In the News

  1. January 25, 2015

    “Wellness programs should be targeted to those at risk for illness since the healthiest 50 percent of the population generates only 3 percent of health care costs,” said Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine and health management and policy.

    New York Post
  2. January 25, 2015

    Comments by Barry Rabe, professor of public policy, were featured in a story about the 2016 presidential election and the views of potential candidates on climate change.

    The Christian Science Monitor
  3. January 22, 2015

    Gary Smith, professor of molecular and integrative physiology and director of the MStem Cell Laboratories, and Dr. John Fink, professor of neurology, were quoted in a story about how researchers are refining the processes for growing stem cell lines.

    Detroit Free Press
  4. January 22, 2015

    “It’s surprising to see a State of the Union address that is this liberal and certainly a little bit more controversial that you would expect given the lopsided nature of the November election,” said Aaron Kall, director of the U-M debate program.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  5. January 22, 2015

    Dr. Utibe Effiong, writer in residence at the U-M Risk Science Center, blames poor governance for Nigeria’s struggles with climate change — and inability to effectively address it.

  6. January 21, 2015

    “If you want to find out who’s going to fight and die, if you want to break up a particular terrorist cell, find out what they’re eating and how they dress. Plots never occur in mosques: you have to be quiet in a mosque. They occur in fast food places, soccer fields, picnics and barbeques,” said Scott Atran, adjunct professor of psychology and adjunct research scientist at the Institute for Social Research.

    Scientific American
  7. January 21, 2015

    Richard Janko, professor of classical studies, was quoted in an article about new technology that may allow scholars to someday read ancient papyrus rolls that were carbonized in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

    The New York Times
  8. January 21, 2015

    Research by Dr. Christine Cigolle, assistant professor of family medicine, and colleagues found that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is on the rise.

    U.S. News & World Report
  9. January 20, 2015

    “Curiously, the fascination that Americans today have with the island has everything to do with the fact that Cuba managed to exist for a half century without the United States being there,” said Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology.

    The Huffington Post
  10. January 20, 2015

    Research by J. Todd Arnedt, associate professor of psychiatry, suggests that drinking alcohol before bedtime can help people fall asleep fast, but does not allow the body to go through its natural sleep cycle.

    International Business Times