The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. to chief information officer for Michigan Medicine. Rosenberg, a practicing clinician and tenured faculty member, has served in a series of IT leadership roles over the past decade, including interim CIO since January 2016.
As more Americans turn to bariatric surgery for weight loss, a new study in 27,000 Michigan patients suggests they may not want to wait until their BMI is well past 40 to reap the biggest health benefits.
The majority of Americans over age 50 take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new U-M/AARP poll finds. But many older adults aren’t getting – or asking for – as much help as they could from their doctors and pharmacists to find lower-cost options, the new data reveal.
Using antibiotic eye drops for pinkeye is often the wrong way to go. But a Kellogg Eye Center study shows 60 percent of pinkeye patients are getting prescriptions for the common eye infection that typically clears up on its own.
The Divisions of Cancer Prevention (DCP) and Cancer Biology (DCB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $6 million grant to investigators at the University of Michigan to continue support for a Research Center in the Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) — this consortium studies the connection between Barrett’s esophagus and risk for developing esophageal cancer.
American scientific teams still publish significantly more biomedical research discoveries than teams from any other country, a new study shows, and the U.S. still leads the world in research and development expenditures. But American dominance is slowly shrinking, the analysis finds, as China’s skyrocketing investing on science over the last two decades begins to pay off.