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‘The time is now’: More than 1,400 join Black Medical Association virtual peaceful protest

June 15, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soL-VjJPxqA&feature=youtu.be On June 5, more than 1,400 Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners participated in a virtual peaceful protest hosted by the Black Medical Association (BMA), an event organizers say signifies the beginning of initiatives, education and changes to come in the fight against racism and racial injustice. BMA executive board members Rachel O’Reggio and Donovan Inniss, both M1s, led the effort to get the Michigan Medicine community engaged and working toward dismantling systemic racism. They felt that “the time is now” to make their voices heard. A recording of the protest can be viewed above. “We are appreciative of…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

June 12, 2020

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. How a Bone Marrow Recipient Found His Perfect Match When Dan Wagner’s leukemia came back, he was devastated. Now he’s celebrating five years’ cancer-free, thanks to his donor and new life-long friend. READ MORE Live Chat: Getting Closer to "Normal" During COVID-19 Coronavirus is far from gone, but states are reopening – here’s how to reduce your risk of COVID-19 while reengaging with summer activities. READ MORE Looking to Mouse, Macaque and…

Project Healthy Schools responds to new remote learning environment

June 11, 2020

When schools closed on March 16 due to the coronavirus, no one knew what lay ahead. The Project Healthy Schools team immediately surveyed school administrators and wellness champions, then began creating…

Patient, family celebrate 10 years since life-changing epilepsy surgery

June 8, 2020

It has been 10 years since Glenn's surgery. Ten years ago, Glenn had life-changing epilepsy surgery. Today, he remains seizure free and is able to partake in typical activities teenagers enjoy, like basketball and bowling. His mother, Lisa, recently shared the family’s journey: “On the morning of June 22, 2002, when Glenn was only 14 ½ months old, I found him in an unexplained seizure. He was an otherwise healthy infant, so this was a complete shock. Next thing I knew, he was being put on Survival Flight with a destination of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. It was the most…

Michigan Medicine ranked No. 5 hospital in the U.S., No. 15 in the world by Newsweek

June 8, 2020

Michigan Medicine has earned the No. 15 spot in Newsweek’s 2020 World’s Best Hospitals list. The institution also came in fifth in the United States and was named top hospital in…

D-Day anniversary: A young U-M surgeon’s experience

June 5, 2020

Darrell Campbell, M.D., and the tent where he operated on D-Day casualties close to the beaches of Normandy. Seventy-six years ago tomorrow, on D-Day in World War II, a young surgeon landed on Omaha Beach in France, and rapidly began treating the wounded using the training he received as a surgical resident at the University of Michigan's hospital. Darrell Campbell, M.D. served as an Army surgeon for several years before returning to the U.S., and becoming the father of a son who bore his name. That son, Darrell Campbell, Jr., M.D., also trained in surgery at U-M. He joined the…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

June 5, 2020

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. An Inside Look On the Frontlines Seven nurses taking care of COVID-19 patients reflect on their journey into the medical field and what they want others to know about the pandemic. READ MORE Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Spend About $2,500 a Year in Health Care Costs While insulin comprises a big part of diabetes expenses for children and adults, diabetes-related supplies can cost even more. READ MORE Parents Likely Misjudge Children’s…

A message from the Black Medical Association: Peaceful Virtual Protest

June 4, 2020

To the Michigan Medicine community, We call on you To our instructors, mentors, and administrators We call on you to stand with usWe call on you to feel our frustration and fearWe call on you to see our truths and tiredness To the ones we shadow in clinic; those who teach us how to scrub in; those who help us when we are lostWe call on you to stand with us We call on you to feel our pain  We call on you, the educated and loud, to break the silence; to challenge the system; to change the system  To our friends; those…

U-M launches effort to collect blood samples from COVID-19 survivors and patients for research

June 1, 2020

The key to defeating COVID-19 might be floating in the blood of the tens of thousands of Michiganders who have recovered from the disease, and the thousands more who are still feeling its effects. Now, they can get their revenge on the virus that made them sick, by donating a few teaspoons of their blood to the University of Michigan. Each of these vials will soon hold blood from a person who has had COVID-19. Those donations, shared among dozens of scientific teams, will fuel new COVID-19 research projects at U-M and beyond. U-M scientists and their colleagues are working…