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June 7, 2016

University Hospital Opens Additional Palliative Care Beds

After several months of planning and renovation, University Hospital opened additional beds dedicated to palliative care on Tuesday June 7, 2016. The palliative care beds are located in the Medical Short Stay Unit:Blue (MSSU:Blue) on the 4th floor of UH South and are staffed by the Adult Palliative Care Service with support from MSSU staff.

April 29, 2016

Big Hearts for Seniors Event- May 26, 2016

The 2016 Big Hearts for Seniors event will be taking place on May 26, 2016, at the Michigan Theatre.

A special performance by George Bedard and the Kingpins will be at 6:30 PM, with the film "Letter to Anita: Lessons Learned with the Seasoning of Age" starting at 7:00 PM.

Tickets can be purchased here:

April 21, 2016

1st World interRAI Conference in Toronto

On April 11th, 2016, the 1st World interRAI conference took place at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada. Convening the conference and providing the keynote addresswas our very own Brant Fries, Ph.D, Research Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, Professor of Health Management and Policy, and Chief of the Health Systems Research

April 8, 2016

David Lombard elected to 2016 ASCI membership

The Active segment of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) membership recently voted on and approved the Council's recommendation for election of new members. A total of 74 new members will be inducted at this year's ASCI Dinner on April 15th. Dr. David Lombard, Assistant Professor of Pathology, and Research Assistant

March 15, 2016

Patients Carry Superbugs on Their Hands, Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Michigan, such as Dr. Lona Mody, Amanda Sanford Hickey, Professor of Internal Medicine and Research Associate Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, find that patients are carrying superbugs on their hands, even though hospitals have been cracking down on hand-washing. Healthcare workers are known source of

December 7, 2015

Welcome, 2016 Geriatric Medicine Fellows!

The U-M Geriatric Medicine Fellowship had a very successful match day and would like to congratulate and welcome the new geriatrics fellows. The 2016 Geriatric Medicine Fellows are Dr.'s Jawid Darvesh, Sairia Dass, Meredith Gilliam, and Yao Yao Pollock.

November 17, 2015

Silver Club's Annual Holiday Cards

As the winter holidays get closer, Silver Club Memory Programs has partnered with the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, to create holiday greeting cards for friends and family. The pieces of artwork on these cards were created by men and women living with memory loss who participate in the University of Michigan Silver Club

October 21, 2015

VA Fellow of the Month- Roman Barraza

Current Palliative Medicine fellow, Roman Barraza, MD, has been awarded Fellow of the Month by the Department of Veterans Affairs for his exemplary dedication to Veterans as well as his commitment to resident and medical student education. Nominations for the VA Fellow of the Month were submitted by residents, medical students, and attending

July 14, 2015

Dr. Phillip Rodgers featured in Pallimed

Dr. Phillip Rodgers, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, was featured in Pallimed, a Hospice and Palliative Medicine blog. His blog is entitled "Advocacy Works! Medicare Proposes Payments for Advanced Care Planning!". Read the blog

Dr. Lona Mody
July 7, 2015

Infection Control Practices in Nursing Homes

Findings from Lona Mody, MD, MBBS, MSc, associate division chief of clinical and translational research and associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, and a team of researchers demonstrate the efficacy of a multi-modal targeted infection program (TIP) for reducing the prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR)

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