Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2017 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:05:21 -0500 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:05:21 -0500 60 Sarnaik Challenge seeks to raise $200,000 for Wayne State’s HIGH Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/20/sarnaik-challenge-seeks-to-raise-200000-for-wayne-states-high-program-6041 Dr. Sharada Sarnaik and Dr. Ashok P. Sarnaik have issued the Sarnaik Challenge to build the Sarnaik Endowment Fund for the HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program at Wayne State University. The couple will match every gift made to the fund, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. This challenge will create an endowment for the HIGH Program valued at $200,000, providing ongoing funding to support students facing homelessness. The Sarnaiks established the Sarnaik Endowment Fund to express gratitude for the educational, professional and personal opportunities they have received, and to provide similar opportunities for others. Both are pediatricians at the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/20/sarnaik-challenge-seeks-to-raise-200000-for-wayne-states-high-program-6041 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Dr. Phillip Levy to head Wayne State's new Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/20/dr-phillip-levy-to-head-wayne-state-universitys-new-translational-science-and-clinical-research-innovation-program-6042 Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., Edward S. Thomas Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine, has been appointed assistant vice president of Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation for Wayne State University. He will oversee a transformational shift that will develop centralized, horizontally integrated resources to support clinical research university-wide. Housed in WSU’s Integrative Biosciences Center, or IBio, the Center for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation will become the hub of campus-wide clinical research aimed at improving health and health care for Detroit and southeast Michigan. Envisioned as a partnership with the community, the center will serve as a focal point for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/20/dr-phillip-levy-to-head-wayne-state-universitys-new-translational-science-and-clinical-research-innovation-program-6042 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY: “Deconstructing ‘White Supremacy?” discussion at Wayne State, Feb. 20 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/15/media-advisory-deconstructing-white-supremacy-discussion-at-wayne-state-feb-20-6040 WHAT: Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights are sponsoring “Deconstructing ‘White Supremacy’?” The free event will feature the following panelists: Frederic Pearson, professor of political science and director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Ronald Brown, associate professor, American government and politics, Department of Political Science Howard Lupovitch, associate professor of history and director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies Brad Roth, professor of political science and law Liette Gidlow, associate professor, Department of History Discussion moderated by Barbara L. Jones, community dispute resolution specialist,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/15/media-advisory-deconstructing-white-supremacy-discussion-at-wayne-state-feb-20-6040 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Partnership with WSU School of Medicine gives GVSU students enhanced admission opportunities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/10/partnership-with-wsu-school-of-medicine-gives-gvsu-students-enhanced-admission-opportunities-6039 DETROIT — Leaders from two public universities today signed a partnership agreement that provides Grand Valley State University premedical students enhanced opportunities for admission to Wayne State University School of Medicine. The Early Assurance Program was introduced by leaders from Grand Valley and Wayne State's School of Medicine at the GVSU Detroit Center, during a Grand Valley Board of Trustees meeting. Jean Nagelkerk, vice provost for health at GVSU, said the program reserves up to five medical school spots for qualified Grand Valley students who are interested in practicing medicine. Recruitment will begin this spring for students who would be admitted to medical school... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/10/partnership-with-wsu-school-of-medicine-gives-gvsu-students-enhanced-admission-opportunities-6039 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on a variety of Valentine's Day themes https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/09/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-a-variety-of-valentines-day-themes-6038 The following Wayne State University experts are available to provide commentary and analysis for a variety of Valentine's Day topics such as aspects of online dating, the pros of double-dating to help a stagnate relationship, communication in long-distance relationships, and the role of insecurity in unhealthy relational choices. Stephanie Tong, assistant professor of communication in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts — Tong's research interests lie at the intersection of interpersonal communication and new media. Specifically, she studies how people initiate, maintain and terminate relationships using computer-mediated communication. Her current research is funded by the National Science Foundation... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/09/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-a-variety-of-valentines-day-themes-6038 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Free full-day cybersecurity training course Feb. 23 at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/07/free-full-day-cybersecurity-training-course-feb-23-at-wayne-state-university-6036 Learn more about the expanding field of cybersecurity and assess your level of competency by enrolling in a free “Capture the Flag” class Feb. 23 at Wayne State University’s Cyber Range Hub in Warren. This course is designed for cybersecurity newcomers who need to master basic skills and professionals who want to test their working knowledge. “Capture the Flag” is a hands-on course that allows individuals or small groups to learn the fundamentals of hacking techniques and methods. Using open source tools, participants will fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time and learn about: Linux/Kali Linux penetration... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/07/free-full-day-cybersecurity-training-course-feb-23-at-wayne-state-university-6036 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Nursing receives prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars grant to prepare Ph.D. nurses https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/07/wayne-state-university-college-of-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of-nursing-scholars-grant-to-prepare-phd-nurses-6037 The Wayne State University College of Nursing is one of only 28 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding Ph.D.’s. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program will provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D.’s in three years. Wayne State’s College of Nursing will select one nursing student to receive this prestigious scholarship. “The Future of Nursing Scholars program is making an incredible impact in real time. These nurses will complete their Ph.D.’s in three years, a much quicker progression than is typically seen... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/07/wayne-state-university-college-of-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of-nursing-scholars-grant-to-prepare-phd-nurses-6037 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to host free seminar with Dutch adventurer, Wim Hof https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/06/wayne-state-to-host-free-seminar-with-dutch-adventurer-wim-hof-6034 DETROIT –Wayne State University is hosting a special seminar with internationally renowned Dutch adventurer, Wim Hof, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at 4 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Margherio Family Conference Center at Wayne State's School of Medicine, located at 320 E. Canfield Street, Detroit. The seminar is free; registration is requested. To register, visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/feb-8-2017-som-seminar. Wim Hof holds multiple records for endurance and resilience in particular for withstanding extreme temperatures with minimal protection. For his abilities, he has come to be referred to as "The Iceman." In addition to his numerous outdoor exploits, Hof has demonstrated endurance for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/06/wayne-state-to-host-free-seminar-with-dutch-adventurer-wim-hof-6034 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State School of Social Work explores race in America, will host Feb. 16 'One Drop of Love' performance https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/06/wayne-state-university-school-of-social-work-explores-race-in-america-will-host-feb-16-one-drop-of-love-performance-6035 The Wayne State School of Social Work invites the public to attend an entertaining, thought-provoking and interactive performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, an award-winning actor, producer and educator who will bring her one-woman show, “One Drop of Love,” to the Community Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Incorporating filmed images, photographs and animation, “One Drop Of Love” explores the themes of history, family, race, class, justice and love through Cox DiGiovanni’s own life experiences. The show will be followed by a Q&A session during which the audience can broach a range of issues spanning social... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/06/wayne-state-university-school-of-social-work-explores-race-in-america-will-host-feb-16-one-drop-of-love-performance-6035 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher selected to receive the President’s Achievement Award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/03/wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-researcher-selected-to-receive-the-presidents-achievement-award-6032 A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has been selected to receive the President’s Achievement Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Jennifer Condon, Ph.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and member of the Perinatology Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will receive the award in March during the society’s 64th annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The society presents the award annually to a member whose record in scientific investigation is outstanding and assures a continued productive career in research. “I believe that you are most deserving of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/03/wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-researcher-selected-to-receive-the-presidents-achievement-award-6032 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) ‘Indivisible,’ returning favorites highlight new WDET lineup https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/03/indivisible-returning-favorites-highlight-new-wdet-lineup-6033 Beginning Monday, Feb. 6, WDET- FM’s (101.9) weekday schedule will change slightly to add more of the programming its audience wants to hear. Indivisible — a new call-in program from WNYC-FM, Minnesota Public Radio and The Economist — will air for the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. Indivisible will temporarily be broadcast live Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. and will air until mid-April. The mission of the show is to convene a nightly gathering place for everyday Americans to talk, debate and find common ground. The On Point re-air will shift temporarily through April from 9... