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May 24, 2017

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May 22, 2017

SPH launches new multidisciplinary master’s degree program

The School of Public Health has launched a new Master of Public Health degree program that will integrate the principles of environmental health sciences with health policy and health promotion approaches to address and reduce environmental and occupational health risks.

May 8, 2017

U-M researchers identify new heartburn target

Acid reflux and heartburn affect more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, but common medications to treat the disease might not work for a large portion of people who suffer from the diseases.

May 2, 2017

U-M receives Governor's Fitness Award as a healthy workplace

The University of Michigan was recognized as one of the state's healthiest workplaces with the 2017 Governor's Fitness Award.

The award honors individuals and organizations for their efforts to help people live healthy lifestyles. 

May 1, 2017

May programs celebrate National Mental Health Month

To raise awareness about mental health in the United States, May is recognized as National Mental Health Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — will experience mental illness in a given year.

April 20, 2017

Bishr Omary named chief scientific officer at Michigan Medicine

Bishr Omary, a University of Michigan physician-scientist since 2008, has been named the executive vice dean for research at the Medical School and chief scientific officer for Michigan Medicine.

His appointment, effective May 1, was approved April 20 by the Board of Regents.

March 23, 2017

RNA Symposium March 31 to focus on personalized medicine

Leading researchers in personalized medicine diagnostics, therapeutics and health care with a focus on RNA will gather at the University of Michigan on March 31 for the annual RNA Symposium sponsored by the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine.

January 3, 2017

Military health system will test reform concept developed at U-M

A health care reform idea originated by University of Michigan faculty will get a major test among members of the nation's military and their families, thanks to a provision in the national defense spending bill signed recently by President Obama.

December 13, 2016

Teen use of illicit drugs besides marijuana at new low; same for alcohol

Teenagers' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed.

But University of Michigan researchers cautioned that while these developments are "trending in the right direction," marijuana use remains high for 12th-graders.

December 7, 2016

U-M, colleges team up in biomedical science teaching and learning

They're at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate's degrees, others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science.

But there's a lot they can teach one another, with the help of their professors.

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