The University of Michigan and its health system recently received two awards for its wellness efforts. This spring, it was named among the 2015 Healthiest Employers of Southeast Michigan. The university also earned an Edington Next Practice Award in Quality Assurance.
A new urine-based test improved prostate cancer detection — including detecting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer — compared with traditional models based on prostate serum antigen — or PSA — levels, a new study finds.
Today, 181 brand new doctors will stride across a stage at the University of Michigan, ready to take on the world and become tomorrow's health care leaders.
Like physical health, emotional well-being is an essential part of overall wellness, and requires ongoing attention and care.
Now that Active U is over, many in the university community may be looking for ways to keep the momentum going and stay motivated to meet their physical activity goals this spring.
MHealthy is offering two new exercise programs to meet the needs of both wearable-tracker owners and those who like tracking their workouts online.
Today’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences face a far different career landscape than their professors once did — and their successors will see even more change.
A plenary session next Monday will address the causes, effects and potential solutions for these imbalances in career opportunities.
The University of Michigan is one of 12 schools selected to launch a national pilot program aimed at providing campuses with gold-standard recommendations and evidence-based resources to effectively manage food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease.
Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India.
Millions of times a year, teams at the U-M Health System test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ages. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease — or response to treatment — and help make a major difference in doctors' decisions.
Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, a medical researcher who has focused his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ways in which cancer cells invade tissues and metastasize, will become interim director of the university's Life Sciences Institute.
Fee-for-value — a physician-reimbursement model that maintains traditional fees for service but includes quality and spending incentives — can reduce spending and improve quality in primary care, according to a study led by the University of Michigan.
The Office of the President is calling for nominations for the third recipient of the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health.
A U-M assistant professor testified before a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday about investment in information technology in health care.
Vincent Groppi, a leader in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, is the new director of U-M's Center for the Discovery of New Medicines.
The CDNM is a virtual center that supports early-stage, innovative drug-discovery research projects across the university and is administratively housed at the Life Sciences Institute.
Dr. Theodore S. Lawrence, has been named the director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday. Lawrence succeeds Dr. Max S. Wicha, who founded the center 27 years ago.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr. David J. Brown as interim associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion.
Doctors and scientists labor under a curse, actor and science communicator Alan Alda told a capacity crowd at the Medical School on Friday. And only by actively fighting that curse will they truly and effectively connect with patients and the public.
The curse, he said, is the curse of knowledge.
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation today announced the 2015 class of the CHRT Policy Fellowship at U-M.
Now in its fourth year, the fellowship program focuses on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.
A tragic accident 32 years ago forever altered the lives of a prominent Michigan auto industry family, as a beloved wife and mother suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Now, the Massey family has invested in the hope that U-M medical and scientific teams can spare other families what they endured.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat influenza, in a year when the available vaccine is not a good match for the current strain.