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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…

Michigan Medicine recognized as one of the best health care providers for supply chain excellence

March 16, 2022

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently recognized as one of the nation’s health care supply chain leaders by Global Healthcare Exchange. The organization made GHX’s “Best 50” list for health care providers, which spotlights the top North American hospitals and health systems based on their proven ability to improve operational performance while driving down costs through supply chain transaction automation. “We are so proud of our supply chain teams for earning this prestigious honor,” said Kristine Komives, senior director of supply chain services. “The past two years have been a challenge, but our teams have stepped up time and…

COVID-19: Where do we go from here? — and more health stories

March 15, 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 Even at top hospitals, low-income older cancer patients struggle after surgeryMicroneedle approach to address peanut allergy shows promise in miceHospital-affiliated doctors prescribe fewer antibiotics through telehealth than third-party physicians“Springing forward” affects early birds less than night owls, study findsThis is your gut on sushiSpeaking it into being: Violet SurgNanoparticle reduces skin and lung scarring for…