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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.

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.

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