March 02, 2021

Health & Medicine

  1. March 1, 2021

    New challenge encourages participants to get better sleep

    To help members of the U-M community improve their sleep habits, MHealthy has launched Good Night, Sleep Right, a new eight-week online challenge. Registration is open, and the challenge starts March 15.

  2. February 19, 2021

    Further updates being made to ResponsiBLUE

    U-M’s ResponsiBLUE app is being updated and will include a quarantine and isolation indicator for students, an additional question in the daily symptom tracking questionnaire and other improvements. 

  3. February 18, 2021

    Depression Center enters 20th year with new director

    The Board of Regents approved Srijan Sen as the U-M Depression Center’s next director. Sen, previously the center’s associate director, takes the reins from founding director John Greden.

  4. February 14, 2021

    Alternatives to a doctor’s office gain popularity during pandemic

    as the pandemic began to unfold last spring and shelter-in-place measures were instituted across the country, Michigan Medicine has responded to the rapidly growing interest in telehealth visits. 

  5. February 11, 2021

    New state allocation strategy limits U-M COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    A revised state strategy for distributing COVID-19 vaccine, coupled with an overall shortage of available vaccine, is limiting Michigan Medicine’s ability to offer new first-dose appointments.

  6. February 10, 2021

    Associate professor appointed to FDA cybersecurity position

    U-M computer science researcher Kevin Fu is joining the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its ongoing effort to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.

  7. February 6, 2021

    Mandatory testing to include graduate, professional students

    U-M is expanding its weekly mandatory COVID-19 testing to include graduate and professional students who live on or come to campus. The mandatory testing will start Feb. 16.

  8. February 5, 2021

    Michigan Medicine updates COVID vaccine distribution status

    Amid vaccine shortages and changing prioritization guidance from the federal and state government, Michigan Medicine has administered more than 51,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses since mid-December.

  9. February 4, 2021

    Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

    While many still many remain hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, experts provide seven key pieces of advice for convincing more people to be vaccinated.

  10. February 3, 2021

    Your smartphone can help fight COVID-19

    Smartphones have helped many people get through the pandemic. But did you know they can help fight COVID-19? Here are six ways to use your device to help yourself and others.