2020: News Archive

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
November 20, 2020

A minute with Marschall: Finding gratitude during difficult times

In his latest blog post, Dr. Runge writes about the things that he appreciates during this very challenging year

#maskup campaign
November 19, 2020

Michigan Medicine joins hospitals nationwide in campaign encouraging everyone to #MaskUp

Growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and death are troubling; facemasks can slow the trend

Ronald Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., with his grandson
November 16, 2020

Q&A with Ronald Koenig, M.D., Ph.D.: Finding your place in the medical field

An endocrinologist specializing in thyroid cancer and creator of the Hemoglobin A1c test for diabetes reflects on his career, offering advice for aspiring researchers

Medical student shaking hands with patients
November 02, 2020

Teaching medical students how to care for people with disabilities

A recent paper found more than three-quarters of first-year medical students were more comfortable approaching patients with disabilities in clinical settings after completing an educational session

HEED Award
October 21, 2020

Medical School receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion

Center for Global Health Equity
October 21, 2020

Building a global health community: U-M launches Center for Global Health Equity

The center’s aim is to bring together faculty from across the U-M community, leveraging expertise from multiple disciplines to tackle global health challenges and positively impact individuals in low-income settings

Joint Institute virtual celebration
October 19, 2020

A decade of friendship: Marking a collaboration milestone with colleagues in China

Almost 200 faculty and leaders from both the institutions gathered online recently for a webinar marking the 10-year anniversary of their unique collaboration

2020 National Academy of Medicine inductees
October 19, 2020

Five U-M faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

The group, which includes three from the Medical School, study everything from the brain to health care policy and cancer care, and all have demonstrated decades of expertise and achievement

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 curve
October 19, 2020

COVID-19: The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do?

Now that we know more about the coronavirus, this is the time to stay the course to prevent infections and buy time until vaccines are ready, expert says

John Burkhardt, M.D., Ph.D.
October 08, 2020

Medical School faculty member’s unique focus on medical education earns honor

How one researcher’s Fulbright Scholar award will impact future work at Michigan Medicine

Real Clear Health newsletter graphic
September 24, 2020

Op-ed from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.: A certainty of medicine is that caregivers will forever wrestle with uncertainty

Our growing certainty about the limits of the general approach we often take adds uncertainty regarding the care we are delivering

Brian J. Zink, M.D., and Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., MBA
September 17, 2020

Brian J. Zink, M.D., appointed interim executive vice dean for academic affairs; Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., to chair Department of Cardiac Surgery

Zink is a professor of emergency medicine and senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development; Ailawadi, a former surgery resident at Michigan Medicine, returns to the U-M

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
September 16, 2020

Editorial from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.: Masking proves critical to safe return to college campuses

We can protect ourselves and loved ones against COVID-19 infection, no matter how worrisome the setting; we are all in this together, and working together toward our common mission will get us closer to eradicating COVID-19 and building healthier communities

Food Gatherers drive
September 09, 2020

Food for health: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

Drive-up donation site and online giving effort for Food Gatherers will help address record demand for food and supplies, and support the health of adults and children

Auntie Na's House fundraiser
September 09, 2020

Medical School Class of 2024, Black Medical Association, Student Council team up to aid nonprofit

In Detroit, a city that is more than 78 percent Black, Auntie Na's Village has been rehabilitating neighborhoods and providing safe places for kids and families to gather

LCME and U-M Medical School logo
September 02, 2020

Second LCME virtual site visit is Sept. 14; first visit in July accomplished goals

This next step in the reaccreditation process follows the initial virtual gathering with the LCME, which was deemed a success by the team leading the Medical School’s reaccreditation effort

Carol R. Bradford, M.D.
August 26, 2020

Carol R. Bradford, M.D., announced as new dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine

She will become the 15th dean of the medical college and vice president for health sciences at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, beginning Oct. 1

Old Main hospital
August 14, 2020

“Among the finest hospitals in the country”: The University Hospital of 1925

Part of a series of articles celebrating the 150th anniversary of U-M's academic medical center

Famous faces from Michigan Medicine history
August 11, 2020

Who was that? The people behind the names of Michigan Medicine places and more

Part of the ongoing observation of the 150th anniversary of U-M's academic medical center

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., appointed chair of Pediatrics
July 16, 2020

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., appointed chair of Department of Pediatrics

She served as interim department chair since July 2018 and as director of the Division of Genetics, Metabolism, and Genomic Medicine from 2016-18

Julie Lumeng, M.D., and Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
July 14, 2020

Julie Lumeng, M.D., and Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., appointed to associate dean roles in Medical School

U-M Board of Regents approves Lumeng as associate dean for research and Collins as associate dean for physician scientist education and training

Amanda K. Thatcher
July 09, 2020

Amanda K. Thatcher named director of new Medical School Office of Communication

In addition to her new role, she will continue to serve as academic chief of staff for UMMS

COVID-19 curve
July 08, 2020

The COVID-19 curve has unflattened fast. Now what?

Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available

July 07, 2020

Doctors in the house: History of medical interns and residents at U-M hospitals

Part of the series of stories in the Michigan Medicine celebration of the 150th anniversary of U-M's first hospital

Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami M.D.
July 02, 2020

Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami M.D., named interim director of Services for Students with Disabilities

Michigan Medicine, Student Life partnership to enhance awareness of University diversity, equity, and inclusion and disability initiatives

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