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Week of November 21, 2011

In Brief

SPH team wins award

The team of Dr. Rajiv Saran, a co-director at the School of Public Health’s Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, has won two components of the Establishing a Surveillance System for Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Component one is the public health surveillance contract with a first-year award amount of $550,000. Component two (first-year award amount $341,508) is a website-building component sub-contracted to Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. SPH faculty included on the component one award include Brenda Gillespie, research associate professor of biostatistics; Yi Li, undergraduate engineering student; Hal Morgenstern, professor of environmental health sciences; and William Herman, professor of epidemiology. Medical School faculty also contributed.

Submit holiday closing hours to Record

The University Record will compile a list of holiday closing and reduced service reminders to print in the Dec. 12 issue. Units that wish to be included in the publication must submit information by 5 p.m. Nov. 29. The Record does not publish Nov. 28. Remaining editions of The University Record this year are Dec. 5 and 12.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Susan Douglas, professor of communication studies, on what inspires her: "My students inspire me. I love teaching undergraduates: their energy, their optimism, their openness to new ideas."

EVENTS

Face of Our Time exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 5, U-M Museum of Art.

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