2020: News Archive

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

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

Batter up: Medical School to meet virtually with LCME for first stage of review

As the education, research and clinical ramp-up continues across the medical campus, the previously postponed visit is July 8-9

John C. Burkhardt, M.D., Ph.D., named Macy Faculty Scholar
June 26, 2020

Physician-educator John C. Burkhardt, M.D., Ph.D., named Macy Faculty Scholar

With his fellowship, he will test the effectiveness of an implicit bias-focused educational interventions that incorporate personal provider-level data to advance health equity

Just Mercy viewing and panel discussion
June 19, 2020

Office for Health Equity and Inclusion to host June 30 panel discussion on film, “Just Mercy”

Start watching the film at 5 p.m. (or anytime), and then join the panel discussion at 7:30 p.m.

Civility in the learning environment
June 18, 2020

LCME virtual visit: Medical School taking steps to improve civility in learning environment

UMMS has taken the approach to reduce issues through better reporting mechanisms, discussions in multiple settings, and involvement of leadership

Rogel Scholars
June 16, 2020

Rogel Cancer Center, Medical School award scholarships to 2 medical students

Alison Baskin and Michael Sessine each will receive $50,000 in support of their fourth year of medical school

Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
June 16, 2020

Journal highlights Medical School student government’s role during COVID-19 crisis

Paper outlines curricular changes and challenges experienced by students in the wake of COVID-19, and ways in which student government partnered with administration to offer creative solutions

Juneteenth tribute
June 16, 2020

VIDEO: Michigan Medicine community recognizes Juneteenth during special event

Participants observed a moment of silence and kneeled for 8 minutes, 46 seconds

Elizabeth Caswell and Regent Ron Weiser
June 15, 2020

$30M gift to establish the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute at the University of Michigan

Gift will accelerate discovery and innovation in diabetes research in pursuit of life-changing therapies

Michigan Medicine BMA virtual peaceful protest
June 14, 2020

‘The time is now’: More than 1,400 join Black Medical Association virtual peaceful protest

BMA executive board members Rachel O’Reggio and Donovan Inniss, both M1s, led the effort to get the Michigan Medicine community engaged and working toward dismantling systemic racism; they felt that “the time is now” to make their voices heard

Branches help in the medical student curriculum
June 12, 2020

LCME virtual visit: Medical students branch out for final years in curriculum

Their third and fourth years offer learners a personalized educational phase that they can tailor with the help of advisors, mentors and coaches

June 09, 2020

‘It is time to rise up’: Faculty, staff, learners share perspectives during town hall

Michigan Medicine event one of many where community members gathered to mourn, speak and learn about racial inequalities; click through for videos of other campus events, including the Black Medical Association virtual peaceful protest

Timeline for research in UMMS curriculum
June 08, 2020

LCME virtual visit: Research opportunities abound for medical students

Whenever the research bug bites, the new medical student curriculum ensures they have a supportive environment to purse this endeavor

8 UMMS competencies
June 01, 2020

LCME virtual visit: Competencies help Medical School evaluate the ‘whole’ student

Competencies help teaching faculty and residency directors determine if a student will be a good leader, a good teammate, a critical thinker, or effective in discovery

BSRB laboratory reactivation
June 01, 2020

Laboratory reactivation: What’s it like in BSRB?

Research lab specialist Renee Beardslee offers comments on what it’s like to work in the building, in these early days of research reactivation

RISE awards
June 01, 2020

RISE honors 11 teams with COVID-19 Education Innovation Awards

31 proposals came from faculty, staff and learners across Michigan Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, and Center for Inter-Professional Education

Michigan Medicine logo
June 01, 2020

A stark reality: A message from Michigan Medicine executives

“Together, our medical school and health system community stands with President Schlissel and the entire University of Michigan, in saying we need to bring about change”

Michigan Medicine is open, safe
May 28, 2020

VIDEO: Safe, trusted health care — Michigan Medicine, here for you now and always

Today, even during a global pandemic, you can count on our expert, compassionate health care teams — the Leaders and Best — to provide care for you and your family