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Volunteer Services celebrates 75th anniversary

April 16, 2019

On Monday, April 8,…

Predictive analytic technology developed at MCIRCC gets $11.5 million investment

April 8, 2019

Technology that predicts if a patient will become unstable hours before traditional vital signs is now backed with an $11.5 million Series A investment. Fifth Eye Inc., a Michigan Medicine spinoff medical device software company started in 2017, received the investment to support research, development and commercialization of the company’s first product: the Analytic for Hemodynamic Instability (AHI). AHI is based on technologies developed at the U-M Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). Using advanced signal processing and machine learning, AHI continuously monitors and interprets electrocardiogram (ECG) signals to predict if a patient will become unstable several hours before…

Congratulations to recipients of inaugural awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence

April 4, 2019

The U-M Center for Interprofessional Education recently presented its inaugural 2019 awards to outstanding U-M faculty and students. The winners were named at the fifth annual Health Professions Education Day at…

In-class exercise helps fight childhood obesity while kids learn

April 2, 2019

For the past two years, Project Healthy Schools has collaborated with the U-M schools of kinesiology, public health, education and architecture and urban planning to explore whether incorporating activity breaks in the classroom is an effective strategy to increase metabolic, psychological and cognitive outcomes in children. The program, called InPACT (Interrupting Prolonged sitting with ACTivity), incorporates five bursts of moderate-to-high-intensity exercise into the class day, for a total of 20 minutes. The InPACT program at Munger Elementary-Middle School in Detroit was recently featured in a U-M Stories of Our…

Office of Patient Experience patient advisor to speak at United Nations

April 2, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGmQFGerUdg&feature=youtu.be Chloe Rothschild, a patient advisor at Michigan Medicine, has been a tireless advocate for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For her efforts at Michigan Medicine and nationwide, Rothschild has been invited to speak at the United Nations later today, which is World Autism Awareness Day. Rothschild came on board as a patient advisor with the Office of Patient Experience to work on an autism awareness project. Through her research and her own experiences, Rothschild found that for patients with sensory disorders, transitioning from pediatric care to adult care can be challenging. She worked closely with OPE and Security Services…

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

April 1, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has been named to Newsweek’s inaugural list of the World’s Best Hospitals 2019. The list recognizes the best 1,000 hospitals across 11 countries: U.S., Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel. The hospitals were evaluated using data from three sources: Hospital recommendations from peers: an online survey conducted among tens of thousands of doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals Patient experience: surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitals Medical KPIs (e.g. rate on quality of treatment, hygiene measures) Click here to see the full list. Thank you for all…

Mott’s ‘Lego Guy’ helps young patients focus on fun

March 26, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdohrPTmMc8 Knocking on a young patient’s door, John McInerney peeks his head inside with a question that prompts a big grin. “Hey, want to make a Lego robot?” It’s become a…

Reports of shots fired on campus Saturday were unfounded

March 18, 2019

Saturday afternoon, the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security and local law enforcement partners received as many as 20 calls reporting shots being fired on the second floor of the Mason Hall building, adjacent to the central-campus Diag. There also were additional reports from the area of the Diag. The reports came in at 4:35 p.m., during a vigil on the Diag for those killed in the mosque attacks in New Zealand. DPSS immediately issued an emergency alert to the campus community and officers already in the area of the Diag immediately went to Mason Hall to investigate. Those…

Open the envelope, learn your future: Match Day suspense ends for U-M medical students

March 18, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwb5WUTuKGw&feature=youtu.be Last Friday at noon, 157 U-M medical students ripped open envelopes and instantly knew where they’ll spend the next three to seven years of their lives. Together with nearly 19,000…