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Having clinicians involved in research supports better outcomes and care for patients with diabetes, obesity and related complications

October 4, 2022

Persons living with diabetes (along with obesity and other metabolic disorders) often face many physical and psychosocial burdens. Because of the prevalence of the disease (affecting more than 37 million people in the U.S. alone), there are pressing needs to identify new therapeutic strategies to improve and implement life-saving therapies and prevention strategies and ensuring access to these advances for everyone in our communities. One of the ways that U-M leads in advancing health is in the connection between the academic, research and clinical missions – ultimately aiming to develop leaders that will make positive impacts here in Michigan and…

Video: A Colorful night to remember

October 4, 2022

https://youtu.be/vFAhwE9pDhk Friends, faculty and staff of the Rogel Cancer Center gathered amid a rainbow of lights, ribbons and balloons on Sept. 23 to raise money for cancer research. The event, called Colorful to represent the wide range of advocacy ribbons that draw awareness to specific cancers, was held at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building and streamed live across the country.  It featured NFL alums Dhani Jones as host and Devon Still as a special guest. Rogel Cancer Center faculty members also shared news of their research and gratitude for the role philanthropy plays in their work. “Philanthropy…

Should you get an over-the-counter hearing aid? Is everything you know about Alzheimer’s wrong? — and more health stories

September 29, 2022

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Should you get an over-the-counter hearing aid or see a hearing specialist?A boost just in time for Fall: Updated COVID-19 shots are now available7 things to know about polycystic ovary syndromeLiving with sickle cell: From isolation to pursuing medical school, advocacySurgery for rare brain malformation detected in utero leads to uniquely talented…

Where renovation meets celebration: Refurbished Med Sci I space to welcome DCMB

September 28, 2022

As the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022, its present is in the works. On Sept. 22, the U-M Board of Regents approved a…

Vita Redita 2022: Live more! Discover more! Give more!

September 28, 2022

The Vita Redita Gala, benefiting the U-M Transplant Center, is back at the Big House this year in the Jack Roth Stadium Club. Individual tickets are still available. The 20th annual Vita Redita Gala will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8. Past Vita Redita events have raised more than $1 million to support Camp Michitanki and Transplant Center patients and families.  Vita Redita is Latin for “life restored.” The festive evening is a time to come together, celebrate our patients and our accomplishments, and raise awareness for organ transplantation research.  Funds from the event provide opportunities for children who have…

Mott certified as a national leader in pediatric pain prevention and treatment

September 22, 2022

Approximately a 3-minute read Key takeaways: Thanks to its multidisciplinary pain teams, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is the first ChildKind certified hospital in the state of Michigan.ChildKind International is an organization…

U-M named among Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness

September 22, 2022

U-M was again recognized as one of the winners of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness. The award honors companies that promote employee well-being, worksite health and wellness. Organizations were evaluated in the areas of outcomes, analysis, tracking, participation and incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment. Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness winners award ceremony is Nov. 9.  The university offers health and well-being services for faculty and staff through MHealthy, Mental Health Counseling and Consultation Services and Occupational Health Services. Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners also have access to the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office. …

U-M’s Colorful event celebrates progress in cancer research

September 16, 2022

Pink ribbons for breast cancer, purple for pancreatic cancer, light blue for prostate and dark blue for colon. Each cancer type has its color. On Sept. 23, the U-M Rogel Cancer Center will celebrate them all. The second annual Colorful event is an evening of celebration and support of cancer research at the Rogel Cancer Center, the No. 1 ranked cancer program in Michigan. The evening will include both in-person and virtual options. “Cancer survivors and advocates represent the cancers they’re most passionate about through colorful ribbons. Our Colorful event represents this spectrum of ribbons and highlights our commitment to…

Researcher ‘piecing the puzzle together’ on ovarian cancer therapies

September 16, 2022

Approximately a 6-minute read. Key takeaways: Graduate student Jessica McAnulty came to Michigan Medicine thanks to the organization’s strong focus on translational research.McAnulty and her colleagues in the DiFeo Lab are…