Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, August 23, 2012

U-M alumni from around the world have sent the Alumni Association footage of themselves singing the chorus of "The Victors," which was compiled into this video. Now, the Alumni Association wants to collect footage from U-M's 500,000 living alumni to present a true reflection of Michigan's global family. Learn more about the video project.

Student Move-In to affect traffic, parking
U-M Student Move-In begins Sunday, with limited move-in for some residents, and concludes the evening of Aug. 31. The increased traffic brought by this activity — along with several area street construction projects — may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems.

Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology
Engineers and artists at U-M will receive nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year research campaign to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension.

U.S. risks losing out to Asia in medical research, U-M team warns
The United States has long led the world in medical research, with hundreds of thousands of jobs and marketable discoveries generated by government funding every year. But a new study led by researchers from the Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System says the U.S. risks losing out to Asia as the hub of medical discovery.

Sue Schade named chief information officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers
Sue Schade has been named chief information officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, after 12 years as CIO of Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In her new role, Schade will provide direction and oversight for information technology initiatives in U-M hospitals and clinics.

U-M plays key role in pilot project for U.S. 'smart car' technology
Motor vehicle crashes are the largest single public health crisis in the United States. But Tuesday's launch of a new yearlong test of "smart car" technology conducted by the U-M Transportation Research Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, is designed to save lives and reduce injuries.

Six employees awarded $750 in prizes for completing MHealthy Rewards 2012
MHealthy recently announced six winners of the MHealthy Rewards Grand Prize Drawing. They were selected randomly, from among benefits-eligible faculty and staff members who completed the 2012 health questionnaire and a wellness screening, to receive prize packages valued up to $750 each.

Applicants sought for health care policy fellowship
U-M researchers can now apply for the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Policy Fellowship, which joins selected health services researchers and state policy-makers to learn about policy-making, health services research, and the intersection between the two. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 14.

Michigan Radio to launch local talk show with Cynthia Canty
Veteran Detroit radio personality and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Cynthia Canty is joining Michigan Radio to host a new weekly, local talk show at the station. "Stateside with Cynthia Canty," will premiere Sept. 6 and air Thursdays from 3-4 p.m.

U-M forms nonprofit joint venture for advanced DNA diagnostics
As a key step toward providing patients with treatments based on their own DNA profiles, U-M and the International Genomics Consortium have launched a joint venture that will help usher in an age of personalized medicine.

Record Update returns to daily distribution on Monday
Today's Record Update marks the last weekly email edition of the summer. The Update will return to its daily distribution schedule beginning Monday.

The Michigan Difference

Concussion consequences
As high school football players kick off a new season, Stephen Broglio will continue his research into the short- and long-term effects of gridiron-related concussions. Broglio, assistant professor of athletic training, will use special helmet sensors to measure hits to the head during games at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School. Broglio discusses the problem of high school football concussions in the current issue of Movement, the School of Kinesiology's magazine.