Apply now for the 2019 Health Policy Fellowship

Faculty members and researchers focused on health or the social determinants of health are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Health Policy Fellowship program offered by the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at U-M. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 15. This part-time fellowship program, now in its eighth year, has helped dozens of U-M faculty members translate their research findings into policy impact. Researchers and select Michigan policymakers move through the curriculum together over a period of four months. They learn from health experts, government experts, media representatives, and each other about the political and policymaking system, communicating for impact, hot topics in health and the social determinants of health and more. To apply, visit Email questions to Molly Welch Marahar at or

Michigan Medicine opens new Brighton Center for Specialty Care

Michigan Medicine recently announced the expansion of its health care services with the opening of the new Brighton Center for Specialty Care. Located at 7500 Challis Road, the three-level, 297,000-square-foot facility houses more than 50 adult and pediatric specialty services, including cancer, cardiovascular, orthopaedic surgery, MRI and more. In addition to specialty services, the center has four operating rooms, with the ability to add two more in the future, and 16 infusion chairs. The Michigan Medicine Brighton Health Center, located across the street from the new facility, will remain in operation and specialize in general pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. Patients can schedule appointments by calling 810-263-4000. Building hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

CEW+ awards more than $390,000 in scholarships

CEW+ has awarded more than $390,000 in scholarships to nontraditional students this year, marking the organization’s largest total to date. The 2018-129 cohort includes 58 Scholars and four Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellows. This year’s awards range anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000, to cover cost of tuition and living expenses, with Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowships ranging from $2,500 to $22,000. The average award amount for a 2018-19 CEW+ Scholar is more than $6,000. In addition to providing financial support, the CEW+ Scholarship Program assists students in navigating U-M processes including financial aid, academic decision-making, and applications to other sources of funding. CEW+’s Scholarship application process opens in early winter. For the most current scholarship application requirements, see the CEW+ website in early December at, or contact the Scholarship team at

SOE offers IB teaching certificate to secondary teacher education students

The School of Education has launched an International Baccalaureate teaching certificate for undergraduate and graduate students completing secondary teacher certification at the school. Beginning last month, the current cohort of Secondary Master of Arts with Teacher Certification students are the first group eligible for the certificate program. Beginning in January 2019, the certificate will also be available to undergraduates. Maria Coolican, clinical assistant professor of education, School of Education, led the development of the IB certificate program, which is comprised of three online modules and several in-person meetings, and culminates with students producing a capstone portfolio that showcases their IB teaching skills.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record