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Simple urine test leads to early detection of kidney disease

June 23, 2016

Only 5 percent of people in the United States are aware that they have early-stage kidney disease, according to a recent study by Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, M.S., Ph.D., a research scientist at the University of Michigan and her colleagues. The study findings were presented at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings. “The most striking finding for us was how many individuals in the U.S. have early kidney disease, but are unaware of their disease,” Bragg-Gresham says. The authors estimate that about 14.5 million people are undiagnosed and untreated for early stages of kidney disease. However, a simple urine test can…

Former boxer gives brain tumor a counterpunch

June 23, 2016

Retired professional boxer Kat Brauer Rice knew she always had to leave it all in the ring. “Krackin’ Kat” never gave up. Rice, now a wife and mother of two, used…

Camp Little Victors: Virtual summer camp, REAL summer fun

June 22, 2016

Camp Little Victors is a virtual summer camp program for families looking for ways to make the most of their summers. For six weeks, participants receive a weekly email full of…

Register now: Event will bring China’s top researchers to U-M this fall

June 21, 2016

A contingent of medical scholars and researchers from China are headed to Ann Arbor this fall to meet with University of Michigan colleagues about shared projects with potentially big implications on…

Two UMMS faculty appointed as interim chairs

June 21, 2016

Two Medical School faculty members have been appointed to interim chair positions. On June 16, the Board of…

Forbes’ $17.5 million gift to stimulate cancer research

June 20, 2016

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today announced a $17.5 million commitment for cancer research from Madeline and Sidney Forbes of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This gift to the university’s $4…

Forbes’ $17.5 million gift to stimulate cancer research

June 17, 2016

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today announced a $17.5 million commitment for cancer research from Madeline and Sidney Forbes of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.This gift to the university’s $4 billion Victors for Michigan campaign will create the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery within the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.It is the largest private donation for cancer research in the school’s history.U-M’s Board of Regents approved establishing the institute today during its monthly meeting.In addition, the Forbes’ gift will:Advance cutting-edge science from the laboratory to patients by stimulating innovative technology and new therapies.Offer team research awards for cross-disciplinary efforts — bringing…

The Joint Commission CSC Recertification Survey a Success!

June 16, 2016

Great news! The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center recertification survey, which ended Tuesday afternoon, was completed without any requirements for improvement (citations). The reviewers noted that the stroke program is extremely well run and that employees are invested and engaged in stroke patient care. A few best practices/accolades included: Involvement of patient-centered care representatives in the program quality committees Leveraging the medical record for capturing and reporting on quality metrics, especially through the Stroke Navigator Staffing resources for running four procedures simultaneously in the neurointerventional suite Tremendous data with consistent application of the PDCA improvement process Care provided by all…

Break out of your cocoon at Mott

June 16, 2016

Patients, families and staff are invited to celebrate the release of more than 150 butterflies in the new butterfly garden in the Mott Outdoor Courtyard. Because of today's forecast, this fun-filled event will be held Friday at 1 p.m., and includes music, storytelling, nature displays and more. So wish the rain away and we'll see you all there!