Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Theresa Gratch, research laboratory specialist senior, Cell and Developmental Biology, in researcher Sue O'Shea's stem cell research lab. (Photo by Martin Vloet)

U-M launches new embryonic stem cell research consortium
A U-M consortium announced March 9 will create new embryonic stem cell lines that will aid the search for disease treatments and cures. Work at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies is expected to begin this spring.

Sessions focus on retirement planning
From explanations on benefits to facts about Social Security, Planning for Retirement sessions presented by a senior consultant in the Benefits Office provide helpful information for faculty and staff members who are within 10 years of retirement.

Ann Arbor to test outdoor warning sirens
The arrival of spring also brings with it the return of monthly siren testing. In order to prepare the University community and area citizens for severe weather and other types of emergencies, the city of Ann Arbor will test its sirens at 1 p.m. today.

Family stepping for LUNGevity
When Carl Allen Sr.’s not on his feet arranging or transporting medical equipment at U-M Hospital, he’s taking strides to find a cure for lung cancer. Allen will be taking part in the Fifth Annual Find Your Breath Walk-a-Thon.

The Michigan Difference

In step with the giant: China
It's February 2008, and School of Public Health Associate Dean for Practice Matthew Boulton is riding a bus on his fifth visit to China in the past year and a half. It's the kind of travel schedule that evolves when you're launching a two-way exchange program on the other side of the world.