Precision Health recognizes cutting-edge research with Investigators Awards

Precision Health at the University of Michigan announced 10 recipients of its Investigators Awards — grants of up to $300,000 each over two years. The grants, totaling nearly $3 million, will support research in a spectrum of precision health fields, including wearable technology, machine learning, predictive modeling, genetic analysis, imaging, and social science. Awardees were chosen from among an initial pool of more than 100 applicants with significant research projects. View a full list of awardees and their topics at

Nominees sought for 2018-19 Goddard Power and Dumas awards

The Academic Women’s Caucus is accepting nominations from the university community for the 2018-19 Sarah Goddard Power and Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying awards. Nominations for both awards are due Nov. 26, 2018. Candidates for the 2018-19 Sarah Goddard Power Award should have made significant contributions to the development of the status of women at U-M in addition to demonstrating exceptional leadership, notable scholarship or significant professional accomplishments. The Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award recognizes outstanding institutional initiative in demonstrating notable progress by academic units in achieving ethnic or racial and gender diversity at the full professor and associate professor rank, tenured and non-tenured. For more information on the Sarah Goddard Power Award, visit and for more information on the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award, visit

U-M to host array of events for Veterans Week

The university is offering a week of events that educate and celebrate the experiences and sacrifice of veterans who have served the United States. Veterans Week events are free and open to the entire university community and to the general public. Veterans Week begins today (Nov. 5) and ends Friday. For a complete list of events, visit

New research program takes steps to predict, prevent diabetic foot ulcers

More than 100 million adults in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the disease’s side effects is diabetic foot ulcers, which affect nearly 25 percent of individuals and are one of the disease’s most prevalent complications. These ulcers are responsible for about 80,000 nontraumatic amputations nationwide each year, and amputations appear to be on the rise. With a grant from the National Institutes of Health, U-M researchers have opened the Diabetes Foot Consortium, which will examine all facets of diabetic foot ulcerations research, treatment and prevention. The university was one of only six academic institutions selected for funding for this project. The consortium will be composed of a highly skilled clinical research team and other contributing staff members across all six institutions.

Create classroom and personal projects with Mardigian Library’s 3-D printer

The Mardigian Library is more than a place to go for information — it’s also a maker space. Looking behind the front counter, between the movie shelf and the student worker station, a clear case houses a 3-D printer: A LulzBot Taz 6 that’s ready to help you create something new. Library Systems Administrator Patrick Armatis said that the library printer forms a variety of items — engineering class designs, personal crafts and educational models. He said all types of projects are welcome from current students, faculty and staff. For more information, go to

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record