University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will soon begin to create databases of blood profiles to improve cancer patient care research as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative.
This article is part of an ongoing series profiling researchers at the University of Michigan.
For University of Michigan professor Mary Kelley, a pioneer in the field of women’s studies over the past 40 years, teaching this year has felt especially meaningful in an election year with the first major party female nominee.
Kelley said her interests in higher education and public life were first sparked by the fact that she did not encounter many females when she was in high school.
In September 2016, Eric Fearon, professor of internal medicine, pathology and human genetics, was named the new director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. In an interview with The Michigan Daily, Fearon laid out a number of goals for the center including continuing multidisciplinary collaboration, recruiting top leaders in the field and increasing initiatives for improving patient cancer care.
University of Michigan faculty and staff recently received a $2.83 million grant from the federal government to expand adolescent health care, particularly with regard to mental health and risky sexual activity that can lead to teen pregnancy.
A team at the University’s Adolescent Health Initiative will head the project, in part by expanding its work into 40 states nationwide. The five-year grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.
At a diversity town hall sponsored by the Residential College Tuesday, students questioned the inclusion of various demographics within the RC, a University of Michigan living and learning program that highlights valuing diverse thought and ideas.
About 70 students, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday night in the Keene Theater of East Quad for the second of two RC town halls on equity and inclusion.
University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services announced Friday they will be implementing new “drop-in” times, which would allow students to receive counseling without an appointment or filling out paperwork, to support students following “the multiple acts of hate and racism over the past few weeks.”
Multiple University administrators gave a talk Thursday afternoon to an audience of about 200 students, faculty and staff as part of a series of events held for the official launch of University President Mark Schlissel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan.
LSA sophomore Caitlin Walrath was casually smoking a cigarette near the fountain behind the Michigan Union Tuesday night — an area the University of Michigan designates as “smoke-free.”
Walrath was fully aware of the smoke-free policy when she lit her cigarette — after all, smoke-free campus stickers are pasted on trash cans around campus, literature on smoking cessation sits at the front of University Health Service and student ambassadors frequently hand out kits with tools and information about quitting to those they see violating the policy.