Health & Medicine

  1. January 19, 2015

    Japan’s high suicide rate is focus of ‘Saving 10,000’ event

    “Saving 10,000,” a free series of film, lectures and discussion forums that runs Feb. 5-7, addresses the issue of suicide in modern-day Japan.

  2. January 15, 2015

    U-M pilot program confirms need to support student-athlete mental health

    A pilot program designed to raise awareness and encourage discussion about mental health issues among student-athletes at U-M has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response, a U-M team told the NCAA.

  3. January 12, 2015

    Marie Chisholm-Burns to discuss health disparities in MLK lecture

    Addressing issues of health care access and equity will be the subject of the 25th Annual Health Sciences MLK Day Lecture from noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 19. It will be presented by Marie Chisholm-Burns, dean and professor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, and professor of surgery in the College of Medicine.

  4. January 8, 2015

    Campuswide design charette to brainstorm Ebola solutions

    Designers, heath care researchers and African scholars at U-M will work in teams this month to generate creative responses to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.

  5. December 18, 2014

    UMHS plans $9 million short-stay unit at University Hospital South

    The Board of Regents on Thursday approved a $9 million project to renovate an existing area in University Hospital South to create a 22-bed short-stay unit. 

  6. December 18, 2014

    Weisers’ $50 million gift impacts six university units

    Ronald and Eileen Weiser have made a $50 million gift to U-M, reflecting their involvement with the International Institute, School of Education, Athletic Department, Health System, University Musical Society and Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

  7. December 16, 2014

    Alcohol, cigarette use, number of illicit drugs declines among teens

    A survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows alcohol and cigarette use are at their lowest points since 1975, and use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines.

  8. December 16, 2014

    E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens

    More teens are using e-cigarettes in 2014 than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product, according to U-M’s Monitoring the Future study.

  9. December 15, 2014

    Internship to research chronic arsenic poisoning yields great lessons

    School of Public Health master’s student Kate Helmick spent the summer gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand, as part of a project to check for signs of chronic arsenic poisoning.

  10. December 11, 2014

    Student ambassadors help keep campus smoke free

    A Smoke-free Ambassador program has been started to help clarify U-M’s 4-year-old smoke-free campus policy for faculty, staff, students and visitors who light up.