Updated: January 23, 2013
December 18, 2007: Family health history critical to developing a personalized plan for health promotion and disease prevention. Drs. Mack Ruffin and Donald Nease presented the first preliminary data from the Family Healthware Impact Trial (see abstract). The Family Healthware* represents the first automated tool to collect family health history and classify participant*s risk for each of six diseases. If you need
help, go to U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative at http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/
December 12, 2007: “Update on Physical Activity Research.” Presented by Caroline Richardson, MD, Assistant Professor at Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor. View Power Point presentation.
December 10, 2007: “Focused update of the ACC/AHA 2004 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.” Published in Circulation, co-authored by Professor Lee Green, MD. http://circ.ahajournals.org/contents-by-date.0.shtml
December 7, 2007: “Self-Help for Depression” presented to residents and physicians of the University of Michigan Hospital by James E. Aikens, PhD, Associate Professor, at the 16th Annual Primary Health Care of Women Conference in the Towsley Center.
December 6 , 2007: Professor and Chair Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, serves as aVisiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
December, 2007: Assistant Professor Donald E. Nease, Jr., M.D. discusses the barriers that Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have encountered in assisting the efforts in primary care to promote prevention of disease, including cancer. See Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website for complete article.
December issue: “An observational study of the effectiveness of practice guideline implementation strategies examined according to physicians' cognitive styles.” Co-authored by Professor Lee Green and published in Implementation Science. http://www.implementationscience.com/articles/browse.asp
December, 2007: JMHG editor Siegfried Meryn, MD writes favorable review of Textbook Clinical Men’s Health; Evidence in practice, edited by Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD, Assistant Professor. Meryn writes that Heidelbaugh places emphasis on offering a current and evidence-based reference guide to diseases men uniquely experience, as well as a subsequent, comparative epidemiologic highlight for the resulting needs of primary care clinicians. He notes that special attention is given to topics such as organizing preventive healthcare in men, gender disparities on a global scale, the problem of health-seeking in men, and developmental issues in males from infancy to adulthood. http://www.jmhgjournal.org/current
December, 2007: Medical resident Hobart Lee, MD interviews other UM residents on a podcast that he has designed; residents respond to the question “Why I chose Family Medicine Residency at University of Michigan.” Listen to their comments at the link to the podcast, an audio recording: http://www.med.umich.edu/fammed/edu/residency/
November 28-December 2, 2007: “The remission evaluation and mood inventory tool project-toward a broader measure of depression remission for primary care” presented by Donald E. Nease, MD at the World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. He received assistance with this project from Dr. Michael Klinkman, MD, MS, James Aikens, PhD and Dr. Kurt Kronke from Eli Lilli in Indiana.
November 28-December 2, 2007: Balint Group Teaching presented by Donald E. Nease, MD in Melbourne, Australia. (Balint work is a method of teaching clinicians to understand, and use, the Doctor-Patient relationship.)
November 19, 2007: Assistant Professor Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH, has been invited to serve on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
November 2007: Eric Skye, MD, has been selected for AAFP's "Residency Performance Solutions" consulting panel. This panel works to develop new educational programs that prepare residents for a future in family medicine.
November 16: “A randomized trial comparing structures and lifestyle goals in an internet-mediated walking program for people with type 2 diabetes.” Co-authored by Caroline Richardson, MD, Assistant Professor and Ananda Sen, PhD, Statisitician in The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
November 8: Peoples Choice Poster Award - World Usability Day - Michigan 2007, Lansing, Michigan, won by Caroline Richardson, MD, Assistant Professor and her Team, Adrienne Janney and Michael Hess for their Stepping Up to Health Translational Grant - Work in Progress Poster.)
November: “Physical activity and gallbladder disease determined by ultrasonography,” co-authored by Caroline Richardson, MD, Assistant Professor in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise November edition.
October 22: “Understanding how experts change their practices: A comprehensive framework approach,” presented by Lee A. Green, MD, MPH, Professor and Georges Potworoski, a graduate student in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), Pittsburgh, PA.
October: Eight Family Medicine physicians named in this years "Best Doctors Of America."
October 6: "Scientists: Appendix Protects Good Germs" comments from Thomas Schwenk, Department Chair, publication, Health Day.
October 5: "'69 New York Jets Continue Their Winning Ways" comments from Thomas Schwenk, Department Chair, publication, Health Day.
October 4: “Midlife women's physical activity goals: sociocultural influences and effects on behavioral regulation.” Co-authored by Caroline Richardson, MD, Assistant Professor in the journal Sex Roles, http://www.springerlink.com/content/9v7hv44mm77472l4/
September 1: James M. Cooke, M.D., assistant professor, has been named Residency Program Director. Dr. Cooke completed his residency training at U-M (2000), where he also served as chief resident. He is also the medical director of the U-M Clinical Simulation Center.
September 1: Stefani A. Hudson, M.D., lecturer, has been named Medical Director of Ypsilanti Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the U-M Medical School (2003) and completed her residency training with the Department of Family Medicine (2006).
September 1: Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., assistant professor, has been named Clerkship Director of the Family Medicine Third Year Required Clerkship. Dr. Heidelbaugh served as the medical director of Ypsilanti Family Medicine for seven years and has been a faculty member since 1999.
