In the News

  1. August 10, 2022
    • Chad Ellimoottil

    “The headline says telemedicine, but in reality there was actually no telemedicine going on. It was just a corrupt practice that was occurring, obviously targeting seniors and the Medicare program,” said Chad Ellimoottil, assistant professor of urology, on alleged kickback schemes totaling more than $1 billion in which telemedicine companies got providers to order unneeded tests and equipment.

  2. August 10, 2022

    “I think the Kansas vote reflected an important statement on what the broader will of the people of the United States is. I think this vote really reflects what the center-of-the-road, middle America wants,” said Siobán Harlow, professor of epidemiology, and obstetrics and gynecology, on the rejection of a state constitutional amendment that would have banned abortion rights for women in Kansas.

    Michigan Advance
  3. August 10, 2022
    • Robert Fishman

    “The reason that urban design keeps coming back to the linear city is that it really does have a functional logic,” said Robert Fishman, professor of architecture and urban planning, of Saudi Arabia’s proposal for a 105-mile, high-tech, energy-efficient building in the desert where millions can live and work.

    Fast Company
  4. August 10, 2022
    • Michelle Segar

    “Flexible thinking drives creativity and resilience in the face of challenges and unexpected sudden change. Studies generally find that when it comes to eating and exercise, being overly restrictive often backfires. However, flexible thinking enables us to better manage our food consumption and physical activity,” wrote Michelle Segar, research investigator at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and health policy fellow at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation.

  5. August 10, 2022

    Kevin Boehnke, research investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, says cannabis tends to be safer than anti-inflammatories and opioids for chronic pain: “That doesn’t mean it’s without risk (but) at this point, there’s not really a good justification from at least a pain-management standpoint of why that should not be an available tool.”

    The New York Times
  6. August 3, 2022
    • Photo of Hoyt Bleakley

    Hoyt Bleakley, professor of economics, says rolling back tariffs on China as an inflation-fighting policy would not make much of a dent because the tariffed goods don’t make up a large enough share of the economy: “To some extent, tariffs get passed on to consumers. And so prices for some goods could drop. That’s going to be a measurable effect. It’s just not going to be a large effect.”

    USA Today
  7. August 3, 2022
    • Image of Payal Patel

    “Prevention is going to be key in trying to keep our numbers down. If you have been exposed … definitely getting a vaccine is a top priority. On top of that, trying to minimize skin-to-skin contact with folks you may or may not know if they have monkeypox, that’s going to be really important now as we continue to see more and more cases, not only in the U.S. but internationally as well,” said Payal Patel, assistant professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases.

    CBS News
  8. August 3, 2022
    • Photo of Ashu Tripathi

    “Scientists like me have been looking for new drugs for various diseases by purifying existing compounds in nature instead of synthesizing completely new ones in the lab,” wrote Ashu Tripathi, assistant professor of pharmacy. “Because natural products are already made to function in living creatures, this makes them especially attractive as a source for drug discovery.”

    Economic Times (India)
  9. August 3, 2022
    • Photo of Lindzey Hoover

    Research by Lindzey Hoover, doctoral student in psychology, and colleagues found that people whose parents have a history of alcohol abuse are at higher risk for developing an addiction to highly processed food: “Public health approaches that have reduced the harm of other addictive substances, like restricting marketing to kids, may be important to consider to reduce the negative impact of highly processed foods.”

    The Hill
  10. August 3, 2022
    • Photo of William Elliott III

    “We have a fair amount of evidence that shows that when (children’s savings) accounts are in place, kids and families will talk more about the kid’s future and talk more about their post-secondary education. This is very important for them, having the sense that college, which is far off for many of them, is something you need to act on now,” said William Elliott III, professor of social work.