Monthly Archives: November 2011

Soccer brain injury raises concerns among researchers

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, director of the U-M NeuroSport program, recently spoke with the Huffington Post about new research indicating that heading a soccer ball may cause microscopic changes in the brain’s white matter.Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine … Continue reading

Posted in: UMHS in the News

Fundraiser for the U-M Emergency Hardship Fund (Dec. 2)

Just in time for the holidays! The Women of Color Task Force (WCTF), a staff professional development network is hosting its 2nd Annual Vendor Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Dec. 2, 12 – 4 p.m. at Palmer Commons, 4th Floor in … Continue reading

Posted in: Events for Faculty, Staff and Students

Gerontology professor’s study cited in Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press cited a study done by Brant Fries, Ph.D., research professor in U-M’s Institute of Gerontology. The Free Press story on Nov. 27 was about Michigan’s rate of incarcerating mentally ill people. A University of Michigan study … Continue reading

Posted in: UMHS in the News

Arthritis Foundation bestows highest national awards

The Arthritis Foundation bestowed its highest nationwide honors to several deserving recipients during its national meeting on Nov. 18 in Beverly Hill, Calif. The honorees are as follows: Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service The Arthritis Foundation honored Pamela … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones

Three U-M doctors named Young Investigators by Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) announced the addition of 24 new Young Investigators (YIs) to its 2011 Class, three of which are from U-M. Young Investigator awards are designed to encourage the most innovative minds in cancer research to focus … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones

James Dowling awarded the Phillip Dodge Young Investigator award from Child Neurology Society

U-M’s James Dowling, M.D. Ph.D., an assistant professor of pediatric neurology who conducts research related to pediatric neuromuscular disease, recently received the Philip Dodge Young Investigator award from the Child Neurology Society. The award, which is only offered to one … Continue reading

Posted in: Accolades & Milestones

Breakfast with Santa at Olga’s (Dec. 3)

Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. as he makes a stop at Olga’s Kitchen inside Briarwood Mall. You and your family can join him in supporting the Inge Family Hope … Continue reading

Posted in: Public Events

Taubman Institute Visiting Professor, Dr. Jian-Ping Jin, presents today

Dr. Jian-Ping Jin, professor and chair, Department of Physiology at Wayne State University, will present, “Regulation and Function of Troponin in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscles” at this month’s Taubman Visiting Professor lecture.Dr. Jin’s research revolves around the gene regulation and … Continue reading

Posted in: Basic Research, Education, Events for Faculty, Staff and Students

Jackson vanpool has one opening

A Jackson vanpool has one opening. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We leave Airport Road Meijer at 5:50 a.m., arriving in Ann Arbor around 6:30 a.m. We depart Ann Arbor around 3:40 p.m. and … Continue reading

Posted in: Getting Around

Crucial Confrontations (Nov. 30 and Dec. 7)

Confrontations are about that in-the-moment accountability. Developed by VitalSmarts®, Crucial Confrontations™ teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency and reducing resentment.The class will take place Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. – 12 … Continue reading

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