Health & Medicine

  1. March 9, 2022

    Michigan Drug Discovery aids new projects to treat obesity, cancer

    Michigan Drug Discovery will support four early-stage drug discovery projects to aid work in the Life Sciences Institute’s Center for Chemical Genomics and Natural Products Discovery Core.

  2. March 7, 2022

    Updates to ResponsiBLUE include booster information

    Significant updates — including new statuses to support U-M’s COVID-19 booster requirement — have been made to ResponsiBLUE, the campus community’s health-screening tool.

  3. February 23, 2022

    How well do boosters work? Depends on your genes

    Genetics play an important role in how our bodies respond to vaccines and booster shots, suggesting certain protective responses elicited by vaccination could be more effective with personalization, a new study says.

  4. February 14, 2022

    Arul Chinnaiyan awarded Sjöberg Prize for cancer research

    Arul M. Chinnaiyan, the S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology and Urology at Michigan Medicine, has been awarded the 2022 Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

  5. February 8, 2022

    Maternity care workers expressed anguish early in pandemic

    Researchers from the School of Nursing and the Obstetrics Initiative at Michigan Medicine asked nurses, physicians and midwives across Michigan, “How has COVID-19 impacted your work?”

  6. February 4, 2022

    University issues update on campus COVID-19 activity

    The university says Ann Arbor campus COVID-19 activity is showing signs of sustained improvement, and that units will begin enforcing booster compliance.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.