2017: News Archive

December 26, 2017

2017 Dean's Awards: Education Honorees (with video)

Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching recipient Jennifer N. Stojan, M.D., MHPE; Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching recipient Zachary N. London, M.D.; and Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education recipients Kate F. Barald, Ph.D., and Michael J. Shea, M.D.

2017 Dean's Awards
December 19, 2017

2017 Dean's Awards: Community Service Honorees (with video)

Global Community Service Award recipients Vladimir M. Ognenovski, M.D., and Mark E.P. Prince, M.D.; and Local Community Service Award recipients Sheila M. Marcus, M.D., and Margaret A. Riley, M.D.

Life sciences research
December 15, 2017

Coalition seeks to increase transparency on life science career prospects

Nine U.S. research universities, including the University of Michigan, and a major cancer institute form the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science

2017 Dean's Awards
December 13, 2017

2017 Dean's Awards: Research Honorees (with video)

Basic Science Research Award recipients Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D., and Peter K. Todd, M.D., Ph.D.; Clinical Research Award recipient Daniel J. Clauw, M.D.; Health Services Research Award recipient M.E. Michele Heisler, M.D., MPA; Innovation and Commercialization Award recipients Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D., and Kevin R. Ward, M.D.; and Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research recipient Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.

Cutting opioid prescriptions
December 12, 2017

Surgeons cut opioid prescriptions dramatically, with no increase in pain

Guidelines developed from gallbladder patient data and interviews form the basis of a new effort to right-size opioid prescribing for many operations

December 11, 2017

Medical research and innovation going strong at U-M, with record year for Michigan Medicine

Research funds awarded and spent, and technology transfer, all rise

Dee E. Fenner, M.D.
December 07, 2017

Dee E. Fenner, M.D., named chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

She is highly regarded in the field, and has consistently served in leadership roles in numerous prestigious academic and medical organizations

2017 Dean's Awards
December 06, 2017

2017 Dean's Awards: Clinical Honorees (with video)

Outstanding Clinician Award recipients James D. Geiger, M.D., Rachel L. Glick, M.D., Marie M. Lozon, M.D., and John M. Park, M.D., and Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Care recipient Richard H. Simon, M.D.

New U-M Medical School mission
November 29, 2017

Mission accomplished: Medical School transforms guiding statement

In addition to crafting an updated mission, academic leadership also constructed a set of strategic pillars for the school

2017 Dean's Awards
November 29, 2017

2017 Dean's Awards: Staff Honorees (with video)

Administrator of the Year recipient Matthew C. Comstock, MBA, MHSA; Professional Staff of the Year recipient Lisa F. Garber, M.A.; and Support Staff of the Year Award recipient Rebecca E. Weeks

November 21, 2017

Two Medical School faculty elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science

E. Neil G. Marsh, Ph.D., and Shawn Xu, Ph.D., honored for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished

palliative care
November 17, 2017

In search of a quiet death

The University of Sao Paulo and U-M Division of Geriatric Palliative Medicine have launched a program where Brazilian residents have come to Michigan to learn the basics of palliative medicine

2017 Dean's Awards recipients
November 15, 2017

Medical School bestows Dean's Awards on 23 faculty and staff

Program recognizes exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, innovation and administration

November 02, 2017

Dean’s Frontier Seminar on Nov. 8 will examine opioid epidemic

The seminars showcase and highlight innovations in basic science, translational and clinical research achieved by U-M faculty

Interprofessional Town Hall
November 02, 2017

Medical students connect with peers at third annual Interprofessional Town Hall

Students from health sciences schools discussed the value of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative care for improved patient outcomes and population health

Medical School website
October 31, 2017

Medical School website earns CASE V Gold Award

Member institutions are honored for their creative efforts in communications, alumni relations and development

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.
October 25, 2017

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D., to receive distinguished lectureship, give address Nov. 6

The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Medical School upon a faculty member for research in the biomedical sciences

Opioid prescription guide
October 18, 2017

U-M surgeons develop online guide to help caregivers prescribe fewer opioids

Post-surgery pain medication can ease recovery — but it can also lead to long-term problems. A free tool based on actual patient use can help

Joint Institute leaders
October 18, 2017

Still going, growing strong: Joint Institute celebrates seven years with Beijing Symposium

Established in 2010, the institute has generated 40 individual research projects, including collaborative work in substance abuse, emergency medicine, sports medicine and other areas

National Academy of Medicine
October 16, 2017

Two Medical School faculty elected to prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Eve Kerr, M.D., M.P.H., and Paul Lee, M.D., J.D., were elected to the NAM in recognition of their major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health

Chris Connolly
October 13, 2017

M Health Lab: ‘A seat at the table’ — Why Medical School wants more students with disabilities

Doctors often care for people with disabilities, yet few physicians have one. Michigan recently altered its technical standards to better promote a longtime mission of inclusivity

Faculty award recipients
October 10, 2017

Four Medical School faculty receive prestigious University awards

Carethers, Krein, Barald and Koopmann among 31 U-M faculty members honored Oct. 9 for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities

October 05, 2017

University of Michigan launches new Precision Health research initiative

Researchers across campus will combine biomedical expertise with big data and social science approaches to tailor health solutions for the population

Interprofessional education
October 05, 2017

Six Medical School faculty among recipients of interprofessional stimulus grants

The grants support investigations focused on the health outcomes and value of interprofessional exchange in education, policy, research, care and service

M-Home Olympics
October 05, 2017

M@M Today: To the victors go the … gnome?

Students from Hamilton House emerge victorious at third annual M-Home Olympics