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Raymond DeVries, Ph.D. featured in NYTimes article

March 18, 2016

Raymond De Vries, Ph.D. (University of Michigan ) and Scott Kim, MD, Ph.D. (NIH) were quoted in the New York Times recently regarding their study of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) for persons with psychiatric illnesses. The study found that persons receiving EAS for psychiatric disorders in the Netherlands were mostly women, of diverse ages, with complex and chronic psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial histories. The researchers also reported that in more than half of approved cases, people had declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die.Dr. De Vries co-directs…

What Purpose Does Art Serve in Medicine?

March 17, 2016

Opportunities for health system professionals to develop their skills as writers, communicators, and astute interpreters of language and human emotion are still few and far between.  As we immerse ourselves in healthcare and learn to grapple with ethical dilemmas and the uncertainties behind clinical decisions, we grow increasingly aware of the fact that this profession is an art.  To become a competent health practitioner, one must be familiar with current standards of care.  However, to become great, one must learn to navigate in the grey. The University of Michigan Medical School is hosting "Your Doctor Writes Poetry: What Purpose Does Art Serve in Medicine?"…

Science, March Madness, and more in M Health Lab – New from UMHS

March 16, 2016

Can sleep science provide an edge in March Madness bracket picks? Cathy Goldstein, M.D., M.S., thinks so. “Along with sleep, there are also circadian rhythms for performance.  We DO NOT perform…

U-M Medical School again ranks among the best in the nation

March 16, 2016

Today, US News and World Report has issued its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings, including new rankings for research-based medical schools, medical schools that train students for primary care careers, and several training specialties. We’re proud to report that once again our medical school has ranked high across the board – as have other U-M schools and colleges whose students increasingly train alongside our medical students. Read more about this new ranking, and our other rankings for residency programs and research funding. Website: http://umhealth.me/usnms16

You’re invited: New pediatric psychiatric unit open house

March 15, 2016

The faculty and staff of the new Nyman Family Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness invite all UMHS faculty and staff to an open house of their new unit.Date: Monday, March 21, 2016Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.Location: 8th floor of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital & Von Voigtlander Women’s HospitalThe unit will be moving to its new home on the 8th floor on April 4. The 16-bed unit features expansive views of Nichols Arboretum. A gym, classrooms and a full program of activities will allow kids to be kids while receiving treatment. Each room includes family space,…

“Nurse” your career: Attend recruiting fair

March 15, 2016

Don’t forget, the UMHS spring Nurse Recruiting Fair takes place on Sunday, March 20. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet hiring managers from many hospital departments, learn about available positions…

Nominate staff for 2016 Dean’s Awards

March 15, 2016

The Dean’s Office in the Medical School is accepting nominations of outstanding administrators, and professional and support staff, for recognition through the Dean’s Awards Program for Staff. ?The deadline for nominations for the following awards — which carry a $1,500 top prize in each category — is June 17, 2016:The Administrator of the Year award is conferred upon a staff member who demonstrates superb leadership in the management of other staff, as well as exceptional operational excellence and stewardship of Medical School resources. This award is open to all staff members in the managerial job role.The Professional Staff of the…

Joint Commission to survey VAD program today

March 14, 2016

The Cardiovascular Center Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program will be undergo a re-certification survey, by the Joint Commission today . The reviewer is expected to be on site at approximately 8 a.m. The visit will continue tomorrow Tuesday, March 15. This survey is to re-certify the VAD program for its advanced certification for disease specific care; a requirement for Medicare reimbursement. One surveyor will be on-site going through a Joint Commission review utilizing tracer methodology; which includes interviewing faculty and staff that interact with VAD patients and reviewing educational competencies (checking blue folders for staff). This survey will be focused primarily…

Help decide what U-M researchers should study next!

March 14, 2016

Ever wished you could tell scientists and doctors to study a question YOU want answers to? Now you can. WellSpringboard.org, a site that recently launched where anyone can suggest a specific…