Fact Sheets & Hot Topics

 

    • For more facts & figures about us, please visit this section of our website and use the left-hand navigation menu to reach pages about different topics.

 

 

 

  • Research at UMHS: Creating a healthier future: We are a national powerhouse in biomedical research, with thousands of scientists, physicians, trainees & staff working together to better understand, detect & treat a broad array of human diseases, and improve health care delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Outpatient care across UMHS: From our main and east medical campus to our newest location in Northville, more than 1.9 million patient visits each year occur at our ambulatory, or outpatient, centers. Learn more about how we bring our care to the community.

 

  • Cancer Care at UMHS: For more than 25 years, our Comprehensive Cancer Center has helped lead the nation in caring for common and rare cancers, performing pathbreaking research, and training tomorrow's cancer specialists.

 

  • Cardiovascular Care at UMHS: From disease prevention to the most advanced heart-assisting devices, our Frankel Cardiovascular Center offers a wide range of clinical services, and studies every aspect of the cardiovascular system while training the cardiac specialists of the future.

 

  • Children’s & Women’s Care at UMHS: Our long history of specialized care for infants, children and pregnant women continues today, with a grand new facility that houses many of our pediatric and OB/Gyn services.

 

  • Emergency services and Survival Flight: For patients from around the state, and beyond, who need emergency care and rapid air medical transportation, our skilled teams are here around the clock.

 

  • Transplant care and research - Our teams help patients prepare for, receive and live better with transplanted kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers, pancreases, bone marrow and corneas.

 

 

 

  • Our global focus on health: From Ghana and Brazil to China and Ukraine, U-M physicians and researchers – and those training to enter those professions – address urgent and long-term health needs.

 

  • Going green in health care and research: For more than a decade, we’ve been working hard to improve the environmental  sustainability of all that we do, from running our buildings to performing lab work. Here’s just a glimpse of our efforts.

 

  • Industry interaction policies:
    • Conflict of interest:  Posted January 2014 - A summary of our efforts to foster appropriate industry relationships that support our clinical, educational, and research missions -- while ensuring that our patient care and research is not influenced by industry bias, and  that our students receive fair and balanced education.
    • Drug samples, drug reps & other industry interactions: We were one of the first medical institutions in the country to place strong limitations on the interactions between our clinicians and representatives of companies that make or sell medications, medical devices or other products.
    • Continuing Medical Education funding: More about how we have changed the funding of continuing medical education programs (CME) in order to dispel the risk or appearance of conflict of interest.

 

  • Stem Cell Research: The technical, ethical and emotional dialogue over stem cell research can be confusing and even contradictory at times. Yet the science is racing forward at the University of Michigan and around the world. Learning more about all kinds of stem cell research will help everyone make better choices.

 

  • Laboratory animals in research and training: This web site explains the critical role of animals in helping our researchers understand, and find new ways to treat, human disease -- and the steps we take to protect them.