Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ever wonder how to get the upper hand in a price negotiation? One way is to make the first offer, says Shirli Kopelman, clinical assistant professor management and organizations. But, as Kopelman explains in this video, satisfaction with the final result often is tempered by anxiety about being taken advantage of by the other side.

U-M part of new global alliance for sharing genomic, clinical data
U-M has joined 70 leading health care, research and disease advocacy organizations from more than 40 countries in an international alliance to enable secure sharing of genomic and clinical data used to learn more about disease. Participants say the public interest will be served best if researchers work together to develop and promote technical and regulatory standards.

University leaders pay tribute to Rep. John Dingell's historic tenure
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, whose 12th congressional district includes the Ann Arbor campus as well as UM-Dearborn, today becomes the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. The university has compiled a tribute page in which U-M leaders share their thoughts about the congressman.

Health System's Healing Butterfly Garden opens Tuesday
Featuring more than 30 species of butterflies and more than 25 types of colorful trees, shrubs and flowers native to the Ann Arbor area, the U-M Health System’s Healing Butterfly Garden will open on Tuesday for patients, families and staff at U-M. Located in the courtyard near the old Mott Hospital, it is among the first to be built within a medical center campus and integrated into the patient care experience.

The Michigan Difference

Caring for Boston victims
On April 15, LSA alumnus and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Ryan was just about to begin his third surgery of the day when a nurse came bursting into the operating room. "She said that there had been an explosion in Boston and there were multiple people injured," Ryan says of the Boston Marathon bombing. “My initial thought was that it was a joke. 'No,' the nurse told me. 'They’re going to be downstairs in a minute.'" Thus began one of Ryan's busiest, most hectic, stressful and memorable days.