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October 22, 2017

School of Public Health

September 19, 2017

New Urban Collaboratory tackles emerging city challenges

More residents without cars could get to jobs and training programs through a more strategic public transit system — one that supports the newest mobility technologies and the design of citywide mobility hubs.

September 14, 2017

High-impact pain does not impact all Americans the same

A large number of Americans live with chronic pain, which can limit their quality of life and leads some to seek relief from potentially dangerous opioid medications.

New research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health shows the most debilitating pain hits hardest among people who have the fewest financial resources.

May 22, 2017

SPH launches new multidisciplinary master’s degree program

The School of Public Health has launched a new Master of Public Health degree program that will integrate the principles of environmental health sciences with health policy and health promotion approaches to address and reduce environmental and occupational health risks.

February 22, 2017

Study suggests need for new approach to unintended pregnancy

Contrary to prevailing thought, first-time mothers who receive more educational advantages at an early age are more likely to have their first birth result from an unintended pregnancy, a new University of Michigan study found.

January 30, 2017

Support sought for study of how xenophobia, racism affect students

As the nation grapples with increasing reports of hate crimes against persons of color, and incidents and rhetoric reflecting a fear of immigrants, researchers who study the mental and emotional health of young people are turning to crowdfunding to find out quickly how these events are affecting college students of color.

September 28, 2016

NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health

The University of Michigan is part of a new research initiative to investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents.

May 19, 2016

Childhood obesity research among U-M projects in West Michigan

University of Michigan developmental psychologist Alison Miller has devoted much of her professional life to investigating health risks in young children and educating parents on how to circumvent and overcome long-lasting health and behavioral issues.

May 10, 2016

U-M to work on ways to share rare-disease treatment evidence

A $900,000 funding award to the School of Public Health will allow researchers to develop methods to analyze treatment evidence that could make a difference in the lives of the 25 million to 30 million Americans living with rare diseases.

The funding comes from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

May 5, 2016

Incentive rewards some hospitals whose quality doesn't measure up

Changes to a federal program to add incentive payments to hospitals that controlled spending have resulted in some poor performers receiving bonuses through a plan originally designed to improve quality, University of Michigan researchers have found.

February 22, 2016

School of Public Health staffer to receive Candace J. Johnson award

Sylvia Koski, assistant to the dean in the School of Public Health, has been selected to receive the 12th annual Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence.

Koski will receive the award at a reception from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at the School of Public Health.

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