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4th Annual Awareness Night for Gastroparesis & Dysautonomia

April 28, 2016

You're invited to the 4th Annual Night of Support & Awareness for Gastroparesis & Dysautonomia, which takes place on Sunday, July 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Park Place Banquet…

Trauma Burn Community Event June 5 at Orchard

April 28, 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 to participate in this special community event focused on increasing burn awareness, celebrating the recovery of survivors, promoting education, preventing burn injuries, and gathering together for fun and fellowship.  The family-friendly event will include games and activities for all ages. LIVE music by Zander Michigan; Fire truck; Survival Flight helicopter fly-in; Petting zoo; Miniature golf; Hugging and loving on therapy dogs; Face painting; Moonwalk; Giant Slide; Sports and…

Dr. Askari testifies before Congress on drug pricing

April 27, 2016

The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging has asked Fred Askari, M.D., Ph.D., to provide testimony today at 3:30 p.m. as lawmakers examine the business practices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Valeant has faced scrutiny for price increases on drugs such as Cuprimine used by patients to treat Wilson disease, an inherited liver disorder. Askari, an associate professor of hepatology at the University of Michigan Health System who specializes in treating Wilson disease, is expected to describe the impact of higher drug prices. The hearing, “Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Business Model: the Repercussions for Patients and the Health Care System,” will include testimony from…

MESP Application Deadline is May 10

April 26, 2016

The Department of Learning Health Sciences Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP) is an internationally acclaimed annual program established in 1998 by the University of Michigan Medical School. MESP provides an opportunity for competitively selected faculty to study principles of medical education in depth, with the support and direction of department faculty. The 10-month program is designed for medical school faculty and a limited number of fellows to develop as leaders in medical education. Skills emphasized include educational leadership, teaching, and scholarship.Read more about the MESP program and the application deadline.Applications are due May 10, 2016Website: http://lhs.medicine.umich.edu/education/mesp

Bring your kid to work, bring movie tickets home

April 26, 2016

Does your child ever ask about your job or what you do at work? Take Your Child to Work Day is April 28, your chance to show them first-hand your role at UMHS.   Bringing your son or daughter to work could be a unique educational experience beyond the normal classroom. While there is no formal program for this day at any UMHS/UMHHC location, department/unit leaders can decide to host visitors if operations allow.   If your department/unit plans to participate, please consider the following to ensure a productive and enjoyable day:   ·         Respect the privacy of our patients;…

U-M earns another “A” for patient safety

April 26, 2016

The straight A's continue for patient safety at the University of Michigan Health System.For the eighth consecutive time, this week’s Leapfrog Group national report card gave UMHS’ patient care an “A,”placing the Health System among the best nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Some areas in which we scored particularly well include practices to prevent errors such as working together, communicating about medicines and practicing hand hygiene, while the Health System still has room to improve in infections and staff training to improve safety.The Leapfrog Group issued the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score to give patients…

Algorithms for Modern Venous Care: May 21

April 26, 2016

The U-M Algorithms for Modern Venous Care course will take place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at The Inn at St. John’s, in Plymouth, Michigan. This course has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, AOA Category 2A Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, and registered for ABIM MOC Credits. Primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic venous disease, or for those who would like to learn more about venous disease care should attend this course. Participants will be able to walk away from the course understanding and/or implementing the newest advances and standards…

Pharmacy Students Participate in “Healing Through Hands-On Science”

April 25, 2016

“Healing Through Hands-On Science” took place at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum on March 19 and 20. The event, a collaboration between the Hands-On Museum and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, helped families learn more about health…

New Fund Launched to Accelerate Engineering and Medical Translational Research Products

April 22, 2016

The University of Michigan launched today the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, a new funding vehicle designed to advance the process of transitioning commercially viable engineering and medical research projects to market.The fund, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is a collaboration between the U-M College of Engineering’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) program.With a $3 million gift from the Monroe-Brown Foundation, the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund will award seed money to biomedical startup companies that are joint efforts between the university’s engineering and medical schools. Such seed grants are designed to accelerate the commercialization of biomedical research, to provide unique educational…