Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 6, 2012

Students from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations race to perform their assigned tasks in the Stock Car Pit Crew Challenge. The challenge took place recently on North Campus and is one of several team-building exercises that Tauber organizes for its first-year graduate students. Click here to read more about the pit crew challenge. (Photo by Brittny Smith, Tauber Institute)

New fellowship pairs U-M researchers with state policy makers
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today announced the inaugural class of the CHRT Policy Fellowship at U-M, a new fellowship program focused on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions. The fellowship, thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, will bring together five researchers from U-M and five Lansing policy makers to work on joint projects and learn from each other.

U-M United Way charitable campaign breaks record
U-M faculty and staff have pledged a record-setting amount to support health and human service needs in the Washtenaw County area. The recent U-M United Way campaign raised more than $1.3 million, which exceeded its goal.

This week in the University Record
• Faculty members honored for community service-learning work
• Staff Spotlight: After transplant, DAAS associate’s stories live on
• Research: Genes linked to cancer could be easier to detect with liquid lasers
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Bringing family medicine to Japan
Helping to revamp family medicine in Japan has been the pet project of Michael Fetters for nearly 20 years. The U-M associate professor of family medicine directs the Japanese Family Health Program and is working to create a residency-training program for Japanese doctors. His aim not only is to improve family medicine through better education but also to provide better medical care in rural areas.