In a story about workplace health and wellness programs, Dr. Caroline Richardson, associate professor of family medicine, said, “As the costs of health care keep going up and the costs are really impacting our economy, it becomes worth it to people to invest in systems to help people lose weight.”
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In a story about the ability of monkeys, like humans, to wait for each other to “talk” before responding, Thore Bergman, assistant professor of psychology and ecology and evolutionary biology, said, “Such coordination is one of the many aspects of human language that are difficult to study evolutionarily because language is so different from what animals do.”
Ted Spencer, associate vice provost and executive director of undergraduate admissions, said, “We’re seeing stronger and stronger students apply to the university. The trend is the more selective you are, the more students apply.”
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Allison Aiello, associate professor of epidemiology, was interviewed about the ineffectiveness — and even harmful effects — of hand sanitizers.
In an article about gluttony, Ashley Gearhardt, assistant professor of psychology, was quoted as saying, “The brain response to high-sugar, high-fat foods is much stronger than to foods found in nature. In the food industry, they amp that stuff up to a point where our brain is really going to react.”
Mark Barteau, professor of chemical engineering and director of the U-M Energy Institute, was quoted about a new U-M/Ford Motor Co. battery research and manufacturing lab to aid development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.
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