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Past Issues

MRI with submarine covering
Spring 2021

By Katie Vloet

Hartland Schools help create fantasy worlds at Mott.

Medical professional wearing mask, safety glasses, gloves and face shield standing in front of the globe
Spring 2021

By Katie Whitney

Can talking about failure reform the “toxic” culture of medical education?

Girl wearing mask behind glass with coronavirus drawings
Fall 2020

By Katie Whitney

How COVID-19 is affecting young people’s health.

Sad Girl in Solitude from Social Distancing in COVID-19 coronavirus crisis
Fall 2020

By Katie Vloet and Katie Whitney

Patient stories, expert perspective, and how we can thrive in the new normal

Illustration credit: Fernando Cobelo
Fall 2020

By Katie Whitney

The new normal could be the best time of your life.

Doctors and hospital staff kneeling and holding black lives matter signs in front of building.
Fall 2020

By Tiffani Langford and Katie Whitney

Find out what has happened since the spring protests.

Protest self-portraits by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and learners who participated in the Black Medical Association’s virtual protest.
Summer 2020

By Katie Whitney

Michigan Medicine responds to the growing antiracism movement

Fellow nurses and other health care providers celebrate their colleague Michelle Davis’s discharge from the hospital after being treated for COVID-19.
Summer 2020

BY KATIE VLOET; PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN UPTON

Surviving COVID-19, Facing a Long Recovery

Lisa Brinker, BSN, RN, communicates with physicians from inside a patient’s room by writing on the window. The marker system lowers infection risk by limiting the number of workers who need to enter the room.
Summer 2020

BY KATIE WHITNEY; PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN UPTON

Poignant photos from the front line

Summer 2020

BY KATIE WHITNEY AND KATIE VLOET

What it was like on the front lines at Michigan Medicine

Winter 2020

BY MIKE WILK
Photography BY LEISA THOMPSON

Med students treat homeless patients in Detroit

Winter 2020

U-M breaks ground on an innovative 12-story inpatient tower

Winter 2020

BY KATIE VLOET
Photography BY LEISA THOMPSON

A new Michigan Medicine program upends dubious dietary claims

YHC Clinic Manager Ladele Cochran
Summer 2019

PHOTOS BY LEISA THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Ypsilanti Health Center’s lifesaving food pantry

ILLUSTRATION BY ANANDA SPADT
Summer 2019

BY KELLY MALCOM AND KATIE VLOET

A science-based education approach enlists religious leaders

ILLUSTRATION BY ELLEN WEINSTEIN
Summer 2019

BY KATIE VLOET

Inside U-M’s innovations in prevention and treatment

Summer 2019

BY ANNA KRATZ, PH.D.

Evaluating chronic pain acceptance amid the opioid epidemic

Michigan Medicine
Winter 2019

A look at the impact of a historic fundraising campaign

Wheelchair basketball at U-M
Winter 2019

Wheelchair basketball at U-M

Classroom of online students
Winter 2019

BY LAUREN CRAWFORD

Massive open online courses are changing how we learn

Charles Krause and Aaron Thatcher
Winter 2019

BY KATIE VLOET

A little serendipity unites a physician and his former patient

DisAbility
Winter 2019

BY KATIE VLOET

Michigan Medicine physicians, patients, and students are breaking down barriers

Lung Backpack
Fall 2018

BY JULIE HALPERT

A new device engenders hope for children with lung failure

Lab of Opportunity
Fall 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEISA THOMPSON

Putting students on the path to become biologists

Levi Berens’ joy lights up a playroom at Mott as he plays with Glenn Green, M.D., the surgeon who brought hope and health to the toddler.
Fall 2018

By Katie Vloet

3D printing makes personalized devices and models possible

The Path Forward
Spring 2018

BY DAVID PRATT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEISA THOMPSON, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED

Medical students explore and discover through Paths of Excellence

Discoveries and Advances
Spring 2018

A selection of the significant breakthroughs in cancer research at U-M

Eric Fearon
Spring 2018

By Nicole Fawcett

Philanthropy, internal funding can fill gaps when federal funding decreases

Rogel Cancer Center
Spring 2018

By Katie Vloet and Nicole Fawcett

Shaping the future of cancer care and research

Depression help, where you are
Fall 2017

BY KATIE VLOET; illustrations by B. Creative Group

Depression help, where you are

An artificial placenta for micro preemies?
Fall 2017

BY SARA TALPOS; ILLUSTRATIONS BY B. CREATIVE GROUP

An artificial placenta for micro preemies?

The beauty of BioArtography
Fall 2017

by Lauren Crawford; photos by Leisa Thompson Photography

The beauty of BioArtography

Retinal Repair Through a Fish-Eye Lens
Summer 2017

By Karl Leif Bates

Breakthroughs in retinal repair

Four generations at the Medical School
Summer 2017

BY KATIE GOLDRATH

Four generations at the Medical School

A Medical School program inspires high school students
Summer 2017

BY AMY CRAWFORD

Meet the physicians and researchers of the future

Winter 2017

By Allison Wilson, with Additional reporting by William Foreman

A U-M partnership to improve ENT care in Ghana

Medicine at Michigan - Into the Fold
Winter 2017

By Jenny Blair and Emily Martin

An interdisciplinary investigation of misfolding proteins and their role in several diseases

Let's Talk About the Pelvic Floor
Winter 2017

By Sara Talpos

U-M’s work to reduce stigma and improve care of pelvic floor disorders

Over Dosed
Fall 2016

By Allison Wilson

Opiods and U-M’s efforts to curb a national epidemic

U-M taps into smart devices
Fall 2016

By Lauren Crawford

U-M taps into smart devices, making medicine mobile

In improv, as with doctor-patient interactions, “you have to be listening, seeing, tuned to [the other person’s] body language, to their emotions, to their words.” –David Fessell, M.D.
Fall 2016

By Jenny Blair

Medical students, improv and doctor-patient interactions

Marschall Runge, M.D.
Spring 2016

By J. Peder Zane

Marschall Runge and his future plans for UMHS

Connecting the dots
Spring 2016

By Allison Wilson

U-M experts tackle complexities of multi-chronic conditions

Helping Kids Heal
Spring 2016

By Lauren Crawford
Photos by Eric Bronson

Mott program heartens hospitalized children

Suprasonic
Spring 2016

By Lauren Crawford

Is histotripsy the next wave of noninvasive surgery?

Decoding Cancer
Fall-Winter 2015

By Lily Raff McCaulou
Photos by Noah Stephens

The new precision medicine program at the U-M uses patients’ DNA and RNA to match them with personalized treatments.

Sketches of medical device prototypes created by patients during a Design my Diabetes Solution workshop.
Fall-Winter 2015

By Allison Wilson
Photographs by Sarah Nesbitt

A team of interdisciplinary collaborators at the U-M is creating a culture where patients, caregivers and the community participate in the design of health systems, tools and technologies.

Taubman Medical Library
Fall-Winter 2015

By Kara Gavin
Photos by Leisa Thompson

The Taubman Health Sciences Library has reopened after a $55 million renovation, transforming it into a medical education hub for in-person, collaborative, active learning.

James Woolliscroft
Fall-Winter 2015

By Sara Talpos

James Woolliscroft reflects on his decade as dean of the Medical School.