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A horse is a horse (and so much more to Michigan Medicine patient)

July 8, 2019

The staff on 6C are used to receiving questions from families about visiting hours, but recently they received their first inquiry about a visiting horse. Even…

Donor dad: Father-daughter kidney transplant is 3,000th living organ donation at U-M

July 1, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-03cRxFSQmw&feature=youtu.be Eight-year-old Charlie Buckley spent an early morning playing board games in a hospital bed and choosing a name for the new giant “panda unicorn” that would follow her to the…

Executive order, senate legislation enhance HSA-HDHPs coverage of chronic disease services

June 28, 2019

Earlier this week, the president signed an executive order, and Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation that allow health savings account eligible high-deductible health plans (HSA-HDHPs) the flexibility to cover essential medications and services used to treat chronic diseases prior to meeting the plan deductible. These actions are the result of more than a decade of advocacy by the U-M V-BID Center and its many collaborators. “Giving HSA-HDHPs the option to cover high-value services on a pre-deductible basis will mitigate cost-related non-adherence and enhance patient-centered outcomes,” said A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., Director, V-BID Center. “Our recent…

Med students gets kids running for the summer

June 28, 2019

Getting outdoors for some good exercise is essential for a child's development, especially when there's not much to do during summer vacation. Ypsilanti Running Company owner Mike Nix wanted to give local kids such an activity by co-creating the Frog Island Track Club. The club is a free program for school-aged kids, and relies on medical students — including those from U-M — to serve as volunteers. Recently, Nix talked all about the exciting youth organization on this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi" podcast. Click here to listen!

‘M-RISE’ research program aims to prevent brain damage caused by cardiac arrest

June 26, 2019

For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those treated will survive with good neurologic function. “Survival for these patients decreases with every…

2019 Precision Health Scholars announced

June 24, 2019

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has selected nine recipients for its 2019 Scholars Awards. These grants of up to $80,000 each support the innovative projects of early-career researchers. For its second annual Scholars Awards competition, Precision Health recognized the work of researchers in biomedical engineering, biostatistics, cardiology, dermatology, computational medicine and bioinformatics, urologic oncology, and mechanical engineering. The 2019 Scholars Awards recipients are: Lauren Beesley, Sarah Gagliano Taliun, Jessica Golbus, Alyse Krausz, Shariq Mohammed, Matthew Patrick, Yujing Song, Jeffrey Tosoian and Ziwen Zhu. Their work (view a complete list of awardees’ topics) touches on therapeutic areas such as traumatic…

Precision Health announces Analytics Platform at recent symposium

June 19, 2019

With U-M Precision Health’s new Analytics Platform, researchers across campus now have access to genetic data, clinical data and tools previously available only to Michigan Medicine faculty and other level-two password holders. This platform, developed by Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT workgroup, provides campuswide access to research tools such as DataDirect and services such as consultation with scientific facilitators. Precision Health co-director Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A., unveiled the Analytics Platform in his opening remarks at the U-M Precision Health Symposium on May 29. “This is an exciting new platform available to campus researchers with a level-one password; no level-two…

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital ranked among best in the nation 

June 18, 2019

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has once again been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the state and country, according to the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals…

Special deliveries: Fathers celebrate birth of their sons, daughters at Michigan Medicine

June 13, 2019

Each year, faculty and staff in the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital Birth Center help deliver more than 4,500 babies. For many parents, a visit to the Birth Center is filled with…