Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dr. Fengshan Wang, right, an expert in toxicology from the Tianjin Centers for Disease Control, visits with Clayton Lewis, curator of Clements Library. Wang and three other School of Public Health China Scholars visited the library to see a recent exhibit recognizing the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. In China, Lincoln is considered the best-known past American president, Wang says. (Photo by Mary Beth Lewis/School of Public Health)

Public health workers lack guidance on ethical dilemmas
Public health workers who face ethical dilemmas in their everyday work without a systemized plan for decision-making must make gut-wrenching decisions that often mean deciding between the haves and have-nots, researchers say. Tailored decision-making guides may assist them in this process.

Podcast: Clinic fosters stability for children
A new advocacy clinic will provide legal representation and social work services to low-income families to prevent unnecessary placement and prolonged stays for children in foster care. The Detroit Center for Family Advocacy opens in May.

Some unemployed can get federal COBRA subsidies
The U-M Benefits Office will send notices to faculty and staff affected by unemployment with details about how to get help from a federal stimulus program that provides premium reduction for those receiving health care benefits under COBRA.

The Michigan Difference

Faces Behind Researchers:
Stepping out with baby

Dean Beverly Ulrich’s Developmental Neuromotor Control Laboratory is not a place Rebecca Flynn planned to be when she was pregnant with her second son, Charlie. Shortly after Charlie was born with spina bifida, Flynn was contacted about participating in a study to look at the infant’s control, coordination and the quality of stepping movements.