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UIX: Groundbreaking healthcare is all about clear communication

The healthcare industry experiences innovation at an astounding rate, but not all innovation is defined by the latest technology or the smallest tools. Interpersonal communication, and interprofessional practice, is the new face of healthcare innovation, and care professionals in West Michigan are helping this trend grow.

STEMinistas at a recent Michigan Science Center event

The STEMinista Project introduces girls to the wonders (and comradery) of science

Started as a way to close the STEM gender gap, the project is designed for girls from fourth to eighth grade and offers special opportunities that encourage them to learn about STEM and get involved in STEM-related activities.

Jeanane Charara, Michigan Science Center distance learning coordinator

This new program allows Michigan students to learn from science professionals—anywhere

ECHO, a new distance learning program created by the Michigan Science Center, uses video conferencing to connect classrooms with a museum educator who conducts interactive lessons in real time.

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Good Medicine: Medical research collaboration booms

Grand Rapids' Medical Mile continues to live up to its name, as Spectrum Health, Van Andel Research Institute, and Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine collaborate on research. Marla R. Miller finds out why adding a "bench to bedside" research component is good medicine for patients.

Jeremy Moore, left,and John Hey, right.

Do Good: Mama's Boys run to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer

Jeremy Moore, 37, and John Hey, 43, met as participants in the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Grand Rapids Program and discovered both their mothers had died from pancreatic cancer. With this sad interest in common, Moore and Hey set out to see if any strides had been made in the protocol for treating pancreatic cancer.
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