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One Day Closer event to explore advances in cancer research

May 4th, 2015
One of Ann Arbor’s most exciting educational events is back. One Day Closer gives individuals and families an up-close look at one of the world’s leading cancer research facilities and what its internationally-recognized scientists and colleagues are doing to discover the cure for cancer. Scientists in the Translational Oncology Program at the University of Michigan relentlessly pursue one goal:Read more

Fostering Innovation Grants deadline extended to May 6

May 1st, 2015
The Fostering Innovation Grants team has received many great submissions and ideas this round, but is hoping to see even more. FIGs has extended its deadline for submitting grants to Wednesday, May 6. Apply here to receive seed funding for 1-2 year pilot projects. Since 2005, FIGs has awarded funding to more than 230 projects and distributed $1.4M inRead more

New study shows how babies’ lives were saved by 3D printing

April 30th, 2015
Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett spent the first year of his life in hospital beds tethered to a ventilator, being fed through his veins because his body was too sick to absorb food. Baby Ian’s heart stopped before he wasRead more

A new generation of patient and family centered care

April 29th, 2015
In the patient and family centered care model of health care, patients and their families are members of their care teams, not just bystanders. Research shows that including patients and their families in the care process results in better outcomes, including reduced length of stay and readmissions. In this video, Frankel Cardiovascular Center staff andRead more

Construction begins in May on Fuller Road, Maiden Lane

April 27th, 2015
This summer, the city of Ann Arbor will conduct necessary bridge maintenance on Fuller Road and Maiden Lane. Construction is expected to begin May 4 and end by August 21. Please allow extra time when traveling to and from the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and share this information with patients and visitors. From MayRead more

What does the future hold for bioscience training? May 4 plenary will explore

April 24th, 2015
Today’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences face a far different career landscape than their professors once did – and their successors will see even more change. A plenary session on the morning of Monday, May 4 will address the causes, effects and potential solutions for these imbalances in career opportunities. It’sRead more

Cell & Developmental Biology celebrates 160 years of science April 23-24

April 23rd, 2015
The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology to celebrate those who have contributed to breakthrough discoveries and educational excellence, and those whose talent and dedication are paving the way for to the future. Thursday, April 23 kicks off with a reception and poster session. Also planned are student talks, a dinner, history of education inRead more

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

April 21st, 2015
The U-M Health System’s annual Grief Awareness Week begins May 10 to acknowledge staff losses, both personal and professional. Events and activities will be offered to help renew the head, heart and spirit. Grief Awareness Week programs cover the depth of our human experience through sadness, laughter, story-telling, music and creativity. See below for aRead more

Remembering A. Alfred Taubman

April 20th, 2015
The U-M Health System lost one of its biggest supporters with the passing of A. Alfred Taubman on Friday. Alfred Taubman (Taubman College ’48; LLD Hon ’91) of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died of a heart attack at the age of 91. Taubman was a retail visionary who pioneered the concept of the modern shopping mall, made hisRead more