In the News

  1. November 10, 2022
    • Matthew Collette

    While Great Lakes ships that move cargo with sails rather than fuel may be a few years away, the idea of sail-assist to reduce emissions is relevant today, says Matthew Collette, associate professor of naval architecture and marine engineering: “Adding sails to existing ships might reduce emissions from 10% to 30%. But I think we are also going to have to figure out a zero-carbon fuel source for them.”

    Great Lakes Echo
  2. November 10, 2022
    • H.V. Jagadish

    “If we, as a society, want to address and solve some of the greatest challenges that lie ahead, it is absolutely essential to expand and strengthen our collective efforts in AI enabled discovery,” said H.V. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Michigan Institute for Data Science.

  3. November 10, 2022
    • Matthew Fletcher

    “If the ruling is all about how tribes aren’t sovereign anymore, then that’s everything,” said Matthew Fletcher, professor of law and American culture, about a Supreme Court challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. That kind of broad ruling, he said, would cast a shadow on every corner of federal Indian law.

  4. November 9, 2022
    • Courtney Polenick

    More than half of adults 50 and older say they’ve helped a senior citizen with health, personal hygiene, home tasks or finances. “The challenges of helping someone you know as they grow older should not be underestimated but neither should the potential rewards,” said Courtney Polenick, assistant professor of psychiatry. Jeff Kullgren, associate professor of internal medicine and public health, says he knows “the value that (caregivers) can bring to the health and well-being of older adults. But there is almost no formal mechanism for our society to recognize or compensate them for what they do.”

    The Hill
  5. November 9, 2022
    • Denise Kirschner

    Using mathematics, Denise Kirschner, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Jennifer Linderman, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, developed a whole lung simulation capable of reproducing activity during a pulmonary tuberculosis infection — a breakthrough that could speed up the search for more effective treatments and vaccines for TB.

  6. November 9, 2022
    • Headshot of Karyn Lacy

    “A white, monolithic conception of the suburbs is no longer accurate. That means Republicans who want to win in the long term … will need to abandon a way of life that’s a relic of the past and devise a durable strategy to attract suburbia’s newest residents. At the same time, Democrats can’t take diverse, suburban voters for granted,” said Karyn Lacy, associate professor of sociology and Afroamerican and African studies.

    NBC News
  7. November 8, 2022
    • Chelsea Cox
    • Scott Roberts

    Research by Chelsea Cox, doctoral student in public health, and Scott Roberts, professor of health behavior and health education, shows that a majority of middle-aged adults are reluctant to take part in dementia prevention drug trials. “Respondents … mainly cite concerns over being a ‘guinea pig’ or the potential for harm,” Cox said.

    U.S. News & World Report
  8. November 8, 2022
    • Liz Keren-Kolb

    “You still have parents that want to have that direct line of communication … But I do think there’s more of an empathy and an understanding toward their child being able to put away their device so they can really focus on the learning in the classroom,” said Liz Keren-Kolb, clinical associate professor of education, of school cell phone bans.

    The Associated Press
  9. November 8, 2022
    • Arnold Monto

    “The problem I see in a national way is that there has not been very much uptake of the (coronavirus) booster. It’s really unfortunate, especially given the fact that the elderly and other groups are still at risk of having a severe infection,” said Arnold Monto, professor emeritus of epidemiology.

    Detroit Free Press
  10. November 7, 2022
    • Photo of Andrew Krafston

    “We see some individuals who are on hundreds of units of insulin leave the hospital following surgery requiring no insulin, and that predates weight loss. This is a bit of a controversial area, but some data suggest that there are unique properties to (bariatric) surgery itself that produce metabolic benefits,” said Andrew Kraftson, clinical associate professor of internal medicine and endocrinology.