Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Graduate student Stephanie Chang of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy poses a question to U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Detroit) during a town hall meeting at the U-M Detroit Center. The session Tuesday included questions from U-M and Detroit Public Schools students and the general public. Pictured from left are: UM-Dearborn undergraduate Mahde Abdallah, Clarke, WDET radio host Craig Fahle and Chang. (Photo by Feodies Shipp, Detroit Center)

Eight individuals, six teams receive diversity leadership awards
Recipients of the third annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards recently were honored at a breakfast ceremony in Palmer Commons. Eight staff members and six staff teams were recognized for their commitment to promoting diversity at the university.

Nursing launches major research collaboration with Thailand
The School of Nursing recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health formalizing a research collaboration effort in the study of non-communicable diseases.

Pharmacy faculty member win 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Wei Cheng, Ara G. Paul Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences has received a 2011 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health for his strategy to decipher the basic mechanisms of lethal viruses. The Update ran the Medical School's announcement Sept. 21 of Sundeep Kalantry, another recipient of this award.

The Michigan Difference

A better-educated Bangladesh
When Bangladesh sought to improve its higher education programs, Quamrul Mazumder, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UM-Flint, stepped up to help his native country. He has spoken at education-improvement workshops, on the Bangladesh National Television Network and even at the U.S. Embassy. Mazumder continues to work to establish international collaboration between the education communities of the U.S. and Bangladesh, and to provide recommendations to the Bangladesh government.