Media report June 2010

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Allergy & Immunology

06/23/10: Summertime Guide to Avoiding Stings, Bites, and Nuisances (Margie Andreae)
Outlet: Lifehacker
Contributing Faculty: Margie Andreae  

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Cancer Center

06/28/10: The Prostate Cancer Quandary (Arul Chinnaiyan)
Outlet: Wall Street Journal Online
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan  

06/18/10: Youth plan 5k walk/run to honor friend killed by leukemia
Outlet: Detroit News  

06/10/10: Genes and prostate cancer study by researchers at the U of M Cancer Center
Outlet: Kalamazoo Gazette  

06/10/10: Genetic markers linked to prostate cancer
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)  

06/10/10: UM Research: Mutations Can Help Detect Early Prostate Cancer (Kathleen Cooney)
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Kathleen Cooney  

06/07/10: New myeloma drug shows promise in early testing
Outlet: Science Daily  

06/07/10: Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces U-M Researchers ...
Outlet: Reuters  

06/07/10: Scientists uncover protein that thwarts tumor invasion
Outlet: Science Daily  

06/07/10: Scientists uncover protein that thwarts tumor invasion
Outlet: Science Daily  

06/04/10: UPDATE 1-Sanofi, Ascenta agree up to $398 mln cancer ...
Outlet: Reuters  

06/03/10: Cysts hold clues to pancreatic cancer; Detection and ...
Outlet: Science Daily  

06/03/10: NCCN Survey Analyzes Clinical Trial Accrual at Academic ... (Marcy B. Waldinger)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Marcy B. Waldinger  

06/02/10: "Ultimate Think Tank" Next Step in Breast Cancer Research ... (Daniel Hayes)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Hayes  

06/02/10: Prostate Cancer Foundation Adds Four New Scientists ... (Ram S. Mani)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Ram S. Mani  

06/01/10: Safeway Fundraising Campaign Advances Reductions in ...
Outlet: Reuters  

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Cardiac Surgery

06/19/10: U of M transplant surgeons trade scrubs for server aprons (Amit Mathur, John Charpie)
Outlet: Ann Arbor Journal
Contributing Faculty: Amit Mathur, John Charpie  

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Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension

06/29/10: New studies highlight medical rift over statins (Lee A. Green)
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Lee A. Green  

06/28/10: New articles highlight rift over statins (Lee A. Green)
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Lee A. Green  

06/19/10: Obesity Not Always a Sentence for Heart Disease (Tae-Hwa Chun)
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Tae-Hwa Chun  

06/19/10: Obesity Not Always a Sentence for Heart Disease (Tae-Hwa Chun)
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Tae-Hwa Chun  

06/15/10: A Radical View on Giving Statins
Outlet: Wall Street Journal  

06/14/10: Midwest Lipid Association Names Carl Orringer, MD ...
Outlet: Reuters  

06/11/10: Experts examine mummy of 13th-century saint, say she ... (Howard Markel)
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

06/11/10: Italian saint likely died of heart defect (Howard Markel)
Outlet: Washington Post
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

06/10/10: Italian saint likely died of heart defect (Howard Markel)
Outlet: Seattle Times
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

06/08/10: PROGNOSIS: Do Your Neighbors Know CPR?
Outlet: New York Times
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06/07/10: Prognosis: Do Your Neighbors Know CPR?
Outlet: New York Times
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06/07/10: Vital Signs: Pinpointing Areas That Need CPR Training
Outlet: New York Times
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06/04/10: Cardiac survival may depend on locale (Comilla Sasson)
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Comilla Sasson  

06/01/10: Chance of Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends On Your Neighborhood (Comilla Sasson)
Outlet: Ivanhoe News
Contributing Faculty: Comilla Sasson  

06/01/10: Chance of Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends On Your Neighborhood (Comilla Sasson)
Outlet: Observer-Eccentric Newspapers
Contributing Faculty: Comilla Sasson  

06/01/10: Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location (Comilla Sasson)
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Comilla Sasson  

06/01/10: Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location (Comilla Sasson)
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Comilla Sasson  

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Cell & Developmental Biology

06/30/10: Compound Found In Broccoli May Prevent Breast Cancer Cell Generation (Max S. Wicha)
Outlet: Better Health Research
Contributing Faculty: Max S. Wicha
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06/18/10: CU medical program dedicated to dismantling cancer cells' generals (Mark Prince)
Outlet: Denver Post
Contributing Faculty: Mark Prince  

