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College of Pharmacy to host safe medication disposal event

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy’s biannual Safe Medical Disposal Event, during which unused and expired medications are collected for environmentally safe disposal, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2. Beginning this year, the event also will accept sharps and sharps containers. Collection sites will be set up on Central Campus at Ingalls Mall North, on Washington Street across from Rackham Auditorium, as well as at the Triangle Connector Link, Towsley Center and University Hospital. For more information, visit

U-M launches health study using Apple Watch

U-M has launched a study to discover if data collected on the Apple Watch, combined with other health information, can provide insight into health, wellness and disease. “This study is a unique opportunity to work with patients to gain insight into their daily and overall health status, providing a wealth of data that can be used for research that benefits everyone and advances health care,” says Marshall S. Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Medical School. The three-year study, called Michigan Predictive Activity and Clinical Trajectories, is already underway, with 1,000 participants enrolled. It aims to enroll thousands more patients of Michigan Medicine over the next year. The resulting data will be made available to participants and researchers who are studying health information, daily activity, wearable signals and participant-reported quality of life, with an eye toward an improved understanding of wellness and disease. Apple is collaborating with U-M to conduct this study and a subset of the data will be available to Apple researchers.

REMINDER: Deadline is April 1 for diversity scholarship award

Nominations are due April 1 for the James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship, a new biannual award given to a senior U-M faculty member. The award recognizes significant contributions of a U-M faculty member to understanding diversity and addressing disparities in contemporary society. Every other year, a senior faculty member whose research and scholarship — as well as teaching, mentoring, and public engagement — focus on diversity will be selected to receive the award and give a public lecture or performance addressing an aspect of diversity. Nominations can be made at

UM-Dearborn faculty members awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants

Three faculty members from the UM-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters will teach and conduct research in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe as 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholars. Linguistics Professor Daniel Davis, Composition and Rhetoric Professor Bill DeGenaro and History Assistant Professor Anna Muller, who is also the Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies, each secured a 2019020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to take part in research that focuses on developing international understanding and building long-standing cross-cultural relationships. The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange sponsored by the U.S. government.

— Compiled by Jill A. Greenberg, The University Record


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