In the News

  1. September 23, 2022
    • Parker Finn

    “Bringing these resources to the region can help manufacturers invest in new technologies, develop their organization and plan for the future,” said Parker Finn, assistant director of the Economic Growth Institute, which plans to create a $5.3 million advanced mobility supply chain transformation center to support small and medium-sized manufacturers as they transition to the electric vehicle market.

    DBusiness Magazine
  2. September 23, 2022
    • Susan Woolford

    Nearly two-thirds of parents say their child is self-conscious about their appearance, according to research by Susan Woolford, associate professor of pediatrics: “It’s developmentally normal for adolescents and teens to experience some insecurities, but if it’s interfering with their ability to enjoy social interactions or other activities, they may need help.”

  3. September 23, 2022
    • Gökçin Çınar

    “We haven’t done anything this new with aircraft since forever. … Usually, our industry doesn’t do big changes. You do minimal changes over time. So there’s high risk, but there’s high reward,” said Gökçin Çınar, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, about battery-powered planes, which could cut emissions and make shorter plane routes financially feasible.

    The Washington Post
  4. September 22, 2022
    • Ren Farley

    “There certainly has been a renewal effort going on with some success in many neighborhoods far away from downtown and there has been an apparent effort to increase lending to Detroit residents by some of the major banks,” said Reynolds Farley, professor emeritus of sociology and population studies.

    Bridge Detroit
  5. September 22, 2022
    • Geoffrey Barnes

    Research by cardiologist Geoffrey Barnes, associate professor of internal medicine, and colleagues provides further evidence that it’s best not to double up on blood thinners by taking aspirin along with commonly prescribed warfarin, to lessen the risk of bleeding complications. “We know that aspirin is not a panacea drug as it was once thought to be,” he said.

  6. September 22, 2022
    • Riana Elyse Anderson

    “The more you have supportive structures around you — like family, like peers, like adult mentors — the better chance you have of … surviving because you’re active and engaged and perhaps in spaces that may be a bit safer,” said Riana Elyse Anderson, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, on protecting kids from neighborhood gun violence.

    National Public Radio
  7. September 21, 2022
    • Photo of Aaron Kall

    “One of the great things about a debate is seeing a candidate have to deal with a question maybe that they didn’t think of or they didn’t plan for and, under pressure, how they address that,” said Aaron Kall, U-M director of debate, on Republican candidates ducking out of televised political debates.

    The Guardian (U.K.)
  8. September 21, 2022
    • Romesh Nalliah

    Romesh Nalliah, associate dean for patient services and clinical professor of dentistry, and colleagues found that heart attack patients who receive periodontal maintenance care have shorter hospital stays, while those with no dental care have the longest: “Our results add weight to the evidence that medical and dental health are closely interrelated.”

    U.S. News & World Report
  9. September 21, 2022
    • Nadine Hubbs

    “Playground insults have made a big showing since 2016 and maybe they are testing to see whether they still work or maybe they haven’t gotten the memo that these playground insults are starting to lose their luster with voters,” said Nadine Hubbs, professor of women’s and gender studies, on anti-LGBTQ rhetoric used by some Republican candidates.

  10. September 20, 2022
    • Rebecca Cunningham

    “Research volume is an important metric that highlights our reputation as the nation’s leading public research university, but what is even more important is how we use this funding to spark new discoveries, generate new knowledge and create positive change in communities worldwide,” said Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research, on U-M’s record $1.71 billion in research expenditures during fiscal year 2022.