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Spring 2016
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“It’s not in the best interests of anyone … to have [our] decisions questioned by non-medical entities.” —Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D.

Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D. (Residency 1979), U-M chair of obstetrics and gynecology in a TIME magazine op/ed about religious directives such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

“We all have encountered young adults with alcohol and mental health problems, and it’s important to find out if dating violence might be contributing to these health issues.” —Vijay Singh, M.D.

Vijay Singh, M.D., a U-M Injury Center researcher and clinical lecturer of emergency medicine, of family medicine and of internal medicine, on his recent study on risk and protective factors among teenagers who report dating violence and alcohol use.

“I have never encountered something so acute while outside of the emergency department thus far in my career.” —Joe Betcher, M.D.

Joe Betcher, M.D., chief emergency medicine resident, on his experience running the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Half Marathon. Betcher and another emergency department chief resident, Allen Majkrzak, M.D., came across an unconscious, pulseless runner at mile nine of the race. They sprang into action, performing CPR and obtaining a defibrillator, saving the fellow runner’s life.

“Don’t go if you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.” —Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

Michigan alum Sanjay Gupta (M.D. 1993, Residency 2000), CNN’s chief medical correspondent, recently participated in a CNN Facebook chat about the Zika virus, which has been linked to infant deformities and deaths in Brazil.