For Alexis Berry of Ann Arbor, it was the fifth time she received a free customized mouth guard made by School of Dentistry dental students. As she was leaving the clinic on June 23, she showed off her new mouth guard with dental student Daniel Frignoli, who checked to make sure it fit properly. Berry, who has played club soccer in Ann Arbor for five years, plans to use the mouth guard this fall playing junior varsity soccer at Pioneer High School. Photo courtesy School of Dentistry.
A $53 million grant will renew U-M’s ability to support medical research. The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research has again secured a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant renewal will provide U-M researchers with training, tools and services necessary to speed their search for new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease — and to involve even more research volunteers in their work.
Get ready to welcome a half million guests to town — the Ann Arbor Art Fairs are nearly here. The 53rd annual event made up of four independent fairs will draw more than 1,000 artists from July 18-21, and is expected to draw the customary 500,000-plus visitors to take in a wide range of art offerings.
MHealthy is known for awarding its participants the gift of health. But in November, it also will award six lucky employees prizes valued at up to $500 each for participating in its health and wellness programs.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the International Institute for language instruction and other initiatives.
The university has signed an agreement with the American Red Cross that provides a broad framework for utilizing campus facilities in the event of a disaster.
The U-M Library has announced that Elaine Westbrooks will serve as the university’s first associate university librarian for research, starting Aug. 13.
Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search committee for the next director of the Bentley Historical Library.
Jeff Kopmanis, application programmer senior at the Center for Space Environment Modeling, College of Engineering, on his job: “I make the Web front-ends (that) make it possible for ordinary people to run these very sophisticated tools.”
U-M commuter vanpools, which have grown by 14 percent in the last year, could sprout more users this spring and in coming months as ride sharing opportunities expand with GreenRide Connect.