06/16/10: Stem cell revision stalls university appropriation bill (Cynthia Wilbanks)
Outlet: Spinal Column Newsweekly
Contributing Faculty: Cynthia Wilbanks  

06/16/10: Wayne County executive: Grants for demolition, centers
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/16/10: Wayne County executive: Grants for demolition, centers
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/10/10: Legislators spar over stem cell reporting in higher ed budget
Outlet: MSU State News  

06/05/10: Halt backdoor stem cell effort
Outlet: Detroit News  

06/03/10: World Stem Cell Summit Announces Keynote Speakers ... (Sean Morrison)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison
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06/02/10: New culture dish could advance human embryonic stem ... (Gary Smith)
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Gary Smith  

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Children's Hospital

06/30/10: After 4th heart surgery, things going well for Michigan ...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/28/10: Organ donors lag in Michigan: Adding duties for license ...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

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Depression Center

06/19/10: New treatments combat depression and anxiety (Reg A. Williams)
Outlet: KFSN-TV
Contributing Faculty: Reg A. Williams  

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Emergency Medicine

06/25/10: Level 1 Trauma Center
Outlet: WXYZ-TV (Channel 7)  

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Endocrinology and Metabolism

06/08/10: She Doesn?t Trust You? Blame the Testosterone
Outlet: New York Times  

06/08/10: She Doesn't Trust You? Blame the Testosterone
Outlet: New York Times  

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Family Medicine

06/21/10: Military tries acupuncture to treat troops for PTSD (Marcia Valenstein)
Outlet: Austin American-Statesman
Contributing Faculty: Marcia Valenstein
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06/03/10: Novel Explores the Cultural Divide Between Deaf and Hearing (Philip Zazove)
Outlet: Michigan Radio
Contributing Faculty: Philip Zazove  

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Gastroenterology

06/22/10: Colonoscopy every 10 years appears reasonable for low-risk people (Sameer Dev Saini
Outlet: Los Angeles Times
Contributing Faculty: Sameer Dev Saini
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06/17/10: Four Summer Health Myths (William D. Chey)
Outlet: Self
Contributing Faculty: William D. Chey  

06/16/10: Heartburn Headache: Overuse of Acid Blockers Poses Health Risks (Joel Heidelbaugh)
Outlet: Scientific American  

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General Surgery

06/29/10: Problems with ACL Repair
Outlet: MyFox Detroit  

06/28/10: Problems with ACL Repair (Jon Sekiya)
Outlet: Fox 2 News
Contributing Faculty: Jon Sekiya
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Geriatric Medicine

06/22/10: Caring for an elderly, sick spouse sometimes has positive ...
Outlet: Science Daily  

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Human Genetics

06/23/10: Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) Announces Distinguished ...
Outlet: Reuters  

06/22/10: Stem Cell Society to Get Tough on “Charlatans” & Unproven Treatments (Sean Morrison)
Outlet: Discover
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison  

06/22/10: Stem cell society to 'smoke out the charlatans' (Sean Morrison)
Outlet: New Scientist
Contributing Faculty: Sean Morrison  

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Medical Education

06/29/10: How bad are your past sins really? (Joyce Lee)
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News
Contributing Faculty: Joyce Lee  

06/29/10: University of Michigan medical school to drop funding from drug, device companies (Ray Hutchinson)
Outlet: Ann Arbor.com
Contributing Faculty: Ray Hutchinson  

06/27/10: Women gain top roles in health care (Ora Hirsch Pescovitz)
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Ora Hirsch Pescovitz  

06/20/10: Study: Reform likely to help weakening Mich. health ...
Outlet: Detroit News  

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Medical Imaging/Radiology

06/17/10: Science Diction: X-Ray (Howard Markel)
Outlet: NPR
Contributing Faculty: Howard Markel  

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Molecular Medicine and Genetics

06/17/10: REG-Shire plc: Directorate Change (David Ginsburg)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: David Ginsburg  

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Neurology

06/23/10: Neuroscientists can predict your behavior better than ...
Outlet: Science Daily  

