Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chuck Thorpe, assistant director for advanced manufacturing and robotics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, addresses leaders from academia, industry and the federal government at a regional meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. Hundreds attended Monday's gathering at the North Campus Research Complex to hear about and discuss ways to boost American advanced manufacturing. President Mary Sue Coleman and Jack Hu, the J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, are the university leads for an AMP group developing recommendations on manufacturing innovation infrastructure, and School of Natural Resources and Environment professor Rosina Bierbaum serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and is an author of the report that led to the AMP. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Grant to help improve health research priorities in underserved areas
U-M Health System researchers will use a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to connect underrepresented communities with health scientists to improve health research priorities. The study will allow minority and underserved communities to be involved in the health research decision-making process through simulation exercises and deliberations.

New guest WiFi now available for visitors on U-M campus
A new, limited WiFi network now is available to U-M visitors. MGuest is offered in locations where Information and Technology Services provides coverage for MWireless and U-M Wireless Network. The U-M Health System will continue to maintain a separate guest wireless service, but the name of that service recently was changed to MGuest-UMHS.

Online quiz tests alcohol serving size knowledge
For people who choose to drink during the holidays, it's not always easy to know exactly how much alcohol one is consuming. To help people be more aware of how many drinks really are in their favorite cocktail, MHealthy created the Alcohol Serving Size Challenge.

The Michigan Difference

From Milan to Marquette
With the largest graduate medical education program in the state, U-M graduates are spread across Michigan, occupying cities both large and small. The current edition of Medicine at Michigan profiles four such physicians, Dr. Nathan Taylor, a hand-and-wrist surgeon in Marquette; Dr. Carla Zahuranec, a family doctor in Milan; Dr. Desiree Seeyave, who practices pediatric emergency medicine in Flint; and Dr. Richard Ohye, part of the next generation of U-M medical educators helping to train residents and medical students.