Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, September 14, 2012

Karley Kiple (left) and Alex Stefanov chat with President Mary Sue Coleman during her annual open house for students. The event Thursday afternoon gave hundreds of students an opportunity to meet Coleman and tour the president’s campus home on South University Avenue. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

U-M professors to receive NIH Director's New Innovator Award
U-M scientists Emily Falk and Allen Liu have earned the 2012 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award. Falk's project will use brain activity to forecast the success of large-scale health campaigns, while Liu's involves making artificial platelets from the ground up, and turning synthetic biology upside down in the process.

Saving dollars while improving care: U-M did both in Medicare project
In a nationwide program that aimed to provide better care at a lower cost for Medicare participants, U-M made the most progress in reducing costs and improved the quality of care patients received. Those findings come from a new independent analysis published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

PHOTOS: Veggies, flowers and more at second annual MFarmers Market
The first of three MFarmers’ Markets scheduled for this fall took place Thursday at the Michigan Union courtyard patio. It featured fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, as well as cooking demonstrations, free samples, giveaways, easy recipes, a plant sale and tips for healthy and sustainable eating.

Judge takes plea under advisement in pornography case
A former pediatric resident at the U-M Health System pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession of child pornography, but the court has not accepted his plea. Instead, a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit took the plea under advisement and ordered Dr. Stephen Jenson to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

CRIME ALERT: Armed robberies
1-3 a.m., Sept. 13, at three off-campus locations: west Ann Arbor, east of Central Campus and south of Central Campus.

The Michigan Difference

Tending the spirit
Unlike most people, School of Public Health alumna Susan d’Olive Mozena likes being in the hospital — so much so that after 31 years as a hospital administrator and health care executive she became a hospital chaplain. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 2009, Mozena works at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne. Her story is in the current edition of Findings, the SPH magazine.