2017: News Archive

Uchenna Okoro
May 31, 2017

Medical student Uchenna Okoro selected for National Institutes of Health fellowship

MRSP is a yearlong enrichment program that provides mentored training to creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students at the NIH campus

Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., and Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D.
May 26, 2017

Senior Director for Research Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D., wins President’s Staff Innovation Award

The awards are presented annually to recognize individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and ‘outside The Cube’ thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community

John M. Carethers, M.D.
May 19, 2017

John M. Carethers, M.D., named Distinguished University Professor

DUPs recognize full professors for their exceptional scholarly or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior teaching skills

NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
May 12, 2017

Michigan Health Lab: NIH Director to New Doctors: ‘Be Prepared for Rapid Changes’

Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, shared words of advice for new medical graduates before speaking during U-M’s commencement weekend

Medical school commencement t
May 12, 2017

University of Michigan Medical School graduates look to the future (with video)

The Class of 2017 is a diverse group of scholars representing 33 states; eighty-five women will graduate and 89 men

May 08, 2017

Medical School prepares to celebrate its 167th class of graduates

In addition to officially becoming physicians, members of the Class of 2017 have the honor of graduating during the University of Michigan Bicentennial

Interprofessional education
May 05, 2017

Medical School featured in Chronicle of Higher Education story on interprofessional education

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., quoted in piece about how some institutions that teach doctors, health-information specialists, nurses, therapists, and other health workers have embraced a model that gathers them in teams

David A. Spahlinger, M.D.
May 03, 2017

Creating a shared vision: Q&A with David A. Spahlinger, M.D.

Michigan Medicine Headlines caught up with the president of the U-M Health System and executive vice dean for clinical affairs to look back on his first 16 months on the job and to take a closer look at his vision for the future

Medical School leadership
May 02, 2017

Today’s students, tomorrow’s leaders: Curriculum teaches future doctors how to lead

Graduates leave the program fluent in five leadership competencies: leading yourself, communicating and influencing others, building teams, problem solving and impacting systems

Waltraud "Wally" Prechter and Heinz Prechter
May 01, 2017

Auto pioneer’s family helps U-M turn tragedy into discovery with promise to match donations up to $5M

Bipolar disorder research program newly named for Heinz C. Prechter seeks to build on a decade’s worth of scientific advances

Asheesh Bedi, M.D.
April 25, 2017

Asheesh Bedi, M.D., to lead new sports medicine center, MCHAMP

The Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance will advance research, education and clinical care efforts in athletic performance and the prevention and treatment of sports injuries

Virtual humans
April 24, 2017

Michigan Health Lab: Virtual humans help aspiring doctors learn empathy

Delivering bad news in a caring way — and coping with a patient’s reaction — is a key skill for doctors. Intuitive technology is helping medical students learn the best approaches

Medical Science Research Buildings
April 24, 2017

Two Medical School buildings recognized for energy reduction in statewide competition

W.K. Kellogg Eye Center and Medical Science Research Building III led their respective categories in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings

Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., CSO and executive vice dean for research
April 21, 2017

Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., named chief scientific officer, executive vice dean for research

In his new role as CSO, he will work closely with key stakeholders to develop and implement a robust strategy to foster excellence in biomedical research and clinical translation

Medical students
April 20, 2017

Medical School Chief Concern Course wins prestigious Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize

CCC encourages students to engage in largely analytic thinking while honing their skills to interpret patients’ symptoms and connect them to patterns of disease

Dr. Robert Bartlett cloaks Hanna Cheriyan with her white coat
April 19, 2017

From the NICU to medical school: An ‘outrageous’ idea that’s saved thousands of babies

It took Robert Bartlett, M.D., and his colleagues more than a decade of persistent research before their lifesaving innovation reached patients such as Hannah Cheriyan

Virtual microscope image
April 19, 2017

Michigan Health Lab: Body’s microscopic environment, free for educators and researchers

When it comes to understanding the human body, seeing is believing; new website allows teachers and students anywhere to look through a “virtual microscope”

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil.
April 14, 2017

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., to lead bioethics and social sciences center

CBSSM aspires to be the premier intellectual gathering place of clinicians, social scientists, bioethicists, and all others interested in improving individual and societal health through social science and bioethics methods

History of professorships in U-M Medical School
April 13, 2017

University of Michigan Bicentennial: Monumental gift yield’s U-M’s first-ever professorship

While Elizabeth Bates set the precedent nearly 120 years ago, today the Medical School has nearly 300 endowed professorships

Marschall S. Runge. M.D., Ph.D. Q&A
April 10, 2017

Dean Runge: Embracing diversity will greatly advance Michigan Medicine’s tripartite mission

I encourage you to wander beyond your comfort zone. Welcome a different perspective, a challenging opinion, or an unorthodox approach. Entertaining new and different ideas will only make us better.

Medical student Rebecca Grossman-Kahn
April 04, 2017

University of Michigan medical student selected for unique international ethics program

Rebecca Grossman-Kahn will travel to Germany and Poland to study the conduct of executives and managers in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on ethics in business and leadership

Branches curriculum graphic
April 04, 2017

Michigan Medicine Headlines: Medical students branch out during final two years

When students reach their third and fourth years, a new phase of the transformed curriculum offers them a more flexible educational experience

EBS teaching award recipients
April 04, 2017

Nine Medical School faculty receive EBS teaching awards

Recipients lauded for excellence in classroom teaching, mentoring, and leadership in the advancement of the teaching mission

Kenneth A. Jamerson, M.D.
March 30, 2017

Michigan Health Lab: ‘Why I Became a Doctor’: Michigan Medicine Physicians Share Their Stories

Doctors find their calling in many different ways. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, Michigan Medicine physicians reflect on the paths that led to their profession

Medical students in Columbia
March 29, 2017

Global REACH report highlights Medical School’s far-reaching international collaboration

2015-16 was a year of many milestones, with new institutional relationships, new overseas collaboration, and a growing network of students, scholars and faculty engaged in projects abroad