January 2022
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What happens when hospitals that might seem like competitors team up instead? Hitinder Gurm, M.B.B.S., professor of internal medicine, said that after 25 years, it’s clear that the statewide cardiovascular collaborative BMC2, formally known as the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium, has made all of the providers better. Member hospitals share their data, best practices, and lessons learned with each other to improve patient care and reduce health care costs.
In this IHPI Research Seminar on December 16, Julie Bynum, M.D., M.P.H., professor of internal medicine, addressed how population research can be used to alter the trajectory of dementia's impact on individuals and society. She co-leads the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer's.
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A new diabetic polyneuropathy practice guideline from the American Academy of Neurology encourages providers to select better options, says Brian Callaghan, M.D., M.S., associate professor of neurology, who led its creation. Not only do opioids come with risks, but there is also no good evidence that they are effective in the long term.
Nearly half of people in a large U.S. study reported misusing prescription drugs between ages 18-50, which made them more likely to develop substance use disorder symptoms as adults––especially those whose misuse peaked later in life. The new study from a research team led by Sean Esteban McCabe, Ph.D., M.S.W., professor of nursing, recommends screening for prescription drug misuse and substance use disorder from adolescence through middle adulthood. 
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Date: Tuesday, February 22
Time: 3:00−4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Andrew Ibrahim, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of surgery, Medical School 
The Institute is partnering with the Osher Life Long Learning Institute for a seminar series around healthy aging, focusing on the latest research and strategies for aging well. The series runs through May 2022. IHPI member speakers include:
February 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Health Disparities: How Does Unfair and Unequal Healthcare Hurt Everyone?
March 18, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Readiness for an Emergency: What do Seniors Need to Know?
March 25, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Firearm Safety Among Older Adults
May 3, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Coping and Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Voices from Aging Adults in the Nationwide COVID-19 Coping Study
May 27, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Coping with Weather and Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation for Healthy Aging
Browse upcoming seminars, lectures, and conferences, and catch recaps of past events
from the archives.
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