Medical School Information Services


MSIS is a collection of diverse individuals passionate in our pursuit of delivering innovative information services that enable the UMHS faculty, staff and students to advance the future of healthcare through discovery and lifelong learning.


May 15, 2015

Ted Hanss elected chair of the AAMC Group on Information Resources

Ted Hanss, chief information officer for the Medical School, has been elected chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources (GIR) steering committee. In this role, effective June 4, Hanss will provide leadership and guide the strategic direction for information resources in academic medicine, including medical education, clinical care and health sciences research. read the complete story...

May 12, 2015

U-M looks to improve medical education with Google Glass technology

Imagine a group of medical students, gloves on, instruments in hand, deep in concentration during a dissection in the anatomy lab. Without having to put down their instruments, or even look up, the students can pull up reference materials to support their learning. This scenario was the shared vision of faculty members in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, who hope to use Google Glass and innovative technology to enhance the medical education process at the University of Michigan.  read the complete story...

May 8, 2015

Respected Orthoptist updates textbook

At the University of Michigan (U-M) in 1957, there were more than 21,000 students, Harlan Hatcher was president, and an addition was being built onto the Michigan Union. And, Ida Lucy Iacobucci was just beginning her career at U-M’s Department of Ophthalmology. Professor Iacobucci, adjunct clinical associate professor at U-M, received her Bachelor’s degree from U-M in 1955 and earned her Orthoptist certificate in 1957. Her clinical and research focus is strabismus, and she pioneered many of the advances in the field over her long and illustrious career. Also a prolific author, she recently reviewed and updated one of her most popular books, Clinical Approach to Ocular Motility, which was originally published in 1980. read the complete story...