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Edward Happ to head new information centers at School of Information

The University of Michigan School of Information is establishing two new information centers designed and led by Edward Happ, the school's newly appointed executive fellow. The first center, The 2G Lab, will create a space to test problem solving and the design of tools and applications that work with the slower mobile phone technology. The second, The Data4Good Center, will initially focus on technology-related data relevant to non-profit organizations and their communities.

Michigan Medicine, MedImmune partner in diabetes and metabolic disease research

Michigan Medicine and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, have entered into a three-year research alliance to identify potential new therapies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders. The organizations are combining their research expertise to explore how the central nervous system and peripheral tissues rely on each other in these three major disease areas. In addition, researchers will develop and utilize cutting-edge technologies to study genetic models in order to understand and identify targets for the treatment of diabetes and related diseases.

IM Sports Building receives Outstanding Sports Facilities Award

The Intramural Sports Building at U-M has received the distinguished Outstanding Sports Facilities Award from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. This annual awards program recognizes facility owners and managers, architects and consultants for their efforts planning, financing, designing and operating indoor recreation and wellness facilities that set high standards for design and functionality. The IM building reopened in 2016 after renovations that included new finishes, flooring and insulated windows. Historical architectural features were preserved during the design process that also incorporated many contemporary and modern features.

Interprofessional exchange research grants available for faculty teams

The U-M Health Sciences Council announces the availability of grant funding to support research targeted at determining the ability of interprofessional education, policy, research and care and service to improve health outcomes and value. The goal is to fund the most exciting and innovative ideas from across the university to promote research on the benefits of interprofessional exchange on diseases, populations or current practices. The IP-X Research Stimulus has more than $1.5 million of dedicated funding available for distribution over a three-year period. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/hjxvpor.

Michigan Medicine named top place to work by Becker's Healthcare

Michigan Medicine has been named to Becker Healthcare's list of "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare." The recognition marks the fifth straight year the organization has made the list, which recognizes hospitals, health systems and organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits. The list also identifies organizations that encourage professional development and offer employee recognition and mentorship programs.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record

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