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/03/indivisible-returning-favorites-highlight-new-wdet-lineup-6033 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Annual Gift of Life Campus Challenge aims to sign up new organ donors in honor of Sgt. Collin Rose https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/02/annual-gift-of-life-campus-challenge-aims-to-sign-up-new-organ-donors-in-honor-of-sgt-collin-rose-6028 Wayne State University is defending its long-standing title as the winner of the Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge against 13 other colleges and universities throughout the state. The annual challenge encourages people to sign up for the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, giving hope to those in need of lifesaving organ or life-healing tissue transplants. ​Wayne State has been undefeated since 2012, winning the trophy for adding the most names to the donor registry. Last year alone, the friendly competition added more than 1,500 new names — including 504 from the WSU community — to the state’s donor registry.​ ​... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/02/annual-gift-of-life-campus-challenge-aims-to-sign-up-new-organ-donors-in-honor-of-sgt-collin-rose-6028 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors elects 2017 officers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/02/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-elects-2017-officers-6030 The Wayne State University Board of Governors elected Sandra Hughes O’Brien and David A. Nicholson to one-year terms as the board's chair and vice chair, respectively, at its Jan. 27 meeting. O’Brien’s eight-year term as governor runs through 2020, and Nicholson’s eight-year term runs through 2018. O’Brien is an attorney currently working as the deputy county clerk and register of deeds in Oakland County. She is an active member of the Michigan Bar and several professional organizations and speaks frequently on the topic of women and minorities in law careers. She also is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/02/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-elects-2017-officers-6030 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Sixty percent of Syrian refugee children show signs of anxiety, half of adult refugees may have depression https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/01/sixty-percent-of-syrian-refugee-children-show-signs-of-anxiety-half-of-adult-refugees-may-have-depression-6027 DETROIT – A study launched by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers six months ago to determine the mental health impact and biological correlation of civil war trauma on Syrian refugees now living in the United States shows that 30 percent of adult refugees experience post-traumatic stress disorder and 50 percent experience depression. In addition, 60 percent of Syrian children show signs of anxiety because of the trauma – very likely impacted by their mother’s PTSD, said study principal investigator Arash Javanbakht, M.D., an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. The refugees had been in the U.S. for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/01/sixty-percent-of-syrian-refugee-children-show-signs-of-anxiety-half-of-adult-refugees-may-have-depression-6027 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Jan. 27 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/25/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-jan-27-6024 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m., Student Affairs Committee at 11 a.m., and Budget and Finance Committee at 11:30 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/25/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-jan-27-6024 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Cybersecurity is focus of new Cyber Range Hub at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/25/cybersecurity-is-focus-of-new-cyber-range-hub-at-wayne-state-university-6025 A new Cyber Range Hub at Wayne State University provides lab space for cybersecurity training, testing and teaching, ensuring the region’s workforce and students have the tools needed to expand skills and provide employers with the proficient and prepared workforce that makes southeastern Michigan a technological powerhouse. The Hub opened Jan. 24 in the university’s Advanced Technology Education Center in Warren. Students will use the Hub for courses in cybersecurity; private companies can book space to test software, applications and a variety of cyber assets and to upgrade the skills of their employees; and individuals seeking professional development can enroll... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/25/cybersecurity-is-focus-of-new-cyber-range-hub-at-wayne-state-university-6025 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) URC releases 10th Annual Economic Impact and Benchmark Report https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/24/urc-releases-10th-annual-economic-impact-and-benchmark-report-6026 Michigan’s University Research Corridor was responsible for $2.15 billion in research and development (R&D) spending in fiscal year 2015, an increase of 53 percent since 2007, according to the 10th Annual Economic Impact and Benchmark Report released today. The report also notes the URC contributed $16.5 billion to Michigan’s economy, an increase of $3.7 billion since 2007, the year the URC was formed and began benchmarking its impact on the state of Michigan. The URC, an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, is one of the nation’s top research clusters and the engine... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/24/urc-releases-10th-annual-economic-impact-and-benchmark-report-6026 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Grand opening of Michigan Cyber Range Hub at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/20/media-advisory-grand-opening-of-michigan-cyber-range-hub-at-wayne-state-university-6023 WHAT:      Grand opening of Michigan Cyber Range Hub at Wayne State University  Cybersecurity test demonstrations follow ribbon-cutting The Wayne State University Cyber Range Hub provides space for cybersecurity training, business services and hands-on educational opportunities through the university’s College of Engineering and Division of Educational Outreach.  PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:   Wayne State University Michigan Cyber Range, powered by Merit Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative Michigan Economic Development Corp. WHEN:         8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 WHERE:      WSU’s Advanced Technology Education Center 14601 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, 48088 585-447-3905 PHOTO OPP: Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/20/media-advisory-grand-opening-of-michigan-cyber-range-hub-at-wayne-state-university-6023 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University research team develops new diagnostic tool to identify tinnitus in animals https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/19/wayne-state-university-research-team-develops-new-diagnostic-tool-to-identify-tinnitus-in-animals-6021 DETROIT – A team of researchers from Wayne State University has developed a behavioral tool that may significantly aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus, ultimately leading to new drugs and treatment methods. According to Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D., professor and associate chair for research in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine, professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and corresponding author of the recently published paper, “A Conditioned Behavior Paradigm for Assessing Onset and Lasting Tinnitus in Rats,” in PLOS ONE, nearly 50 million Americans suffer... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/19/wayne-state-university-research-team-develops-new-diagnostic-tool-to-identify-tinnitus-in-animals-6021 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New study challenges current definition of sleep apnea https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/19/new-study-challenges-current-definition-of-sleep-apnea-6022 DETROIT – The results of a sleep apnea study conducted by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center could change the way physicians diagnose and manage the treatment of symptomatic sleep apnea patients. Sleep-disordered breathing, or SDB, also known as sleep apnea, is a common chronic condition linked to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and characterized by a spectrum of abnormal respiratory events, including periods of stopped breathing, known as apnea, or reduction in the amplitude of breathing, known as hypopnea. Abnormal respiratory events lead to decreased oxygen level in the blood and/or... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/19/new-study-challenges-current-definition-of-sleep-apnea-6022 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Human fetuses destined to be born preterm have a disorder of neuroconnectivity which may explain their predisposition to neurodevelopmental disorders https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/13/human-fetuses-destined-to-be-born-preterm-have-a-disorder-of-neuroconnectivity-which-may-explain-their-predisposition-to-neurodevelopmental-disorders-6019 Evidence that fetuses at risk for preterm birth have abnormal neuroconnectivity has been revealed for the first time by researchers based at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD/NIH and the Yale School of Medicine. Preterm infants are three times more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental delays, and experience a higher rate of school failure. This new discovery suggests that disordered neuroconnectivity associated with developmental disorders and human prematurity may originate in utero. Prenatal differences in neuroconnectivity may be the basis for neurodevelopmental disorders that become clinically apparent in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/13/human-fetuses-destined-to-be-born-preterm-have-a-disorder-of-neuroconnectivity-which-may-explain-their-predisposition-to-neurodevelopmental-disorders-6019 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NSF I-Corp grant to improve nanowire sensors used for food safety, anti-terrorism and more https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/13/wayne-state-receives-nsf-i-corp-grant-to-improve-nanowire-sensors-used-for-food-safety-anti-terrorism-and-more-6020 DETROIT – Guangzhao Mao, Ph.D., chair and professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, was recently awarded a $50,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant from the National Science Foundation. The Wayne State I-Corps team includes graduate student Mohamed Kilani as the entrepreneurial lead and Edward Kim, an advisor from Wayne State’s Technology Commercialization Office, as the mentor. The I-Corps program at NSF aims to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem, helping scientific discoveries develop into new technologies, products, processes and services that benefit society. Mao’s I-Corps project, “Electrochemical Deposition of Organic Nanowire Sensors,” aims... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/13/wayne-state-receives-nsf-i-corp-grant-to-improve-nanowire-sensors-used-for-food-safety-anti-terrorism-and-more-6020 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Revitalization Fellows accepting applications for 2017-19 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/12/detroit-revitalization-fellows-accepting-applications-for-2017-19-6017 DETROIT – Wayne State University’s Detroit Revitalization Fellows program is accepting applications for its 2017-19 fellowship. The application period opens Jan. 23 and runs through Feb. 10. Six information sessions will be held for prospective applicants: Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Arab American National Museum (13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126); Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Matrix Center (13560 E. