Aspen logging at the Biological Station
In a hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state’s Lower Peninsula, U-M scientists are testing ways to make the region’s forests more resilient to climate change. About 12,000 mature trees — mostly aspen — are being cut on 77 acres at the U-M Biological Station near Pellston. In this video, Luke Nave, assistant research scientist, and John Den Uyl, research specialist, both in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, explain why the Adaptive Aspen Management Experiment is replacing some of the century-old aspen with a mix of tree species and age groups that may be better equipped to handle a warming climate, extreme weather events, and stresses such as insect pests.
Amanda Saleh, an incoming junior at UM-Dearborn’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, and an intern at UM-Dearborn, presented her fundraising project at the annual Development Summer Internship Program showcase Aug. 2 at the Junge Family Champions Center. Saleh interviewed alumni, gathering success stories for UM-Dearborn's 60th anniversary oral history project. She’s speaking with Ann Blakeslee, a professor at Eastern Michigan University and a member of the Dobson Committee, which selects the nonprofit partners that host D-SIP interns. Saleh was one of 22 interns participating in D-SIP this summer. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Doctors of Tomorrow
As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, the medical field has been slow to reflect this change, even though research shows that quality of care increases when patients have doctors who look like them. This video explores an effort to address these changing demographics and improve the future of health care. Students from Cass Tech High School in Detroit are being inspired to enter the field of medicine through the Medical School’s Doctors of Tomorrow program.
U-M's impact on health insurance
Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance plans decide to take advantage of a new federal rule, the idea for which was born at U-M. In this video, A. Mark Fendrick, director of the U-M Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and a professor at the Medical School and School of Public Health, discusses the benefits of the V-BID concept — that the highest-value clinical services should cost the least to people who need them most.
Henry Liu (left), professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering and professor of engineering systems at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, speaks with U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Technology, after testifying on the importance of a robust national transportation research agenda. Liu was questioned on issues ranging from tech transfer to what Congress should do to get connected and automated vehicles on the road. (Photo by Andrew Loeb, Washington Office)