Katie Whitney
Editor, Medicine at Michigan

Katie Whitney is editor of Medicine at Michigan. Before joining Michigan Medicine in 2019, she worked at the Ann Arbor Observer. She’s committed to local journalism, good storytelling, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Medicine at Michigan
Adventures in healing
A surgical oncologist has created a nonprofit, Move Beyond Surviving, to encourage breast cancer survivors to get out in nature and have outdoor adventures.
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Medicine at Michigan
Big ideas. Big leaps forward.
Innovative researchers at Michigan Medicine are imagining a brighter future--one where we catch cancer before it metastasizes, where we diagnose bipolar disorder with a simple blood test, and several other possibilities for making our health, and our lives, better.
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Medicine at Michigan
How to get into medical school
An admissions expert discusses how to get into medical school and what makes the process different at the University of Michigan.
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Medicine at Michigan
Two degrees, one vision
A University of Michigan medical student who is also working on an MBA discusses what she wants to do with her two degrees.
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Medicine at Michigan
When science is not enough
A public health expert discusses the challenges of public health messaging over the course of his career, from HIV to Covid-19 to mpox.
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Medicine at Michigan
Post-Roe abortion care
An expert on reproductive rights and abortion care discusses the downstream consequences of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
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Health Lab
Diversifying medicine
One student's award-winning vision for breaking down barriers.
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Health Lab
The musician’s body
Professional musicians are athletes. That’s not just a metaphor — at least not for the speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laryngologists, vocal coaches, and other providers who care for them.
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Health Lab
Antiracism rockstar
Physician Brittani James is here to tell you that antiracism is work is for anybody and everybody.
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Health Lab
Geeking out about neuroanatomy
A professor that takes complex problems seriously, but also enjoys a good game.
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Health Lab
Children’s mental health is in crisis
Here are 7 things you can do right now to help.
Medicine at Michigan
Antiracism Rockstar
An alum fights racism in medicine and says we need to focus on policy changes
Medicine at Michigan
Children's Mental Health Is in Crisis
Experts discuss what we can do right now to help
Medicine at Michigan
Diversifying Medicine
A first-generation student develops a web platform to break down barriers for others
Medicine at Michigan
Geeking Out About Neuroanatomy
A professor uses games and apps to teach neurology
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