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Diabetes studies applications sought

The Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center is accepting applications for Pilot and Feasibility Studies. The MDRTC National Institutes of Health grant supports research initiatives by new and established U-M faculty. Support is available for one year with funding up to $50,000. The MDRTC also is accepting applications for a study to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers. Proposals are for one year of support with funding up to $100,000. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Aug. 3. Funding for both studies begins in December. For more information go to The studies are sponsored by the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.

Parking structure guardrail project to close some spaces

A project to replace the guardrails in the existing Thompson Street Parking Structure (east and south sides) will result in the closure of various groups of parking spaces between now and September. Work will occur between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday work may also occur (day shift only) should the project get behind schedule due to unforeseen conditions. For more information, go to

English classes available for families

The U-M Northwood Community English Language Program is offering English classes this summer for the families of international students, faculty and staff. Register at the Northwood Community Center for children's, teen's and adult classes. Native speakers of English also are invited to participate as volunteer conversation or classroom partners. For more information call 764-9998 or e-mail

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