Today at noon, 157 University of Michigan medical students ripped open envelopes, and instantly knew where they’ll spend the next three to seven years of their lives. Together with nearly 19,000 of their peers nationwide, the students were participating in Match Day, an annual event which reveals where graduating students have been accepted for residency training.
gift from University of Michigan alumni Susan and Paul Meister will expand the university’s impact on children’s health research. The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at Michigan Medicine will now be known as the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center in honor of Dr. Meister, a respected health care policy expert.
A new grant to University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center member Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., will provide long-term support to increase understanding of genetic markers of cancer to leverage targeted treatments.
On Sunday, the newest students will arrive at one of the nation’s oldest medical schools, and don the white coats that mark the start of their journey toward becoming physicians. A new element awaits this year’s class of 169 incoming University of Michigan Medical School students during the annual White Coat Ceremony: a new oath that focuses on the elements of “humanism” that can get lost in modern medicine.
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $33.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed.
Patients fighting life-threatening illnesses who have run out of conventional options will get a chance to try some of the most cutting-edge treatments available, through a national effort that just received nearly $4.8 million in funding from the federal government.
As they start across the stage of the University of Michigan’s historic Hill Auditorium this afternoon, 165 future health care leaders will be students. But when they step off the stage, they’ll be physicians. The 168th graduating class of the U-M Medical School will receive their diplomas in a commencement ceremony capped by an address from the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA.
Doctors and older patients may disagree more often than either of them suspects about whether a particular medical test or medicine is truly necessary, according to findings from a new poll of Americans over age 50.
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.
One of the oldest departments at the University of Michigan is about to get a new leader, with the appointment of Pierre A. Coulombe, Ph.D., to lead the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Medical School.
Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And women veterans with substance use disorders have an even higher rate of suicide -- more than five times that of their peers, the research shows. The risk of suicide differs depending on the type of substance the veteran has problems with, according to the study.
The University of Michigan Medical School moved up two notches on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings and continues to be one of the country's best training grounds for future physicians.
The number of older Americans who take three or more medicines that affect their brains has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study finds. The sharpest rise occurred in seniors living in rural areas.
From an innovative coating for joint replacements, to a promising drug for the painful inflammatory disease scleroderma, 11 new biomedical ideas that emerged from research across Michigan have just gotten funding that could help them make the leap from lab to patient care.
For tens of millions of Americans, the start of a new year means the counter has gone back to zero on their health insurance deductible. If they need health care, they’ll pay for some of it out of their own pockets before their insurance takes over. As insurance plans with deductibles grow in popularity, a new study takes a national look at what those plans mean for people with common chronic health conditions.
A growing number of medical schools offer programs that allow medical students to focus on a particular topic, in addition to their medical studies. A U-M study of the issue, and survey of its own students, may help guide other schools.
A health care reform idea originated by University of Michigan faculty will get a major test among members of the nation’s military and their families, thanks to a provision in the national defense spending bill signed by President Obama Friday.
For the first time, human stem cells have been coaxed to begin to form amniotic sac tissue in a laboratory-based model mimicking the wall of the uterus. The method could lead to a more complete understanding of early human development and the mechanisms behind infertility and early pregnancy loss. It could also enable the production of better wound dressings.