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January 18, 2017

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October 18, 2013

UM-Dearborn establishes Ford Collaboratory with $250,000 gift

UM-Dearborn has opened the Ford Collaboratory — developed with a $250,000 gift from the Ford Motor Co. Fund — to provide an innovative site for students, faculty and community partners to meet and work together on long-term projects and partnerships.

October 17, 2013

New ways to assist a potential ‘lost generation’ of young scientists

With federal research cutbacks and sequestration casting a shadow on the plans for today’s researchers-in-training, the Medical School has created new programs to help biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral fellows understand the many career paths available to them.

October 17, 2013

Brain releases natural painkillers during social rejection, U-M study finds

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” goes the playground rhyme that’s supposed to help children endure taunts from classmates. But a new study suggests that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone snubs us — and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain.

October 17, 2013

Field hockey team to honor late coach Phyllis Ocker

The University of Michigan field hockey team will honor former Wolverine coach and U-M women's athletics pioneer Phyllis Ocker with a commemorative patch affixed on their uniforms for the remainder of the 2013 season.

October 17, 2013

Massive DNA study points to new heart drug targets

A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats — a discovery that could lead to new medications.

October 17, 2013

U-M’s United Way campaign now underway

The 2013 U-M United Way Charitable Giving Campaign that kicked off Oct. 14 by reaching out to U-M staff via e-mail and campus mail is off to a great start, organizers say.

October 17, 2013

U-M study: Will health insurance expansion cut ER use?

As the nation’s health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today?

October 17, 2013

School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M gift to U-M

School of Information dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school. The gift is among the largest made by a dean at the University of Michigan to his or her school or college.

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