2019: News Archive

Maxine and Stuart Frankel
December 18, 2019

$20M gift from Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation to fund innovative research

Gift will establish the Frankel Innovation Initiative to accelerate commercialization of life-saving therapies

The professor's house that was converted to become the first U-M hospital.
December 16, 2019

Michigan Medicine kicks off celebration of 150th anniversary

A celebration begins today, marking many of the medical and life sciences milestones and achievements that have happened at U-M and helped transform care everywhere

George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., named chair of Anesthesiology
December 05, 2019

George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., appointed chair of Department of Anesthesiology

He is an internationally recognized expert on the neurobiology of consciousness and general anesthesia

American Association for the Advancement of Science logo
December 03, 2019

14 Medical School faculty named AAAS fellows

University of Michigan leads the nation with 22 faculty elected in recognition of scientific excellence

Rackham Graduate School
October 28, 2019

Five from Medical School among 36 to receive faculty awards

John Z. Ayanian, M.D., MPP, Carol R. Bradford, M.D., Mark S. Cohen, M.D., Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D., and Anna Suk-Fong Lok, M.D., will receive their awards Oct. 30 at a private dinner in the Rackham Graduate School

October 21, 2019

Three U-M faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine, one of nation’s highest honors for health researchers

Rebecca Cunningham, James Dalton and Gabriel Nunez join 53 current and emeritus U-M faculty

Dr. Tadataka Yamada and Leslie Yamada
October 17, 2019

$10M gift from Tadataka and Leslie Yamada will fuel U-M efforts to improve the world’s health

New U-M Center for Global Health Equity will empower faculty and students to seek new ways to address health needs of the disadvantaged

DEI Gratitude Symposium panel
October 15, 2019

Bridging across difference: OHEI hosts sixth diversity, equity, and inclusion symposium

This year’s DEI Gratitude Symposium explored how to further diversify thought and communicate across differences at Michigan Medicine

M4 student Gina Yu
October 07, 2019

Extra, Extra: Medical student selected for prestigious journalism program

M4 Gina Yu is recipient of Stanford’s unique Global Health Media Fellowship, which teaches physicians-in-training to leverage the media in order to advocate and inform on global health issues

Rendering of new U-M adult hospital
September 19, 2019

U-M Regents approve construction of 12-story adult inpatient hospital on medical campus

The new 690,000 gross-square-foot hospital will provide more access to care for adult patients at Michigan Medicine

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
September 19, 2019

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D., appointed executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer

He will collaborate with the research community to develop long-term strategies to grow and advance discovery science at Michigan Medicine

Judith Tam, president of the RIchard Tam Foundation, with Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A., co-director of Precision Health at U-M
September 10, 2019

Fueled by $10 million in gifts, U-M Precision Health and bipolar disorder research team will work to improve care

Gifts from Richard Tam Foundation will accelerate U-M’s translational bipolar disorder research in an effort to tailor care to individuals for improved results

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil.
September 05, 2019

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., receives Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award

The honor is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates a significant impact on the advancement of women's roles in academic medicine and science

Brian J. Zink, M.D.
September 03, 2019

Brian J. Zink, M.D., appointed senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development

A founding member of the Department of Emergency Medicine, he has extensive experience in mentoring, faculty and leadership development, education, medical humanities, history of emergency medicine, and policymaking in health care

Medical School Dean's Awards
August 30, 2019

Nineteen for '19: Medical School faculty and staff honored with Dean's Awards

The program recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, innovation and administration

Steven E. Gay, M.D.
August 29, 2019

Listen to Assistant Dean for Admissions Steven E. Gay, M.D., on “All Access” podcast

“All Access: Med School Admissions” provides a unique view into the medical school admissions world through a series of revealing interviews with key admissions figures from around the country

A carillonist and composer helps students connect with the humanities through a performance about social justice and healing
August 29, 2019

From the pages of Medicine at Michigan magazine: Music to Medical Students’ Ears

The Humanities Path of Excellence encourages students to connect medicine to the humanities, and helps them develop empathy, awareness of social context, and comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty — human capacities crucial to patient care

MSA Diversity Week
August 28, 2019

Medical School Administration to host Diversity Week events Sept. 9-13

Programming will include an array of events, workshops and discussions that will raise awareness, stimulate engaging conversations, create thought-provoking experiences, and inspire dedication to promoting an inclusive and more diverse workplace

NCRC employees
August 20, 2019

From the pages of Medicine at Michigan magazine: An Experiment in Expansion — NCRC at 10 years (with video)

The Medical School has invested more than $300 million to transform the space and operate it — at one-tenth the cost it would have taken to build similar facilities from the ground up

Joseph C. Kolars, M.D.
August 20, 2019

Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., receives prestigious Flexner Award for medical education

Medical School senior associate dean and longtime educator has been the catalyst for true transformation in medical education locally, nationally, and internationally for many years, says AAMC

August 12, 2019

New course to help students communicate with Spanish-speaking patients

Program is a partnership between student leaders in the Latin American and Native American Medical Association and longtime Professor of Internal Medicine Manuel Valdivieso

North Campus Research Complex
August 08, 2019

Celebrate 10 years of North Campus Research Complex Aug. 22 with tours, other activities

Over the past decade, the former pharmaceutical campus has been transformed it into a hub for innovative research and clinical activity

Jacob Lowy
August 08, 2019

Multi-unit partnership makes Medical School experience seamless for M1 student

Several teams rose to the occasion to ensure Jacob Lowy has received everything he needs to be successful in his quest to become a doctor

August 01, 2019

Gift to expand medical student access to international clinical electives

Established by U-M alumni Amy and Lawrence Cho, new scholarships will provide $500 stipends for qualifying students pursuing clinical electives abroad

Deborah Berman, M.D., and her family
August 01, 2019

From the pages of Medicine at Michigan magazine: The Right Balance

Faculty profile of Deborah Berman, M.D., features the focus and skill of a gymnast-turned-surgeon