2021: News Archive

The COVID-19 Crisis in India: Projections, Data Needs, and Relief Efforts
May 19, 2021

Webinar — The COVID-19 Crisis in India: Projections, Data Needs, and Relief Efforts

The May 26 discussion will focus on the current surge of COVID-19 infections in India, disease trajectories for the coming months, data needs, vaccination outlook, field hospitals, relief work and telemedicine

U-M Medical School commencement
May 17, 2021

Celebrating the Medical School Class of 2021: Leaders during the pandemic

After almost a year-and-a-half of perseverance, 169 doctors-to-be gathered with loved ones to participate in a virtual commencement ceremony and celebrated entry into their profession

Former gymnasts and now U-M doctors
May 11, 2021

Balancing many titles: How three former gymnasts apply lessons learned to medical career

Collegiate gymnastics careers drew them to professional careers in medicine; now, all three are physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital

Medical School commencement
May 04, 2021

Class of 2021 graduates: They have led during the pandemic; on May 14, they become doctors

Medical School will stream the festivities on the Michigan Medicine YouTube channel at 3 p.m. EDT on May 14, but the community can begin celebrating now at commencement.medicine.umich.edu

2021 Medical School graduate Neil Jairath
April 28, 2021

Graduation Awards recipient never forgot ‘how to have fun, enjoy the journey, pay it forward’

During a virtual ceremony, Neil Jairath will receive the Paul DeWolf Award, Patrick John Niland Award, Academic Recognition Award, and Academic Achievement Award from the Michigan Medicine Alumni Society

University of Michigan medical campus
April 20, 2021

University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine leadership responds to verdict in Chauvin trial

We continue to encourage everyone in the Michigan Medicine community to join us in condemning harassment, inequities and social injustice, while demonstrating respect, civility and wellness for ourselves and our colleagues

M Response Corps volunteers at NCRC
April 07, 2021

Medical student volunteer efforts during pandemic celebrated with campus leadership award

M Response Corps honored as a group who has made a positive, meaningful, and lasting impact in surrounding communities through social action and community engagement

GME Awards
April 06, 2021

Eight faculty, staff receive 2021 Graduate Medical Education awards

Recipients will be honored during a virtual reception on May 3

U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings
March 30, 2021

Medical School posts high scores in U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings

Michigan Medicine partners School of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Engineering also are rated among the best nationally for their various educational programs

LCME logo
March 29, 2021

Medical School receives full, 8-year reaccreditation of M.D. degree from LCME

Countless faculty, staff and learners led an almost-three year journey of self-discovery and quality improvement

Kenneth and Frances Eisenberg
March 25, 2021

U-M Depression Center to be named for Eisenberg family, in recognition of $30M in giving

Nation’s first center focused on depression and bipolar illnesses enters 20th year with transformational gift and enhanced capacity for scientific advances to improve knowledge and care

Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D.
March 25, 2021

Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D., appointed chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology

She is the Nancy Williams Walls Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and a professor of internal medicine

Go Blue and Beyond graphic
March 19, 2021

Match Day suspense: University of Michigan medical students learn their residency destinations

A resounding 98% of U-M Medical School students matched as they reveal the next steps in their training; 33% will stay in Michigan, and 22% at Michigan Medicine

Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D.
March 17, 2021

Statement from University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel on shooting deaths in Atlanta

We must stand together in rejecting the hate, violence and xenophobia that target our neighbors, colleagues, friends and loved ones of Asian descent

AMA Impact Challenge for students, residents and fellows
March 16, 2021

Accepting the challenge: U-M medical students make an impact during COVID-19 pandemic

Half-dozen U-M Medical School projects featured in American Medical Association publication

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D.
March 11, 2021

Associate Dean Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., featured in ChangeMedEd Monthly series

He answered several questions about the U-M’s work in the curriculum, the transformation of medical education, and a vision for the future

Paul DeWyse and his family
March 10, 2021

One year later: Michigan Medicine’s first COVID-19 patient ‘living life to the fullest’ (with video)

Alone in an isolation room, Paul DeWyse turned on his TV to find reporters from every news station speculating about the unidentified COVID-19 patient — he knew they were talking about him

University of Michigan medical campus
March 08, 2021

Anti-Racism Oversight Committee/Michigan Medicine leadership statement: Speaking up for safety

“It is our collective responsibility as an organization to improve our climate as long as inequities exist”

Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D., and Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D.
February 18, 2021

University of Michigan Board of Regents approves three Medical School leadership appointments

Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., is chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, effective March 1; Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, effective Jan. 1; and Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., is interim director of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), effective March 1; in addition, Shelly B. Flagel, Ph.D., has been named interim co-director of the MNI

Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., and Huda Akil, Ph.D.
February 18, 2021

Passing the torch: The name has changed over the past 25 years, but their leadership in neuroscience has remained steady

During a quarter century of outstanding leadership — including two name changes to the unit they directed together — Huda Akil, Ph.D., and Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., successfully led the Medical School’s contributions to the field of neuroscience

U-M, Michigan Medicine trailblazers
February 17, 2021

Celebrating firsts: A look at those who broke barriers at U-M, Michigan Medicine

U-M and Michigan Medicine have a long-standing history of milestones and “firsts”

Joneigh S. Khaldun, M.D., MPH
February 11, 2021

Joneigh S. Khaldun, M.D., MPH to serve as 2021 Medical School Commencement speaker

An alumna of the University of Michigan, she is chief medical executive for the State of Michigan and chief deputy director for health in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Cell phones and COVID
February 08, 2021

Michigan Health Blog: Your smartphone can help fight COVID-19 — here’s how

Get alerts about possible exposures, sign up for vaccination, report your vaccine reaction, help researchers with their projects and more

U-M medical student Gina Yu at CNN headquarters
January 22, 2021

Medicine and the media: COVID becomes the focus of medical student’s CNN internship

One fellow each year is selected for the program, which teaches physicians-in-training to leverage the media in order to advocate and inform on global health issues

2021-22 Interprofessional Fellows
January 15, 2021

Four from Medical School named to 2021-22 Interprofessional Leadership Fellows cohort

Their team projects will center predominantly on interprofessional education in experiential settings, such as clinics or community settings