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$20M gift from Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation to fund innovative research

December 18, 2019

Maxine and Stuart Frankel The University of Michigan has received a $20 million gift from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to support the research and development…

Record-setting winter clothing drive coats the community in kindness

December 17, 2019

Over the past few months, Michigan Medicine faculty and staff came together to keep their neighbors warm this winter! A record-setting 800 articles of new or gently used and laundered items (coats, gloves, hats, scarves and more) were donated as part of the 4th annual winter clothing drive. The items were collected at sites across Michigan Medicine and the greater Ann Arbor area. The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor then distributed the donations to The House by the Side of the Road, a nonprofite whose mission is to provide adequate clothing and small household items at no charge to children…

Is your child ready for a pet? 6 questions to ask

December 16, 2019

A new puppy or kitten may be at the top of some children’s wish lists for holidays or birthdays, but parents should do their research before saying yes, experts warn. One in six parents say they would get a pet as a present for their child, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. While 42 percent say no to animals as gifts, another 40 percent say they might consider it.   Mott pediatrician Hannah King, M.D., said it can be tempting for parents to get pulled into the  moment and agree to a new pet, but they…

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of U-M’s first hospital!

December 16, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbreLJZDGvM&feature=youtu.be One hundred and fifty years ago this month, something extraordinary happened at the University of Michigan. Its effects have reverberated down through history — not only on campus, but across…

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to benefit from North American International Auto Show Charity Preview

December 16, 2019

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Charity Preview. Now in its 44th year, Charity Preview is considered the largest annual single-night fundraiser in the world.Charity Preview has raised more than $121 million for children’s charities in Southeast Michigan since 1976. “For the first time ever, Mott Children’s Hospital has earned a spot as one of the nine charities benefiting from the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview in recognition of their commitment to excellence in improving the lives of children,” said Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

December 13, 2019

A weekly 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. New Study has Global Impact on Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts An international team of researchers conducts a study that defines a simple, low-cost blood test that yields high-performing results in the elimination of hepatitis C. READ MORE Extensive Vascular Surgery Helps Spare Cancer Patient’s Leg A rare type of cancer required a team of vascular, orthopedic and plastic surgeons to help one man get back to riding the open roads. READ MORE…

Read the Depression Center’s 2018-19 Annual Impact Report

December 12, 2019

The U-M Depression Center has just released its annual Impact Report. Read through the report to learn about updates in research, precision health, education, community outreach and so much more. The report can be found here. Website: https://www.depressioncenter.org/sites/default/files/2019%20UMDC%20Impact%20Report-final-print-SM.pdf

Health policy podcast features U-M concept Value-Based Insurance Design (V-Bid)

December 12, 2019

This week on TradeOffs was the story of V-BID, or value-based insurance design, a wonky name for a very simple but elusive goal: making high-value health care easier to get than low-value care. Co-hosts Dan Gorenstein, Anupam Jena and Sayeh Nikpay discuss the improbable 20 year-long V-BID journey with co-creators Mark Fendrick and Michael Chernew. “This Tradeoffs episode on value-based insurance design is the perfect microcosm of our show’s mission,” said Gorenstein, a former NPR national health correspondent. “We take topics that seem on their surface impossibly wonky and weedy, and turn them into engaging, human stories that we hope ultimately spark smarter, more…

Photo gallery: Friends Gift Shop celebrates 60 years

December 11, 2019

This year, the Friends Gift Shop in University Hospital celebrates 60 years serving patients, families and friends. The shop as we know it today opened in November 1959 as the Guild Shop, started by the Volunteer Services Guild formed in 1958. Before the beginning of the shop, the Galen Society was the one place available to buy candy, news and cigarettes (yep, they sold cigarettes!). The shop originally started at the Old Main University Hospital in 1952 with a cash register, small counter, and an apparel rack. “The shop sold cosmetics, jewelry, household items, sleepwear,…