America’s opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery.
On October 13, 2016 a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health Advisory and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication announced that the Stöckert 3T heater/cooler devices by LivaNova PLC (formerly the Sorin Group) may have been contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera (M.Chimaera), a rare type nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), during manufacturing.
For more than 160 years, aspiring doctors have applied to the University of Michigan Medical School, hoping to win a spot in one of the nation’s top training programs for physicians. Today, the school once again ranked among the best in the country
University of Michigan physician and researcher Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., will be honored as one of America’s top doctors at the 11th Annual National Physician of the Year Awards on March 21 in New York.
U-M experts in cancer biology, emergency heart care, bone biology and chronic disease care are among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
A physician-scientist whose work has improved quality of life for tens of thousands of Parkinson’s disease patients is the recipient of the 2015 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, from the U-M’s A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.
Three U-M professors, including a Medical School professor who specializes in the history of medicine, are among 175 winners of the Guggenheim Fellowships, which are awarded annually for distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
A tragic accident 32 years ago forever altered the lives of an entire 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 University of Michigan medical and scientific teams can spare other families what they endured.
A national effort to shave minutes off emergency heart attack treatment time has increased the chance that each patient will survive, a new study suggests. But yet the survival rate for all patients put together hasn’t budged. It seems like a paradox. But wait, say they authors of the new report: the paradox vanishes with more detailed analysis of exactly who has been getting this treatment.
n 1910, a report by Abraham Flexner sharply criticized most American medical schools – but singled a few out for praise, including the University of Michigan Medical School. Now, the school’s current dean will receive an award named for Flexner, in recognition of outstanding leadership in transforming medical education in the modern age.
For the sixth time in a row, the University of Michigan Health System’s patient care has earned a top grade on a national report card for patient safety – showing how well U-M clinicians protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
University of Michigan experts in genetic and statistical analysis, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), head and neck cancer, health policy and nursing are among the new members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Deep in the brains of the million Americans with Parkinson’s disease, changes to their brain cells put them at high risk of dangerous falls -- a problem that resists even the most modern treatments. Now, U-M scientists and doctors have launched a five-year, $11.5 million effort to better understand the cause of these problems, and find new options based in the latest brain science.
The majority of patients diagnosed with sarcoma will be cured of their disease and live cancer-free. But as they age, these patients are at risk of developing another medical condition related to their sarcoma treatment.A new clinic opening this week at the University of Michigan Health System aims to help adults who were treated for sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and connective tissue.
No matter what kind of health condition a patient has, the University of Michigan Health System offers some of the nation’s best and safest care for it, according to a new hospital ranking issued today by U.S. News & World Report.
A physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients' own T cells is the recipient of the 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, awarded by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the U-M Medical School.
The U-M Health System seeks to raise $1 billion to create the future of health care, through gifts large and small to support patient care, research, education and more. Under the slogan "Medicine Needs Victors", UMHS aims to bring in 1 in 4 dollars given to the broader U-M Victors for Michigan campaign.
A unique fundraising event on May 22 in Detroit will unveil the works inspired by the pairing of 11 physician-researchers of U-M's A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute with noted artists from the Detroit area and beyond.
Three UMHS pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized last week by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship.
As further proof of the University of Michigan Health System’s reputation for outstanding patient care, nearly 500 of U-M’s physicians have been named by their peers to the 2014 Best Doctors in America List.
The William Davidson Foundation has awarded $4.35 million to U-M, including the Medical School, to support programs that will accelerate the flow of U-M-generated ideas to the marketplace and spur economic activity in southeast Michigan.