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December 18, 2017

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November 22, 2017

Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 4

It's a term we've been hearing a lot lately: opioid crisis.

Nearly 100 people a day die from an overdose of drugs that, in many cases, were obtained legally for a legitimate health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 13, 2017

U-M study questions ACA effort to reduce hospital readmissions

A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

October 30, 2017

Rachel Dawson named managing director for Precision Health

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has named Rachel Dawson as managing director. Her appointment began Monday.

Dawson comes to U-M from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she has served as assistant dean of career services for the past year.

October 3, 2017

Free mental health screenings available on campus Thursday

Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness.

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.

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