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U-M Medical School to stream virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 15

May 12, 2020

It is a mid-May tradition for the U-M Medical School to celebrate its class of graduating seniors with a rousing ceremony in Hill Auditorium. The historic venue is temporarily closed, however; shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of gathering there to officially become doctors and enter their new profession, the 173 members of the graduating Class of 2020 will gather with loved ones around their mobile phones, monitors, laptops and screens to participate in a virtual medical school commencement ceremony. The online ceremony will feature remarks from the honored speaker, Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., the 18th surgeon general of the United…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

May 8, 2020

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. Thrive with Your Family: Parental Self-Care, COVID-19 Anxiety and Managing Screen Time Experts talk about maintaining your well-being as a parent, helping kids manage anxiety around the coronavirus and how to handle sleep regression and electronic use. READ MORE Treating One of Their Own: COVID-19 Breaks Myth of Invincibility for Hospital Doctors Two hospitalists reflect on caring for one of their own when a very sick critical care physician became one of…

Everyone vs. COVID-19: U-M scientists need public’s help to understand and fight coronavirus

May 7, 2020

U-M researchers have launched dozens of COVID-19 studies in the past six weeks, working at top speed to understand the new coronavirus, test ways of preventing or treating COVID-19, and measure…

American Heart Association grant launches new wearable health technology research center at U-M

May 5, 2020

As heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of death worldwide, a new U-M research initiative aims to investigate how mobile health (mHealth) technology, such as smartwatches and smartphones, can be used to study and improve health behaviors among hypertensive populations. “Mobile technology has changed nearly all aspects of our lives. There is great hope that mHealth through smartphones and wearables could also transform how we practice clinical care and ultimately help people lead healthier lives. But a lot of the evidence for how this could or should happen remains unknown,” said Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., M.P.H., professor of cardiovascular medicine…

‘A new take on life’ after recovering from COVID-19

May 5, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=yz-KmJfx2MU&feature=emb_logo When the doctor becomes the patient in the hospital department where he trained, he knows better than anyone what he’s up against. So for Eugene Vovchuk, M.D., the last month…

The Michigan Medicine blog recap

May 1, 2020

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. COVID-19: Behind the Scenes of Testing Answers to your most pressing questions on where coronavirus testing stands. READ MORE Nursing Homes Prepared for Pandemics, but COVID-19 Reveals Gaps Survey of Michigan nursing homes at start of coronavirus suggests great improvement since just before the H1N1 pandemic. READ MORE Higher Levels of NETs in Blood Associated with More Severe COVID-19 New study explores the connection between levels of a type of destructive white blood…

Michigan Medicine launches first multi-site COVID-19 clinical trial on new national HERO registry

May 1, 2020

U-M was selected to participate in the first study to use the new national HERO registry. Led locally by Marisa Miceli, M.D., and Peter Higgins, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., this study focuses…

Michigan Medicine again earns an ‘A’ for patient safety

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which once again earned an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group for hospital safety! The organization has earned the highest grade possible every time it has been graded since 2012. The remarkable achievement is a reflection of Michigan Medicine’s commitment to patient safety and preventing medical errors – a commitment that has been emphasized during the recent COVID-19 pandemic and journey to high reliability. Every six months, the nonprofit Leapfrog Group uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals. Thank you for all you…

‘The skillset I had could benefit someone’: M-Response Corps faces down crisis

April 30, 2020

Michael Broderick had just woken up after working in the ICU the previous night when he read the email: U-M medical students were being pulled from…