Architectural drawing of proposed new hospital

By Kristy Demas

The hospital will be called the Pavilion at University of Michigan Health

Outdoor portrait of an older white couple surrounded by family members

By Maggie Callahan-Mabus

Bringing awareness to metastatic breast cancer

By Maggie Callahan-Mabus

The Steinbergs are giving back to their "second family" at Michigan Medicine.

By Katie Whitney

Our first quiz was really tough.

Blue masks on a yellow background

By Katie Whitney

The GreaterGood passes two big milestones of giving.

Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Alene Lipshaw, and Stephanie Eid, Ph.D.

By Matt Trevor

For most people, a power outage or a broken bottle would be minor inconveniences. For Alene (Franklin) Lipshaw, they were nearly catastrophic.

Jim Wigginton sky jumping

Jim Wigginton has always said he would go to great heights to remember his beloved wife, Nancy, and to spread the word about thyroid cancer and quality of life for cancer patients.

Soldier talking to doctor therapist

By Katie Whitney

Imagine this scenario: A 70-year-old Vietnam combat veteran is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Apprehensive about seeking VA care and benefits because he wasn’t fond of his time in service and feels there are more deserving veterans out there, he ...

By Katie Vloet

And maybe more than two. Rogers (Ph.D. 1993), director of food safety research and testing at Consumer Reports, has some well-informed thoughts about romaine, bagged salads, and boxed meals.

U-M has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to help non-prescribing health care providers understand the opioid crisis. The self-paced MOOC includes five modules: Epidemiology of the Opioid Crisis; Understanding of Pain and Drug Targ

New U-M research published in Nature Human Behaviour shows some potential for using genetic information to predict an individual’s risk of developing depression when under intense stress.

North Campus Research Complex

By Kara Gavin

An astounding piece of news hit Ann Arbor in January 2007: A giant pharmaceutical company would leave town, after 50 years of developing new medicines in the northeast corner of the city.

Carillon bells

By David Pratt

A carillonist and composer helps students connect with the humanities through a performance about social justice and healing.

Life Sciences Orchestra

By Kara Gavin

Dr. David Brown and the Life Sciences Orchestra

Karaoke party at UMHS

A weekly karaoke party for patients, faculty, and staff on the sixth floor of University Hospital brings a bit of levity to people recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, and more.

by Lauren Crawford

Anna and Denver, Michigan Medicine's two full-time therapy dogs, offer companionship, kindness, and something very special to everyone they meet.

by Julie Halpert

eClinics at Michigan Medicine open the door to faster and easier visits, with more face time with physicians.

The Cummins family

By MargaretAnn Cross

In 2015 Curtis Cummins (M.D. 1995) had a chance encounter with medical student Kaitlyn Patterson, a Cadillac, Michigan, native, during a community bike ride.

Chandler Swink

By Katie Vloet

Gift to Food Allergy Center at University of Michigan to be named for young man who died of exposure to peanut products

2016 CSP Participants

By Kara Gavin

As the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program comes to an end, a new program launches and builds on its successes.

Knee bones

By Katie Vloet

The latest in imaging, mechanisms of injury and treatment: A Q&A with Corrie M. Yablon, M.D.

Experts in the lab with crash-test dummies

By Shantell M. Kirkendoll

As the American population gets older and fatter, the crash-test dummies used to test the cars people drive are changing, too.

By Kara Gavin

After a national initiative took aim at high opioid doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, the number of veterans receiving such prescriptions dropped, a new study finds.

By Shantell Kirkendoll

Award funds $2 million study of infection rates at Detroit hospitals

By Haley Otman

A new approach to the practice of surgical pathology for brain tumor patients could make for a powerful combination: more accurate, safer and more efficient operations.

Innovation Hub awards funding to 11 project teams across Michigan

By Kara Gavin

From an innovative coating for joint replacements to a promising drug for the painful inflammatory disease scleroderma, 11 new biomedical ideas that emerged from research across Michigan

UTI vaccine bottles

By Kara Gavin

For most invading bacteria, the bladder is not a friendly place. But for those that have figured out how to scavenge iron from their hosts, it’s a fine place to grow and reproduce.

smart devices

By Amy Crawford

The addictive nature of mobile technology might not surprise anyone who has felt the constant pull of Facebook and Twitter — especially in an election year.

By Haley Otman

The University of Michigan hospitals and health centers have been honored for a commitment to patient safety with another A on the

North Campus Research Complex

By Kara Gavin

Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor.

By Nicole Fawcett

Virtually every day, scientists are identifying potential new drugs to tackle the next pathway or mutation that’s fueling cancer.


By Kara Gavin

Nearly 15 million times a year, Americans with heart trouble climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels.

By Kara Gavin

If you’ve tried to see a doctor, fill a prescription or get a diagnostic test lately, you’ve probably had to pay more out of your own pocket than you would have even a few years ago.

