In the News

  1. March 31, 2023
    • Galit Levi Dunietz

    Women with multiple sclerosis are more likely than those without MS to report sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and sleepiness, according to research by Tiffany Braley and Galit Levi Dunietz, associate professors of neurology. “Sleep disorders have gained substantial recognition for their role in cognitive decline, which affects up to 70% of people with multiple sclerosis,” Braley said.

  2. March 31, 2023
    • Jeffrey Veidlinger

    Jeffrey Veidlinger, professor of history and Judaic studies, says a recent Michigan Republican Party social media post linking the Holocaust to gun control was not only offensive but factually wrong: “(Disarming) Jews was not the first thing the Nazis did. They had already stripped Jews of citizenship and barred Jews from professional service, barred Jews from medicine and dentistry and schools.”

    Michigan Advance
  3. March 31, 2023
    • Richard Miech

    “If you ask me, it’s one of the biggest health successes of the century. Once you start smoking, you’re more likely to move on to other drugs,” said Richard Miech, research professor at the Institute for Social Research, on the success of a national anti-smoking campaign 25 years ago that seeded a dramatic decline in teen smoking and tamped down teen drug use.

    The Hill
  4. March 30, 2023
    • Photo of Tom Ivacko

    “There’s been a very concerted, ongoing effort with very strong media behind it to convince people that there are enemies in the public sector, undercutting their own democracy and working against the interests of the people,” said Tom Ivacko, executive director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.

    Wisconsin Public Radio
  5. March 30, 2023
    • Heather Ann Thompson

    Requiring prisoners in Michigan to routinely stand in line in inclement weather to wait for their medications is “unconscionable,” says Heather Ann Thompson, professor of history, of Afroamerican and African studies, and in the Residential College: “No one who is allowing this to happen … would remotely allow their own parents, siblings or children needing care to be treated this way.”

    Detroit Free Press
  6. March 30, 2023
    • Rick Hall

    The caricature of lobbying as legal bribery is misguided since an overwhelming majority of it is done with allies, says Rick Hall, professor of political science and public policy: “It’s not a wink and a nod; here’s a campaign check. That is really uncommon. You’re going in and talking with people you don’t need to bribe. They mostly have the same policy objectives you do.”

    The Detroit News
  7. March 29, 2023
    • Yingxiao Zhang

    “The pollen season is shifting earlier and earlier over the United States. The total pollen production will increase by 18% at the end of the century over southeastern Michigan with temperature and precipitation effects,” said Yingxiao Zhang, doctoral student in climate and space sciences and engineering, whose research shows a link between climate change and increased pollen production.

    Bridge Detroit
  8. March 29, 2023
    • Nicholson Price

    “HIPAA really doesn’t reach apps or places where patients share their own information. So that’s generally not preventing companies or app developers from sharing or selling or licensing this sort of data,” said Nicholson Price, professor of law, on consumers’ expectations that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act safeguards their health data in all contexts.

    The Wall Street Journal
  9. March 29, 2023
    • April Zeoli

    Eight times as many children are shot and killed at home as in school shootings partly because the shooter has chosen the victims, not opened fire indiscriminately. “If someone intends to kill their family, they will make targeted shots and make sure they kill,” said April Zeoli, associate professor of health management and policy and policy core director of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

    USA Today
  10. March 28, 2023
    • Sara Hughes

    “In many places, bottled water is an important source of safe drinking water absent adequate public water supply systems,” said Sara Hughes, associate professor of environment and sustainability. “But the bottled water industry actively encourages distrust of tap water, which does erode public support and investment in public drinking water systems even where the water is available and safe to drink.”

    Popular Science