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July 18, 2019

Public Engagement

May 16, 2019

Campuswide series offers ways to strengthen public engagement

More than 160 faculty and staff participated in the yearlong Conceptualizing Public Engagement series, and their involvement will help shape how the University of Michigan strengthens its partnerships with audiences beyond campus.

May 9, 2019

Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment

More people now die of drug overdoses than car crashes in the state of Michigan, ranking the state among the top third in the country for drug-related deaths.

While medication-based treatments for substance-abuse disorders are effective, there are substantial barriers to accessing care across the state.

May 6, 2019

20th Road Scholars tour aims to connect U-M to state’s communities

Kamran Diba, associate professor of anesthesiology, came to U-M in mid-2017 and feels a need to get a better sense of his new home state. So he’s joining 28 other U-M faculty and staff members for the 20th Michigan Road Scholars tour running through Friday.

April 10, 2019

Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

With a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles.

The funding extends the center’s 25-year partnership with the Army through 2024.

March 15, 2019

Faculty members testify regarding worker safety, financial stability

Faculty members from the School of Public Health and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business offered testimony this week before congressional panels that were holding hearings on topics related to workers who are exposed to dangerous chemicals, and oversight for some nonbank financial institutions.

January 31, 2019

CHRT 2019 Policy Fellowships now underway

Six university-affiliated researchers and six Lansing-based policymakers will participate in a series of seminars and experiential learning opportunities focused on health policy and practice in Michigan and nationally.

January 10, 2019

University launches nine new projects to fight poverty

On any given day across Michigan nearly 100 homeowners or renters could be evicted — a rate almost one-and-a-half times the national average. That is a problem one of nine new projects funded by Poverty Solutions and supported by the Detroit Urban Research Center aims to tackle this year.

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