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It’s National Volunteer Week: Honoring those who strengthen the Michigan Medicine community

April 18, 2022

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to honor the impact of volunteer service around the country and acknowledge the power that volunteers have to strengthen and transform their communities. Celebrated…

Michigan Medicine recognized for health care for LGBTQ+ communities

April 13, 2022

Michigan Medicine received a score of 100 on the 2022 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) and is designated as a “Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality.” This HEI index is developed and maintained…

Joia Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H., to serve as 2022 U-M Medical School Commencement speaker

April 12, 2022

Physician, educator, health equity advocate and U-M alumna Joia Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver the commencement address for U-M medical students at their 2022 graduation ceremony on May 13. In 2022,…

Half of older adults now die with dementia diagnosis; how to live pain-free with arthritis — and more health stories

April 12, 2022

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Michigan Health Lab blog New guidelines overhaul best practices for heart failure prevention, diagnosis and treatmentStudy: Older adults with rheumatoid arthritis still undermedicated, despite aggressive guidelinesHalf of older adults now die with a dementia diagnosisHigh blood sugar and suPAR levels independently worsen COVID-19 outcomesPulse oximeters are less accurate in Black childrenAdvising China's first Olympic medevac programHeadlines from the frontlines…

Headlines from the front lines (and in your inbox)

April 8, 2022

Do you like reading stories on scientific innovation and medical discoveries? Do you wish you could get a weekly dose of the latest happenings in the field of medicine sent directly…

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…

Live your healthiest life (by getting these weekly emails)

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…