The University of Michigan will award the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC — a Bangladesh-based development organization that works to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor.
A new campus-level biological sciences position will be created to lead the effort to make the University of Michigan "a powerhouse in the biosciences and a global leader in discovery and societal impact," President Mark Schlissel said Friday.
This idea to save lives was born of frustration.
Back in 2010, many University of Michigan Health System Transplant Center patients waited and waited for organs to become available. But only 27 percent of Michigan adults were on the State of Michigan Organ Donor Registry, says Anne Murphy, administrative director with the center.
University of Michigan experts in cancer biology, emergency heart care, bone biology and chronic disease care are among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
A $3 million project for new occupancy sensors and a $1.3 million air handler upgrade project will improve energy efficiency at the U-M Health System's University Hospital.
The two projects were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Helping kidney dialysis patients have healthier treatment sessions and longer lives is the goal of a new $6.7 million project at the University of Michigan.
Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. U-M faculty and staff can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $9.5 million to the University of Michigan to study the impact of the environment on children's health.
The University Health Service now offers a specialized exam for those seeking medical treatment following sexual assault.
Individuals who believe they have experienced sexual assault are recommended to have a sexual assault exam within five days of the incident, and the sooner the better.
Dr. Meng Tan calls it the first step in his journey of 1,000 miles.
While an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Ethiopia, Dr. Lia Tadesse saw too many women suffer and die simply because they didn't have access to proper care. She vowed she'd pursue a path in ob-gyn to help prevent such deaths in her home country.
The calendar may say it's still summer but fall is in full swing for most people thanks to cooler temperatures, classes resuming and heavier workloads.
Thousands of university faculty, staff and students will soon start tracking their time being active — walking, doing yoga, swimming, going to the gym, playing a sport — determined to reach their weekly exercise goal in Active U Autumn.
U-M Premier Care members who meet clinical criteria for prediabetes will be able participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost through a new collaboration between the Benefits Office, MHealthy and Blue Care Network.
Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.
The Frankel Cardiovascular Center will launch plans to build a new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room to offer life-saving alternatives to open heart surgery.
The U-M Health System plans to build a new health center to provide expanded clinics, primary and specialty care and other health care services in the west Ann Arbor area.
The $46 million project, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, will be built in Scio Township on Little Lake Drive, just west of Ann Arbor.
Creating a thriving, healthy workplace culture where people can be their best happens one department, unit and school at a time.
Now through the end of July, MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members to serve as MHealthy Champions within their work area.