Mary Clare Fischer
Fischer promotes innovations in clinical care and tells patient stories on behalf of the Rogel Cancer Center while also managing external communications for Michigan Medicine’s surgery and urology departments and the Transplant Center. Before joining the university, she spent six years as a journalist. She has a passion for elevating translational research, highlighting the human element of science, and using a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to shape her storytelling.
Postponing procedures during the pandemic sparked anxiety and fear among patients, with many concerned about dying of their conditions before getting surgery.
Clinical guidelines have encouraged the integration of palliative care, yet medicine lags far behind its goals for ovarian cancer, especially for people of color.
Southeast Michigan’s Middle Eastern and North African Population Face Significant Barriers to Achieving Optimal Health
Multiple factors, ranging from fear of deportation to food insecurity, create a negative domino effect for the health of the MENA community.
A study finds almost 60% of adult patients who needed to be hospitalized for injuries eventually go back to work.
Almost a quarter of those undergoing common surgical procedures also smoke.