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What you should know about the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine pause

April 13, 2021

Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended that providers pause on giving out the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. It comes after six women who received the vaccine experienced blood clots within two weeks after vaccination — and after more than 6.8 million people in the U.S. received the one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and is a sign that the well-being of patients remains at the core of the vaccination process, which includes monitoring for any adverse side effects not previously reported from…

Last call! Help U-M undergrads get to 1,000 notes of gratitude

April 8, 2021

What the display will look like in the UH courtyard. At U-M, the largest formal “thank you” campaign of all is underway. A group of four undergraduates are aiming to compile at least 1,000 notes of gratitude directed at Michigan Medicine faculty and staff for their efforts during the pandemic. Fellow students, U-M employees (including those at Michigan Medicine) and outside community members are invited to send a thank you note by April 10. You can do so by clicking here! The initiative will culminate in a massive art installation at University Hospital, in which large letters will spell out the words “THANK…

Michigan Medicine receives gift to bolster pop-up Safety Town program

April 7, 2021

Children participate in Safety Town prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan Medicine is partnering with AAA and the Auto Club Group Foundation for the first time to provide safety training for…

Dancing her cancer stress away; who gets a shot first — and more health stories

April 6, 2021

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! Dancing Her Cancer Stress Away: The sweet nightly routine one couple has used for the last four years. Buying Your Own Health Insurance Just Got a Lot Less Expensive: If you’ve already bought a plan on Healthcare.gov, or you didn’t because it was too pricey, act now to save money. A Seemingly Healthy Baby with a Failing Heart:…

‘Thank Blue’ update: Help U-M undergrads get to 1,000 notes of gratitude!

April 5, 2021

A look at what the Thank You installation will look like. At U-M, the largest formal “thank you” campaign of all is underway. A group of four undergraduates are aiming to compile at least 1,000 notes of gratitude directed at Michigan Medicine faculty and staff for their efforts during the pandemic. Fellow students, U-M employees (including those at Michigan Medicine) and outside community members are invited to send a thank you note by April 10. The team is exactly one-third of the way to their goal — with about 333 messages submitted as of Monday morning. Help them reach their goal by…

Flu shot associated with fewer, less severe COVID-19 cases — and more health stories

March 30, 2021

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! Flu Shot Associated With Fewer, Less Severe COVID Cases - People who received a flu shot were significantly less likely to test positive for a COVID-19 infection, according to a new study. Can Prebiotics Help Protect Against Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis? - The intriguing approach may possibly curb severe side effects seen from life-saving immunotherapy treatments that wreak havoc on…

U-M Medical School earns strong rankings from U.S. News and World Report

March 30, 2021

Michigan Medicine once again secured high marks for training the next generation of health care leaders in the recent 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today, March 30. The U-M Medical School, School of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Engineering are rated among the best nationally for their various educational programs.  The medical school ranks No. 15 for primary care training and is tied for No. 15 among research medical schools. U.S. News and World Report also ranked eight specialties, and U-M achieved a top-11 ranking in all eight: surgery (4), anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology (both at 6), internal medicine (7), family medicine…

U-M Medical School receives full 8-year reaccreditation of M.D. degree from LCME

March 30, 2021

The U-M Medical School has received full 8-year reaccreditation of its M.D. degree from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Countless faculty, staff and learners led an almost three-year journey of self-discovery and quality improvement. This includes medical students, who were very active in the M.D. reaccreditation process and created an independent student assessment that is proving valuable to planning for the future. The LCME survey visit team provided a thoughtful critique of our M.D. program, and also was flexible in working with teams during the COVID-19 pandemic when the planned site visit changed from on-campus meetings to virtual…

U-M Depression Center to be named for Eisenberg family, in recognition of $30M in giving

March 26, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvC3QURBwyY The U-M board of regents on Thursday approved the renaming of the U-M Depression Center for Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and their family, in recognition of their transformational $30 million total giving to depression research and scholarship. The center will be known as the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center. The Eisenbergs’ philanthropy toward the center includes earlier support for advanced science in the field of mood disorders and a professorship now held by the center’s new director, Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D. “Thanks to the Eisenbergs’ extraordinary commitment to moving depression and bipolar illnesses out of the shadows and…