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Another Nepal earthquake magnified the importance of good disaster relief planning

May 14, 2015

Nepal endured a second devastating earthquake Tuesday, adding to a death toll estimated at more than 8,000 and swelling the number of injured and displaced. But more than two weeks after the first quake hit, international relief efforts continue to be frustrated by a series of challenges that...

In 1850, Ignaz Semmelweis saved lives with three words: wash your hands

May 15, 2015

On this date in 1850, a prickly Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis stepped up to the podium of the Vienna Medical Society’s lecture hall. It was a grand and ornately decorated room where some of medicine’s greatest discoveries were first announced. The evening of May 15 would hardly...

CHRT report: Cost drives consumers purchasing coverage on individual Health Insurance Marketplace

May 19, 2015

A report released by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that individuals selecting health coverage in Michigan are making their buying decision based on costs more than choice of physicians and network size.

The report...

Omenn and Polverini among faculty named University Distinguished Professors

May 22, 2015

Nine faculty members have received one of the University of Michigan's top honors as Distinguished University Professors.

The appointments were approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday. They are effective Sept. 1.

Recently appointed DUPs are invited to give an inaugural lecture...