Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers can be vulnerable to tampering, at least in a laboratory setting, a U-M study shows. But in this video, Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explains such tampering would be difficult in the real world and that people with pacemakers and defibrillators can remain confident in their safety and effectiveness.

Biostatistics professor Abecasis recognized as influential researcher
For a second straight year, Gonçalo Abecasis, Felix Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, is one of the most influential scientific researchers of the year on the ScienceWatch list of "Who and What Was Hot in Scientific Research in 2012."

Streets around campus to be closed Sunday for Ann Arbor Marathon
Some streets around campus will be closed Sunday for the Ann Arbor Marathon. Among the areas affected will be streets on or near the Medical Campus and the North Campus Research Complex. Emergency and key access routes to the Medical Center either will be unimpeded by the marathon route or will be staffed with uniformed officers.

Targeted cancer therapy pioneers awarded 2013 Taubman Prize
Two physician-scientists whose research transformed chronic myeloid leukemia from a routinely fatal to a manageable condition will share the 2013 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science. The $100,000 prize is given by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.

PHOTOS: President's Staff Innovation Awards presentation
President Mary Sue Coleman congratulated the recipients of the inaugural President’s Staff Innovation Awards on Wednesday during the 2013 Voices of the Staff Annual Meeting.

The Michigan Difference

Caring for Boston victims
On April 15, LSA alumnus and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Ryan was just about to begin his third surgery of the day when a nurse came bursting into the operating room. "She said that there had been an explosion in Boston and there were multiple people injured," Ryan says of the Boston Marathon bombing. “My initial thought was that it was a joke. 'No,' the nurse told me. 'They’re going to be downstairs in a minute.'" Thus began one of Ryan's busiest, most hectic, stressful and memorable days.