Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Michelle Segar, associate director for the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center for Women and Girls and research investigator at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, discusses how overweight men and women responded differently to advertisements about the benefits from exercise. Read more about the study that found "daily well-being" motivates women to exercise, while "weight loss" and "health" are more motivational for men.

ArtsEngine receives Mellon grant to elevate creative process at research universities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the U-M ArtsEngine initiative a $500,000 grant to support a national effort to integrate the work of artists and their creative practices into the culture of U.S. research universities. The three-year grant will fund the first comprehensive guide to best practices in arts integration at research universities.

UHS changes designed to improve quality of care, service
The University Health Service is implementing an electronic health record and changes in the clinic scheduling process as part of its commitment to continuous quality improvement. UHS will partner with the U-M Health System to implement a common electronic health record called MiChart to allow seamless sharing of medical information between UHS and UMHS.

U-M to recognize Ford, Kramer and Oosterbaan as Michigan Football Legends
The Athletic Department will recognize three of its all-time great football players — center Gerald Ford and ends Ron Kramer and Bennie Oosterbaan — with the “Michigan Football Legend” distinction during the 2012 season, Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, announced Tuesday.

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.