June 2022
REPORT: National Poll on Healthy Aging marks 5 years of elevating older adults' voices
In 2017, IHPI leadership, with instrumental support from AARP and Michigan Medicine, launched the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) to develop a deeper understanding of the experiences and perspectives of adults aged 50-80 and their families to better inform health care research, policy, and practice. In celebration of the poll's first five years, a new report highlights the NPHA’s extraordinary impact and looks to the future of elevating the voices of older adults.
Deadline: August 19, 2022

The Institute is seeking an enthusiastic faculty lead for the Telehealth Research & Policy Initiative. The ideal candidate will have a vision for the future of telehealth research and policy at IHPI and will build upon the successful work of the initiative to date.

The initiative aims to:
  • Catalyze and support multidisciplinary research on the impact of telehealth on access, cost, quality, and the patient experience.
  • Collectively disseminate the multitude of telehealth research by IHPI members in order to impact policy and improve healthcare delivery at Michigan Medicine and beyond.
A new study led by Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of urology and director of IHPI’s Telehealth Research Incubator, suggests that people in some states will be much more affected than others by restrictions on interstate telehealth. During the pandemic, all 50 states allowed out-of-state clinicians to perform telehealth visits with residents of other states, and the number of interstate telehealth visits rose markedly in 2020.
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Groundbreaking research, innovation, and intellectual energy
Bagenstos confirmed as general counsel for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Samuel Bagenstos, J.D., professor of law, will serve as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he will be advising Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and other leaders. He has been serving as general counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget since 2021.
Samuel Bagenstos
Member achievements, awards, 
and appointments
During the May 19 U-M Regents Meeting, 38 IHPI members were approved for promotions to the ranks of professor and associate professor, effective September 1, 2022.
Malani named new JAMA deputy editor and named to U-M special advisor role
Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S., M.S.J., professor of internal medicine, will become the inaugural Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Deputy Editor and Editorial Director for Equity for JAMA and the JAMA Network Journals.

She is also the current U-M chief health officer, and when her term ends on June 30 will be appointed as a special advisor to the U-M president. In that capacity, she will assist with public health communication efforts and support the transition of chief health officer responsibilities and projects.
Preeti Malani
Karandeep Singh
Michigan Medicine Chief Medical Information Officer, Ranjit Aiyagari, M.D., recently appointed Karandeep Singh, M.D., M.M.Sc., assistant professor of learning health sciences, to the role of Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for Artificial Intelligence in the Office of Clinical Informatics (OCI), effective July 1, 2022.
The U-M Board of Regents approved the appointment of Aditya S. Pandey, M.D., as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the Medical School, effective June 1, 2022. Pandey is a professor of neurosurgery, radiology, and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He also serves as surgical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, director of strategic vision and outside collaborations in the Department of Neurosurgery, and director of the Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship.
Aditya Pandey
Learn something new
Education, training, grants, and skill building
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Amount: Up to $10,000
Through a generous gift to IHPI from Lew Sandy and Sue Hassmiller, this competitive research award is designed to provide seed funding for IHPI early career faculty members to help catalyze new research.
Dates: July 27, August 10 and 24
Time: 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m., ZOOM
Join the MICHR K Writing Workshop program for valuable peer critiques and feedback from senior faculty who are experienced in NIH study section thinking. During this introductory three-part workshop, participants will exchange drafts of their proposals. 

There is a fee of $150 for U-M registrants (MICHR will provide a full refund to U-M registrants who attend all three sessions and pay by shortcode).
GIDEON provides evidence-based data for diagnosis, treatment, and teaching of infectious diseases, epidemiology, and microbiology. It includes explorations of country-specific infectious diseases and access to 400+ ebooks. One-year trial through May 15, 2023. Interested in a demo? Write: [email protected].

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Save the dates
Events that connect and engage
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 9:3011:30 a.m. ET
Location: U-M Golf Course, Clubhouse Lawn
This event is open to IHPI Faculty/Scholar Members and their families

Join your IHPI colleagues and their families for plenty of food, fun, games, and spirit before the Wolverines take on Maryland! Stop by whether you're attending the game or not. Open to all ages.
Browse upcoming seminars, lectures, and conferences, and catch recaps of past events from the archives.
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Our members making headlines
Nearly all older adults have experienced some form of ageism in their everyday lives. Older adults with more health concerns appear most likely to have experienced this kind of “everyday ageism," according to new findings published by a team from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and U-M. The data, from a survey of more than 2,000 people between the ages of 50 and 80, come from the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging.
In 2019, 1% of opioid prescriptions from dentists and surgeons were filled more than 30 days after writing, according to a new study led by Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics. While low, that percentage would translate to more than 260,000 opioid prescriptions per year if it generalized to all surgical and opioid prescriptions in the U.S.  
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