2017: News Archive

Medical School bicentennial: Amanda Sanford
March 29, 2017

University of Michigan’s Bicentennial: Celebrating Amanda Sanford, M.D.

She was the first female to earn a M.D. from the U-M Medical School, graduating with highest honors in the Class of 1871

A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library
March 29, 2017

Tradeline: Transformation to exclusively digital library frees up space for Michigan Medical School

The Medical School engaged in a comprehensive project formation effort, aligning the goals of the new curriculum with the programming and planning needs to determine the most effective design

Faculty governance
March 28, 2017

Two Medical School faculty members elected to governance committee

Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) is the executive arm of the University of Michigan’s faculty governance system

Stumbling Blocks exhibit map
March 27, 2017

‘Stumbling Blocks’ bicentennial exhibition to tackle U-M’s history, look to future

‘New Approaches to the Ethics of Biomedical Research’ will be staged in Kresge Commons green space on medical campus

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
March 23, 2017

Omenn Distinguished University Professor lecture to focus on bridging science and policy world

Titled “Proteins, Policy, and Paths Less Travel'd: My Career as a Physician-Scientist,” the talk will begin at 4 p.m. March 28 in the Amphitheatre on the second floor of the Rackham Building

Old Main (top) and U-M medical campus (bottom)
March 22, 2017

Michigan Medicine Headlines: The evolution of Michigan Medicine

In 1848, the board of regents appropriated $3,000 for the establishment of a “laboratory” — a precursor to the U-M Medical School. Over the next 170 years, the medical campus and its impact on health care would grow exponentially

U-M medical student learns her match
March 17, 2017

May I have the envelope, please?

U-M medical students learn their residency destinations during annual celebration

Veteran suicide
March 16, 2017

Michigan Health Lab: Drug and alcohol problems linked to vet suicides, especially in women

Veterans already have an increased risk of suicide; those with substance use disorders or mental health conditions are in particular need of help, a new study asserts

Research image
March 14, 2017

Medical School again ranks among the top 10 in research and primary care

U.S. News and World Report ranks U-M fifth for primary care, ninth among research schools, top tier in five specialties

Opioid prescriptions
March 09, 2017

Opioids before surgery mean higher costs, more problems more likely afterward

Research suggests that patients and physicians should be aware of opioid use before elective operations such as hysterectomy and bariatric surgery

Paths of Excellence graphic
March 02, 2017

Michigan Medicine Headlines: Paths allow medical students to pursue what ‘makes their heart beat’

Co-curricular with the new medical student curriculum, the Paths of Excellence program gives students the opportunity to pursue interests and areas of passion

Crash-test dummies
February 28, 2017

From the pages of Medicine at Michigan magazine: Rethinking crash-test dummies

U-M trauma experts are helping car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today’s drivers

Question and Answer
February 25, 2017

Muslim Medical Student Association Q and A: Ask a Muslim

This effort is an example of how we can initiate productive conversations about what makes each of us unique and distinct, and appreciate those differences

Global REACH
February 22, 2017

Michigan Medicine enjoys a Global REACH

There are hundreds of Medical School faculty engaged in collaborative research with colleagues and counterparts overseas in nearly every country

Marschall S. Runge. M.D., Ph.D. Q&A
February 22, 2017

Looking to the future with EVPMA/Dean Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.

Michigan Medicine leader says organization needs to continue to define how patient care, research and education missions all work together to drive advances in health care

Medical School front entrance
February 21, 2017

A message from Medical School leadership: Supporting global inclusivity

We recognize this is a difficult and uncertain time for many, and we share deep concern for the members of our community who may be impacted by these changes in immigration policies

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D
February 21, 2017

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., named associate dean for research information technology

He is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy to effectively use information technology to advance the research mission

Celebrating Magnet status
February 20, 2017

Magnet recognized: Michigan Medicine earns nursing’s highest honor

Only 6 percent of U.S. hospitals earn the coveted honor, given to organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice

U-M Bicentennial: William Henry Fitzbutler, M.D.
February 17, 2017

University of Michigan’s Bicentennial: Celebrating William Henry Fitzbutler, M.D.

The Medical School’s first African-American graduate, Fitzbutler was a champion of diversity, equality, and social justice

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
February 17, 2017

Dr. Francis Collins to serve as 2017 Medical School Commencement speaker

Director of the National Institutes of Health, he is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project

2017 Power Award recipients from the Medical School
February 06, 2017

Two with Medical School ties to receive prestigious campus women’s award

Sofia D. Merajver, M.D., Ph.D., and Sioban D. Harlow, Ph.D., will receive the Sarah Goddard Power Award at Feb. 8 ceremony

MTrac Innovation Hub
February 06, 2017

Over $2 million in funding announced for biomedical innovations across the State of Michigan

MTRAC for Life Sciences Innovation Hub, based at U-M Medical School, awards annual funding to 11 project teams

Medical School anatomy lab
February 02, 2017

Michigan Medicine Headlines: Medical student curricular transformation takes shape

Beginning today, a series of Headlines stories will examine aspects of the ongoing curriculum transformation and what the changes mean for students, Michigan Medicine and health care

Jill Cherry, MD and Micael Clay MD
January 24, 2017

Two from Medical School named U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows for 2017-18

ILF program is designed to build capacity of interprofessional educator/scholars, so they can be effective leaders and change agents

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
January 23, 2017

Distinguished University Professor Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., to deliver lecture on March 28

Recently appointed DUPs typically offer an inaugural lecture during the first or second full year of their appointments