06/15/10: Parents ignorant on concussions in sports
Outlet: Detroit News  

06/13/10: Ideas: The bright side of being wrong
Outlet: Boston Globe  

06/13/10: The bright side of wrong
Outlet: Boston Globe  

06/12/10: The bright side of being wrong
Outlet: Boston Globe  

06/08/10: Non-IV-administered medication just as effective in ...
Outlet: Science Daily  

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Neurosurgery

06/28/10: As summer starts, swimming pools are open, which brings about the issue of safe diving (Don Tomford)
Outlet: Press & Guide
Contributing Faculty: Don Tomford  

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Obstetrics/Gynecology

06/28/10: The high cost of caesareans (Timothy R. B. Johnson)
Outlet: Boston Globe
Contributing Faculty: Timothy R. B. Johnson  

06/27/10: A close brush with cancer, grateful patient (Caren Stalburg and Kevin Reynolds)
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Caren Stalburg and Kevin Reynolds  

06/27/10: Robotic hysterectomy (Sawsan As-Sanie)
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: Sawsan As-Sanie
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06/27/10: The high cost of caesareans (Timothy R. B. Johnson)
Outlet: Boston Globe
Contributing Faculty: Timothy R. B. Johnson  

06/23/10: Fibromyalgia Pain During Your Period (Sawsan As-Sanie)
Outlet: Everyday Health
Contributing Faculty: Sawsan As-Sanie
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06/21/10: Baby’s first bacteria depend on birth route (Gary Huffnagle)
Outlet: Science News
Contributing Faculty: Gary Huffnagle  

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Otolaryngology

06/21/10: MP3 Players Might Harm Hearing (Paul R. Kileny)
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Contributing Faculty: Paul R. Kileny
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Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

06/20/10: 4 in 10 in Michigan uninsured, on public plan: State ...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/16/10: Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Concussion Risks (Sarah J. Clark)
Outlet: Health Day
Contributing Faculty: Sarah J. Clark  

06/15/10: New UM Center Looks For Better Medical Mousetrap
Outlet: WWJ-AM  

06/14/10: Parents Ill-prepared to Reduce Kids’ Concussion Risks (Jeffrey Kutcher and Sarah J. Clark)
Outlet: Health News Digest
Contributing Faculty: Jeffrey Kutcher and Sarah J. Clark  

06/11/10: Jackson-area girl with cerebral palsy still without new wheelchair after months (Michelle Caird)
Outlet: The Jackson Citizen Patriot
Contributing Faculty: Michelle Caird  

06/03/10: U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals 2010-11
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report  

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Pharmacy

06/29/10: HEALTH TODAY New published reports highlight rift ... (Lee A. Green)
Outlet: Baltimore Sun
Contributing Faculty: Lee A. Green  

06/29/10: New articles highlight rift over statins (Lee A. Green)
Outlet: Chicago Tribune
Contributing Faculty: Lee A. Green  

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

06/14/10: Docs Hollywood
Outlet: Los Angeles Times  

06/04/10: Paralyzed ex-athlete shares story in PSA (Karin Muraszko)
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: Karin Muraszko
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06/01/10: Dive Safely...Or Risk Spinal Cord Injury (Shawn Hervey-Jumper and Laura Zang)
Outlet: WJBK-TV (Channel 2)
Contributing Faculty: Shawn Hervey-Jumper & Laura Zang
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Psychiatry

06/27/10: Interview with Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News  

06/26/10: Interview with Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News  

06/22/10: Most veterans who commit suicide use gun (Mark Ilgen)
Outlet: United Press International (UPI)
Contributing Faculty: Mark Ilgen  

06/21/10: Violence, not overdose, the likely method of suicide ... (Mark Ilgen)
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Mark Ilgen  

06/14/10: Kevorkian: 'I have no regrets'
Outlet: CNN - CNN Headline News/CNN Radio News  

06/04/10: Hope for ending new mothers’ postpartum depression
Outlet: Toronto Star
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06/01/10: New target for antidepressants revealed (John Traynor and Richard R. Neubig)
Outlet: DailyIndia.com
Contributing Faculty: John Traynor & Richard R. Neubig  

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Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

06/06/10: Hospitals' aim: Cut infection deaths: Michigan hospitals ...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/06/10: Hospitals' aim: Cut infection deaths: Michigan hospitals ...
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

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Radiation Oncology

06/28/10: The Prostate Cancer Quandary (Arul Chinnaiyan)
Outlet: Wall Street Journal Online
Contributing Faculty: Arul Chinnaiyan  

