Dr. Michelle Macy, clinical lecturer in emergency medicine, pediatrics and communicable diseases, was interviewed about the high rate of youth injuries in vehicle crashes despite advancements in automotive design and child safety seats.
Regarding the chance someone could remotely reprogram a wireless heart defibrillator to kill its owner, Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, said, “My opinion is it is probably unlikely that a remote attack of this nature could happen today. (But) there can always be a flaw we are unaware of.”
The New York Times
Dr. Theodore Lawrence, professor of radiation oncology, was quoted in an article about radiation therapy versus surgery in treating prostate cancer.
Scripps Howard News Service
Thomas Buchmueller, professor of business economics and public policy, and health management and policy, and Helen Levy, research associate professor of public policy and health management and policy, contend the Affordable Care Act will feed Americans’ addiction to subsidies.
Detroit Free Press
Sarah Clark, research assistant professor of pediatric and communicable diseases, was quoted about her study that found most American parents would prefer email consultations with doctors instead of office visits when their kids have minor illnesses — but nearly half don’t want to pay for it.
U.S. News & World Report
Research by Melvin Stephens, associate professor of economics, on how changes in the labor market affect voter turnout was featured.
Emily Somers, assistant professor of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and environmental health services, was quoted in a story about her research into the higher rates of lupus among African-American women.
Detroit Free Press
George Siedel, professor of business law, was quoted about potential safety issues related to the Google Glass wearable computing device that is in the early stages of development.
Comments by John DeCicco, research professor at the U-M Energy Institute, were featured in a story about the failure of electric vehicles to gain a strong foothold among American car buyers.
The New Yorker
In an article about the growing reliance on electroencephalography to detect ADHD, Bruno Giordani, professor of psychiatry, neurology and psychology, said, “I’m not sure everybody needs an EEG. There has not been enough research to say that if your theta isn’t high enough and your beta isn't low enough, you don't have ADHD.”
The Detroit News