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Three new sports to debut at UM-Dearborn this fall

This fall, the University of Michigan-Dearborn will add three new sports to its offerings: men’s and women’s bowling and women’s ice hockey. With the new additions, UM-Dearborn now offers 12 varsity sports and two varsity club sports. Director of Athletics and Recreation Matt Beaudry said the growth in athletics opportunities in recent years strengthens the student experience and helps promote the university. The new head coach for men’s and women’s bowling will be Marti Marshall, a lifelong Ann Arbor resident who recently was inducted into Detroit’s Bowling Hall of Fame. Both bowling teams are competing in the NAIA and the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Tim Ames will be the head coach for women’s ice hockey.

Faculty team named for first IP-X Early Implementation Grant

The health science deans at U-M’s Ann Arbor campus have selected the faculty team to be awarded the first-ever Early Implementation Grant, for up to $250,000, in U-M’s groundbreaking Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus program. “Stemming a Public Health Crisis: Using an Interprofessional Approach to Compare the Effectiveness of Two Different Diet and Lifestyle Interventions for Adults with Overweight or Obesity, Hypertension and Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes” has been selected for the funding award. The project’s principal investigator is Laura Saslow, assistant professor of nursing, School of Nursing. Her team of U-M co-investigators includes Lenette M. Jones (School of Nursing), Heidi Diez (College of Pharmacy), Julia Wolfson (School of Public Health) and Caroline Richardson (Medical School).

University Record publishing schedule for spring break

The University Record will not publish a printed edition Feb. 26 due to spring break. Weekly publication will resume March 5. The University Record’s daily email will not be sent the week of Feb. 26-March 2, although major news items may be posted to the Record website. The email will resume March 5.

Eleven innovative biomedical ideas get $1.8M in MTRAC funding

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Innovation Hub has provided more than $1.8 million for 11 new biomedical ideas that emerged from research across Michigan — including eight from U-M. Projects were funded to accelerate their paths to market, and award amounts range from $75,000 to $250,000 per project. To see the list of project winners, visit

Michigan Medicine names new chief human resources officer

Deloris (Dee) Hunt has been named Michigan Medicine’s chief human resources officer, effective today (Feb. 19). Hunt brings more than 20 years of HR executive experience in the health care industry, most recently at the Detroit Medical Center. At the center, she led the system through major changes, including ownership and personnel transition from Vanguard Health Systems to Tenet Healthcare. She was critical in the implementation of a best-in-class leadership development program, organization-wide talent growth and development, and restructuring to enhance services while reducing costs. Prior to her time at DMC, Hunt was a system director at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System for six years. In this role, she integrated the HR departments of three hospitals into a cohesive department and redesigned and trained staff to meet the business needs of the organization.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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