October 9, 2017
Topic: Campus News
First round of IP-X pilot grants announced
The University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus health science deans have selected four faculty team projects to receive the first-of-their-kind Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus pilot grants. The IP-X Research Stimulus grants support investigations focused on the health outcomes and value of interprofessional exchange in education, policy, research, care and service. Funding for the grants comes from the deans of the Medical School, schools of Dentistry, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work, College of Pharmacy and Office of the Provost. Each pilot project is funded up to $50,000, and each team includes investigators from at least three U-M health science schools. The IP-X early implementation grant awardees are scheduled to be announced in early 2018. For a list of the recipients, go to myumi.ch/6pMpm.
U-M 2017-18 annual security, fire safety reports now available
The 2017-18 editions of the U-M Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are now available. Viewers can read the electronic copy on the Division of Public Safety and Security website at myumi.ch/aGzQo. Those who would like hard copies of the report can call 734-763-8391. The document is a comprehensive resource for issues of campus safety, including emergency services, safety tips, support services and institutional policies concerning campus security. The Annual Fire Safety Report provides information about fire safety and statistics in on-campus housing. The publication also includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes, including bias-motivated crimes, that occurred on the Ann Arbor campus, certain off-campus properties owned or controlled by the university or recognized organizations and adjoining public properties.
College of Pharmacy, SPH introduce dual degree program
The College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health are launching a new dual degree program that will provide students with a well-rounded educational foundation to prepare them for managerial careers within both pharmaceutical companies and health care provider organizations. The dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health program allows students to pursue studies in both fields during a five-year enrollment period. Upon completion of the dual program, students will have earned a PharmD degree from the College of Pharmacy, making them eligible for state licensure as a pharmacist, and an MPH degree in Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health. Students interested in this program must first meet the admission requirements and be admitted to the U-M PharmD program. Qualified students may apply to the School of Public Health during the third year of professional enrollment in the College of Pharmacy. For more information, go to myumi.ch/aMRwj.
UMSI, U-M Library to lead librarian training efforts
School of Information and U-M Library faculty members will work to reinvent librarian training with a $399,009 grant for their project "Library as Research Lab: Immersive Research Education and Engagement for LIS Students and Library Professionals." The Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program awarded the grant. Faculty from both units will create three research labs, and 30 Master of Science in Information students and six librarians will engage in a variety of research projects over three years. The goals are to assess the library's role in student learning, create a new model for professional development of junior librarians, measure the library's impact on research and scholarship, and redesign library services to accommodate changes in higher education.
Mobility startups join TechLab incubator to pilot vehicle innovations
On the heels of new federal guidance for industry and state governments on automated driving systems, emerging mobility companies are coming to U-M to pilot their connected and automated vehicle technologies. Five companies from across the country will test and develop mobility solutions with U-M students as part of the university technology incubator — TechLab at Mcity. TechLab is managed by the Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with Mcity and it aims to foster collaboration between startups, university researchers and student innovators by emphasizing student learning. The companies in the fall 2017 cohort are CARMERA of New York and Seattle; PolySync of Portland, Oregon; RightHook of San Jose, California; Tome of Detroit; and Zendrive of San Francisco.
Purple Run planned to support domestic violence survivors
To highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and raise funds for the SafeHouse Center, the U-M Police Department — in partnership with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office — will host the third annual Purple Run. The 5k run/walk will take place Oct. 21 near the Duderstadt Center on North Campus. On-site registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. and the run will begin at 9 a.m. For more information about the event, or registration costs, go to purplerunannarbor.org.
— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record