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At CBSSM, we perform the basic and applied scientific research that will improve health care policy and practice to benefit patients and their families, health care providers, third-party payers, policy makers, and the general public. In our "Interactive Decision" web feature, we turn a recent research finding into an interactive decision that a patient or policy maker might face. Read, decide, click—and see how your answers compare with with our respondents.

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CBSSM News & Events

ResearcHERS campaign aims to uplift women in cancer research
The American Cancer Society is launching a campaign that will specifically fund the work of women in cancer research — an effort named the “ResearcHERS™: Women Fighting Cancer” campaign. ResearcHERS seeks contributions from donors that will exclusively support women’s cancer research — ensuring women will continue to make significant scientific contributions to help save lives from all types of cancer. The ACS launched the Michigan portion of its campaign with a kick-off event at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor earlier this month. ACS put the spotlight on CBSSM's Director Reshma Jagsi and her patient, Tess Downie. The two helped to highlight the importance of cancer research funding and how those funds specifically aid women during their careers.   There was also a panel discussion featuring CBSSM's Sarah Hawley.
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High-Deductible Health Plans, Explained 05/06/2019
How exactly do high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) work, and what does research show about how the individuals they cover use healthcare services? Jeffrey Kullgren explains these increasingly popular plans.
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CBSSM Working Group Meeting- Sami El-Dalati/Irina Khurana 05/28/2019
On Tuesday May 27th, Sami El-Dalati and Irina Khurana, House Officers from Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease, will be seeking feedback on survey designed to assess medical providers’ thoughts on
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