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UMMS student Kevin McCawley in Kenya, where he is exploring the effectiveness of visual storytelling to relay public health messages
March 04, 2022

Visual storyteller: Project combines health, photography

A medical student’s research project in Kenya finds him viewing health through a new lens — the one in his camera.

Dr. Grace Kim (left) testing an ALL-SAFE laparoscopy simulator prototype with Dr. Courtney Lim
March 04, 2022

If you build it, they will train: DIY laparoscopy trainer designed for LMIC settings

Sometimes the best way to think outside the box is to just build a brand new box from scratch

Debra F. Weinstein, M.D.
February 18, 2022

A conversation with Debra Weinstein, M.D., executive vice dean for academic affairs and chief academic officer

Michigan Medicine Headlines caught up with Weinstein as she acclimates to a new role, new institution and new town, and contemplates Michigan Medicine’s exciting future

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
February 14, 2022

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., awarded prestigious Sjoberg Prize for cancer research

Renowned Michigan Medicine researcher is recognized by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for pioneering prostate cancer discovery

University of Michigan medical students
February 10, 2022

Three U-M medical students increase access to mental health services for their peers

A new initiative provides medical students with confidential psychological care and psychiatric services at no charge

Payge Barnard and Gabriella VanAken
February 03, 2022

Opinion: Don’t overlook homeless as pandemic continues

Medical students Payge Barnard, left, and Gabriella VanAken, right, recently had an editorial published in the Detroit Free Press

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) logo
February 02, 2022

Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., to lead board of international global health organization

The world’s largest academic global health conference is fast approaching, and with it a leadership change that will find a U-M faculty member in a top organizational role

Medical School AAAS fellows
January 26, 2022

14 Medical School faculty named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Selection as an AAAS fellow is among the most distinct honors within the scientific community

A. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D., Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., and Bhramar Mukherjee, Ph.D.
January 18, 2022

Three faculty with ties to Medical School to receive Sarah Goddard Power Award for 2022

University of Michigan honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of women through their leadership, scholarship or other ways in their professional life

Dr. Waljee credits his mother, a longtime administrator and volunteer with the Red Cross Nairobi, with inspiring his interest in medicine.
December 16, 2021

Finding your roots: Project allows physician to bring his passions back home

Technology finally caught up with Akbar Waljee's desire to conduct meaningful global health work in his native Kenya

Ronald Weiser
December 15, 2021

$30M gift to establish the Ronald Weiser Center for Prostate Cancer at Michigan Medicine

Gift will elevate patient care through investment in staff, infrastructure, technology and more

Exhibit of graduation canes
December 14, 2021

Can I sign your walking stick? New exhibit highlights a graduation tradition

Long before yearbooks or social media, college and professional school graduates carved their signatures on ceremonial canes to forever remember each other’s friendship

Aruna V. Sarma, Ph.D., MHA
December 03, 2021

Aruna V. Sarma, Ph.D., MHA, appointed assistant dean for research faculty

In her new role, she will lead Michigan Medicine efforts in developing and promoting research track faculty members

The Nature Index
November 16, 2021

The Nature Index: Michigan Medicine No. 3 healthcare institution for scientific research in 2020

Compiled by Nature Research, rankings provide an overview of research for institutions and countries based on the number of scientific articles published in 82 high-quality natural-science journals

Lori Pierce, M.D.
November 10, 2021

Lori J. Pierce, M.D., earns lifetime achievement award for contributions to radiation oncology

The award is considered the highest achievement for a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology

Amina Abubakar (left) of Aga Khan University, Kenya, and U-M Professor of Internal Medicine Akbar Waljee
November 04, 2021

Data science collaboration to improve health in Kenya garners National Institutes of Health funding

The project will be the first-of its kind initiative in the region, harnessing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging technologies to improve health and care delivery in local communities

Distinguished University Professors John Ayanian and Janet Smith
October 27, 2021

John Ayanian, Janet Smith to deliver Distinguished University Professorship lectures on Nov. 3

The Board of Regents established these professorships to recognize senior faculty who have exceptional scholarly or creative achievements, national and international reputations for academic excellence and superior records of teaching, mentoring and service

Debra F. Weinstein, M.D.
October 21, 2021

Debra F. Weinstein, M.D., appointed as new EVDAA in Medical School and chief academic officer for Michigan Medicine

The EVDAA/CAO is responsible for the educational mission of Michigan Medicine — which includes strategic development, operational oversight, and budgetary accountability — as well as faculty affairs and faculty development activities

Lori Isom, Ph.D.
October 19, 2021

U-M Pharmacology Chair Lori Isom, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine

The academy recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service and who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health

Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D., and Daniel E. Michele, Ph.D.
September 23, 2021

Board of Regents approves appointment of two Medical School faculty to leadership positions

Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D., is associate dean for research and Daniel E. Michele, Ph.D., is interim chair of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, both effective Sept. 1

John M. Carethers, M.D.
September 23, 2021

Valuing culture and mentorship: Q&A with John Carethers, M.D., chair of Internal Medicine

He discusses his term as chair, the challenges his teams face, where he sees the department going in the future, and what his advice is for the next generation of leaders

U-M first-year medical student and paralympics gold medalist, Sam Grewe
September 15, 2021

First-year medical student Sam Grewe wins gold at Paralympics

He competed in the men’s T63 high jump shortly after starting his path forward as an aspiring physician

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D.
September 08, 2021

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., named director of the U-M Center for Interprofessional Education

The center works to transform collaborative health practice through engaged and experiential learning across disciplines and professions

Michigan Medicine food drive
September 01, 2021

Brain food: Michigan Medicine hosts food drive to help kids learn and serve neighbors in need

Drive-up donation site and online giving effort for Food Gatherers will help address record demand for food and toiletries, and support the health of adults and children

Erin M. Larowe
August 11, 2021

Erin M. Larowe named Medical School director of communications

She has extensive communication expertise and experience from a career spanning more than 20 years at the University of Michigan, including the Department of Surgery