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 Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) is sponsored jointly by the University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. It is a multidisciplinary unit that integrates bioethics with key social science disciplines, bringing together in one entity research, education, policy work, and service. CBSSM attracts scholars from across departmental and disciplinary boundaries, and in doing so, provides fertile ground for new synergies. The primary research interests of CBSSM faculty focus on five overarching themes: (1) clinical and research ethics, (2) health communication and decision making, (3) medicine and society, (4) health, justice, and community, and (5) genomics, health, and society.

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’s aim is to enhance the ability of medical students, interns, and residents to provide high-quality, humanistic clinical care through experiences and analysis of the musical, dramatic, literary, and visual arts. The Medical Arts Program is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and by the Program in Society and Medicine.

Learn more about the Creative Campus Program.

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.