Multidisciplinary collaborations can promote a new understanding of microbes’ human and ecological impacts.
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 primary care, biomedical and mental health researchers, and the findings and opinions of the 600 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI.
Nearly all Michigan hospitals saw a drop in uninsured patients after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a finding that may hold lessons for states that haven’t launched similar programs.
The findings of a new Medicare study conflict with popular ideas about which patients cost the most health care dollars in the last year of life — and where potential cost savings lie.
At the end of life, traditional Medicare patients are sicker and frailer than Medicare Advantage patients, a new study shows — a difference that matters for health care planning and policy.
As hospitals work hard to assess their patient safety culture, a new study suggests this measure may be less associated with improving safety and hospital-acquired infection rates than believed or that the measure itself needs to be improved.
A panel of neuroscientists says action is needed to drive research on brain-based disease and behavior while helping young neuroscientists prepare for careers in academia, industry and beyond.