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September 23, 2017

Health & Medicine

September 12, 2017

U-M part of $20M center working to grow new heart tissue

The University of Michigan is partnering on an ambitious $20 million project to grow new heart tissue for cardiac patients.

The new research center has been awarded to Boston University, with strong partnership from U-M and Florida International University.

September 5, 2017

Fellows program aims to develop life sciences leaders

Postdoctoral researchers are the engines that drive a large proportion of academic life sciences research. They perform vital roles in the laboratories of senior scientists — including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students — while building the skills, expertise and insights to launch an independent research career.

August 14, 2017

Benefits open enrollment period set for Oct. 23-Nov. 3

Open enrollment provides an annual opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to review and change their benefits for the following year. Open enrollment for 2018 benefits is set for Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. New rates and changes take effect Jan. 1.

August 1, 2017

Health-minded employees being sought for MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.

Currently, nearly 600 employees across the university's three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.

June 15, 2017

Michigan Medicine reports strong financial results, growth

Michigan Medicine reported positive fiscal year-end results Thursday, with an anticipated 5.6 percent — or $210 million — operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $3.7 billion for the University of Michigan Health System.

Michigan Medicine's UMHS includes three hospitals, 125 clinics and the U-M Medical Group.

May 31, 2017

$58M grant helps U-M, community push research, health care ideas

The next big idea to help people with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, depression or many other conditions could be bubbling up right now in a University of Michigan research lab.

Or it might be a new idea in the mind of a U-M doctor, scientist, health care professional, graduate student or patient.

May 22, 2017

SPH launches new multidisciplinary master’s degree program

The School of Public Health has launched a new Master of Public Health degree program that will integrate the principles of environmental health sciences with health policy and health promotion approaches to address and reduce environmental and occupational health risks.

May 8, 2017

U-M researchers identify new heartburn target

Acid reflux and heartburn affect more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, but common medications to treat the disease might not work for a large portion of people who suffer from the diseases.

May 2, 2017

U-M receives Governor's Fitness Award as a healthy workplace

The University of Michigan was recognized as one of the state's healthiest workplaces with the 2017 Governor's Fitness Award.

The award honors individuals and organizations for their efforts to help people live healthy lifestyles. 

May 1, 2017

May programs celebrate National Mental Health Month

To raise awareness about mental health in the United States, May is recognized as National Mental Health Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — will experience mental illness in a given year.

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