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Register for accountable GME conference

May 4, 2016

The Medical School will host a conference on “Accountable Graduate Medical Education (GME): Linking GME to High-Value Health Care” on May 23-24 at the Michigan League and Biomedical Science Research Building. The May 23 program will focus on harnessing GME for high-value care, while the May 24 program will examine interprofessional education (IPE) — partnering among GME, undergraduate medical education and other professions to enhance the value of care. The conference is open to all, but registration is required. Target audiences include: program directors, designated institution officials (DIOs), and education leaders from academic medical centers across the Midwest; trainees, learners and…

Dr. James Shayman to deliver Distinguished Innovator lecture

May 4, 2016

James A. Shayman, M.D., developer of a new class of drugs for treating a group of rare but devastating congenital disorders, will deliver his 2016 Distinguished University Innovator Award lecture, “Why…

CMS SURVEYORS ON-SITE

May 3, 2016

Please be advised that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is on-site now to conduct a survey associated with the Adult and Pediatric Transplant Programs. Four CMS surveyors plan to be here today through Thursday evening. The surveyors will be reviewing five transplant programs (kidney, heart, liver, pancreas and lung) during this time and will be escorted at all times. For information on how to prepare for an unannounced survey visit to your area please visit http://www.med.umich.edu/i/quality/tools/accredreg/surveyor.html. Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/quality/tools/accredreg/surveyor.html

Beat ‘Boris’: 10-Year-Old Boy Smashes His 3-D Printed Tumor

May 3, 2016

Ten-year-old Casey Doyle has been on a four-month mission to “beat Boris,” his nickname for the life-threatening tumor in his throat. Recently, he did — almost literally. The fifth-grader took a…

Medicine at Michigan seeks publications, apps by faculty

May 2, 2016

The Medicine at Michigan website seeks news of publications written or edited by faculty. We are also interested in featuring faculty-developed health apps.For publications: please send title, co-authors/editors, publisher and publication date, to Lauren Crawford by June 1 for inclusion on the website. If possible, please also include a high-resolution image of the cover. For mobile apps: please send a short description about the purpose and intended audience of the app, as well as screenshots and/or logos, to Lauren Crawford by June 1 for inclusion on the website.Please direct all questions to Lauren Crawford.Website: http://www.medicineatmichigan.org/

UMHS launches new consumer blog

May 2, 2016

A new, reliable and fun online source of health care and wellness tips launches today: the newest blog site produced by the University of Michigan Health System’s Department of Communication, www.michiganhealthblog.org.…

Wall St. Parking Structure – project

April 29, 2016

A project to make some necessary repairs of some of the lighting in the Wall St. Parking Structure is scheduled to occur Monday, May 2.  The repairs are estimated to take three to four hours to complete.The work will occur on Level 1 & on the ramp between Levels 1 & 2.To accomplish this project, we will have to close Level 1 & the ramp to Level 2 - approx. 61 spaces.Thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation. Website: http://pts.umich.edu/

U-M researchers pass milestones in artificial placenta research

April 29, 2016

Researchers at the University of Michigan are working to improve survival rates in the tiniest, most premature babies in a groundbreaking way: through an artificial placenta that mimics the womb. The technology hasn’t reached a clinical trial, but researchers from U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Extracorporeal Circulation Research Laboratory  are making dramatic progress. An extracorporeal artificial placenta at the institution has kept five extremely premature lambs alive for a week. The lambs were transferred to the artificial placenta, which utilizes extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), without ever taking their first breath. The ultimate goal of nearly a decade of sustained work: for an artificial placenta to…

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…