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Unraveling The Growing Dilemma of Burnout among Physicians

During his third month of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, James Liu remembers reaching the end of an exhausting monthly rotation. Liu was doing what he loves best, delivering babies. However, Liu was in the delivery room alone, a newer experience for the young resident. “We were short staffed. We were also inexperienced” Liu said. […]

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A look at how the University of Michigan profits from ‘hard sciences,’ neglects fundamental research

BY: ALEXA ST. JOHN Girish Kulkarni, a University of Michigan biomedical engineering faculty member, never thought he would be working on business strategies for a product when he graduated from his PhD program in electrical engineering. He graduated thinking he would be working on fundamental research, not on marketing a product of his own. But […]

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The Responsibility Healthcare Specialists have in Changing the Narrative of Opioid use in Michigan Hospital Settings

Andrew Willard, father of three, never thought a minor surgery with a written prescription from a reputable doctor would have such a major impact on his life. The consequences of over prescription can affect any individual, including educated healthcare professionals. The United States makes up only 4% of the world population, but prescribes 80% of […]

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Rise In Cremations Saving Lives Abroad

I remember the last funeral I went to was four years ago. My grandfather had passed away. There was a week-long period of mourning but the day of the funeral, we never left the funeral home. I hadn’t thought about it then, but my grandfather was part of a growing group of people who chose […]

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Informing About Local Drug and Health Laws with Mobile Technology

Team Verdigris: Emilie Plesset, Dylan Jones, Katelyn Hom, Carrie Wiles Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months Describe your Project: Our project involves the creation of a mobile phone application that uses geolocation technology to provide information about local drug and health laws. Drug and health laws tend to vary in […]

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A Look Into Rachel Morgan’s Everyday Life

One week with Rachel Morgan has changed my entire outlook on what is perceived as a “normal” day for people. I first met Rachel in a dining hall in Ann Arbor where she mentioned her goal of earning a PHD in Immunology and studying arthritis. I have learned a great deal about Rachel from her […]

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Reviewing the Quality of Medical Journalism: Hype vs Accurate Reporting

In your own writing, you should think about the goals you are trying to accomplish.One way to start doing that, is by evaluating another author’s work, like we have done with our peer edits. This article gives a “score” to an article written on the New York Times. What score would you give the NY […]

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