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Recognize Grief Awareness Week with events, presentations, films and more

May 16, 2016

The U-M Health System’s annual Grief Awareness Week kicks off today. The purpose of this week is to increase awareness and acknowledge staff losses across the health system.  This year’s focus…

U-M Medical School Graduates 166 in the 166th class

May 13, 2016

Today, 166 future healthcare leaders will enter the University of Michigan's historic Hill Auditorium as students, and leave as physicians. And as the 166th graduating class of the U-M Medical School, they'll…

TRAUMA BURN COMMUNITY EVENT JUNE 5 AT ORCHARD

May 13, 2016

The Burn Injury Awareness Walk and Safety Education Fair and Picnic takes place on Sunday, June 5 at Wiard’s Orchard, located at 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti.Rally your family, friends and colleagues…

Reducing the impact of critical illness

May 12, 2016

The University of Michigan Health System has joined an innovative national quality project called ICU Liberation that includes 77 U.S. hospitals working to change the landscape of intensive care. The U-M Surgical Intensive Care Unit will examine care processes that impact quality of life during and after critical illness. Experts now recognize that of the millions of patients who survive life-threatening illness each year, as many as half may go on to develop post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), a condition that includes ongoing muscle weakness and brain dysfunction from memory loss to depression and anxiety. “ICU Liberation aims to reduce the…

‘My grandfather would be proud’: Doctor’s education combines health, heritage

May 11, 2016

When Dr. Mohamad Issa’s grandfather immigrated to Ann Arbor from the West Bank more than fifty years ago, he never could have imagined that his grandson would return one day to…

UM/Israel symposium elevates scientific discovery

May 11, 2016

Medical scientists from Israel’s premier universities will join University of Michigan colleagues this week for a 5th year of partnership, collaboration and synergy.Attendees will explore the convergence of biomedicine and bioengineering…

Move disease prevention forward at June hackathon

May 11, 2016

When you hear the word "hacking", you might think of nefarious computer activity by shady characters. But that term has been hijacked by people looking to do good in the world by putting their skills and knowledge together to make something new - often in marathon innovation sessions called "hackathons." Hackathons focus on bringing teams of volunteers together to make new gadgets, websites or apps, or brainstorming prototypes or business models, based on a specific need or opportunity. Often, there's a prize at the end for the best ideas, to help fuel them to move to the next level of…

National surgery leader praises U-M surgical quality/safety efforts

May 10, 2016

A new column by David B. Hoyt, M.D., FACS, the executive director of the American College of Surgeons, focuses on his recent visit to U-M, including the Department of Surgery and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. In it, he praises the many efforts to improve surgical care, including statewide efforts led by Medical School faculty members who are also members of IHPI. In his column in the ACS Bulletin, Hoyt shares with readers his impressions of IHPI as a whole, and specifically calls out the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) and the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), which are led by U-M physicians,…

Nominations sought to recognize those who champion disability issues

May 10, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual James T. Neubacher Award. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna/alumnus for significant achievements in promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities, advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities, or removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities. The award includes a stipend provided by the Office of the President and is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, University of Michigan Health System,  and the Office of the President. Established…