2019

With more than $45,000 raised and 100+ participants, the first annual Swim Across America Motor City Mile charity swim was a rousing success!  The event — which…