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August 19, 2019

Health & Medicine

July 8, 2019

Health-minded employees sought for MHealthy Champions

Zen dens, healthy potlucks and refreshed lounge spaces are just a few of the benefits of having an MHealthy Champion in the workplace.

Now through Aug. 16, MHealthy is looking for staff and faculty to serve as Champions. More than 700 employees currently volunteer, helping to support a culture of health within their area

July 1, 2019

Jenna Wiens named new Precision Health co-director

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has announced that Jenna Wiens, assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the College of Engineering, will become a co-director effective Sept. 1.

May 21, 2019

Town hall to focus on integration of arts, humanities and STEMM

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will host a town hall meeting at the University of Michigan on May 28 to discuss unique opportunities for arts integration on campus.

May 17, 2019

U-M among recipients of NIH grant to fund flu research

It was at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health that Thomas Francis Jr., one of America’s most accomplished virologists and epidemiologists, wrote his groundbreaking paper on “original antigenic sin,” arguing that a person’s first flu exposure affects subsequent influenza exposures.

May 6, 2019

Mental Health Month highlights resources, services, support

Faculty and staff struggling with life’s challenges find help at the University of Michigan, where support is available year-round on all three campuses and at Michigan Medicine.

Helping employees know about these resources is a key goal of National Mental Health Month, observed each year in May.

April 15, 2019

U-M startup analyzes patient imaging files to aid treatment

Digital medical image files such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans fill roughly half of all existing electronic storage around the world. And a University of Michigan startup has figured out how to mine and analyze this big data with technology that could make treatment choices incredibly precise for each patient.

April 15, 2019

HPV rates up for women under 40, boosting cancer risk

Human papillomavirus infection rates are increasing in women born after 1980 who did not receive the HPV vaccine — putting them at higher risk for HPV-related cancers, according to a University of Michigan study.

April 8, 2019

U-M team triumphs in STAT Madness science competition

They may not shoot three-pointers, and only a few of them are over six feet tall, but a team of U-M scientists still took home the title in a March Madness-style competition Sunday.

Their cheering section included not only Michigan fans but also people around the world who have a hearing condition known as tinnitus.

March 11, 2019

Michigan Drug Discovery awards grants for five new projects

Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across the University of Michigan.

The program also will provide project management support and mentoring assistance for two early-stage cancer projects funded by the Rogel Cancer Center.

February 22, 2019

Doctors report gaps in knowledge of cancer treatment options

The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors.

February 11, 2019

Medical School associate professor helps those who lose babies

From the time he was 5 years old, Irv Leon has intimately witnessed the trauma and grief left behind after the loss of a child.

In the mid-1950s, after his 8-year-old older brother unexpectedly died of ulcers, grief became an integral part of Leon’s world.

January 31, 2019

CHRT 2019 Policy Fellowships now underway

Six university-affiliated researchers and six Lansing-based policymakers will participate in a series of seminars and experiential learning opportunities focused on health policy and practice in Michigan and nationally.

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