The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is here to enable & enhance clinical & translational research at U-M. We do this by being a catalytic partner that educates, funds, connects & supports research teams here and beyond. Think of our helpful and knowledgeable staff and faculty as your extended research team.

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A Message from Director George Mashour, MD, PhD

"The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is dedicated to enabling clinical and translational research in order to improve the lives of individuals and their communities. Since its founding in 2006, MICHR has legitimized and promoted clinical and translational investigation at the University of Michigan, serving as a research hub for faculty and staff from 20 schools, colleges, and institutes and more than 170 departments and divisions across campus. We are proud of our past accomplishments—which span education, community engagement, research support, informatics, and more—and are excited about our future. MICHR is committed to developing innovative ways of lowering the barriers to translation and empowering vibrant lives locally, nationally, and internationally."


Founded in 2006, MICHR received a Clinical and Translational Science Award in 2007 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Renewed in 2012 and 2017, MICHR is part of a national consortium of about 50 academic research institutions funded by the CTSA program, accelerating discoveries toward better health. 


Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research governance includes an External Advisory Board and the MICHR Cabinet.

External Advisory Board (EAB)
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD; UC Davis Health System
Jorge Delva, MSW, PhD; Boston University
Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD; Children's National Medical Center
Al Richmond, MSW; Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Doris Rubio, PhD; University of Pittsburgh (Chair)
Nicholas Schork, PhD; J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
Martin Zand, MD, PhD; University of Rochester Medical Center

George Mashour, MD, PhD (PI, Director, Chair)
LaTonya Berryhill, MBA, BBA
Sue Burhop, BS, MT, ASCP
Rebecca Cunningham, MD
Aalap Doshi, MS
Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD
Teri Grieb, PhD
David Hanauer, MD, MS
Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS
Mike Holinstat, PhD
Rula Karapatsakis, MS
Steve Kunkel, PhD
Beth LaPensee, PhD
Julie Lumeng, MD
Erica Marsh, MD
Jim Maszatics, BA
Tom Perorazio, PhD
Tricia Piechowski, MPH, LLMSW, MA
Jamie Racklyeft, MEd
Cathie Spino, ScD
Jessica Virzi, RN, CSSBB
Kevin Weatherwax, CCRC, CCRA
Eric White, MD
Jeanne Wright, RAC

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Please help us continue our support for clinical and translational research by citing our grant number in relevant publications: UL1TR002240.