News

  • Use of precision medicine is expected to scale rapidly
    07/12/2018

    Precision medicine, which customizes treatment for individual patients, is making rapid progress but still faces growing pains…

  • Massive diagnostic testing facility opens at U-M, engineered for advanced patient care
    06/27/2018

    The newly opened Michigan Medicine Clinical Pathology Facility will augment U-M’s existing precision health resources.

  • Bhramar Mukherjee Named Chair of Biostatistics
    06/22/2018

    Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD, Precision Health researcher and John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics, has been named chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

  • Michigan Public Health Receives NIH Grant to Develop Training Program in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genomic Science
    06/13/2018

    The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received federal funding to launch an integrated, interdisciplinary fellowship program that will provide training in the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic science.

  • Making big data work for better heart health
    05/31/2018

    What if the most useful information about heart function could be seized from the largely untapped volumes of data already generated through a range of healthcare encounters, mobile devices, and what patients themselves report, and synthesized together to provide vastly improved new diagnostic tools?

    Two U-M projects, supported by NIH career development awards, will use data science and analytic methods to attempt just that, with the goal of improving the ability to detect these conditions earlier, more reliably, and less expensively.

  • Caring for the caregiver: A novel web-based approach
    05/31/2018

    Michigan Medicine’s Helen C. Kales, M.D., U-M professor of psychiatry, and her Program for Positive Aging (PPA) team have been at the forefront of innovation for dementia caregivers, providing reliable and well-evaluated information and training, creating support tools and studying how to enhance self-care.

  • How Precision Health Is Transforming Medicine
    05/24/2018

    “While still in its infancy, precision health is a milestone in human history,” writes Dr. Marschall Runge, U-M Medical School Dean and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, in an article for RealClearHealth. Dr. Runge details the research methods and potential applications of precision health, which encompasses more than the field of precision medicine.