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48205); Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at Marygrove College, Madame Cadillac Building, Main Dining Hall (8425 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221) Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. at TechTown... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/12/detroit-revitalization-fellows-accepting-applications-for-2017-19-6017 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) American track and field sprinter Allyson Felix to keynote Wayne State University's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute, Jan. 13 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/12/american-track-and-field-sprinter-allyson-felix-to-keynote-wayne-state-universitys-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-jan-13-6018 Wayne State University welcomes American track and field sprinter Allyson Felix as the keynote speaker during its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 13. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Having stepped on the world stage in 2004 as a passionate 18-year-old in her first Olympic Games, Felix has redefined athletics as she continues to cement her iconic status on and off the track. She has amassed an incredible 13 global titles, 10 United States Championships, nine Olympic medals and a world... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/12/american-track-and-field-sprinter-allyson-felix-to-keynote-wayne-state-universitys-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-jan-13-6018 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professor available to comment on allegations of Russian influence on U.S. election https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/11/wayne-state-professor-available-to-comment-on-allegations-of-russian-influence-on-us-election-6016 The following Wayne State University professor is available to provide expert commentary and analysis on the allegations of Russian influence during the presidential election and President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia: Aaron Retish, associate professor of history, can discuss Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet history and politics, as well as world and modern European history. Retish co-edits the journal Revolutionary Russia and closely follows Russian media, culture and perspectives.  https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/11/wayne-state-professor-available-to-comment-on-allegations-of-russian-influence-on-us-election-6016 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University, Arab American National Museum to partner for Kellogg Foundation's National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 17 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/09/wayne-state-university-arab-american-national-museum-to-partner-for-kellogg-foundations-national-day-of-racial-healing-jan-17-6014 In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wayne State University and the Arab American National Museum (AANM) are collaborating with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and more than 130 organizations on Tuesday, Jan. 17, for a National Day of Racial Healing. Wayne State and the AANM will host three events on WSU’s main campus in an effort to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society where all children can thrive. Also partnering with WSU and AANM is The Campaign to Take on Hate, a national grassroots movement that promotes positive... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/09/wayne-state-university-arab-american-national-museum-to-partner-for-kellogg-foundations-national-day-of-racial-healing-jan-17-6014 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Research supports role of supernovas in measuring pace at which the universe expands https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/06/research-supports-role-of-supernovas-in-measuring-pace-at-which-the-universe-expands-6012 DETROIT – A team of research scientists led by David Cinabro, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, recently published a paper marking the importance of Type Ia Supernovas in measuring the pace at which the universe expands. ype Ia Supernovas are among the very brightest cosmic explosions visible, signaling the death of stars, and their importance to cosmology cannot be understated. The findings of the study –  published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Cinabro’s team at Wayne State University, Daniel Scolnic, a postdoctoral scholar... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/06/research-supports-role-of-supernovas-in-measuring-pace-at-which-the-universe-expands-6012 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne state University experts available to reporters covering North American International Auto Show https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/06/wayne-state-university-engineering-experts-available-to-reporters-covering-north-american-international-auto-show-6013 Wayne State University offers experts for automotive stories before, during and after the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Whether you need third-party information on a particular technology or drivetrain, are looking for an explanation of new materials or manufacturing processes, or are looking for a source to provide a research overview, consider these voices. For interview opportunities, contact Tom Reynolds, 313-577-8093 or treynolds@wayne.edu. AUTONOMOUS DRIVING Jing Hua, professor of computer science. Hua has worked on the use and real-time processing of visual perception data that allow cars to “see” and respond to traffic inputs. He can help answer questions on... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/06/wayne-state-university-engineering-experts-available-to-reporters-covering-north-american-international-auto-show-6013 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Swearing-in ceremonies to be held Jan. 24 for recently elected Wayne State University Board of Governors members https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/05/media-advisory-swearing-in-ceremonies-to-be-held-jan-24-for-recently-elected-wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-members-6011 WHAT: Swearing-in ceremonies and a reception will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, for newly elected Board of Governors members Michael J. Busuito and Mark Gaffney. WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 5 p.m. - Swearing-in ceremony; reception follows WHERE: Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. MORE INFO: Newcomers Busuito and Gaffney, Republican and Democrat, respectively, were elected to eight-year terms on Wayne State’s Board of Governors. Busuito, of Somerset Plastic Surgery, is board certified in general surgery, plastic surgery and hand surgery. After earning his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan, Busuito completed graduate studies in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/05/media-advisory-swearing-in-ceremonies-to-be-held-jan-24-for-recently-elected-wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-members-6011 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State Word Warriors releases 2017 list https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/03/wayne-state-word-warriors-releases-2017-list-6008 If 2016 was enough to stultify you into a state of acedia and make you long for the bucolic days of youth, have no fear — the Wayne State University Word Warriors are here to lift your spirits. As part of its initiative to draw attention to some of the English language's most expressive — yet regrettably neglected — words, Wayne State University has released its annual list of the year’s top 10 words that deserve to be used more often in conversation and prose. Now beginning its ninth year, Wayne State’s Word Warriors series promotes words especially worthy of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/03/wayne-state-word-warriors-releases-2017-list-6008 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Purchasing Managers Index shows favorable economic conditions heading into new year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/03/purchasing-managers-index-shows-favorable-economic-conditions-heading-into-new-year-6009 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) bounced back in December 2016, gaining 3.9 points to reach a value of 61.9. Despite November’s drop, the three-month average is a strong 62.0. A PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an expanding economy. “We’ve experienced a see-sawing trend over the past six months between the mid-50s and 60s. While there have been ups and downs, these are all solid PMI values,” said Nitin Paranjpe, a finance faculty member in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results. “We’re looking at a healthy economy here in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/03/purchasing-managers-index-shows-favorable-economic-conditions-heading-into-new-year-6009 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s zebrafish might hold key to fighting leukemia https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/03/wayne-states-zebrafish-might-hold-key-to-fighting-leukemia-6010 Ryan Thummel (left) and Jeffrey Taub A significant gift from the organization Kids Without Cancer is bringing together Detroit’s major players in childhood cancer research in an innovative initiative using zebrafish to identify the genetic and environmental factors that in combination may lead to the development of childhood leukemia. Acute leukemias are the most common form of childhood cancer in industrialized countries. Kids Without Cancer, founded by a group of parents whose children received cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has committed $356,000 to Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers through the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/01/03/wayne-states-zebrafish-might-hold-key-to-fighting-leukemia-6010 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University leads groundbreaking research on preterm birth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/21/wayne-state-university-leads-groundbreaking-research-on-preterm-birth-6007 DETROIT – Preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. It is the number one cause of infant death and long-term illnesses and imposes heavy social and economic burdens. Although preterm birth is a complex condition, infection of the mother and ensuing inflammation in pregnancy are very common triggers. In a recent study published in the premier biomedical research journal Nature Medicine, a team of researchers led by Wayne State University’s Kang Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/21/wayne-state-university-leads-groundbreaking-research-on-preterm-birth-6007 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wilson named chair-elect of AAMC https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/20/wilson-named-chair-elect-of-aamc-6005 Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has been named chair-elect of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) board of directors. He will succeed Marsha D. Rappley, chief executive officer and vice president for health sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, as chair in November. The AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members comprise all 147 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/20/wilson-named-chair-elect-of-aamc-6005 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Three Wayne State entrepreneurs come away Warrior Fund winners https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/20/three-wayne-state-entrepreneurs-come-away-warrior-fund-winners-6006 Three standout Wayne State University entrepreneurs came away winners in the 2016 Warrior Fund Finals on Dec. 9. The Warrior Fund is a program of Innovation Warriors, Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. All businesses competing in the Warrior Fund competition received consulting through Innovation Warriors’ Blackstone LaunchPad program. The three winners and their businesses are: Iyinoluwa Omishope | It Comes Naturally LLC Product: Skin Shield, a natural and organic mosquito repellent for sensitive skin that will be distributed in the United States and donated to African nations to combat the spread of diseases mosquitoes carry, such as the Zika virus. Prize amount:... