Faculty members from the Division of General Medicine serve in leadership roles and/or participate in numerous clinical, research, and educational programs at Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Academic Primary Care Program

For information regarding the Academic Primary Care Program, please visit here.

Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT)

The Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT) is a multidisciplinary group of investigators based at Michigan Medicine and the VA Center for Clinical Management Research representing the fields of internal medicine, surgery, radiation, oncology, nursing, behavioral science, health services research, biostatistics, and epidemiology. Our investigators are located at five universities and cancer centers throughout the United States.

CanSORT studies the quality of cancer care across the continuum of care from prevention to survivorship. The team also develops and evaluates interventions to improve cancer care including decision tools for patients and clinicians, and dissemination strategies to more quickly move research results to the provider community.

Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR)

The Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR) is a dedicated team integrating behavioral science, technology, and art to create and research health interventions that inspire informed health decisions, broaden access to health information, and advance the field of health communications.

Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID)

The Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, is built on the principle of lowering or removing financial barriers to essential, high-value clinical services. V-BID plans align patients’ out-of-pocket costs, such as copayments, with the value of services. By reducing barriers to high-value treatments (through lower costs to patients) and discouraging low-value treatments (through higher costs to patients), these plans can achieve improved health outcomes at any level of health care expenditure.

Cognitive Health Services Research Program

The Cognitive Health Services Research Program conducts innovative research in cognitive impairment and dementia that informs health care policies, guides clinical decision making, and improves the health and well-being of individuals.

Medical Arts Program

The Medical Arts Program aims to enhance medical students’ and house officers’ ability to provide high-quality, humanistic clinical care through experiences and analysis of the musical, theatrical, literary, and visual arts that focus on essential, but often overlooked skills such as empathy, awareness of social context, and comfort with the ambiguity and uncertainty that are a pervasive element of clinical care.

Program to Accelerate Research and Delivery Innovations in General Medicine (PARADIGM)

PARADIGM is a signature program in the division that seeks to create opportunities to find long-term solutions for improving how primary care is organized and delivered to optimize healthcare value, clinician well-being, and patient-centered outcomes. Clinical faculty will submit proposals for projects and work with a research faculty member, the PARADIGM project team and division leadership to implement projects in the clinical setting.

VA Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR)

The VA Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR) is a VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation located in Ann Arbor, MI with over 40 investigators, 150 staff, and annual extramural funding of over $18 million. The CCMR's vision is to improve the quality, effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of Veterans’ healthcare through research and partnerships that are driven by important challenges in clinical management.