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.
A study on Medicaid expansion shows a whopping 50 percent drop in uninsured hospital stays in expansion states. But hospitals in non-expansion states are finding little relief.
Genetics experts used to think the Xist gene acted alone in silencing X chromosomes. But researchers say it has accomplices — and the implications matter for treating X-linked diseases.
It sounds like something out of Harry Potter, or maybe The Matrix: You open an envelope, and suddenly everything in your life changes.
The stress of the first year after medical school drives up thoughts of suicide to nearly four times the normal rate. But help might be as close as the smartphone in an intern’s white coat.