Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, says a state bill to dismiss charges against individuals forced or coerced into prostitution doesn't go far enough to address the issue of recognizing human trafficking victims as victims: "Unfortunately, in Michigan we haven't made the paradigm shift to recognizing people as victims because of what happened to them."
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"The Trump presidency has punctured many Americans' beliefs about their country's exceptionalism. U.S. democracy is not immune to backsliding. In fact, it now faces a challenge that extends well beyond Trump: sustaining … multiracial democracy," said Robert Mickey, associate professor of political science.
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Thyroid cancer rates are on the rise and so are complications from surgery to treat thyroid cancer, according to a study by Maria Papaleontiou, assistant professor of endocrinology.
"These protests are reinforcing the current political cleavages in the country rather than breaking them down and trying to change the system. … In order for these new social movements to have an effect, they have to find a way to cut across these boundaries," said Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science.
Research by Terry Smith, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, shows that the experimental drug teprotumumab significantly reduces the eye bulging associated with Graves' disease.
"Leadership is about influencing people and processes to accomplish a collective goal. So you can develop your leadership potential no matter what your current role is, by considering how you can influence and contribute more to your organization," said Sue Ashford, professor and chair of management and organizations.
Richard Norton, professor and chair of urban and regional planning, and of Program in the Environment, discussed the fluctuating levels of Lake Michigan and the impact on shoreline communities.
Jenna Goesling, assistant professor of anesthesiology, was quoted in an article about how untreated depression contributes to the opioid epidemic.
Research by Rita Seabrook, doctoral student in psychology and women's studies, suggests that media portrayals teach women to be passive participants in their relationships and prioritize the desires of others, particularly men, instead of prioritizing their own desires.
Sonja Starr, professor of law, says that even if Attorney General Jeff Sessions toughens rules on prosecuting drug crimes, there might not be drastic changes in how prosecutors handle drug cases: "There's still a lot of discretion left to prosecutors to determine what is readily provable. Under any regime, whatever the Department of Justice policy, the choice is made by individual prosecutors."
The New York Times