Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Students use spare parts to create surgical lamp for developing nations
Engineering students have developed a low-cost, battery-powered surgical lamp, made from such items as a pie pan and bicycle brake. The lamp is designed for use in developing nations where electricity isn’t reliable. Earlier this month, the members of Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives sent their prototype to Uganda where it will undergo testing.

U-M alumnus, kayaker nominated to U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
U-M alumnus Greg Barton, who earned four Olympic medals in kayaking spanning three Olympic Games from 1984-1992, has been nominated for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Barton, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from U-M in 1983, is nominated in the individual category.

Graduate students lobby with coalition in D.C.
Adam Cole and three other U-M students traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of a lobbying action organized by a new national coalition called Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE), which seeks to advance the quality of life, quality of education, access and affordability of graduate schools at public universities.

The Michigan Difference

Thrombotic threat
When initial treatment failed to dissipate 15-year-old tennis champ Elizabeth Baiardi’s leg clot, a U-M-trained vascular surgeon at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital sent her to the Cardiovascular Center (CVC) for the coordinated, multi-specialty care that is its hallmark.