Three town halls in the coming weeks are designed to gather input from University of Michigan faculty members about President Mark Schlissel's Biosciences Initiative and its goal of creating globally leading research programs focused on solving critical problems.
A new ranking shows the research strength of the University of Michigan in the natural sciences, placing it in the top 10 of American institutions for producing articles in the most selective science publications.
The university placed fourth among publicly funded institutions.
The biological sciences today provide a "spectacularly fertile landscape for discovery," and University of Michigan researchers must work across disciplines to identify and pursue those emerging opportunities, according to President Mark Schlissel.
Members of the Biosciences Initiative Coordinating Committee are: