2020: News Archive

David A. Spahlinger, M.D.
December 15, 2020

Reflecting on his tenure: Q&A with David A. Spahlinger, M.D., U-M health system president

He also has served as executive vice dean for clinical affairs in the Medical School since 2016

Food drive
December 11, 2020

Season of giving: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

Drive-up donation site and online giving effort for Food Gatherers will help address record demand for food and supplies, and support the health of adults and children

Wolverine Street Medicine
December 10, 2020

Medical students recognized by American Medical Association for COVID assistance to region’s homeless

What began as a short-term project to collect and distribute hand sanitizer quickly expanded to incorporate broader aspects of response to the pandemic

Catherine Street hospitals
December 08, 2020

The Catherine Street hospitals: The start of the modern University of Michigan medical campus

A look back at a December 1891 milestone in the 150-year history of our academic medical center

Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D.
December 07, 2020

Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D., appointed associate dean for research strategy in the Medical School

She will provide expanded strategic, tactical and operational leadership of the research enterprise across the academic medical center of the University of Michigan

David C. Miller, M.D., MPH
December 03, 2020

Michigan Medicine names David C. Miller, M.D., MPH, new president of U-M Health System

He also was named executive vice dean of clinical affairs for the Medical School, in which he will work collaboratively with leadership from the medical school to ensure that the clinical and medical education missions are aligned

American Association for the Advancement of Science logo
December 02, 2020

Six Medical School faculty named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

A total of eight scientists and engineers from the U-M were chosen as AAAS fellows by their peers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications

Virtual residency interviews
December 01, 2020

Paper: Should medical residency interviews be capped?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, changes to the residency application process may tempt applicants to overschedule interviews; Michigan Medicine physicians modeled the potential consequences of over-interviewing

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
November 20, 2020

A minute with Marschall: Finding gratitude during difficult times

In his latest blog post, Dr. Runge writes about the things that he appreciates during this very challenging year

#maskup campaign
November 19, 2020

Michigan Medicine joins hospitals nationwide in campaign encouraging everyone to #MaskUp

Growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and death are troubling; facemasks can slow the trend

Ronald Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., with his grandson
November 16, 2020

Q&A with Ronald Koenig, M.D., Ph.D.: Finding your place in the medical field

An endocrinologist specializing in thyroid cancer and creator of the Hemoglobin A1c test for diabetes reflects on his career, offering advice for aspiring researchers

Medical student shaking hands with patients
November 02, 2020

Teaching medical students how to care for people with disabilities

A recent paper found more than three-quarters of first-year medical students were more comfortable approaching patients with disabilities in clinical settings after completing an educational session

HEED Award
October 21, 2020

Medical School receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion

Center for Global Health Equity
October 21, 2020

Building a global health community: U-M launches Center for Global Health Equity

The center’s aim is to bring together faculty from across the U-M community, leveraging expertise from multiple disciplines to tackle global health challenges and positively impact individuals in low-income settings

Joint Institute virtual celebration
October 19, 2020

A decade of friendship: Marking a collaboration milestone with colleagues in China

Almost 200 faculty and leaders from both the institutions gathered online recently for a webinar marking the 10-year anniversary of their unique collaboration

2020 National Academy of Medicine inductees
October 19, 2020

Five U-M faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

The group, which includes three from the Medical School, study everything from the brain to health care policy and cancer care, and all have demonstrated decades of expertise and achievement

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 curve
October 19, 2020

COVID-19: The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do?

Now that we know more about the coronavirus, this is the time to stay the course to prevent infections and buy time until vaccines are ready, expert says

John Burkhardt, M.D., Ph.D.
October 08, 2020

Medical School faculty member’s unique focus on medical education earns honor

How one researcher’s Fulbright Scholar award will impact future work at Michigan Medicine

Real Clear Health newsletter graphic
September 24, 2020

Op-ed from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.: A certainty of medicine is that caregivers will forever wrestle with uncertainty

Our growing certainty about the limits of the general approach we often take adds uncertainty regarding the care we are delivering

Brian J. Zink, M.D., and Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., MBA
September 17, 2020

Brian J. Zink, M.D., appointed interim executive vice dean for academic affairs; Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., to chair Department of Cardiac Surgery

Zink is a professor of emergency medicine and senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development; Ailawadi, a former surgery resident at Michigan Medicine, returns to the U-M

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
September 16, 2020

Editorial from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.: Masking proves critical to safe return to college campuses

We can protect ourselves and loved ones against COVID-19 infection, no matter how worrisome the setting; we are all in this together, and working together toward our common mission will get us closer to eradicating COVID-19 and building healthier communities

Food Gatherers drive
September 09, 2020

Food for health: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

Drive-up donation site and online giving effort for Food Gatherers will help address record demand for food and supplies, and support the health of adults and children

Auntie Na's House fundraiser
September 09, 2020

Medical School Class of 2024, Black Medical Association, Student Council team up to aid nonprofit

In Detroit, a city that is more than 78 percent Black, Auntie Na's Village has been rehabilitating neighborhoods and providing safe places for kids and families to gather

LCME and U-M Medical School logo
September 02, 2020

Second LCME virtual site visit is Sept. 14; first visit in July accomplished goals

This next step in the reaccreditation process follows the initial virtual gathering with the LCME, which was deemed a success by the team leading the Medical School’s reaccreditation effort

Carol R. Bradford, M.D.
August 26, 2020

Carol R. Bradford, M.D., announced as new dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine

She will become the 15th dean of the medical college and vice president for health sciences at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, beginning Oct. 1