October 15, 2019

In the News

  1. October 15, 2019
    • Photo of Justin Heinze

    “We are going to be working directly with individual schools, looking at their unique contexts. So we need all those voices all around the table, all those different voices that will help us implement with the best fidelity,” said Justin Heinze, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, who will co-lead a new national research and training center on school safety at U-M.

    Michigan Radio
  2. October 15, 2019
    • Photo of Meha Jain

    A team of scientists led by Meha Jain, assistant professor of environment and sustainability, has successfully used data from microsatellites to quantify and enhance yield gains for small farmers in India — a discovery that can help increase food production in a low-cost and sustainable way.

    India TV
  3. October 15, 2019

    Research by Jason Goldstick, a research assistant professor of emergency medicine, and colleagues found that the rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased by about 14 percent from 2015-17 and that nearly a quarter of all gun-related deaths since 1999 happened in just those three years.

    PBS NewsHour
  4. October 14, 2019
    • Photo of Craig Borum

    A physical renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s building and outdoor site to match its world-class reputation is being led by Craig Borum, professor of architecture, whose proposals are described as “dotted with ideas that are creative yet pragmatic, money-saving without cutting corners.”

    Detroit Free Press
  5. October 14, 2019
    • Photo of William Elliott III

    “It’s not just about getting a degree; it’s also about what position you’re in when you get that degree. Developing policy along these lines is very much along the lines of the American dream. After all, those who have capital beget capital,” said William Elliott III, professor of social work, on ballooning U.S. student debt — more than two times what Americans owed a decade ago.

    Morning Consult
  6. October 14, 2019
    • Photo of Rebecca Cunningham

    “We are not funding research on an important cause of death among kids and teens. It’s unacceptable to know that this kind of injury kills more high school kids than any other cause and we’re not doing anything about it,” said Rebecca Cunningham, interim vice president for research, and professor of emergency medicine, and health behavior and health education, whose research shows that few federal dollars are available to research firearm-injury prevention among U.S. children and teens.

    Reuters
  7. October 11, 2019
    • Photo of Derek Peterson

    “As curators, we have made efforts throughout this exhibition to remind the viewer that for many Ugandans, the 1970s were a perilous time. The photos are so overwhelmingly positive in their appraisal of Amin that we’ve really had to work to find ways to bring the violence of the time into focus,” said Derek Peterson, professor of history, and Afroamerican and African Studies, who is working to preserve endangered government archives in Uganda, including 70,000 newly discovered images.

    The Guardian (U.K.)
  8. October 11, 2019
    • Photo of Rob Stephenson

    Rob Stephenson, professor of nursing, and health behavior and health education, says a new CDC report that found rates of reported cases of STDs tend to be highest among adolescents and young adults “really speaks to the need for us to up our game in educating young people on not only the basics of sex education but sexuality education and relationship education, too.”

    CNN
  9. October 11, 2019
    • Photo of Leigh Pearce

    “There’s no one-size-fits-all. I think that what’s unique about life’s purpose is that the way it manifests for each person is different. … Anyone can define for themselves what gives them purpose and work toward fulfilling that,” said Leigh Pearce, associate professor of epidemiology, whose research shows that people with a stronger life purpose are less likely to die of various causes.

    U.S. News & World Report
  10. October 10, 2019
    • Photo of Geoff Emberling

    “There was persistent denial that black Africans could have built a powerful civilization worthy of the same attention and respect as Egypt,” said Geoff Emberling, associate research scientist at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, commenting on the black pharaohs who ruled the historically overlooked Kingdom of Kush.

    Daily Mail (U.K.)