Prescription drug monitoring programs could help fight a national epidemic and boost the effort to get people treatment, research shows. But states differ widely in implementation.
As Research & Policy Media Relations Manager at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), Kara Gavin draws on 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. Her responsibilities include creating compelling stories about discoveries made by the U-M Medical School's biomedical and mental health researchers, the findings and opinions of the 490 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI, and the innovative education available at U-M for future doctors and medical scientists.
U-M and FDA scientists show the key role of excess gut calcium in awakening Clostridium difficile spores.
A Michigan pioneer paved the way for better infectious disease prevention and care, and for medical school-based research. A new book tells his story.
A new digital tool offers an evidence-based guide to vascular access devices that could change bedside decisions — and boost patient safety.
Older Americans Don’t Get — or Seek — Enough Help from Doctors and Pharmacists on Drug Costs, Poll Finds
Results from the new National Poll on Healthy Aging reveal opportunities for patients to speak up, and for professionals to aid more.
As the nationwide health care debate roars on, lauded U-M health policy researcher John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., reflects on research’s role.