Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Most School of Public Health students complete an internship between their first and second years. This video provides a look at the varied locations where some of them will be spending this summer.

Neuroscience researcher elected to National Academy of Sciences
Huda Akil, Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences and co-director of the Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist. Akil’s research is aimed at understanding mechanisms of our emotions, including the brain biology of pain, stress, substance abuse and depression.

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium paves the way for startups
The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, U-M’s annual showcase of up-and-coming startup companies, is at the center of a report released last week that shows that investors have committed $735 million to more than 120 venture-backed businesses in Michigan over the last five years.

Nominees sought for award honoring humane use of lab animals
The U-M Committee on the Use and Care of Animals and the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine are soliciting nominations for the Jody C. Ungerleider Memorial Award. This award is given for outstanding contributions toward the humane use and welfare of laboratory animals.

The Michigan Difference

Advice from the bullpen
Former U-M pitcher Jim Abbott was born without a right hand, but he didn't let it dampen his illustrious baseball career or hamper his successful foray into public speaking. "I've never felt as though I've had a disability," Abbott says. "I would probably say that I'm more blessed than not in terms of what I'm able to do physically. And I think that has to be your focus."