2020: News Archive

UMMS students Quintin Solano (left) and Alex Reardon help inventory donated PPE at the U-M North Campus Research Complex
April 07, 2020

COVID-19 response: Medical students helping to manage, inventory donated PPE items

Out of their clinical rotations and physical classrooms, students have been supporting the health system’s COVID-19 response in any way they can

Images showing the response of human cells in a laboratory setting to treatment with different combinations of existing drugs.
April 06, 2020

U-M researchers launch a wide range of efforts to study and address coronavirus pandemic

Rapid university-wide effort now under way to identify and support opportunities to understand and stem the effects of the global COVID-19 health crisis

Michigan Medicine protective gear donation drive
April 01, 2020

Thank You: Michigan Medicine Protective Gear Donation Drive (VIDEO)

This video, taken as that first week ended, ends with an indoor drone shot of staff and U-M medical students sorting and packaging the donated supplies in the huge dining hall at the North Campus Research Complex

Modeling Social Distancing Total Census
March 31, 2020

Michigan Medicine projections show aggressive social distancing will dramatically reduce the peak number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Aggressive approach could reduce number of U-M hospitalized patients in early May by as much as 65 percent

Michigan Medicine donation volunteer
March 30, 2020

U-M drive-up donation site will collect food for community members in addition to protective gear for health workers

Michigan Medicine partnership with Food Gatherers will help many affected financially by COVID-19 during an unprecedented time of demand

COVID-19 conference call with China
March 30, 2020

‘Our experience will be helpful’: Colleagues in China share their COVID-19 advice with Michigan Medicine leaders

Physicians in China have seen firsthand America’s coronavirus future, and some of them recently reached out to Michigan Medicine leaders to help

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D.
March 26, 2020

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., appointed chair of Department of Dermatology

A professor of dermatology with a special interest in Merkel cell carcinoma, he has served as interim chair since November 2018

Helping an elderly neighbor
March 25, 2020

Feeling helpless because of coronavirus? Here are 11 things you can do

Ways to help yourself and others in your community who may be hit hardest by COVID-19 and cancellations

Plane flying in sunset
March 20, 2020

‘A whirlwind few days’ — COVID-19 finds students home early from international rotations

As the novel coronavirus spreads, a University of Michigan moratorium on travel is causing students to change or cut short their global health plans

Match Day 202
March 20, 2020

Senior medical students reveal their residency destinations — in a different way

After years of hard work, our graduating students learn what’s ahead through a virtual Match Day

The U-M Contagious Hospital, opened 1914
March 20, 2020

150 years of medicine at Michigan — Stopping contagion with science: A look back

Even before scientists understood what caused them, or developed drugs or vaccines for them, U-M offered advanced care for infectious diseases

Donation button
March 20, 2020

U-M asks community to donate gear to protect health care workers and patients from COVID-19

Drop-off donation site open daily starting Saturday, March 21 at the North Campus Research Complex, at corner of Huron Parkway and Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor

March 19, 2020

COVID-19: Out of classrooms and clinical rotations, medical students eager to serve the community

An internal Google doc circulating among students shows an extensive list of student-driven community projects including blood donation drives, free babysitting services for frontline care providers, and much more

U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings
March 17, 2020

Medical School strong in 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings

UMMS is the No. 5 institution for primary care training and No. 15 nationally among research medical schools; both rankings are up one spot from last year

March 12, 2020

Medical School partners with Michigan Medicine, campus to share information on COVID-19

Click for a list of campus and Michigan Medicine websites and resources available to learn more about how we are responding to the pandemic

Handwashing video
March 10, 2020

Hail to the handwashers! A musical guide to handwashing (with video)

Fight off disease using our fight song — here is a quick, musical hand washing guide for fans of U-M, and anyone else

Women in the history of medicine at Michigan
March 09, 2020

Leaders and Best: Milestones in the history of women in medicine at Michigan

From the first women admitted alongside men at a major medical school, to the training ground for the first female Surgeon General

Steven E. Gay, M.D., and medical student Sarah Bendit
March 06, 2020

UMMS assistant dean for admissions, first-year student featured in AAMC article, “Med school after 40”

Older medical students arrive with different motivations, advantages, and challenges than their younger classmates; they reflect on why and how they took on those challenges

Sarah Shubeck, M.D., and Arielle Kanters, M.D., from the Department of Surgery, and Shannon Fayson, M.D., from the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
March 06, 2020

Three Michigan Medicine residents featured on TODAY Show for International Women's Day

Shannon Fayson, M.D., Arielle Kanters, M.D., and Sarah Shubeck, M.D., were featured for their roles as surgeons and moms

Regina Benjamin, M.D. MBA
February 19, 2020

Former surgeon general Regina Benjamin, M.D., MBA, to serve as 2020 Commencement speaker

She will participate in virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on May 15

Peter Delaney leads a first responder training in Uganda in 2016.
February 18, 2020

Student project aims to bolster first responder services in Africa

LFR International has trained thousands of motorcycle taxi operators basic first-responder skills across parts of Uganda, Chad, Guatemala, and Sierra Leone

Jeremiah G. Turcoptte, M.D.
February 17, 2020

Obituary: Longtime Surgery chair and transplant pioneer Jeremiah G. Turcotte, M.D.

An iconic figure in surgery at Michigan for decades, he cared for thousands of patients and helped train generations of surgeons

Black History Month photos
February 13, 2020

Pioneers and pathbreakers: Black History milestones at Michigan Medicine

William Henry Fitzbutler, M.D. (top left), the first African-American man to graduate from the Medical School, is among those featured

Medical School Distinguished University Professors
January 20, 2020

Two Distinguished University Professors from Medical School to present lectures Jan. 28

John M. Carethers, M.D., will discuss “Human Conditions from Defective DNA Mismatch Repair” and Anna Suk-Fong Lok, M.D., will present “Elimination of Viral Hepatitis: A Tale of Two Viruses”

Michele Heisler with colleagues, where she has been active for years
January 15, 2020

Michele Heisler, M.D., MPA, takes on expanded role with Physicians for Human Rights

The organization has teams engaged around the world on issues from refugee care to detainee torture and sexual violence