Research Update | Findings Fall 2005 | University Michigan School of Public Health

Research Update

  • Revolution in Hospital Management

    Revolution in Hospital Management

    In a study published in the May/June 2005 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, John Griffith, professor of health management and policy and director of the Griffith Leadership Center, and coauthor Kenneth White, director of the graduate program in health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, examined three recent winners of the Baldridge National Quality Award in Healthcare and concluded that these institutions' achievements "set a new standard for performance accountability and excellence that we believe is a revolution in hospital management

  • Teens and Gun Violence

    Teens and Gun Violence

    Jeffrey Bingenheimer has always been math-oriented--so much so that he finds words uncomfortable.

  • User's Guide to the Human Genome

    User's Guide to the Human Genome

    If you want to reap the benefits of 21st-century genetic medicine, you'd better learn about your genome. That's what epidemiologist Julia Richards advises.

  • The Science of Taking Risks

    The Science of Taking Risks

    As a 2005 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, Gonçalo Abecasis, associate professor of biostatistics, has received a $240,000 award to help fund his research on the genetic changes that lead to psoriasis.

  • Women and Breast-Cancer Surgery

    Women and Breast-Cancer Surgery

    When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, her top priority is to get the cancer out and reduce the odds that it will ever return. But for some women, just getting the cancer out doesn't feel like enough.

  • Women's Health & Welfare Reform

    Women's Health & Welfare Reform

    Women who are current and former welfare recipients suffer a whole host of health problems--and getting a job doesn't always help matters.