2020: News Archive

UMMa pandemic course
May 26, 2020

Learning, in real life: Medical students in ‘driver's seat’ in developing popular pandemic course

With sections on systems response, disparities, epidemiology, PPE, and more, the course delves into many facets of pandemics through the lens of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis

Emergency room graphic
May 26, 2020

Brian J. Zink, M.D., in Washington Post: Five myths about emergency rooms

Americans take it for granted that high-quality emergency care is always there whenever they need it; numerous misconceptions persist about these key cogs in our health-care system

UMMS curricular transformation
May 21, 2020

LCME virtual visit: Science permeates medical student curriculum

Science is taught every year (not just the first two), with the opportunity to deliver scientific content relevant to the professional and developmental context of the student

Capstone for Impact featured projects
May 19, 2020

Agents for change: Student capstone showcase goes virtual

A new Capstone for Impact Showcase 2020 website features information about 120 CFI projects representing nearly 150 graduating UMMS students

Jacqueline S. Jeruss, M.D., Ph.D.
May 18, 2020

Jacqueline S. Jeruss, M.D., Ph.D., appointed associate dean for regulatory affairs

She will assist faculty and staff in understanding relevant regulations, institutional policies, and other professionally accepted standards that impact the activities and reputation of the Medical School

UMMS Medical School commencement
May 15, 2020

Not on stage, but instead on screens, U-M medical students graduate virtually

Honored speaker tells Class of 2020: “As physicians, we are truly, truly blessed; there is no other profession like it”

Four Years in Blue documentary
May 14, 2020

VIDEO: Follow medical students through their ‘Four Years in Blue’ in new documentary

In the short film, they share stories in their own words, with glimpses into the reality of medical school life as they lived it

Medical student gratitude video
May 13, 2020

VIDEO: U-M medical students express gratitude to front-line workers

As one of the students said: “Thank you for inspiring us even more to become future physicians”

Erin L. McKean, M.D.
May 07, 2020

Erin L. McKean, M.D., appointed assistant dean for student services

She will lead the operations of the many services provided to medical students, including career development, counseling on personal, academic, and professionalism issues, registration, scheduling, student organizations, financial assistance, and navigating the residency match process

UMMS Commencement 2020
May 07, 2020

Medical School to stream virtual graduation ceremony on May 15

UMMS will stream the festivities on the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel at 3 p.m. EDT, but the community can begin celebrating now at commencement.medicine.umich.edu

Racial disparities
May 06, 2020

M Health Lab: Racial disparities in the time of COVID-19

A startling and disproportionate death rate among black Americans around the country from COVID-19 is revealing persistent inequities and the need for solutions to address them

American Medical Association video update for May 4, 2020
May 06, 2020

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., discusses impact of COVID-19 on clinical education on AMA call

He was joined by the American Medical Association’s chief experience officer; vice president of undergraduate medical innovations; and director of undergraduate medical education and co-secretary of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education

No One Dies Alone
May 05, 2020

COVID-19 response: During pandemic, medical students volunteering to ensure that No One Dies Alone

A bedside program that brings comfort to patients who find themselves alone at the end of their lives has been adapted and reintroduced

Cloth masks
May 01, 2020

Hail to the crafters & makers: U-M adds cloth masks & 3-D printed mask adjusters to list of COVID-19 response needs

Protective gear, meals and funds to support front-line teams, and food and toiletries for local residents, still needed

Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
April 30, 2020

Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., appointed director of the Medical Scientist Training Program

She is a professor of microbiology and immunology and internal medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases

Graduating senior Josh Kurtz and wife, Christina
April 30, 2020

Teaching a passion for Class of 2020 student speaker, multiple award recipient

Josh Kurtz will share his experiences when he delivers remarks during the Medical School’s virtual commencement ceremony on May 15

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., and Janet L. Smith, Ph.D.
April 29, 2020

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., and Janet L. Smith, Ph.D., inducted into National Academy of Sciences

Medical School faculty members are among four University of Michigan professors to receive one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States

GME Awards
April 27, 2020

Seven faculty, staff receive 2020 Graduate Medical Education awards

All recipients will be honored May 13, either in the University Hospital Towsley Dining Rooms, or during a virtual reception

Dawn O. Kleindorfer, M.D., appointed chair of Neurology
April 27, 2020

Dawn O. Kleindorfer, M.D., appointed chair of Department of Neurology

The provost approved her appointment in April, and the Board of Regents will be asked to confirm approval in May

M-Response Corps volunteer
April 26, 2020

Michigan Today: M-Response Corps faces down crisis

From sorting donated personal protective equipment to delivering groceries to vulnerable populations, members of the M-Response Corps have worked tirelessly to meet an endless stream of pandemic-related needs

Woman texting
April 23, 2020

Michigan Medicine community can text ‘UMICH’ to 741741 for free support to reduce stress

Responders are there for support, and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening

COVID-19 Well-being Help Center
April 13, 2020

Explore health and well-being resources at new COVID-19 Well-Being Help Center

A wealth of health and well-being resources is available on the new Michigan Medicine Wellness Office website

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Fund
April 13, 2020

U-M asks for public’s help: Fight COVID-19 by supporting health care workers, researchers & people in need

From protective gear and food, to money and online messages of thanks, there’s something everyone can do to help

Caleb Cheng delivers groceries to seniors
April 13, 2020

COVID response: Student volunteers launch services for vulnerable seniors

From regular check-in calls to a newly launched grocery delivery service, members of the M-Response Corps are making sure home-bound senior citizens feel supported

Firefighter gives the thumbs up
April 09, 2020

#HailtotheFrontLine: Community reaches out to offer support

From first responders to local and global businesses, from patients to Ann Arbor residents, individuals and companies have reached out to say “thank you” in many different ways