U-M Receives Phase II Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Further Develop OTC Screening Device for Treating Sleep Apnea

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory and Zansors, LLC recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop an over-the-counter screening device for sleep apnea. Zansors, LLC is a health technology company based near Washington, D.C. The grant comes from the NIH’s

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U-M projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance research in single-cell gene sequencing

ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects. The Michigan Institute for Data Science awarded the three interdisciplinary projects a

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Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Fund – All gifts up to $10,000 will be matched

Matthew K. Smith (’93), continues to support innovative neurobiological research on stuttering with a renewed commitment in 2016, where gifts totaling up to $10,000 will be matched. These gifts go to support Soo-Eun Chang, PhD, Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who is an expert in

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National VA effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions for veterans, study finds

Reductions in highest doses through computer “dashboard” and prioritizing painkiller safety suggests other large health systems could do the same ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative aimed at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds. Over a two-year

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Marcia Valenstein, M.D., Honored as Inaugural Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professor in Depression

The University of Michigan Regents just approved a brand new Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professorship in Depression. Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S., Professor of Psychiatry, has been named as the inaugural Susan Crumpacker Brown Professor. Dr. Valenstein has been with the department since 1989 and her work has focused on assessing and improving the quality of

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