Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 11, 2012

Twenty-six U-M students led by Tom George, assistant professor of clinical practice and sport management, and Bruce Watkins, associate professor of sport management, recently returned from a 12-day trip to London, where they experienced a firsthand look at the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games. The trip, linked to the School of Kinesiology's Introduction to Sport Management class, helped students understand how political, civic, legal, economic, cultural, and historical forces compete and cooperate to produce a global event like the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of the School of Kinesiology)

2012 OVPR staff recognition award recipients announced
The Vice President for Research will honor three U-M staff members for outstanding research service. Jackie Hoats Shields will receive the OVPR Exceptional Service Award, and Cathy Thibault and Sharon Vaassen each will receive a Distinguished Research Administrator Award. This year's awards program and reception will take place June 22.

UMHS earns 'A' in first national report card for hospital safety
The U-M Health System has earned an “A” on the first national report card for hospital safety, awarded by the respected Leapfrog Group patient safety organization. The group’s first-ever Hospital Safety Score is based on 26 publicly available measures of how well hospitals protect patients from harm.

CRIME ALERT: Assault/Sexual Assault
June 9, between 11:30 p.m. and midnight; Ingalls Mall, near the Modern Languages Building (800 block of East Washington Street).

This week in the University Record
• Spotlight: Performer, world traveler a helping hand to student organizations
• U-M in History: DJ arwulf arwulf at the microphone
• Scholarship and Creativity: Communication between couples key to improving men’s diets

The Michigan Difference

A voice for the voiceless
Dr. Monique Reeves — who was born in Liberia, emigrated to Detroit when she was 5, and eventually graduated from U-M — is keenly aware that under different circumstances her life might not have turned out so well. That is why Reeves returns to Liberia periodically to work in local clinics and hospitals, works twice monthly as a clinician in a small emergency clinic in Clarkston, and why she serves as medical director of the FernCare Free Clinic serving Michigan’s uninsured population. Read her story in the latest edition of the School of Public Health magazine Findings.