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February 8, 2015

Better communication essential in science, health care, Alda says

Doctors and scientists labor under a curse, actor and science communicator Alan Alda told a capacity crowd at the Medical School on Friday. And only by actively fighting that curse will they truly and effectively connect with patients and the public.

The curse, he said, is the curse of knowledge.

February 6, 2015

Six U-M researchers selected for CHRT Policy Fellowship

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation today announced the 2015 class of the CHRT Policy Fellowship at U-M.

Now in its fourth year, the fellowship program focuses on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.

February 4, 2015

Masseys' gift enables research initiative into traumatic brain injury

A tragic accident 32 years ago forever altered the lives of a prominent Michigan auto industry family, as a beloved wife and mother suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

Now, the Massey family has invested in the hope that U-M medical and scientific teams can spare other families what they endured.

December 16, 2014

E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens

More teens are using e-cigarettes in 2014 than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product — the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.

December 16, 2014

Alcohol, cigarette use, number of illicit drugs declines among teens

A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use.

Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year.

December 15, 2014

Internship to research chronic arsenic poisoning yields great lessons

Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.

December 11, 2014

U-M team to study how well state's Medicaid expansion plan is working

Since its launch in April, 477,000 Michiganders have signed up for the Healthy Michigan Plan, a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state. Now, U-M researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise state government on how well it's living up to what lawmakers intended.

December 11, 2014

Student ambassadors help keep campus smoke free

The University of Michigan has entered its fourth year as a smoke-free campus and, for the most part, faculty, staff, students and visitors who light up seem aware of the policy and have honored it.

November 25, 2014

M+Box now approved for storing protected health information

The university recently finalized a business associate agreement allowing M+Box, a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration service, to be used for storing protected health information governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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