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March 28, 2017

Health & Medicine

October 20, 2016

U-M will expand medical discovery space through $78.5M project

Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor.

But today, it's a bustling part of the University of Michigan, which has spent recent years putting its laboratories, offices and event spaces back to good use.

October 10, 2016

U-M, MSU, Wayne State collaborate to examine Flint water filters

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents.

The studies are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

October 10, 2016

REMINDER: Flu-shot clinics run through early November

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccinations continue to be available to U-M faculty and staff at various university locations.

July 25, 2016

Faculty, staff lose weight, boost health through diabetes prevention

More than 240 faculty, staff and their dependents have joined the Diabetes Prevention Program to lose weight, increase physical activity and improve their health since July 2015, when the program first became available at no cost for U-M Premier Care members.

June 16, 2016

U-M Health System reports strong financial results, growth

The University of Michigan Health System reported positive fiscal year-end results Thursday, with an anticipated 4.2 percent ($129 million) operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $3.1 billion for the U-M Hospitals, Health Centers and the Medical Group.

June 16, 2016

Roger Cone named director of Life Sciences Institute

Roger D. Cone, Ph.D., will serve as the new Mary Sue Coleman Director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, effective Sept. 1. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

May 19, 2016

Childhood obesity research among U-M projects in West Michigan

University of Michigan developmental psychologist Alison Miller has devoted much of her professional life to investigating health risks in young children and educating parents on how to circumvent and overcome long-lasting health and behavioral issues.

May 19, 2016

Brighton health center to offer more than 40 medical services

The University of Michigan Health System's plans to construct a new 297,000-square-foot health center in Brighton are moving forward with the Board of Regents' approval Thursday of a schematic design and authorization to issue bids and award contracts.

May 10, 2016

U-M to work on ways to share rare-disease treatment evidence

A $900,000 funding award to the School of Public Health will allow researchers to develop methods to analyze treatment evidence that could make a difference in the lives of the 25 million to 30 million Americans living with rare diseases.

The funding comes from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

April 18, 2016

Stop the growth: U-M researchers take aim at cancer metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle — preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body, known as metastasis, which is the cause of most cancer deaths.

February 22, 2016

University continues special procedures to deal with norovirus

The university will continue this week using special virus-related cleaning procedures as it monitors an outbreak of norovirus on U-M's Ann Arbor campus.

Approximately 150 students have sought treatment for vomiting and diarrhea in the past week.

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