Access to therapeutics based on advanced technology and data science is not equally available and this situation raises deep ethical concerns for scientists. Professor Maureen Sartor and the DCMB’s DEI committee organized this symposium to increase awareness of such systemic health disparities.
Six University of Michigan scientists and engineers have been named the 2022 winners of the Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition Award (MBioFAR), which recognizes exceptional mid-career faculty in the biosciences. Congratulations to DCMB joint faculty, Elizabeth Speliotes, MD, Ph.D., MPH on her MBioFAR award!
The field of regenerative medicine is still in its early stages although scientists have been working on new stem cell treatments for decades. A better understanding of how a stem cell transforms into its final form is critical.
On Sept. 22, the U-M Board of Regents approved a $42 million renovation of three levels of Medical School Building I in the B and D wings that eventually will become the new home for DCMB and several other Medical School units.
Indika Rajapakse, Ph.D., associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, mathematics, and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, and collaborators developed a new mathematical technique to further understand how a cell’s nucleus is organized. These results have been published in Nature Communications
Kayvan Najarian, a professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, and of emergency medicine in the Medical School, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering, was awarded a five-year NSF grant to create the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA).
The Perspective article, "Understanding Covid Vaccine Efficacy over Time — Bridging a Gap Between Public Health and Health Care" was published last week in in the New England Journal of Medicine. In it, Gil and co-Author Dr. Isaac Kohane, Harvard Medical School, examine known information gaps between immunization data and the EHR.
The Precision Medicine World conference is coming up on June 28 - 30 in Silicon Valley, CA. The program features more than 400 speakers, including Gil Omenn. Gil's talk will focus on Data Science for Protogenomics of Cancers and will be given on June 28th at 4:15 PM PST.
Teaching a course next semester? Taubman Health Sciences Library offers a variety of services to help make course materials available to students, including the purchasing of ebooks when available for libraries to license
A group including Tingting Qin, Christopher Lee , Shiting Li ,Peter Orchard, Heming Yao, Hanrui Zhang, Shuze Wang , Snehal Patil, Alan Boyle and Maureen Sartor recently published their work in Genome Biology.
Using large sample sizes from China and the US, the data show that the first year of residency is a stressful time and may lead to a marked increase of depression. Tailoring interventions may be important to develop further improvements to the mental health of training physicians in both the US and China.