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.
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.
Fee-for-value — a physician-reimbursement model that maintains traditional fees for service but includes quality and spending incentives — can reduce spending and improve quality in primary care, according to a study led by the University of Michigan.
The Office of the President is calling for nominations for the third recipient of the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health.
A U-M assistant professor testified before a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday about investment in information technology in health care.
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.
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.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr. David J. Brown as interim associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat influenza, in a year when the available vaccine is not a good match for the current strain.
The university's first U-M-only massive open online course had about 400 enrollees just prior to kickoff Jan. 12.
The Tojinbo cliffs and Aokigahara forest are among popular sites for Japanese who choose suicide, more than 80 in the country each day — a rate nearly double that of the United States.
MHealthy has launched its annual Rewards program, an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to review their health and take action to maintain or improve it.
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A pilot program designed to raise awareness and encourage discussion about mental health issues among student-athletes at the University of Michigan has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response, a U-M team told the NCAA on Thursday.
Addressing issues of health care access and equity will be the subject of the 25th Annual Health Sciences MLK Day Lecture from noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Dow Auditorium of the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education.
Designers, heath care researchers and African scholars at U-M will work in teams this month to generate creative responses to critical areas of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and Eileen L. Weiser have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.
Every day, more patients from every county of Michigan and beyond seek care from the University of Michigan’s hospitals — a rising demand that the U-M Health System has worked to keep pace with.