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/20/three-wayne-state-entrepreneurs-come-away-warrior-fund-winners-6006 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University invites public comment as part of accreditation process https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/15/wayne-state-university-invites-public-commentary-as-part-of-accreditation-process-6003 Wayne State University invites the public to submit comments related to the quality of the university and its academic programs as part of a periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Comments must be submitted directly to the HLC. All comments must be in writing and received by Feb. 3, 2017.  The public is welcome to submit comments to the following address:  Third-Party Comments on Wayne State University The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Comments may also be submitted on the HLC's website at hlcommission.org/comment.  As part of the HLC's comprehensive evaluation,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/15/wayne-state-university-invites-public-commentary-as-part-of-accreditation-process-6003 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Holiday Latin Jazz program celebrates Hispanic culture at Wayne State University’s Gretchen C. Valade Jazz Center https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/14/holiday-latin-jazz-program-celebrates-hispanic-culture-at-wayne-state-universitys-gretchen-c-valade-jazz-center-6002 Special guests to include NYC’s Papo Vazquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, WSU’s Big Band and DPSCD’s Jazz Band for a Parranda Navideña. The inaugural event will highlight the unique programming in mid-town. Latin jazz and Hispanic culture will take center stage along with Wayne State University and local high school students at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, as New York City’s Papo Vazquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours perform in honor of jazz benefactor Gretchen Valade. The performance – created through a partnership with Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts (CFPCA) and the Detroit Jazz Festival (DJF) Presented... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/14/holiday-latin-jazz-program-celebrates-hispanic-culture-at-wayne-state-universitys-gretchen-c-valade-jazz-center-6002 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Purchasing Managers Index drops in wake of election https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/05/purchasing-managers-index-drops-in-wake-of-election-5999 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) lost more than 10 points, dropping to 57.0 for November 2016; the three-month average fell to 61.4. Despite the steep decline, a PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an expanding economy. “This month’s drop may be a result of post-election nervousness in the marketplace, but the PMI value of 57.0 is still a strong showing of economic vitality,” said Tim Butler, associate professor of global supply chain management in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results. “The lower number indicates that respondents are less optimistic... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/05/purchasing-managers-index-drops-in-wake-of-election-5999 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University closes 2016 with commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/05/wayne-state-university-closes-2016-with-commencement-ceremonies-dec-10-6000 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Nearly 3,000 students will conclude 2016 as graduates of Wayne State University and will have an opportunity to participate in commencement ceremonies.  WHEN: The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.  See below for a full commencement ceremony schedule. WHERE: Wayne State University's Matthaei Physical Education Center, located at 5105 John C. Lodge in Detroit.   MORE INFO: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 commencement ceremony schedule: Ceremony I - 10 a.m. College of Education College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts School of Library and Information Science School of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/05/wayne-state-university-closes-2016-with-commencement-ceremonies-dec-10-6000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors approves sale of former Criminal Justice Building, redevelopment planned https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/02/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-approve-sale-of-former-criminal-justice-building-5998 On Dec. 2, 2016, the Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously approved the $2 million sale of a six-story building located at 6001 Cass Avenue, commonly known as the former Criminal Justice Building. Built in 1920, the 147,500-square-foot building was designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn. Originally known as the Cadillac Sales and Services Building, it contained offices and a showroom. In the 1970s, it was converted into classrooms for Wayne State University’s criminal justice program. Now vacant, the building has been used for Detroit Police Department training courses over the years. The property is being sold to Platform... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/02/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-approve-sale-of-former-criminal-justice-building-5998 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University innovators compete for $5,000 to kickstart business ideas https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/01/wayne-state-university-innovators-compete-for-5000-to-kickstart-business-ideas-5997 Four promising Wayne State student businesses will compete for up to $5,000 in startup capital in the 2016 Warrior Fund Finals Dec. 9. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WSU College of Engineering, room 1507, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive in Detroit. The Warrior Fund is a program of Innovation Warriors, Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. All businesses competing in the Warrior Fund competition have received consulting through Innovation Warriors’ Blackstone LaunchPad program. The four finalists and their products are: It Comes Naturally: All-natural, itch-free mosquito repellent. MySwimPro: An app that serves as a virtual coach... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/01/wayne-state-university-innovators-compete-for-5000-to-kickstart-business-ideas-5997 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute to host 'Detroit 101' tour Dec. 7 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-dec-7-5995 Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute will host Detroit 101, a half-day tour and conversation, on Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information-packed morning will begin with a bus tour through Detroit neighborhoods and destinations, including Midtown, Downtown, the riverfront, West Village, the Heidelberg Project, Eastern Market, the Avenue of Fashion and Palmer Park. Participants will engage in conversation with community leaders along the route, including Ritchie Harrison (Detroit RiverFront Conservancy), Brittany Sanders (Belle Isle Conservancy), Vittoria Katanski (Hatch Detroit) and Kim Tandy (Mayor’s Office Department of Neighborhoods). The DOI launched in 1991 to provide a historical... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-dec-7-5995 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Photos from Ford Field visitation for WSUPD Officer Collin Rose available for use https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/media-advisory-photos-from-ford-field-visitation-for-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-available-for-use-5996 Photos from fallen Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's Nov. 30, 2016, visitation at Ford Field are available for use and download here. Photo credit should be given to M.J. Murawka / Wayne State University. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/media-advisory-photos-from-ford-field-visitation-for-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-available-for-use-5996 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media pool information for Officer Collin Rose funeral, Dec. 1 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/media-pool-information-for-officer-collin-rose-funeral-dec-1-5993 Coverage inside of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake St., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 will be provided via a pool feed beginning at 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. funeral, on Thursday, Dec. 1. TV: HD-SDI BNC connection. 1080i with embedded audio. Please have live trucks in place no later than 9 a.m. Trucks can park in the southwest corner of the St. Joan of Arc parking lot, next to the production truck. Roads will be closed and there will not be any parking lot access after 9 a.m.  Radio: Audio mult box provided, XLR line level. Weather permitting, a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/media-pool-information-for-officer-collin-rose-funeral-dec-1-5993 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Medicine’s Dr. Phillip Levy tapped to help lead new hospital cardiovascular accreditation collaboration https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/school-of-medicines-dr-phillip-levy-tapped-to-help-lead-new-hospital-cardiovascular-accreditation-collaboration-5994 DETROIT – United States hospitals and other health care institutions will soon have access to a single set of cardiovascular accreditation services through a new collaboration between the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) that is being developed with the help of Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A. He is a resident of Farmington Hills, Mich. “It is very exciting, and helps place the Wayne State University School of Medicine at the forefront of quality and process improvement effort as it relates to cardiovascular care,”... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/school-of-medicines-dr-phillip-levy-tapped-to-help-lead-new-hospital-cardiovascular-accreditation-collaboration-5994 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Dec. 2 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-dec-2-5992 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 11 a.m., and the Student Affairs Committee at 11:15 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-dec-2-5992 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Information on services for Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/26/information-on-services-for-wayne-state-police-officer-collin-rose-5990 Candlelight Vigil Wayne State University and the Wayne State University Police Department invite everyone to honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Collin Rose by attending a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the flag poles in Gullen Mall, just northeast of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, in the center of campus. The vigil will include a moment of silence at 6:30 p.m. when Rose was shot in the line of duty. Visitation and Funeral A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ford Field, 2000... