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October 27, 2015

REMINDER: Flu shot clinics continuing through mid-November

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. U-M faculty and staff covered under a university health plan can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee.

October 23, 2015

Francis Medal awarded to founder of anti-poverty agency BRAC

The University of Michigan will award the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC — a Bangladesh-based development organization that works to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor.

October 23, 2015

Wolverines for Life promotes life-saving donations at Nov. 1 event

This idea to save lives was born of frustration.

Back in 2010, many University of Michigan Health System Transplant Center patients waited and waited for organs to become available. But only 27 percent of Michigan adults were on the State of Michigan Organ Donor Registry, says Anne Murphy, administrative director with the center.

October 19, 2015

Four faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

University of Michigan experts in cancer biology, emergency heart care, bone biology and chronic disease care are among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

October 15, 2015

U-M Health System projects to improve energy efficiency

A $3 million project for new occupancy sensors and a $1.3 million air handler upgrade project will improve energy efficiency at the U-M Health System's University Hospital.

The two projects were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

October 5, 2015

Flu shots available on campus; avoid out-of-pocket fee

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. U-M faculty and staff can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee. 

September 28, 2015

Sexual assault exam available at University Health Service

The University Health Service now offers a specialized exam for those seeking medical treatment following sexual assault.

Individuals who believe they have experienced sexual assault are recommended to have a sexual assault exam within five days of the incident, and the sooner the better.

September 23, 2015

Former Ethiopia hospital CEO to lead global women's health center

While an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Ethiopia, Dr. Lia Tadesse saw too many women suffer and die simply because they didn't have access to proper care. She vowed she'd pursue a path in ob-gyn to help prevent such deaths in her home country.

September 8, 2015

Active U Autumn starts Sept. 22; registration now open

Thousands of university faculty, staff and students will soon start tracking their time being active — walking, doing yoga, swimming, going to the gym, playing a sport — determined to reach their weekly exercise goal in Active U Autumn.

July 27, 2015

U-M Premier Care to cover diabetes prevention program

U-M Premier Care members who meet clinical criteria for prediabetes will be able participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost through a new collaboration between the Benefits Office, MHealthy and Blue Care Network.

July 16, 2015

Center for Interprofessional Education celebrates launch

Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.

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