Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Five-year-old Jason Rich moves the puck under the watchful eye of U-M hockey player Chris Brown during a recent UMeet the Athlete session at Yost Ice Arena. The series of clinics for kids in grades K-8 allows youngsters to work out with U-M student-athletes. Proceeds from the clinics support scholarships for U-M’s KidSport summer program. (Photo by Scott Galvin, U-M Photo Services)

U-M Health System earns two top nods for being a great workplace
The U-M Health System has been named a top employer by two different metropolitan Detroit-area surveys — metro Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” and the Detroit Free Press list of “Top Workplaces 2009.” The listings can be used to promote UMHS to prospective staff.

Transportation technology awards announced
An international collaboration between U-M and Fraunhofer has launched two more joint research teams addressing the increasing global demand for more efficient and sustainable technologies for transportation. Since April, the Alternative Energy Technologies for Transportation (AETT) program has awarded $2 million in seed grants to five projects.

NIH awards grant to U-M researcher for gender studies
A U-M physician is one of 14 awarded a National Institutes of Health grant focused on studying gender issues in the sciences. Dr. Reshma Jagsi, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the Medical School, was awarded $865,867 to examine how gender differences in outcomes develop among physician researchers.

The Michigan Difference

The little things matter
Tiffany Ofili inhabits a world of tiny tolerances and knows how small mistakes can cause big problems. As a four-year star sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper for the women's track and field team, co-captain Ofili already knew how that maxim can affect athletic performance. But pharmacy school gave the rule another meaning.