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/26/information-on-services-for-wayne-state-police-officer-collin-rose-5990 Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Donations being accepted in memory of fallen WSUPD Officer Collin Rose https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/25/donations-being-accepted-in-memory-of-fallen-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-5989 In the wake of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's tragic death, many people have inquired about donating funds. We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support and generosity, and recommend one of two options: Wayne State University is now accepting gifts in memory of Officer Collin Rose. These gifts will be used in support of the Wayne State University Police Department, who work tirelessly and courageously to ensure the safety of our campus and community. Gifts can be made online. Checks should be made out to Wayne State University and indicate "In memory of Collin Rose" and can be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/25/donations-being-accepted-in-memory-of-fallen-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-5989 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Make Your Date joins Crowdrise on #GivingTuesday to help build virtual reality tower made entirely of donations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/make-your-date-joins-crowdrise-on-givingtuesday-to-help-build-virtual-reality-tower-made-entirely-of-donations-5987 Make Your Date announced today that it will join CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good, to participate in the CrowdRise Giving Tower, its #GivingTuesday campaign. The CrowdRise Giving Tower is a virtual tower made of bricks, each of which represents a donation made to charity on #GivingTuesday (Nov. 29), giving thousands of charities a prebuilt, zero-cost, innovative and engaging way to raise funding. As donations are made, users can watch the tower grow brick-by-brick via a free virtual reality app available in the iTunes store and Google Play. The organization that raises the most on #GivingTuesday will win an... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/make-your-date-joins-crowdrise-on-givingtuesday-to-help-build-virtual-reality-tower-made-entirely-of-donations-5987 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: News conference scheduled to provide update on the shooting of Wayne State University officer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/media-advisory-news-conference-to-provide-update-on-the-shooting-of-wayne-state-university-officer-5988 WHAT: Wayne State University will hold a news conference to update the community on the Tuesday, November 22, 2016, shooting of Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose. WHEN: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Wayne State University Police Department Community Room; 6050 Cass Avenue, Detroit, 48202 WHO: Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson; Wayne State University Police Chief Tony Holt https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/media-advisory-news-conference-to-provide-update-on-the-shooting-of-wayne-state-university-officer-5988 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital present findings on reducing hospital visits for patients with End Stage Renal Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/18/wayne-state-university-and-henry-ford-hospital-present-findings-on-reducing-hospital-visits-for-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-chronic-kidney-disease-5986 DETROIT – On November 17, 2016, a Wayne State University doctoral student, Matthew Jasinski, will present results from his dissertation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in Chicago. The study demonstrates the value of proactive identification of and family psychoeducation about cognitive impairment in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease or Chronic Kidney Disease (ESRD/CKD). A team from Henry Ford Hospital led by Mark Ketterer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Department of Behavioral Health Services, collaborated with Jasinski, a Wayne State Department of Psychology graduate student, and Mark Lumley, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Wayne State, to conduct a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/18/wayne-state-university-and-henry-ford-hospital-present-findings-on-reducing-hospital-visits-for-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-chronic-kidney-disease-5986 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ford Customer Service Division creates endowed scholarship in the College of Engineering https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/ford-customer-service-division-creates-endowed-scholarship-in-the-college-of-engineering-5984 A $35,000 gift from the Ford Motor Company has established an endowed scholarship at Wayne State University’s College of Engineering to support students pursuing degrees in engineering or STEM-related fields. Scholarships will support financially challenged students and those who have participated in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) or any of the College of Engineering’s Office of Community Engagement’s K-12 outreach programs. “This scholarship is an investment in Detroit’s future,” said Frederiek Toney, president, Global Ford Customer Service Division.  “Providing financial support to economically challenged students is an important step in building a skilled and motivated work force in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/ford-customer-service-division-creates-endowed-scholarship-in-the-college-of-engineering-5984 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s GO-GIRL program accepting participants for winter 2017 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/wayne-states-go-girl-program-accepting-participants-for-winter-2017-5985 Wayne State University’s GO-GIRL (Gaining Options – Girls Investigate Real Life) program, designed to help girls build confidence and career awareness in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, is now accepting applications for the winter 2017 semester. GO-GIRL is free and open to a limited number of seventh-grade girls. The Saturday program, hosted by Wayne State’s College of Education, begins Jan. 28, 2017, and culminates with graduation ceremonies on April 1, 2017. Girls interested in participating can submit an application online at gogirls.wayne.edu. The application deadline is Dec. 1. The winter program will allow participants to explore STEM careers and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/wayne-states-go-girl-program-accepting-participants-for-winter-2017-5985 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WDET-FM launching Created Equal podcast, Nov. 18 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/wdet-fm-detroits-public-radio-station-and-a-community-service-of-wayne-state-university-launching-created-equal-podcast-nov-18-5982 Despite progress, in many ways the United States remains a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to income, education and health. And it remains divided on critical issues including race, gender and sexuality. WDET-FM (101.9 FM), Detroit’s public radio station, plans to examine these modern issues of inequality through the lens of history with Created Equal, a new podcast launching Nov. 18.   Created Equal will be co-hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning commentator Stephen Henderson and award-winning audio producer/journalist Laura Weber-Davis.  Each of the season’s six 20-minute episodes will fuse insights from the hosts and subject matter experts with... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/wdet-fm-detroits-public-radio-station-and-a-community-service-of-wayne-state-university-launching-created-equal-podcast-nov-18-5982 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Math Corps awarded nearly $3 million NSF grant https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/math-corps-awarded-nearly-3-million-national-science-foundation-grant-5983 Wayne State University’s Math Corps recently received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and study the replication of its award-winning mathematics enrichment and mentoring program, which operates during summers and on Saturdays. Through rigorous research and evaluation, the NSF grant project will analyze and understand the nature, extent and reasons for Math Corps' success with youth learning in Detroit as well as the processes of replicating the program in three sites — Cleveland; Utica, New York; and Philadelphia. “This award will position us for a national expansion,” said Steve Kahn, co-founder of Math... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/math-corps-awarded-nearly-3-million-national-science-foundation-grant-5983 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Community invited to explore mortuary science program during annual Open House Nov. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/community-invited-to-explore-mortuary-science-program-during-annual-open-house-nov-10-5980 WHAT: Wayne State University’s mortuary science program will host its annual Open House, which is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to meet the program’s faculty and tour the four-floor facility, which is home to advanced teaching and research resources in embalming, anatomy, restorative arts and clinical laboratory science.  WHEN: 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 WHERE: Mortuary Science Building, 5439 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.  Free parking is available in Lot 33, located on Woodward Avenue between Palmer and Ferry streets. MORE INFO: Currently, programs are offered in mortuary science, clinical laboratory science, pathologists’ assistant and post-bachelor forensic investigation.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/community-invited-to-explore-mortuary-science-program-during-annual-open-house-nov-10-5980 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Education partners with Campaign for Black Male Achievement and BMe to discuss strategies for supporting the success of black males https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-partners-with-campaign-for-black-male-achievement-and-bme-to-discuss-strategies-for-supporting-the-success-of-black-males-5981 DETROIT — The Wayne State University College of Education will host “Dreams Not to Be Deferred: Supporting the Success of Black Men and Boys,” a panel discussion and community dialogue, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The purpose of the event — a collaboration between the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, BMe Community Detroit and WSU’s Dreamkeepers Urban Teacher Residency Program — is to identify and explore ways schools and communities can support the success of black males. It will be held in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Leah van Belle, Ph.D., director of Dreamkeepers, said, “This event... