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June 18, 2015

U-M Health System reports strong FY 2015 financial results

The U-M Health System reported positive fiscal year-end results Thursday, with an anticipated 3.2 percent ($86.9 million) operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $2.7 billion for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.

June 16, 2015

Search begins for new director of Life Sciences Institute

An advisory committee has been appointed to launch the search for the university's next Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute. The university is now accepting nominations and applications for the position.

June 11, 2015

Researchers look at impact of "nurse magnet" recognition

Around the nation, hospitals work to gain or keep "nurse magnet" recognition as part of their strategy to attract patients and high-quality nurses, and to do well in rankings. A new national study looks at how the recognition, designed as a standard of excellence for nursing, affects the care patients receive.

May 21, 2015

U-M recognized with two healthy workplace awards

The University of Michigan and its health system recently received two awards for its wellness efforts. This spring, it was named among the 2015 Healthiest Employers of Southeast Michigan. The university also earned an Edington Next Practice Award in Quality Assurance.

May 19, 2015

Urine-based test improves on PSA for detecting prostate cancer

A new urine-based test improved prostate cancer detection — including detecting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer — compared with traditional models based on prostate serum antigen — or PSA — levels, a new study finds.

April 29, 2015

Two new exercise programs now available through MHealthy

Now that Active U is over, many in the university community may be looking for ways to keep the momentum going and stay motivated to meet their physical activity goals this spring.

MHealthy is offering two new exercise programs to meet the needs of both wearable-tracker owners and those who like tracking their workouts online. 

April 28, 2015

Plenary session to explore the future of bioscience training

Today’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences face a far different career landscape than their professors once did — and their successors will see even more change.

A plenary session next Monday will address the causes, effects and potential solutions for these imbalances in career opportunities.

April 20, 2015

U-M launches Food Allergy Research & Education pilot program

The University of Michigan is one of 12 schools selected to launch a national pilot program aimed at providing campuses with gold-standard recommendations and evidence-based resources to effectively manage food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease.

April 16, 2015

UMHS launches $160M project to improve lab tests for patients

Millions of times a year, teams at the U-M Health System test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ages. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease — or response to treatment — and help make a major difference in doctors' decisions.

April 16, 2015

Cancer researcher named Life Sciences Institute interim director

Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, a medical researcher who has focused his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ways in which cancer cells invade tissues and metastasize, will become interim director of the university's Life Sciences Institute.

February 23, 2015

New director named at Center for the Discovery of New Medicines

Vincent Groppi, a leader in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, is the new director of U-M's Center for the Discovery of New Medicines.

The CDNM is a virtual center that supports early-stage, innovative drug-discovery research projects across the university and is administratively housed at the Life Sciences Institute.

February 19, 2015

Dr. Theodore Lawrence to direct Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Theodore S. Lawrence, has been named the director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday. Lawrence succeeds Dr. Max S. Wicha, who founded the center 27 years ago.

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