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March 19, 2019

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March 11, 2019

Michigan Drug Discovery awards grants for five new projects

Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across the University of Michigan.

The program also will provide project management support and mentoring assistance for two early-stage cancer projects funded by the Rogel Cancer Center.

February 22, 2019

Doctors report gaps in knowledge of cancer treatment options

The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors.

February 11, 2019

Medical School associate professor helps those who lose babies

From the time he was 5 years old, Irv Leon has intimately witnessed the trauma and grief left behind after the loss of a child.

In the mid-1950s, after his 8-year-old older brother unexpectedly died of ulcers, grief became an integral part of Leon’s world.

January 31, 2019

CHRT 2019 Policy Fellowships now underway

Six university-affiliated researchers and six Lansing-based policymakers will participate in a series of seminars and experiential learning opportunities focused on health policy and practice in Michigan and nationally.

December 6, 2018

Center for Discovery of New Medicines now Michigan Drug Discovery

In a reflection of the changing landscape for academic drug discovery at the University of Michigan, the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines will now be known as Michigan Drug Discovery.

Along with the change in name, comes a shift in direction, scope and emphasis.

December 4, 2018

Coulter Program seeks 2019 proposals for medical innovations

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program, which funds collaborative translational research projects between engineering and clinical faculty co-investigators, is announcing its 2019 call for proposals.

The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 4.

November 16, 2018

Research website focuses on childhood firearm deaths, injuries

Nearly 28,000 American children and teens have died because of firearms in the past decade — second only to the 44,800 who died in motor vehicle collisions.

But while the number of young people who die each year from car and truck crashes has fallen, it’s stayed about the same for guns.

October 30, 2018

Donors sought for annual Blood Battle with Ohio State

The 37th annual Blood Battle against Ohio State began Monday and runs through Nov. 21. All potential donors, from those who have never donated blood before to those who donate every year, are asked to join the fight to save lives across the state and country.

October 11, 2018

Nurses approve contract agreement with Michigan Medicine

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include a link to a press release by the nurses’ union.

Nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council have ratified a three-year contact with Michigan Medicine, U-M’s academic medical center.

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