Thematic Areas of Research in Emergency Critical Care

By Kylie O'Brien

The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an 

Portrait of Sir James Lancaster, 1596, via Wikimedia Commons

By Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the U-M Medical School and executive vice president for medical affairs of the U-M Health System

While commanding four vessels sailing between England and India in 1601, Captain James Lancaster performed one of

Michigan Journal of Medicine

By Jasna Markovac and Stephanie Dascola

The U-M Medical School recently launched the Michigan Journal of Medicine, or MJM, a student-led, open access journal.

microphone illustration

By Ada Hagan

It’s a common scenario: Research is shared via journals or at conferences, but rarely do scientists relay those results outside of their academic niche.

U-M Health System

By Haley Otman

The University of Michigan’s hospitals and health centers are among the top 20 hospitals in the nation, according to the 2016–2017 U.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and Sebastien Bellin

By Allison Wilson

Sebastien Bellin was able to escape the first explosion during the terrorist attack at Brussels Airport on March 22 — but not the second.

2016 U-M Medical School Commencement

The 166th University of Michigan Medical School Commencement had a remarkable 166 graduates.

Several members of the graduation class of 2016 were honored

U-M Medical School White Coat 2016

In a ceremony at Hill Auditorium, 172 aspiring physicians received their first white coats

John Ayanian, director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

By Allison Wilson With additional reporting by Kara Gavin

Members of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, or IHPI, recently shared some e

U-M Hospital sign

By Laurel Thomas Gnagey

Researchers from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and the U-M Injury Center found that a single, structured counseling session delivered to high-risk youth by a social worker

The Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System

By Shantell Kirkendoll

A patient at the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center has received the world’s smallest pacemaker that works without th

By Kara Gavin

In a western doctor’s office or hospital, patients don’t think twice about giving a blood or urine sample that can tell if they have a disease or infection, or show if their medicines are

microscopic organisms

By Kara Gavin

New possibilities are opening up for understanding the impact of microscopic organisms on our health, food & environment.


People who visit the BioArtography booth during Ann Arbor’s annual summer art fair usually have one of two reactions to the displayed images when they realize what they depict.

The Larkin family with U-M doctors

By Shantell Kirkendoll

All transplant patients are exceptional, but Stan Larkin’s successful heart transplant comes after living more than a year without a human heart and relying on a heart device he carried i

By Kara Gavin

Training, checklists and data reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections, a new study finds.

Carol R. Bradford, M.D.

Interview with the incoming executive vice dean of academic affairs

Match Day 2016

On March 18, 2016, 161 University of Michigan medical students found out their destinies.

Life Sciences Orchestra at Hill Auditorium

By Kara Gavin

Carl Engelke could have been a professional musician. Instead, he’s helping develop new therapeutic strategies to treat cancer...

Scottish Playwright Rob Drummond with Med Arts students

by Lauren Crawford

Rob Drummond is a Scottish playwright known for taking risks. In 2014, he performed Bullet Catch at the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor...

Child and Family Life

The Child and Family Life Services Department, or CFL, was founded in 1922 at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center

by Shantell Kirkendoll

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler.

Physician Discipline by State map chart

By Kara Gavin

First nationwide academic study of physician disciplinary actions and malpractice claims rates shows lack of standardization across U.S.

Recent books authored or edited by U-M faculty.

DNA strand

By Kara Gavin

One whole endogenous retrovirus genome — and bits of 17 others — was spotted in a study of 2,500 human genomes.

faucet dripping

By Tammy Chang and Nicole Gergen

Public uproar over lead poisoning in children due to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has dominated the news cycle this winter. home page

By Kara Gavin

New site combines crowdsourcing and crowdfunding

Cancer screening stats

By Nicole Fawcett

Screening for cancer has many obvious benefits — you’re preventing cancer or catching it early. But each screening tool also comes with potential harms or risks.

model of mouse brain tumor

Kara Gavin

Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new research from U-M Medical School scientists and their colleagues.

MedSport Studies HGH for ACL Repair

By Lily Raff McCaulou

The injury announces itself with a pop. Patients who tear an anterior crucial ligament, or ACL, say they hear the sound before they feel pain.

Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D.

By Kara Gavin

Nearly every girl and woman on Earth carries two X chromosomes in almost every one of her cells — but one of them does (mostly) nothing.

Taking out the Trash

By Kara Gavin

Rare find in two Turkish children leads to discovery about autophagy.

Dangerous Doses

By Kara Gavin

When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a n

Medical School researchers reported 166 new inventions in the current fiscal year — 33 more than the prior year.

By Julie Halpert

New biomedical commercialization programs are helping researchers license more new therapies and technologies than ever before.

By Kara Gavin

U-M study suggests a free, web-based cognitive behavioral therapy tool could help cut the rate of suicidal thoughts in half for people in high-stress, high-pressure positions.

Understanding the Uninsured

By Kara Gavin

Why don’t more uninsured people seek health coverage? Findings from a U-M Student-Run Free Clinic study reveals barriers include knowledge gaps about perceived cost and eligibility.

Fruit that Fights Viruses

By Kara Gavin

A substance originally found in bananas could help researchers crack the “sugar code” and may eventually be used to fight off a wide range of viruses.

Reunion Weekend 2015

A weekend of celebration, camaraderie and fun

2015 White Coat Ceremony

We welcome the incoming class of U-M medical student