Regarding tattoo removal, Dr. Jeffrey Orringer, professor of dermatology, said: "Even with the most up-to-date modern technology, it’s usually a fairly long process that involves discomfort and some cost and the potential for side effects.”
The Detroit News
Glenn Watkins, professor emeritus of music history and musicology, was quoted in a story about upcoming musical commemorations of the World War I centennial throughout Europe and the United States.
The New York Times
"Virtually everyone who smokes started before age 26, making college a key transition time in determining whether one will become an addicted lifelong tobacco user," said Cliff Douglas, director of the U-M Tobacco Research Network.
Susan Ashford, professor of management and organizations, was interviewed about what musicians can teach us about the challenges of being one's own boss.
Regarding the increasing use of smartphone apps to help restaurant diners choose healthier foods, Susan Ryskamp, senior clinical dietitician at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, said: "There's also more variety of foods now, even in fast-food restaurants. You don't have to go with the double cheeseburger and fries all the time."
The Wall Street Journal
Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, professor of internal medicine and gastroenterology, was interviewed about a possible link between irritable bowel syndrome and veterans of the Gulf War.
National Public Radio
John C. Campbell, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted in a story about the aging of Japanese society and how that country provides health care for a population that's growing older.
Daniel Kruger, research assistant professor of health behavior and health education, was interviewed about the fate of the "Arthur Miller house" in Ann Arbor and why society is fascinated with famous people.
"The future of the automotive industry is connected and automated and we're going to create that future right here in Michigan," said Peter Sweatman, director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
George Michailidis, professor of statistics, and electrical engineering and computer science, and two colleagues devised a way for Wall Street regulators to harness powerful computer algorithms to gauge how well public feedback is received and incorporated into the rules they write.