Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. Students promote lifesaving power of organ, tissue donation

    A bone marrow recipient and the daughter of a heart transplant patient work to increase donor awareness.

  2. Bionic heart tissue?

    U-M partners on an ambitious $20-million project to grow new heart tissue for cardiac patients. Plus: Breakthroughs in leukemia and infertility treatments.

  3. Choosing untested treatments

    A federal “right-to-try” law for medical treatments could soon become reality. And U-M is poised to expand access to new options.

  4. Cells that stand in the way of curing HIV

    Discovery expands researchers’ understanding of bone marrow’s role in HIV; has potential to rid patients of the infection for life.

  5. Rehab: Gaming the system

    Gaming technology enjoyed by millions in leisure time is finding a new audience: rehabilitation patients.

  6. Fighting the opioid epidemic

    A U-M team is striking back at a key factor in the opioid epidemic: prescriptions for patients, pre- and post-surgery.

  7. Media coverage of the University of Michigan — April 2015

    A. Alfred Taubman dies at 91 … Don’t eat for two while pregnant … Teen smoking falls, e-cigarettes rise … U-M breaks ground on new architecture facility … U-M robotics lab planned … VC in state faces $1.3B gap … Forbes names UMHS one of nation’s best employers … 3 earn Guggenheim fellowships … Death and your brain … M-City set to open … Facebook app aids genetic research.

  8. Potential to restore hearing?

    U-M scientists restore hearing in mice partly deafened by noise, paving the way for new treatments in humans.

  9. Learning the smell of fear

    Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, which may explain how trauma’s effects span generations.