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.
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.
MICHR is seeking a program lead for mentoring initiatives to assist the faculty director and the administrative program director with the development and review of mentoring and career development programs and initiatives for faculty, scholars, and trainees both across EMG programs and across the university. Applications are due November 15.
To support faculty along their career trajectories, MICHR is offering two new funding mechanisms intended to support investigators who need to collect additional data to competitively pursue their first extramural grants (such as NIH K or R21) or larger independent grants (such as NIH R01 or similar).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study team members are invited to apply to a new working group, intended to allow them to share knowledge, experience, and skills related to study team training and education at the University of Michigan.