News

  • Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 4
    11/22/2017

    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 campus
    11/20/2017

    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 Radio
    11/10/2017

    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 IHPI
    11/09/2017

    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 crisis
    11/08/2017

    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 award
    11/06/2017

    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.