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August 19, 2018

In The News

August 15, 2018

Research by Calista Harbaugh, surgical resident and research fellow at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, found that wisdom teeth removal, a common procedure typically performed during the teen years, may contribute to long-term drug use.


August 15, 2018

J. Alex Halderman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was interviewed about security risks associated with electronic voting machines.

Bloomberg Technology

August 15, 2018

“I think it is part of a biased reaction to a minority assuming a very high-status position in the organization,” said Jim Westphal, professor of strategy, whose research shows that white, male leaders tend to feel less of an identification with their employers following the appointment of a female or minority CEO.

The Washington Post

August 8, 2018

“His atmospheric-science background is key to understanding and estimating growing costs of weather and climate events,” said Rosina Bierbaum, professor of environment and sustainability, regarding Kelvin Droegemeier, the President Trump's choice for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Atlantic

August 8, 2018

“The administration’s proposed freeze of (fuel economy) standards after 2020 reflects a denial of the solid scientific and engineering research that justifies steady, ongoing increases in vehicle efficiency as a critical, cost-effective opportunity to limit U.S. petroleum demand and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said John DeCicco, a research professor at the U-M Energy Institute.

USA Today

August 8, 2018

Comments by Helen Kales, professor of psychiatry and director of the Program for Positive Aging, were featured in a story about the use of nondrug treatments in managing dementia.

ABC News

August 1, 2018

Christine Aidala, associate professor of physics, was quoted in an article about a proposed billion-dollar American particle collider that would serve as a state-of-the-art facility designed to answer some of the deepest questions about our universe.


August 1, 2018

“Tariffs are low throughout the industrialized world. Basically, if you said there’s no more tariffs to reduce, you would barely be wrong,” said Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy.

The New York Times

July 31, 2018

“We are beginning to learn that patients often form instantaneous impressions about their providers the moment they enter the door,” said Vineet Chopra, associate professor of internal medicine, whose research found that doctors’ clothing influences patients’ satisfaction with the care they receive.


July 25, 2018

Research by Eric Bell, professor of astronomy, and Richard D’Souza, postdoctoral researcher in astronomy, suggests the Milky Way had a previously unknown big sibling that was torn apart by the neighboring Andromeda galaxy long ago.