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Dementia patients and caregivers
October 03, 2023

New $81M NIH grant will help U.S. answer urgent need for better dementia care

National Dementia Workforce Study will survey those who work in homes, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities and nursing homes, yielding data to improve care and inform policy

Alton R. Johnson Jr., D.P.M.
September 28, 2023

Michigan Medicine learners using augmented reality to improve care for patients with diabetes

Dr. Alton Johnson, Jr. is developing Mi-VEST, a wearable teaching tool that uses augmented reality

International Freezer Challenge
September 26, 2023

Eight Medical School labs recognized for energy efficiency in International Freezer Challenge

Participants earned points by taking any combination of actions in these areas: good management practices, temperature tuning, unit retirements, upgrades and unplugs; cutting-edge practices; and freezer and sample inventories

Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., named chair of Biomedical Engineering
September 22, 2023

Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., appointed chair of Department of Biomedical Engineering

She had served as interim chair of BME, a joint department in College of Engineering and the Medical School, since July 2021

Louito C. Edje, M.D., MHPE
September 21, 2023

Louito C. Edje, M.D., MHPE, FAAFP, appointed senior associate dean of medical education

She comes to U-M after serving as a professor of medical education and family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and College of Medicine, where she also is associate dean for graduate medical education

Phillip E. Rodgers, M.D., FAAHPM
August 24, 2023

Phillip E. Rodgers, M.D., FAAHPM, appointed chair of Department of Family Medicine

He is a leading national expert in payment and care delivery innovation in palliative care, and he has provided substantial leadership and expertise to numerous national stakeholders

Ravi Allada, M.D.
August 23, 2023

Ravi Allada, M.D., appointed executive director of Michigan Neuroscience Institute

He returns to the University of Michigan after serving as professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University

Elizabeth Harry, M.D., Michigan Medicine Chief Wellness Officer
August 21, 2023

Elizabeth Harry, M.D., appointed Chief Wellness Officer for Michigan Medicine

She is an expert in clinician well-being and will lead a group that aims to elevate the well-being of individuals and groups across the organization

Andrew G. Shuman, M.D., FACS, and Gifty Kwakye, M.D., M.P.H.
August 21, 2023

Andrew G. Shuman, M.D., FACS, and Gifty Kwakye, M.D., M.P.H., appointed assistant deans

Shuman is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Kwakye is the Arthur W. Fleming, M.D. Research Professor and clinical associate professor of surgery in the Division of Colorectal Surgery

UMMS M4 Chris Chris with UMMS M3 Rachel O’Reggio and Dr. Lemfuka Dieudonne, general surgeon at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia
August 08, 2023

The right questions: Student paper helps learners take an ethical approach to educational experiences abroad

A new student-authored paper in Academic Medicine aims to help students prepare to embark on international educational experiences in low-resource settings

Doximity Residency Navigator rankings
July 28, 2023

13 U-M graduate medical education programs ranked in the top 10 by Doximity

The system is based upon compiling current resident and recent alumni satisfaction rates, as well as reputation data and objective data

2023 Medical School White Coat Ceremony
July 23, 2023

From needed tools to helpful tips: Medical School welcomes 165 members of incoming Class of 2023

They were welcomed warmly by Medical School leadership, and they embarked on their journeys with plenty of advice given to help them thrive and excel during all four (or more) years

Andrew W. Tai, M.D., Ph.D.
July 14, 2023

Andrew W. Tai, M.D., Ph.D., appointed assistant dean for early medical education

He will oversee the pre-clinical medical student education program and work closely with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion to develop robust pre-matriculation and pathway programs for the Medical School

The Fundamentals podcast
July 12, 2023

New podcast features ‘The Fundamentals’ of research at Michigan Medicine

The show examines what drives researchers and makes the U-M Medical School such a great place to do biomedical research

Deborah R. Berman, M.D.
June 20, 2023

Deborah R. Berman, M.D., appointed Medical School assistant dean for admissions

A professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, she has served as interim assistant dean for admissions since July 2021

June 15, 2023

188 Medical School faculty members earn promotions during 2023 cycle

The Board of Regents on May 18 approved the promotions, which take effect Sept. 1

Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., MACP
June 12, 2023

Medical School honors ‘quadruple threat’ in celebration of Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., MACP

As he steps down from his role as senior associate dean for education and global initiatives, the longtime educator also reflects on his career in a Q&A session

Daniel E. Michele, Ph.D.
May 18, 2023

Daniel E. Michele, Ph.D., named chair of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

He had served the department as interim chair since September 2021

University of Michigan Medical School Commencement 2023
May 12, 2023

Medical School Class of 2023 celebrates endings, transition to new beginnings at Commencement

162 graduates persevered through a global pandemic that has changed medical education, and they are now prepared to go forth as leaders and change agents in health care

Rachel Glick, M.D., Hannah Glick and Marilyn Heins, M.D.
May 11, 2023

Celebrating three generations of female doctors in one family

A graduating medical student, her mother and her grandmother create a legacy of third-generation women physicians

Holly Roberts at 2019 White Coat Ceremony and participating in 2023 Match Day
April 27, 2023

From Boston to Ann Arbor, and back: Doctor-to-be, Graduation Awards honoree excited for future

The Medical School community is invited to attend the annual Commencement ceremony May 12 in Hill Auditorium. It also will be livestreamed at:

Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D.
April 20, 2023

Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D., named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of science and the arts

U-M medical students Noah Carey (San Jacinto, Calif.), Brandon Lu (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Ailish Dougherty (Philadelphia)
April 10, 2023

Posting for health literacy and environmental health: Student groups finalists for Ono award

The projects — one to foster health literacy in historically marginalized communities, the other to incorporate environmental health into medical training — were finalists for an Inauguration Poster Session Award

Student award recipient Nikki Trupiano (center) poses with C-IPE leaders Rajesh Mangrulkar (left) and Vani Patterson (right)
April 05, 2023

Medical student Nikki Trupiano receives Student Award for IPE Innovation and Excellence

She was presented the award during annual University of Michigan Health Professions Education Day

March 21, 2023

Six receive Graduate Medical Education Awards for 2023

The recipients will be honored during a virtual reception on May 1