MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

George Mashour, MD, PhD, an expert in anesthesiology and neuroscience, is among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Mashour was elected to the NAM in recognition of major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. U-M now has 58 members of the NAM on its active and emeritus faculty. 

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

To address the need for consistent training, assessment, and measures of competency, MICHR has collaborated with three universities to launch the DIAMOND portal.  

The portal is a pioneering digital collection that serves as a database for members of clinical and translational research study teams to share and access training and assessment resources.

Solving a Grave Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

Solving a Grave Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

Solving a Grave Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

Between 50 to 60 percent of patients who receive donated bone marrow or stem cells develop a major complication called graft-versus-host disease, with a mortality rate of 75 to 100 percent among those with the most severe cases of the disease.

That’s why Sung Won Choi, MD, MS has devoted the past decade of her career to research intended not only to better treat GVHD but also to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Symposium Focuses on LGBTQ Researchers and Research Needs

Symposium Focuses on LGBTQ Researchers and Research Needs

Symposium Focuses on LGBTQ Researchers and Research Needs

Experts from across the University of Michigan and beyond presented and discussed issues related to LGBTQ+ communities on September 6. The first-ever LGBTQ Inclusion as Researchers & in Research Symposium was attended by faculty, staff, students, and visiting alumni. 

Hosted by the U-M LGBT Faculty Alliance, Spectrum Center, and Rackham Graduate School and sponsored by MICHR, the day-long event focused on unmet health care needs and better integration of LGBTQ communities at U-M.  

Learn About Culturally Aware Mentorship at November 29 Forum

Learn About Culturally Aware Mentorship at November 29 Forum

Learn About Culturally Aware Mentorship at November 29 Forum

Members of the U-M community who are involved in or interested in mentoring are invited to a November 29 forum on Culturally Aware Mentorship. During the forum, seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M will be honored with the 2018 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.  

Apply Now for MICHR $100,000 Accelerating Synergy Award

Apply Now for MICHR $100,000 Accelerating Synergy Award

Apply Now for MICHR $100,000 Accelerating Synergy Award

Are you interested in positioning your interdisciplinary research team to be competitive for an external large-scale grant (i.e., NIH U- and P-series)? Do you need funds to pursue final data collection/analysis, to publish with your collaborators, or to support resources for grant development? If so, you are encouraged to apply for the Accelerating Synergy Award through the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research.

Desperately Ill Patients Will Get Better Access to Experimental Treatments Through New Effort

Desperately Ill Patients Will Get Better Access to Experimental Treatments Through New Effort

Desperately Ill Patients Will Get Better Access to Experimental Treatments Through New Effort

Patients fighting life-threatening illnesses who have run out of conventional options will get a chance to try some of the most cutting-edge treatments available, through a national effort that just received nearly $4.8 million in funding from the federal government. MICHR will coordinate the new project, called TEAMSS for Transforming Expanded Access to Maximize Support and Study.

Research Basics Course Begins Transition to Online Availability

Research Basics Course Begins Transition to Online Availability

Research Basics Course Begins Transition to Online Availability

Starting in September, MICHR will offer Research Basics training online. Research Basics is currently a three-part series for Study Team members who work in health-related research. The new online portions of this training will soon be freely available, anytime, anywhere with internet access and will be replacing parts of the in-person training.