The U-M Life Sciences Orchestra will play a free concert on Thursday, April 20. The orchestra is made up of faculty, staff, students and alumni from across the university's medical and scientific community.
The weather outside Hill Auditorium may be frigid, but the music inside will be fiery, passionate and heroic on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 21. That’s when the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra will take the stage for a free 8 p.m. performance of works by Russian composers.
Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so they can get help from modern treatments, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves.
Can stem cells help reveal the roots of mental illness, and open the door to better treatment? A team of University of Michigan scientists who have helped pioneer this approach will now work with researchers around the country, in a $15 million national effort to take the research to a new level.
They’ve taken many paths to get to this point, from 28 states, 60 undergraduate colleges. But now, their paths will merge, as they become the 170th class of medical students to enter the University of Michigan Medical School.
Today, 166 future health care leaders will enter the University of Michigan’s historic Hill Auditorium as students, and leave as physicians. And as the 166th graduating class of the U-M Medical School, they’ll enter the profession of medicine at a time of change and promise.
Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, and another does not? Why do some people who kick a drug habit stay clean, but others relapse? The answers to these questions may have a lot to do with specific genetic factors that vary from individual to individual, a new study in rats suggests.
Want to know if your child’s height and weight are on track? Check the growth chart that the doctor gives you after each yearly checkup. Want to know if your child’s brain is on track for healthy attention abilities? Someday, your doctor might have a growth chart for that too, thanks to U-M research.
Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories plague people with post-traumatic stress disorder. But a new study in veterans shows the promise of mindfulness training for enhancing the ability to manage those thoughts if they come up. It also shows the veterans’ brains changed in ways that could help switch off that endless loop.
At exactly noon on the same day, 161 University of Michigan medical students find out their destinies. Or rather, they find out where they’ll go for their next round of training, after they graduate in two months.
Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who’s at risk for it is still a murky task. A new U-M study suggests that standard ways of looking for depression risk may not work as well among blacks as they do among whites.
Winter in Ann Arbor pales in comparison with the cold, snowy darkness of Finland or Norway at this time of year. But the University of Michigan Life Sciences will try to melt some of the Nordic frost on Sunday, Jan. 24 with a concert featuring two Scandinavian composers.
More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, a comprehensive new study finds. And the grueling years of training for a medical career may deserve some of the blame.
If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. Their first year especially is a time of stress, sleeplessness and self-doubt – and four times the usual rate of suicidal thoughts. But a new study shows that a free web-based tool to support their mental health may cut that rate in half.
When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they’ll respond to a real one, new research finds. Those who can muster their brain’s own chemical forces against depression, it appears, have a head start in overcoming its symptoms with help from a medication.
The books moved out two years ago, and the construction crews moved in. And today, the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as a transformed space for learning, teaching and gathering. After a $55 million renovation, the 35-year-old building on the U-M medical campus has emerged from a metamorphosis that has made it into a new kind of library, and much more.
This Sunday, 170 aspiring physicians will don the short white coats and stethoscopes that tens of thousands of U-M Medical School students before them have worn. But this class will experience medical school differently from their predecessors stretching back to 1850 -- or from their peers around the country today.