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Food drive yields more than 108,000 meals for neighbors in need

September 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its ripple effects, have caused thousands of local residents to worry where their next meal will come from or how they’ll feed…

Med school Class of 2024, Black Medical Association, Student Council team up to aid Auntie Na’s Village

September 25, 2020

As society grapples with the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, there have been countless instances of individuals coming together to uplift each other. In Southeast Michigan and across the country, thousands of people have peacefully protested racial injustice and worked to support Black communities. In this spirit, the U-M Medical School Class of 2024 has teamed up with Student Council and the Black Medical Association to fundraise in support of Auntie Na’s Village, a Detroit-based nonprofit. The group is currently 37 percent of the way to its $15,000 goal with 21 days left in the campaign. Please please consider…

Michigan Medicine named one of world’s best specialized hospitals by Newsweek

September 25, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently named one of the world’s best specialized hospitals by Newsweek! The organization was lauded as one of the top facilities that specializes in cardiology, endocrinology and oncology. The ranking is based solely on peer recommendations for specific areas of expertise from a global survey of medical professionals. The full list of award winners is now available directly on the Newsweek website, available here. And as always, thank you for everything you do to make Michigan Medicine a global leader in health care!

Michigan Medicine team separates conjoined twins at Mott

September 22, 2020 Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin spent the first 13 months of their lives inseparable: they’d never slept in their own beds, played in different rooms or ever been held alone. But…

Zeiss Lattice Light Sheet Microscope arrives at U-M

September 21, 2020

One of only four installations in the U.S., the Michigan Medicine Microscopy Core is now offering imaging by a Zeiss Lattice Light Sheet Microscope, thanks to funding by the Biosciences Initiative. The microscope was installed Sept. 14. Lattice light sheet uses a thin sheet of light (0.5-1.0 um waist) to rapidly and gently collect high-resolution fluorescence images with exquisite sub-cellular detail (100x total magnification).  This system is designed for high-resolution, high-speed imaging of cell cultures and the superficial layers of small embryos. A typical live imaging application may be to image a 200 um x 200 um (xy) x 50 um…

Michigan Medicine named top performer on 2020 Health Care Equality Index

September 17, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has again received the designation as a “top performer” for LGBTQ+ equality by the Human Rights Campaign! The Human Rights Campaign has created the Health Care Equality Index to assess a health care system’s ability to deliver LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and services for patients, visitors and employees. Over the past three years, the institution has increased the score from 75 in 2018 to 90 in 2019 and 95 in 2020.  “Although improvement in our score is important our main goal is to improve the experience at Michigan Medicine for our LGBTQ+ community that goes beyond…

Michigan Medicine opens multidisciplinary Facial Nerve Clinic

September 14, 2020

A team of Michigan Medicine experts across specialties have joined together to create the Michigan Medicine Facial Nerve Clinic, in hopes of optimizing patient care and health outcomes. Prior to the appointment, patients will undergo a pre-evaluation screening by the clinic coordinator. The screening will be used to develop a personalized itinerary for the patient’s first visit. Appointments for patients needing to see several specialists will be scheduled on the same day and at the same location as much as possible. The specialists will evaluate the patient and design a treatment plan in partnership with the patient and referring physician.…

U-M partners with NIH ACTIV Initiative for clinical trial of blood clotting treatments for COVID-19

September 11, 2020

Michigan Medicine is one of several academic medical centers partnering with the National Institutes of Health on three adaptive clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of varying types of blood thinners to treat adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The trials are part of the ongoing Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) initiative. All three clinical trials will be coordinated and overseen by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of NIH, and funded through Operation Warp Speed. Collectively known as ACTIV-4 Antithrombotics, the trials will provide critical insights that could help guide the care of patients with…

Multiple sclerosis warrior dedicated to helping others

September 10, 2020

Vickie and her husband, Glyn, one of her dedicated caregivers, celebrated 18 years of marriage on July 6. Photo courtesy of Whyte. When Vickie Whyte began experiencing issues with her eyesight…