06/25/10: HPV-Positive Head & Neck Cancer: Tobacco Use Linked to Worse Outcomes; Sparks Talk of Potential for
Outlet: Oncology Times
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06/01/10: Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) Announces ...(A.J. Jakubowiak)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: A.J. Jakubowiak  

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Surgery

06/16/10: Woman Dies After Getting Lungs From Smoker (Michael Volk)
Outlet: ABC - Network TV, Radio, NewsOne
Contributing Faculty: Michael Volk  

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U-M Health System Administration

06/23/10: American Diabetes Association Announces Awards (Martin G. Myers)
Outlet: Reuters
Contributing Faculty: Martin G. Myers  

06/17/10: Guatemala Says No Evidence of Pollution at Gold Mine
Outlet: Bloomberg News  

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U-M Hospital Administration

06/24/10: Medical School Bans Industry Contributions for Continuing-Medical-Education ...
Outlet: Chronicle of Higher Education  

06/24/10: UM Hospitals and Health Centers exceeds financial projections(Doug Strong, and Ora Hirsch Pescovitz)
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Doug Strong and Ora Hirsch Pescovitz  

06/21/10: Detroit Medical Center is hiring 200 people a month (Ora Hirsch Pescovitz)
Outlet: MLive.com
Contributing Faculty: Ora Hirsch Pescovitz  

06/19/10: Health Care Not Just A Cost -- It's Creating Detroit Jobs (Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
Outlet: WWJ-AM
Contributing Faculty: Ora Hirsch Pescovitz  

06/18/10: U-M system in strong fiscal shape
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

06/17/10: UM Hospitals & Health Centers exceed financial projections(Doug Strong, Ora Pescovitz, Tony Denton)
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Doug Strong, Ora Pescovitz, Tony Denton  

06/14/10: Vitacost.com Announces its Slate of Director Nominees ...
Outlet: Reuters  

06/10/10: Is the current recession compromising hospital quality? (Jeremy Sussman)
Outlet: Science Daily
Contributing Faculty: Jeremy Sussman  

06/03/10: U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals 2010-11 (UM rankings)
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report  

06/01/10: Proposed Law Could Help Apologetic Physicians
Outlet: WDET-FM (Detroit Public Radio)  

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U-M Main Campus

06/01/10: Peter Vanderkaay's back in swim of things
Outlet: Detroit Free Press  

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U-M Medical School Administration

06/24/10: Misgivings Grow Over Corporate Role in Keeping Doctors ... (James O. Woolliscroft)
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: James O. Woolliscroft  

06/24/10: Scrutiny Over Industry Role in Educating Doctors (James O. Woolliscroft)
Outlet: New York Times
Contributing Faculty: James O. Woolliscroft  

06/24/10: U-M Medical School won't accept drug makers' cash (James O. Woolliscroft)
Outlet: Detroit News
Contributing Faculty: James O. Woolliscroft  

06/18/10: Prescription for Growth (Joan Keiser, Mary Sue Coleman, David Canter, and Ora Hirsch Pescovitz)
Outlet: Dome Magazine
Contributing Faculty: Joan Keiser, Mary Sue Coleman, David Canter, and Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
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06/13/10: NCRC director selected one year after purchase of former Pfizer site
Outlet: The Michigan Daily
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06/13/10: Snapshots: Entrepreneurs honored (David Canter)
Outlet: Detroit Free Press
Contributing Faculty: David Canter
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06/11/10: David Canter named director of UM's North Campus Research Complex
Outlet: Crain's Detroit  

06/11/10: David Canter named director of UM's North Campus Research Complex(Mary Sue Coleman and Ora Pescovitz
Outlet: Crain's Detroit
Contributing Faculty: Mary Sue Coleman and Ora Pescovitz  

06/11/10: David Canter returns to helm of ex-Pfizer site for University of Michigan
Outlet: Ann Arbor.com  

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Allergy & Immunology
Cancer Center
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Medicine/Hypertension
Cell & Developmental Biology
Children's Hospital
Depression Center
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
General Surgery
Geriatric Medicine
Human Genetics
Medical Education
Medical Imaging/Radiology
Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Otolaryngology
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Pharmacy
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Psychiatry
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Surgery
U-M Health System Administration
U-M Hospital Administration
U-M Main Campus
U-M Medical School Administration