August 23: "Geriatric health care needs more attention, some conditions missed," an Ann Arbor News article featuring Christine T. Cigolle, M.D., lecturer.
August 13: "Many older adults have serious health conditions," an interview on Michigan Radio featuring Christine T. Cigolle, M.D., lecturer. (Not available online.)
August 7: "Geriatric Conditions and Disability: The Health and Retirement Study," a UMHS press release about a study that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine by Christine T. Cigolle, M.D., lecturer.
July-August issue: "Mutiny on the Balint? A Reflection on the Relevance of Balint, 50 Years Hence," an STFM Journal article by Donald E. Nease Jr., M.D., associate professor.
June 28: "University of Michigan offers Japanese health podcast," a UMHS press release featuring Masahito Jimbo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor.
June issue: "10 best healing herbs," a Prevention Magazine article featuring Suzanna M. Zick, N.D., M.P.H., research investigator.
June 26: "Do antidepressants mean bone loss for elderly?," an ABC News article featuring Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine, professor and chair.
June 25: "If exercise is so important for good health, why don't doctors actually prescribe it?," a Boston Globe article featuring Caroline R. Richardson, M.D., assistant professor, and Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine, professor and chair.
June 14: Philip Zazove, M.D., professor, was an invited guest on CTN's "
May 11: American Balint Society: Donald E. Nease Jr., M.D., associate professor, began his two-year term as President of the American Balint Society.
May 8: Ann Arbor News: "Healing hands at the spa, More people seeking services for their potential health benefits," featuring Andrew H. Heyman, M.D., 3rd year family medicine resident and integrative medicine fellow.
May 1: HealthDay News: "Ex-pro football players struggle with health problems," featuring Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., George A. Dean Chair of Family Medicine, professor and chair. Read the UMHS press release, "Depression among retired football players: Levels mirror the general population, but pain compounds symptoms." This also appeared in the Washington Post and CBC News, Canada, both on April 27; and MedScape on May 4.
April 30:Detroit News: "Study sweet for Michigan cherries" featuring the U-M Integrative Medicine program. Also featured in the Ann Arbor News; CBS Radio; Michigan Radio; WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit; WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit; WXYZ-TV ABC 7 Detroit; and dozens of television stations around the country, including KNBC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV and WBBM-TV Chicago, WNYW-TV New York, WCVB-TV Boston and WZZM-TV Grand Rapids - not available online. Read the UMHS press release, "A cherry on top: Animal study suggests tart cherries can alter factors linked to heart disease and diabetes."
April 6: WJR radio (AM 760): Caroline R. Richardson, M.D., assistant professor, discussed her paper on the role physicians can play in encouraging physical activity among their patients. Read the UMHS press release.
April 4: Family Medicine Third Year Required Clerkship: Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., assistant professor, was named the new physician director of the M3 clerkship.
April 1: April issue, Men's Health magazine: Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine, professor and chair, is listed in the April issue of Men's Health as one of the top doctors in the country in sports medicine. See also the UMHS publication, "Applause."
April 1: April/June issue, Quality Management in Health Care: "Does Implementation of Evidence-based Guidelines Follow the Available Evidence? Implementation of Hypertension Guidelines at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers," co-authored by Lee A. Green, M.D., M.P.H., professor and associate chair for information management.
March 30: U.S. News & World Report: Family Medicine ranks 4th in the annual listing of the nation's best research-oriented medical schools. Read the March 30 press release, "University of Michigan Medical School ranks among top 10 in country in U.S. News & World Report."
March 13: Detroit Free Press, "U-M to review costs of drug plan for workers" featuring Leslie A. Shimp, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine. Detroit News, "U-M helps those who take 9 or more drugs" featuring Leslie A. Shimp, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine. Michigan Daily, " 'U' pilots prescription program" featuring Leslie A. Shimp, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine.
March 12: Michigan Public Radio Network, "U-M launches program for those taking 9 or more drugs" (not available online) featuring Leslie A. Shimp, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine.
February 16: UMHS press release, George A. Dean, M.D. gives a gift that creates an endowed chairmanship. Read the press release: "A 'founding father' of family medicine at U-M gives gift to department he helped create."
February 5: UMHS press release, "9 health issues that can impact sexual satisfaction" featuring Pamela G. Rockwell, D.O., assistant professor, medical director, Family Medicine at Domino's Farms. Read the entire U-M press release or watch the video; Dr. Rockwell was also featured in HealthDay News on Feb. 12, "A Valentine to the Lovelorn: Romance experts offer tips to make sure next year's holiday is sweeter, sexier," and Forbes on Feb. 12, "A Valentine to the Lovelorn."
January 24: UMHS press release, "Spice up your health in 2007 with these savory tips" featuring Suzanna N. Zick, N.D., M.P.H., research investigator. Read the entire U-M press release or watch the video; Dr. Zick was also featured in the Washington Times on Jan. 2, "Herbs, spices offer a dash of healing power;" and The Ann Arbor News on Jan. 24, "Pass on the salt in favor of healthier herbs."
New Residency Web Site! (May 2005) (link disconnected)