MMS Holdings Names Two Executive Vice Presidents

CANTON – Life Sciences company MMS Holdings Inc. has appointed Kelly J. Hill to Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations and Strategy and Michelle Gayari to Executive Vice President of Global Operational Excellence and Innovation. Hill and Gayari are long-time members of the executive leadership team at MMS, which has remained unchanged for the

By |2021-07-25T13:23:10-04:00July 25th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Statewide Teacher Survey Offers Insights Into Critical Shortages, Opportunities For Developing Profession

LANSING – With educator shortages crippling the state’s K–12 workforce and impacting learning opportunities for students, Launch Michigan today released the findings of a statewide survey of more than 5,000 public school teachers. The findings shed light on many of the reasons why tens of thousands of Michigan educators are leaving the profession. Launch Michigan

By |2021-07-20T12:23:36-04:00July 17th, 2021|Life Sciences, STEM|

MMS Holdings Selected To Support COVID-19 Data Alliance Initiative

CANTON - Health Data Research UK has selected Canton-based MMS Holdings – a data-focused clinical research organization – to support the International COVID-19 Data Alliance initiative, providing data engineering services to support a globally coordinated, health data-led research response to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. MMS was selected from a pool of some of the world’s

By |2021-07-20T12:23:38-04:00July 17th, 2021|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, Science|

HealthBar Announces New Drive Thru Medical Center Services

GRAND RAPIDS – HealthBar, a provider of custom healthcare services to businesses, schools, and consumers announced new drive-thru medical center services at its locations in Grand Rapids and along the Lakeshore in Holland. Instead of the average 55 to 70 minute wait time at urgent care clinics, HealthBar customers average 10 minutes at its drive thru

By |2021-07-11T13:54:24-04:00July 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Grand Valley State Nursing College Gets $2.2 Million Grant To Help Underrepresented Nurses Get Advanced Degrees

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $2.2 million federal grant to partner with two health care organizations to support working nurses from underrepresented backgrounds who wish to obtain bachelor's or advanced nursing degrees. KCON will partner with Spectrum Health and McLaren Health Care on the four-year project, which

By |2021-07-11T13:38:52-04:00July 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System Develop Cardiometabolic Health And Disease Initiative

DETROIT - Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System announced today the launch of a basic and translational research initiative in Cardiometabolic Health and Disease as a thematic focus for program growth. The Integrated Research and Development Initiative in Cardiometabolic Health and Disease will focus on program strengths at both institutions that directly addresses

By |2021-07-11T13:35:40-04:00July 11th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Wayne State Receives NSF Award To Study How Airborne Viruses Navigate Through Mucus

DETROIT - A research team at Wayne State University led by Ashis Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., associate professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received a three-year, $326,226 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate fundamental issues related to the passage of viruses through the mucus barrier. The project, “Transport of

By |2021-07-08T18:53:30-04:00July 8th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences|

The Navy Is Developing “Bio-Inspired” Drones That Transition Between Air And Water

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Navy appears to be taking a cue from mother nature by seeking to develop “bio-inspired autonomous systems” that mimic or leverage characteristics of the natural world to accomplish Navy missions. Specifically, the U.S. Navy’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget requests contain close to $30 million for developing “Biocentric" or "Bio-Inspired" technologies

By |2021-06-22T17:02:10-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Drones, Life Sciences|

Spectrum Health, Beaumont Health Plan Merger To Create Largest Healthcare System In Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health, which was created through a merger more than two decades ago and went on to become West Michigan’s largest health care provider, intends to merge with Southfield-based Beaumont Health. The two health systems have signed a letter of intent to “explore creating a new health system” in a blockbuster deal that would create

By |2021-06-18T08:02:35-04:00June 17th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences|

New Four-Week Program Trains Health Care Workers For Immediate Job Placement

ANN ARBOR - Washtenaw Community College, Michigan Works! Southeast and employer partners Vibrant Life Senior Living, Homewatch CareGivers and Interim Healthcare are partnering to train and immediately place health care workers in a new four-week program.  The 40-hour, four-week pilot program, Foundations of Caring Bootcamp, is expected to begin at the end of June. The

By |2021-06-15T18:52:18-04:00June 15th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences|