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Week of July 23, 2012

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IRWG awards Sisters Fund grants

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded its 2012 Sisters Fund faculty research grants to Dr. Katherine J. Gold, assistant professor of family medicine and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School, and Beth Glover Reed, associate professor of social work and Women’s Studies, School of Social Work. The Sisters Fund for Global Health is for faculty research that benefits local and global communities experiencing gender-based health disparities. Gold’s project will draw together an international review team to design a feasible intervention to reduce intrapartum stillbirths at a Ghanaian hospital. Glover Reed will examine innovations employed by centers that jointly treat intimate partner violence and alcohol and other drug problems, and support progress.

UMHS employee artists sought

The annual U-M Health System Employee Art Exhibition sponsored by Gifts of Art is accepting submissions from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 at UH South, Room F2553. This year, employees may submit up to three pieces of artwork, one of which may be by a family member. This year’s exhibition celebrates Gifts of Art’s 25th Anniversary. Guidelines and submissions forms are at www.med.umich.edu/goa/emp_guidelines_2012.pdf. The exhibit will be Aug. 20-Oct. 8 in the Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center, South Lobby, Floor 1.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Stefan Szymanski, the Stephen J. Galetti Professor of Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology, on what inspires him: "The emergence of a pattern from seeming chaos."

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