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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

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”

LCME logo
May 14, 2020

After postponement, Medical School and LCME move forward with virtual site visit

The original April site visit was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic; the virtual visit is now set for July 8-10

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

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