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Summer 2017
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“The ACA is not perfect, but it gives the framework to address … problems and test new ways of delivering care that did not occur in the past. Repealing the ACA would eliminate the gains that have been achieved without fixing the problems that exist.” 

Marianne Udow-Phillips (M.H.S.A. 1978), director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation and a former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, wrote a recent guest commentary in Bridge Magazine discussing the merits of the Affordable Care Act, “warts and all.” 


“[Sensory restoration after a mastectomy is] a shadow of the degree of sensation that people had before. … It’s a poor substitute.” 

Edwin G. Wilkins, M.D., professor of plastic surgery, was quoted in a recent New York Times story about women reporting numbness after undergoing mastectomies. Wilkins and colleagues are running a large study on reconstruction outcomes and complications. 


“We need to use beautiful mathematics and beautiful biology together to understand the beauty of a tissue.” 

Indika Rajapakse, Ph.D., assistant professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, co-wrote a study published in Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences that explains how mathematics can help us better understand and envision genetic information. 


“If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to avoid elevated glucose at all cost. … If you have come to the point that insulin is needed … so be it. It is not your fault … you simply need the correct treatment for the actual stage of your type 2 diabetes.” 

Israel Hodish, M.D. (Fellowship 2007), associate professor in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, wrote a piece for The Conversation that outlines the difficulties of managing and personalizing insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes.