Health & Medicine

  1. January 25, 2022

    Q&A: What do we know about the omicron variant?

    Laraine Washer, professor of internal medicine, answers some common questions about the highly contagious omicron variant and what being infected means.

  2. January 25, 2022

    $10M gift, renaming of institute honor critical care field’s pioneer

    Michigan Medicine will rename its critical care research institute after U-M alumnus Max Harry Weil, a pioneer in critical care medicine, to recognize his family’s $10 million donation for advancing research and innovation.

  3. January 20, 2022

    Human Resources updates information about free COVID-19 tests

    As questions have arisen about U-M’s plan to provide at-home rapid antigen tests for COVID-19, University Human Resources has updated and expanded its information about the program.

  4. January 13, 2022

    Bare shelves in the blood bank threaten patient care

    A critical nationwide blood shortage threatens the ability to provide many types of patient care at U-M. Robertson Davenport, director of the blood bank at Michigan Medicine, is urging every eligible person to schedule an appointment to donate. An added incentive is the four-university Big Heart Blood Battle that starts Jan. 18.

  5. January 13, 2022

    $7.6M gift launches new lung cancer research initiative

    A $7.6 million gift from Judith L. Tam and the Richard Tam Foundation has launched an accelerated research initiative at U-M’s Rogel Cancer Center focusing on lung cancer.

  6. January 11, 2022

    COVID-19 hospitalizations straining Michigan Medicine resources

    U-M medical leaders say the latest surge in COVID-19 cases has led to delays in lifesaving surgeries, and has prompted a two-week pause on  visitors to Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals.

  7. January 10, 2022

    U-M now reporting daily case counts on COVID-19 dashboard

    The COVID-19 dashboard reports daily cases associated with students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus. The daily COVID-19 case chart reports cases each day going back to Dec. 5.

  8. January 6, 2022

    U-M shares in $18.5M to research COVID-19, other diseases

    Four Michigan universities, including U-M, will receive $18.5 million in federal funds over the next two years to collect and analyze genomic data to address emerging infectious disease threats.

  9. January 4, 2022

    $4M to aid research into effectiveness of NSAIDs, opioids

    A study led by U-M researchers seeks to identify the most effective and safest prescribing strategy to relieve acute pain after a patient heads home after surgery.

  10. December 17, 2021

    U-M to require COVID-19 booster; updates plans for winter term

    U-M is requiring all students, faculty and staff on all three campuses to get a COVID-19 booster shot as one of several enhanced mitigation measures during the winter 2022 academic term.