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New $1M gift brings support for bipolar research

April 7, 2022

Raymond and Jane Cracchiolo A gift of $1 million from Raymond and Jane Cracchiolo to the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program will aid researchers' efforts to study bipolar disorder and provide hope to the many people living with it worldwide. In particular, the gift will be instrumental in launching the Bipolar Learning Community, an innovative cross-campus collaboration to implement a learning health approach to the research and care of people affected by bipolar disorder. A key element of the learning health approach is the learning cycle which engages community stakeholders in setting treatment priorities and provides enhanced communication between patient, family, researcher and provider.…

Generous gift from LSO founder and wife makes the orchestra’s future bright

April 6, 2022

In spring of 2000, bassoonist and pediatric radiologist Michael DiPietro, M.D., was playing woodwind quintets with other U-M physicians when the idea of creating something bigger – an orchestra for the U-M medical and science community – began to take shape. By that summer, the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra was born. And in January 2001, it played its first concert. Now, DiPietro and his wife Alice Fishman have helped ensure that the LSO will endure far into the future, with a generous gift that helps create an endowment for the orchestra. Their gift is enhanced by dollars from a matching…

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April 5, 2022

Looking to get health and wellness news delivered straight to your inbox? Wish you could get a trusted, weekly dose of advice from medical doctors and specialists at a top national…

Photo gallery: One Day Closer returns!

March 31, 2022

For the past two years, the pandemic made it necessary to postpone the annual One Day Closer event held by the Rogel Cancer Center. But with restrictions easing this year, One Day Closer returned for a very successful virtual and in-person event on Saturday, March 19. Sarah Hawley, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for the Training, Education, and Career Development (TrEC) program at the Rogel Cancer Center said, “Our team was thrilled to be able to offer the One Day Closer Program this year to engage students in our community to learn more about the Rogel Cancer Center, and about possible…

U-M Medical School strong in U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings

March 29, 2022

Michigan Medicine’s position as a national leader in training the next generation of health care leaders is once again highlighted by the 2023 U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today. The U-M Medical School and Department of Biomedical Engineering are rated among the best in the country for their educational programs.   The medical school is tied for No. 17 among medical schools for research and is tied for No. 20 for primary care. The school’s reputation among residency directors continues to be strong. They were asked to rate programs using a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), and those scores placed the U-M in a…

$20M Frankel Innovation Initiative set to kick off third round of funding

March 28, 2022

­Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI), a unit of the U-M Medical School Office of Research, is launching the third round of the Frankel Innovation Initiative, a $20 million gift from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation to support the research and development of life-saving therapies at Michigan Medicine, in collaboration with other institutions. The call for Letters of Intent opens Monday, April 4. The Frankel Innovation Initiative is designed to build on best practices of the standout programs developed at U-M and other top institutions, and capitalizes on U-M’s extensive biomedical research enterprise. The $20 million gift is used to…

Match Day anticipation: Medical students reveal their residency futures

March 21, 2022

Last Friday, 157 U-M medical students discovered the next phase of their journeys in becoming future physicians. The students participated in Match Day, where each received a white envelope containing the…

Innovative project from Clinical Simulation Center is Global Surgical Training Challenge finalist

March 17, 2022

When Grace Kim, M.D. — from the U-M Department of Surgery — and her international research partners needed a low-cost laparoscopic simulator that could be built with readily available materials for their ALL-SAFE project, she called on the Clinical Simulation Center’s (CSC) Deborah Rooney, Ph.D. for help. As director of the CSC 3D & Innovations Lab, Rooney guides a team of biomedical engineering students who work to develop and produce novel teaching tools, skills trainers and simulators using a variety of methods from high tech 3D printing to everyday construction methods. For ALL-SAFE, she engaged the lab’s team to create…

Formerly conjoined twins thrive as toddlers

March 16, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WScpbHxrXl8 As their blonde pigtails bobbed around them, Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin chased each other at a local park, giggling while asking to be pushed on the swings and taking turns…