“Michigan is not making much progress. It is holding steady. Unfortunately, holding steady at a pretty low level,” said Brian Jacob, professor of education, economics and public policy, referring to only slightly improved reading scores among elementary students in statewide assessment — among the bottom 10 of all states.
The Detroit News
“It was harder for younger stroke survivors to afford medications before the ACA because many were uninsured. After implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance coverage, namely Medicaid, increased and skipping medications due to cost decreased among younger stroke survivors,” said Deborah Levine, associate professor of internal medicine and neurology.
"If you take a look at President Obama's second term, he was adding 217,000 jobs. And since Trump assumed the presidency, he's been adding 189,000 jobs per month. … I don't think Trump should be bragging that he's somehow doing something that President Obama wasn't doing," said Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy and economics.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 2014 action to move opioid painkillers to a tougher-to-refill category may have inadvertently motivated surgeons to prescribe greater amounts to ensure adequate pain treatment, according to research by Jennifer Waljee, associate professor of surgery, and Joe Habbouche, resident in general surgery.
Russell Taichmann, professor of periodontics and oral medicine, commented on research that found that the deaths of all 128 crewmen of the Franklin Expedition, a 19th-century mission to chart a northwest passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, were not caused by lead poisoning, as previously thought.
Comments by Margaret Dewar, professor emerita of urban and regional planning, were featured in an article about how Detroit’s revival is putting poor people at risk of eviction as housing tax credits expire.
Donald Lopez, professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies, and doctoral student Rebecca Bloom are part of a team at U-M’s interdisciplinary Humanities Collaboratory that contributed research to a Smithsonian exhibition on an eighth-century Buddhist monk.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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.
J. Alex Halderman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was interviewed about security risks associated with electronic voting machines.
“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