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Michele Gornick, VA/CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow, recently received a multidisciplinary career development award as part of MICHR’s Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP). This opportunity is designed to prepare individuals with a PhD in a biomedical science or social science discipline for independent careers in translational research. It also provides a $100,000 career development award to be used over 2-3 years.  Michele will work under the direction of a research mentoring team including Angie Fagerlin, Scott Roberts and Brian Zikmund-Fisher, as well as Elena Stoffel as her clinical mentor. Congratulations Michele!

Cengiz Salman, MA

Research Associate

Cengiz joined the CBSSM in November 2014. He received his MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago and his BA in anthropology from Michigan State University. Prior to completing his MA, Cengiz researched political movements in Turkey with the assistance of a Fulbright IIE award. Cengiz will be providing research support to Dr. Susan Goold on a grant-funded study of Medicaid expansion. Cengiz enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading about philosophy and contemporary politics, and traveling.


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Mon, December 15, 2014

Dr. Joel Howell recently co-authored The Detroit News Article, "Stop calling our troops 'boots on the ground." In this opinion piece Dr. Howell and Dr. Sanjay Saint discuss their disdain for the phrase and include experiences with veterans they've come to know through the VA.

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Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., MHSA, M.A., recently received a two-year, $391,000 grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to engage Michigan communities in deliberations about Medicaid priorities. Working with community partners, and using a special game-like tool she developed called CHAT for Choosing Health Plans All Together, Goold’s team will engage Michiganders in discussions about what kinds of care Medicaid should prioritize.

You can find more information at the U of M Health website.

Tue, January 06, 2015

Jeff Kullgren was quoted for the Money article, “3 Ways to Get Cheaper Health Care in 2015.” According to Kullgren, companies will increasingly be nudging workers toward cheaper care in different settings. However, this new patient-as-consumer world does have an upside for workers—“You now have an opportunity to shop around for the most affordable care,” says Kullgren. Click on link for full article.

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Lewis B. Morgenstern, MD, director of the stroke program at the University of Michigan Health System, was honored by the American Stroke Association at the International Stroke Conference 2015. He received the William Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke for ongoing contributions to clinical science investigation and management of stroke. The award recognizes a Stroke Council Fellow actively engaged in patient-based research who has made significant contributions to clinical stroke research. Read more.

The Department of Internal Medicine is deeply appreciative of the many extraordinary contributions made by its staff employees on a daily basis. Beginning in FY15, in an effort to formally acknowledge those contributions, annual Awards for Excellence have been awared to staff who embody the values reflected in the department’s Guiding Principles for Service Excellence - integrity, empathy and professionalism.

CBSSM's Center Manager Valerie Kahn and Research Associate Knoll Larkin were recognized for their hard work and contributions to the department. Congratulations!

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CBSSM Co-Director Raymond De Vries presented at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on Sept. 2 about how to insure that the public has a voice in creating bioethics policies.

The September 2nd Presidential Commission meeting in Washington, DC, including Dr. De Vries's talk on the topic of "Fostering and Measuring Success in Ethics and Deliberation", is now available to be viewed online.

Bioethics Grand Rounds

Wed, March 30, 2016, 12:00pm
UH Ford Auditorium & Lobby

Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD
Saint Louis University

"The Good Physician: Maintaining Moral Integrity in the face of Technocratic Goals"

Abstract: With the drive to create guidelines and protocols for practice, physicians and nurses find themselves focused on goals of care to the exclusion of the goods of care. This talk will explore the problems that plague protocol driven medicine.


PIHCD: Tolu Olorode

Wed, August 24, 2016, 4:00pm
B004E NCRC Building 16
CBSSM staff member Tolu Olorode will be presenting on results from the Deliberative Engagement of Communities in Decisions about Research Spending (DECIDERS) project with 47 focus groups across Michigan  on what communities would like to see funded in regards to health research. The DECIDERS group is looking for feedback on how best to present these findings across the state and at conferences as well as additional questions for analysis.