"I think we in medical education take these surveys very seriously. We put into play many initiatives that help our students be able to better manage stress so they can do a much better job in caring for others," said Rajesh Mangrulkar, associate dean for medical student education and associate professor of internal medicine, on surveys that address physician and medical student satisfaction with their career choice.
The Washington Post
A study by Jennifer Griggs, professor of internal medicine and health management and policy, found that people with a higher body mass index are substantially less likely to end their lives in hospice care than the rest of the population.
"We are deeply concerned about the (Trump) administration's proposed broad and disruptive cuts to areas that support federally funded research, the arts and the humanities. The cuts would have severe consequences and dramatically affect our work as a public research university to serve society and our students," said President Mark Schlissel.
The Detroit News
Reshma Jagsi, professor of radiation oncology, commented on research that suggests requiring teens to get their parents' permission to participate in studies about behavioral health may make it harder to understand adolescent psychology — especially when drugs and alcohol are involved.
Jianzhi Zhang, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in an article about how octopuses practice a rare type of genetic alteration in which they fine-tune the information encoded by their genes without altering the genes themselves.
"President Trump's tweets are covered instantaneously by the media, have been regarded by various political actors as a key indicator of policy, and have been shown to influence the stock market. If nobody cared about these tweets or they were not covered by the media, they would not have a huge impact," said Josh Pasek, assistant professor of communication studies.
The Christian Science Monitor
Karthik Duraisamy, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, explained why rocket engines explode sometimes, and how technology has (and hasn't) changed for rocket designers in the past decades.
Daniel Fisher, director of the Museum of Paleontology and professor of paleontology, earth and environmental sciences, and ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a story about theories on the extinction of mammoths and mastodons.
Great Lakes Echo
Anne Curzan, professor of linguistics, education, and English language and literature, says English is flexible and can accommodate a transforming society and new technologies: "People have been worried this language will fall apart for a long time. It's not going to fall apart."
The scholarly work of Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science, formed the basis of a new documentary on the antiwar movement in the decade after 9/11.
Inside Higher Ed