In the News

  1. May 10, 2023
    • Betsey Stevenson

    “The U.S has just had an absolutely remarkable labor market recovery from the pandemic. … Giving people a lot of financial support during the darkest points of the pandemic did not prevent them from coming back into the labor market,” said Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics. “Across the board, we saw the labor force participation rate rise by nearly half a percentage point. That’s a lot of people.”

    BNN Bloomberg
  2. May 10, 2023
    • Justin Heinze

    “It’s pretty much undeniable that the number of shootings and the severity of shootings are going up” in schools, said Justin Heinze, associate professor of health behavior and health education, noting that about 3 percent of students in kindergarten through 12th grade will bring a weapon to school in a given year.

    The New York Times
  3. May 9, 2023
    • Gorav Ailawadi

    “We were amazed by learning about the health care system in a developing nation. Learning what their challenges are, what we take for granted here all the time and working with their local team to think outside the box,” said Gorav Ailawadi, professor of cardiac surgery and director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, whose team recently worked with local surgeons and medical staff at a hospital in Zambia.

  4. May 9, 2023
    • Dana Habers

    “Our ability to deliver by drone reduces our carbon emissions on each delivery by about 97% compared to a truck delivery, which is our primary mode today,” said Dana Habers, chief innovation officer and chief operating officer of pharmacy at U-M Health, on Michigan Medicine’s plans to use drones to deliver prescriptions to patients’ homes.

    CBS Detroit
  5. May 9, 2023
    • Marcus Collins

    “The brands that dominate culture (and subsequently commerce) have evolved into ‘identity marks’ — the marks we use to communicate who we are, what we believe, and where we reside within the stratified social world,” wrote Marcus Collins, clinical assistant professor of marketing.

    Fast Company
  6. May 8, 2023
    • Michael Cherney
    • Rich Auchus
    • Daniel Fisher

    Traces of ancient hormones detected in the tusks of a woolly mammoth provide the first direct evidence that adult males experienced musth, a testosterone-driven episode of heightened aggression. “We didn’t really know what to expect. … I think the biggest surprise, however, was just how clear the pattern in testosterone was,” said Michael Cherney, research fellow at the Museum of Paleontology, who conducted the study with Rich Auchus, professor of pharmacology, and Daniel Fisher, professor and curator at the Museum of Paleontology.

  7. May 8, 2023
    • Natalie Tronson

    “People often think about (fatigue) in terms of ‘oh, people are tired all the time.’ But fatigue is so much more pervasive and detrimental than that,” said Natalie Tronson, associate professor of psychology. “And so this understanding of perception vs. physical fatigue and what that means and how we should conceptualize it or talk about it is really, really important.”

    The Washington Post
  8. May 8, 2023
    • Headshot of Lewei (Allison) Lin

    “The folks who were using heroin previously are the folks who are also using fentanyl now. It’s just that the supply of opioids and other drugs in our communities are primarily supplies that are predominantly fentanyl because of all the characteristics of it, how inexpensive it is, how easy it is to cut with other substances,” said Allison Lin, associate professor of psychiatry.

    ABC News
  9. May 5, 2023

    The misuse of prescription drugs introduced opioids to a huge population of people who used and abused the drug outside of a doctor’s oversight. “It was ‘the medicine cabinet problem,'” said Amy Bohnert, professor of anesthesiology, of psychiatry and of epidemiology. “When there are that many pills being prescribed, some of them get diverted to curious teenagers and others, and some of those people will get addicted.”

  10. May 5, 2023
    • Shanna Kattari

    “All of this anti-trans rhetoric is absolutely about power and control, though some people may also hate trans people,” said Shanna Kattari, associate professor of social work and of women’s and gender studies. “We are seeing the pendulum swing back in response to all the progress towards equity and justice that has been made over the past decade or so.”

    USA Today