December 14, 2019

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Coming Events

  • Dec 16

    Biosciences Initiative Community Celebration and Symposium

    Artwork for Biosciences Initiative Symposium

    With President Mark Schlissel, Interim Vice President for Research Rebecca Cunningham and Biosciences Initiative Director Roger Cone, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Michigan League, Hussey Room and Concourse

  • Dec 18

    Eclectic Jazz & Klezmer

    Dave Gitterman (piano) and Ralph Katz (clarinet), noon-1 p.m., University Hospital, Main Lobby, Floor 1

  • Dec 20

    Cages, Nests & Butterflies

    Sculpture by artist Annie Bae, 8 a.m.-8p.m., Gifts of Art Gallery, University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2; runs through March 6

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Paul Sutherland
“I guess you never really know where you’re going to find something that really makes you happy. It’s good to stay open to that.”

Paul Sutherland, new media technician and instructor with LSA’s Department of Film, Television, and Media.

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This Week in U-M History

Yoko Ono and John Lennon perform in 1971 during a "Free John Now" rally at Crisler Arena

‘Free John Now’

On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

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Michigan in the news

    • Photo of Sarah Miller

    “There has been a lot of skepticism, especially in economics, that health insurance has a mortality impact. It’s really important that this is a randomized controlled trial. It’s a really high standard of evidence that you can’t just dismiss,” said Sarah Miller, assistant professor of business economics and public policy, commenting on research that shows letters sent by the IRS suggesting ways to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act may have saved 700 lives among those who were fined for not previously carrying insurance.

    The New York Times
    • Headshot of Natalie Schellpfeffer

    Although most summer camps welcome kids with food allergies, less than half require campers with allergies to have individualized emergency action plans developed by a clinician as a condition of attendance, according to research by Natalie Schellpfeffer, assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics: “Preparedness is key — every child with a history of food allergy should have an emergency action plan.”

    • Headshot of Joanne Motino Bailey

    Research by Joanne Motiño Bailey, director of the U-M Nurse-Midwifery Service, shows that both hospital births on land and in the water are safe for mom and baby: “Basically there was no difference between waterbirth and land birth, with the exception of a slight decrease in postpartum hemorrhage rates for births that occurred in the water and also fewer lacerations or tears that would require a repair.”

    WWJ Radio