Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 411/22/2017
How did the United States become the nation consuming 80 percent of the world’s opioids with only 5 percent of the world’s population? How do we solve what some are calling the biggest public health crisis to impact the nation? U-M’s Office of Academic Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, hopes to answer some of these questions through a teach-out on the crisis. Faculty experts from across the university will share their research and expertise on opioids, and put the epidemic into perspective.
Precision Health to hold town halls across campus11/20/2017
Come learn more about the newly launched Precision Health at the University of Michigan at an upcoming town hall-style event. Precision Health leaders and staff will be there to share the many ways faculty and researchers across campus can get involved, access resources and collaborate on efforts.
U-M researchers plan to cut opioid use in half in Michigan: Michigan Radio11/10/2017
Michigan Radio’s Stateside talks to Chad Brummett, M.D., about why opioids are overprescribed and how U-M teams are tackling acute care prescribing. “Some of that over-prescribing has been through lack of understanding, lack of guidelines, but also a want to keep people happy,” Brummett says.
Precision Health co-director to speak Nov. 16 at IHPI11/09/2017
Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., MBA, co-director of Precision Health, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the U-M North Campus Research Center. Kheterpal’s talk is titled “Precision Health at the University of Michigan: Building the Platform Our Patients Need.” It is part of the IHPI Research Seminar Series.
Understanding Epigenomics: How Environmental and Social Factors Affect Our Genes’ ‘Instruction Book’11/08/2017
If you think of your genes as your body’s hardware, your epigenome is the software that tells them how to work. U-M School of Public Health researchers explain how they are analyzing environmental and social factors along with epigenetic data to identify people and communities at risk for preventable diseases.
Tackling the opioid epidemic: Using alternative therapies and new technologies to curb a national crisis11/08/2017
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are working to better understand various aspects of the opioid epidemic. Among them are a chronic disease expert exploring opioid alternatives for people with chronic pain and a health policy researcher looking into how states can best monitor prescribing to curb the crisis on both a population and an individual level.
U-M researchers part of $9M NIH precision health award11/06/2017
Twelve awards totaling $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 will launch a National Institutes of Health Data Commons Pilot Phase. U-M researchers received funding as part of the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Program, whose goal is to generate scientific resources that will improve the understanding of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders and advance precision medicine.