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-partners-with-campaign-for-black-male-achievement-and-bme-to-discuss-strategies-for-supporting-the-success-of-black-males-5981 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Looming presidential election spurs increasing predictions for unstable economy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/looming-presidential-election-spurs-increasing-predictions-for-unstable-economy-5978 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) ramped up seven points to 67.2 for October 2016, boosting the three-month average nearly four points to 64.5. However, in anticipation of Tuesday’s presidential election, a dramatically increasing number of survey respondents aren’t confident the upward trend will hold. This month, 31.3 percent predicted a less stable economy over the next six months; in comparison, 0 percent held that opinion in July. “The index has maintained a value greater than 50 since June of 2014, an impressive and remarkable streak of growth and economic expansion that seems to parallel the underlying resurgence of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/looming-presidential-election-spurs-increasing-predictions-for-unstable-economy-5978 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on 2016 presidential election https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-2016-presidential-election-5979 Wayne State University offers a wide range of experts available to help bolster stories regarding the 2016 presidential election. Please contact Wayne State University public relations to arrange an interview. Tim Bledsoe, professor of political science — Bledsoe can speak to American national and urban politics. He also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2008-2012 and is familiar with Michigan politics and elections. Liette Gidlow, associate professor of history — Gidlow can discuss U.S. elections, the presidency, presidential and political history, campaign advertising, and women's and gender history, including the history of women and gender in U.S. politics.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-2016-presidential-election-5979 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Studies reveal WSU-conceived non-invasive prenatal genetic test is accurate five weeks into pregnancy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/studies-reveal-wsu-conceived-non-invasive-prenatal-genetic-test-is-accurate-five-weeks-into-pregnancy-5977 DETROIT – The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one month into pregnancy were revealed this week in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In the article, the WSU researchers wrote that their non-invasive testing method – Trophoblast Retrieval and Isolation from the Cervix (TRIC) – offers the accuracy of more invasive tests, such as the needle-directed amniocentesis, and can also be utilized five to 10 weeks earlier than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/studies-reveal-wsu-conceived-non-invasive-prenatal-genetic-test-is-accurate-five-weeks-into-pregnancy-5977 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Social Work faculty awarded four new grants https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/school-of-social-work-faculty-awarded-four-new-grants-6001 Nancy George and the Wayne State University School of Nursing have been awarded a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration for Advanced Nursing Education. Kim Jaffee of the School of Social Work will conduct the evaluation of the program. The project aims to enhance clinical education through innovative academic-practice partnerships, using a statewide collaboration between schools of nursing, federally qualified health centers, community health centers and an area health education center. Spaulding for Children has been awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families-Children's Bureau for the development of a Foster/Adoptive Parent Preparation, Training... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/school-of-social-work-faculty-awarded-four-new-grants-6001 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Social Work faculty awarded four new grants https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/school-of-social-work-faculty-awarded-four-new-grants-6004 Dr. Nancy George and the Wayne State University School of Nursing have been awarded a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration for Advanced Nursing Education. Dr. Kim Jaffee of the School of Social Work will conduct the evaluation of the program. The project aims to enhance clinical education through innovative academic-practice partnerships, using a statewide collaboration between schools of nursing, federally qualified health centers, community health centers and an area health education center. Spaulding for Children has been awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families-Children's Bureau for the development of a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/school-of-social-work-faculty-awarded-four-new-grants-6004 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU researchers show genetic variants and environmental exposures influence health https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/02/wsu-researchers-show-genetic-variants-and-environmental-exposures-have-mighty-influence-on-health-5976 DETROIT – Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics have shown for the first time the extent by which interactions between environmental exposures and genetic variation across individuals have a significant impact on human traits and diseases like diabetes, heart disease and obesity, strengthening the case for precision medicine initiatives. The discovery is particularly important when considering communities with different ancestries sharing the same risk environment — the case for many urban communities, including Detroit, the researchers said. Generally, people may share the same genetic risk factors but their chances to develop... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/02/wsu-researchers-show-genetic-variants-and-environmental-exposures-have-mighty-influence-on-health-5976 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State academic public health partnership grows to three agencies https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/wayne-state-academic-public-health-partnership-grows-to-three-agencies-5973 DETROIT – Wayne State University has partnered with regional health departments for the Local Public Health Scholars Program, awarding three $10,000 workforce development scholarships to one employee at each agency. Scholars Jodie Sarsfield of the Macomb County Department of Health, Daniel Sweeney of the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness, and Micia Eddins of the Detroit Health Department entered their first year of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health degree program in September. Eddins earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from WSU in 2010. The scholars program launched with... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/wayne-state-academic-public-health-partnership-grows-to-three-agencies-5973 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Creating pivotal moments at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/creating-pivotal-moments-at-wayne-state-university-5974 Following a record fundraising year, Wayne State University has reached $594 million toward its goal of $750 million for Pivotal Moments: Our Campaign for Wayne State University. During the past fiscal year, which ended on September 30, the university received gifts and pledges totaling $131 million, the highest annual fundraising amount in its history. “Gifts to the Pivotal Moments campaign allow us to strengthen our university and truly be a place where all students have an opportunity to succeed,” said President M. Roy Wilson. “Because of where we are, who we are and what we do, Wayne State can be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/creating-pivotal-moments-at-wayne-state-university-5974 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Longtime entrepreneur William Pickard featured speaker at Wayne State University, Nov. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/longtime-entrepreneur-william-pickard-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-nov-10-5975 William Pickard, longtime successful entrepreneur, will talk about his experiences as a major franchise owner, investor in media operations and gaming industry ventures, and the challenges he has faced during his 40-year career. The fireside chat, sponsored by Innovation Warriors (formerly Blackstone LaunchPad), Wayne State’s School of Social Work and Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, at Wayne State University’s Midtown TV Studio, located in the Maccabees Building, 5057 Woodward, on the first floor. A former School of Social Work faculty and Board of Visitors member, Pickard is not a stranger to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/longtime-entrepreneur-william-pickard-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-nov-10-5975 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WDET GM Michelle Srbinovich receives Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/27/wdet-gm-michelle-srbinovich-receives-madison-hodges-innovator-award-for-public-media-advancement-5972 Michelle Srbinovich, general manager of WDET-FM, has received the 2016 Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement. The award is given by the University Station Alliance (USA) and recognizes an individual’s attempts to make a greater impact in their community and their industry as a public media professional. Srbinovich received the honor Oct. 27 at the USA’s Super-Regional Meeting in Pittsburgh. In addition to the award, she received a check for $1,500. “What an honor. I’m floored and still in a bit of shock,” Srbinovich said. “Less than seven years ago, I wouldn’t have even called myself a public... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/27/wdet-gm-michelle-srbinovich-receives-madison-hodges-innovator-award-for-public-media-advancement-5972 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.66 million NIH award to Wayne State University to improve asthma treatment outcomes in African American young adults https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/266-million-nih-award-to-wayne-state-university-to-improve-asthma-treatment-outcomes-in-african-american-young-adults-5970 DETROIT – Older adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk for poor asthma management and health outcomes, but few studies have been published on this issue. A team of Wayne State University researchers led by Karen MacDonell, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and public health sciences at Wayne State’s School of Medicine, recently received a $2.66 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to address research limitations on interventions and ultimately improve asthma management in racial minority populations, particularly minority adolescents and young adults. The project, “Multi-component Technology... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/266-million-nih-award-to-wayne-state-university-to-improve-asthma-treatment-outcomes-in-african-american-young-adults-5970 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute celebrates 25 years of shining light on Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/detroit-orientation-institute-celebrates-25-years-of-shining-light-on-detroit-5971 The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) at Wayne State University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a reunion event for its more than 3,000 alumni and friends. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The DOI launched in 1991 to provide a historical perspective and candid look at Detroit and the surrounding region during a time when media coverage of the city was particularly narrow and inflammatory. The program provided opportunities to visit key institutions and organizations and interact directly with elected officials and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/detroit-orientation-institute-celebrates-25-years-of-shining-light-on-detroit-5971 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Legionella bacteria found in small percentage of Flint homes tested by university researchers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/legionella-bacteria-found-in-small-percentage-of-flint-homes-tested-by-university-researchers-5968 DETROIT — After completing residential water tests in one-third of the 284 Flint homes in its study, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) reports that it is detecting Legionnella bacteria in a small percentage of some of the homes. Residents in the affected homes have been informed, as has the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. “To be clear, these results are not necessarily outside what would be expected in other residential water systems, so this is not necessarily a surprising finding,” said Shawn McElmurry, Ph.D.,  associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Wayne State University.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/legionella-bacteria-found-in-small-percentage-of-flint-homes-tested-by-university-researchers-5968 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MTRAC awards spur biomedical innovation at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/mtrac-awards-spur-biomedical-innovation-at-wayne-state-university-5969 DETROIT – Five Wayne State University research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program. The goal is to accelerate the translation and commercialization of their innovative biomedical technologies by providing the resources to validate technical and market opportunities. The MTRAC program is supported by a $1.07 million award from the Michigan Strategic Fund, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, with matching funds from Wayne State.  The WSU MTRAC program is broadly focused on medical devices and biomedical materials. The successful applicants for the 2016 MTRAC funding are: Abhilash Pandya,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/mtrac-awards-spur-biomedical-innovation-at-wayne-state-university-5969 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University awarded $1.3 million NIH Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award to increase longevity of insulin treatment implants https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/18/wayne-state-university-awarded-13-million-nih-type-1-diabetes-pathfinder-award-to-increase-longevity-of-insulin-treatment-implants-5967 DETROIT – Many diabetes patients require continuous or on-demand insulin therapy to manage their disease. Insulin pump therapy offers them more predictable, rapid-acting insulin, providing a more active and normal lifestyle. Over time, foreign body reaction (FBR) occurs to nearly all devices implanted in the body, resulting in fibrotic tissue depositing around the implant surface, a decrease in blood supply around the implant, and a decrease in the molecular transport to the implant. This results in the need to replace the implant. A team of Wayne State University researchers are developing a novel material formulation to be applied to the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/18/wayne-state-university-awarded-13-million-nih-type-1-diabetes-pathfinder-award-to-increase-longevity-of-insulin-treatment-implants-5967 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $2.28 million to study use of buprenorphine to combat relapse in recovering opioid users https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/wayne-state-awarded-228-million-to-study-use-of-buprenorphine-to-combat-relapse-in-recovering-opioid-users-5965 DETROIT – A team led by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., will use a four-year, $2,279,723 competitively renewed grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether the opioid addiction treatment medication buprenorphine can decrease the magnitude and/or duration of responses to stressors faced by recovering addicts. The results of the study could reveal a new therapeutic feature of the drug, possibly helping drug-abstinent individuals avoid relapse. Greenwald is a professor and associate chair of research in Wayne State’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. He... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/wayne-state-awarded-228-million-to-study-use-of-buprenorphine-to-combat-relapse-in-recovering-opioid-users-5965 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Jamie and Denise Jacob Family Foundation gifts $30,000 to Wayne State’s HIGH program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/jamie-and-denise-jacob-family-foundation-gifts-30000-to-wayne-states-high-program-5966 The Jamie and Denise Jacob Family Foundation has given $30,000 to Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program to help provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations. “We are committed to supporting those who are striving to make their lives better,” said Denise Jacob RN, PhD (‘82 MSN Wayne State), president and co-founder of the foundation.  “Relatively small financial challenges can derail the college career for low-income students and this program can make the difference that keeps that student on track for graduation.” Wayne State’s First Lady Jacqueline Wilson founded the HIGH... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/jamie-and-denise-jacob-family-foundation-gifts-30000-to-wayne-states-high-program-5966 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Leaders of Cross-Sector Detroit Partnership Celebrate HOPE Inside Grand Opening at TechTown https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/leaders-of-cross-sector-detroit-partnership-celebrate-hope-inside-grand-opening-at-techtown-5963 WHO:      Pat Fehring, President and CEO, Level One Bank  Ned Staebler, CEO, TechTown  Dr. M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University  John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE  WHAT:      A ribbon-cutting event for HOPE Inside TechTown. Operation HOPE has partnered with Level One Bank, Wayne State University, and business innovation hub, TechTown Detroit, to open a new HOPE Inside location in Detroit. The HOPE Inside office will provide credit and money management coaching, free to clients, to help them take control of their money and create a more secure financial future.  WHEN:     ... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/leaders-of-cross-sector-detroit-partnership-celebrate-hope-inside-grand-opening-at-techtown-5963 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $2.74 million NIH grant to improve asthma management in youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/wayne-state-awarded-274-million-nih-grant-to-improve-asthma-management-in-youth-5964 DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been awarded $2.74 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for a project that aims to improve asthma management in youth. Asthma in the Lives of Family Today (ALOFT) will identify the behavioral and biological pathways through which family social environments impact youth asthma – the most common cause of youth hospitalization in the United States other than infections. Cities such as Detroit have... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/wayne-state-awarded-274-million-nih-grant-to-improve-asthma-management-in-youth-5964 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/10/michigan-universities-collaborate-to-examine-flint-water-filters-5962 Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents. The studies are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Several previous studies have shown that point-of-use water filters can harbor and support the growth of bacteria in water, said Nancy Love, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. Filters have been shown to work well to remove metals, such as lead, and chemicals produced during chlorination. Love emphasized that Flint residents... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/10/michigan-universities-collaborate-to-examine-flint-water-filters-5962 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index shows expanding economy amid presidential uncertainty https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/05/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-shows-expanding-economy-amid-presidential-uncertainty-5961 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) came in at 60.2 for September 2016, a strong reading consistent with the three-month average of 60.6. A PMI greater than 50 generally signifies an expanding economy. “The index has maintained a value of more than 50 since June 2014, an impressive 26-month streak of economic expansion for Southeast Michigan,” said Tim Butler, associate professor of global supply chain management in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results.   Components of the index influencing the strength include the production index at 59.4, the new orders index at... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/05/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-shows-expanding-economy-amid-presidential-uncertainty-5961 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Education hosts lecture and community conversation featuring professor, policy advisor and author David L. Kirp https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-hosts-lecture-and-community-conversation-featuring-professor-policy-advisor-and-author-david-l-kirp-5959 Is it possible to revive public education? Can struggling districts create high-performing schools and boost student achievement? The educational leadership and policy studies program in the Wayne State University College of Education invites educators, parents, and business and community leaders to discuss these issues and more during “Achieving Education Success: Lessons from the Front,” a lecture and panel discussion to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Wayne State’s Community Arts Auditorium.   The discussion will feature David L. Kirp, the James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley, senior fellow at the Learning Policy... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-hosts-lecture-and-community-conversation-featuring-professor-policy-advisor-and-author-david-l-kirp-5959 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $3.2 million NIH grant for schizophrenia research https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-awarded-32-million-nih-grant-for-schizophrenia-research-5960 Jeffrey Stanley and Vaibhav Diwadkar DETROIT – Researchers in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences will use a new five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the underlying mechanisms of impaired learning and memory in schizophrenia from the perspective of brain plasticity, function and network dynamics. The NIMH defines schizophrenia as a chronic and disabling mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves, including loss of reality due to hallucinations, delusions, unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking, and agitated body movements. People with the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-awarded-32-million-nih-grant-for-schizophrenia-research-5960 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $15.7 million NIH grant to address HIV prevention among youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/wayne-state-awarded-157-million-nih-grant-to-address-hiv-prevention-among-youth-5957 DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has been awarded funding as a part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions, a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The Wayne State team, led by Sylvie Naar, Ph.D., professor and division director of behavioral sciences in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Wayne State School of Medicine and associate director of the Pediatric Prevention Research Center, has been awarded an anticipated total of $15.7 million... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/wayne-state-awarded-157-million-nih-grant-to-address-hiv-prevention-among-youth-5957 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $4.8M NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/48m-nih-grant-addresses-environmental-influences-on-child-health-5958 Douglas Ruden EAST LANSING, Mich. — A $4.8 million research grant awarded to Michigan State University from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Michigan’s top three research universities, a leading health care system and a state health agency investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents. Joining MSU as collaborators on the national Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO, initiative are the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan Department of Health and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/48m-nih-grant-addresses-environmental-influences-on-child-health-5958 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State announces new certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/26/wayne-state-announces-new-certificate-in-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-5956 The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation, designed by the Mike Ilitch School of Business to provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills to develop and launch startup ventures. Courses will begin in January 2017, and the 15-credit certificate is open to students of all majors. “Entrepreneurs and innovators are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of Detroit’s economy, and students are significantly and increasingly interested in avenues that will help them launch their own businesses,” said Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Stoltman, who is coordinating the certificate... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/26/wayne-state-announces-new-certificate-in-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-5956 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State Board of Governors paves the way for on-campus housing transformation with approval of new partnership https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/23/wayne-state-board-of-governors-paves-the-way-for-on-campus-housing-transformation-with-approval-of-new-partnership-5955 The Wayne State Board of Governors  approved a campus housing partnership last week with Corvias Campus Living that provides the university with approximately $1.4 billion in total value and compensation during the 40-year term of the agreement. The partnership will allow the university to fulfill the demand for more on-campus housing, while maintaining affordability for students and strengthening the university’s finances.  The agreement calls for Corvias to be responsible for all aspects of property and asset management, including maintenance, janitorial, and repair and replacement services. The university will continue to maintain ownership of the land and all facilities used for campus... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/23/wayne-state-board-of-governors-paves-the-way-for-on-campus-housing-transformation-with-approval-of-new-partnership-5955 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Lear Corporation pledges $2.5 million to Wayne State University to create new auditorium at Mike Ilitch School of Business https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/lear-corporation-pledges-25-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-new-auditorium-at-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-5952 Wayne State has received a $2.5 million multi-year pledge from Lear Corporation to support the new Mike Ilitch School of Business. In recognition of this gift, the university is pleased to name the auditorium in the building, the Lear Auditorium. The Lear Auditorium is slated to be an iconic educational and presentation space in the new building, featuring leading-edge instructional design and advanced technologies to support live streaming and interactive learning. “A guiding principle at Lear is the belief that our region’s companies, governments, nonprofits and educational institutions are interconnected,” said Matt Simoncini ’85 B.A., president and CEO of Lear... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/lear-corporation-pledges-25-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-new-auditorium-at-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-5952 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professor receives $200,000 grant to develop data-driven health informatics system to address urban health challenges https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/wayne-state-professor-receives-200000-grant-to-develop-data-driven-health-informatics-system-to-address-urban-health-challenges-5953 DETROIT –  Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to address the many health challenges faced in urban communities due to the increasing complexity of urban life, declining urban services, and growing health and economic disparities. The team science project will focus on childhood obesity disparities, one example of the negative consequences of such challenges. The grant, “Promoting a Healthier Urban Community: Prioritization of Risk Factors for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity,” aims to develop an innovative, data-driven health informatics system to promote comprehensive, efficient and personalized... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/wayne-state-professor-receives-200000-grant-to-develop-data-driven-health-informatics-system-to-address-urban-health-challenges-5953 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University hosts debate watch on Sept. 26 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosts-debate-watch-sept-26-5954 WHAT: The Wayne State University debate and speech team and the Dean of Students Office are hosting the university’s fourth presidential debate watch. Students, faculty and members of the community are invited to attend the event and view the first presidential debate. Following the debate, small-group discussions will be convened to encourage students to talk about what they have viewed. WHEN:  8:30-11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016  9 p.m. debate begins WHERE:  Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit.  Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosts-debate-watch-sept-26-5954 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State Integrative Biosciences Center to host antimicrobial resistance symposium https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/21/media-advisory-wayne-state-integrative-biosciences-center-to-host-antimicrobial-resistance-symposium-5951 WHAT:  Wayne State University’s Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) will host the Urban Center for Antimicrobial Resistance Discovery, Education and Stewardship (UCARDES) Symposium. The symposium will bring together physicians, fellows, residents, researchers and students committed to improving the health of urban populations by advancing research that focuses on the reduction of antimicrobial resistance and the optimization of urban infection management.  Antimicrobial resistance is a serious public health problem that affects patients across the nation and is especially troublesome for urban populations. An estimated 700,000 deaths are caused annually by antimicrobial resistance.  UCARDES was established by Wayne State University to seek an... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/21/media-advisory-wayne-state-integrative-biosciences-center-to-host-antimicrobial-resistance-symposium-5951 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State theatre and dance professor receives grant from Michigan Humanities Council https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-theatre-and-dance-professor-receives-grant-from-michigan-humanities-council-5947 DETROIT – Billicia Charnelle Hines, director of the black theatre program and assistant professor of theatre and dance in Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, has received a $19,400 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council’s Heritage Grant Program for the project, “Detroit 1967: From Page to Stage.” The project aims to engage high school students in a year-long creative project that will promote learning and understanding of the unique experiences of African Americans during the Detroit uprisings of 1967. Faculty and students from Wayne State’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will work with students... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-theatre-and-dance-professor-receives-grant-from-michigan-humanities-council-5947 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Walkable Warren reimagines a walkable, bike-friendly thoroughfare in Midtown https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/media-advisory-walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5948 WHAT: From Sept. 22 to 24, Warren Avenue between Woodward and Second avenues will feature streetscape improvements such as painted bike lanes, pedestrian bump-outs and shortened crosswalks. Walkable Warren will also feature a food truck rally, a pop-up market, sidewalk seating and entertainment, and other activities. The prototypes are intended to promote walking, biking and active street life, and will inform Wayne State’s next campus master plan, as well as the City of Detroit’s plans for safety improvements in the corridor. Walkable Warren is an official part of the 2016 Detroit Design Festival. WHEN: Walkable Warren streetscape improvements will be in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/media-advisory-walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5948 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Sept. 23 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-sept-23-5949 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 10:15 a.m., and the Personnel Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 4 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-sept-23-5949 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) General Motors supports sixth annual Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/general-motors-supports-sixth-annual-wayne-state-university-supply-chain-case-competition-5950 General Motors and the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business are welcoming some of the leading supply chain students in the world to Detroit for an in-depth look at the supply chain systems that support the automotive industry and its high-tech vehicles. The sixth annual General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition, featuring the Chevrolet Bolt, will bring together 20 university SCM programs on Oct. 3-8 to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Each school will bring a four-person undergraduate supply chain team to the competition. This year, the competition welcomes international teams from Brazil, Mexico... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/general-motors-supports-sixth-annual-wayne-state-university-supply-chain-case-competition-5950 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Kay named director of financial aid https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/kay-named-director-of-financial-aid-5942 After graduating from Wayne State University in 1987 with a degree in psychology, Catherine Kay of Warren accepted a job at her alma mater in business operations. Shortly thereafter she moved into a position as a financial aid officer. Over the next 30 years, Kay progressively climbed the ranks of the department from assistant director to associate director. She has now been named director of financial aid. In her new role, Kay will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of aid and scholarships which consist of institutional, state, private, and federal programs totaling more than $350 million annually to prospective... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/kay-named-director-of-financial-aid-5942 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Lance Gable named interim dean of Wayne Law https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/lance-gable-named-interim-dean-of-wayne-law-5943 DETROIT – Lance Gable, associate dean of Wayne State University Law School and an internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics, will serve as the law school’s interim dean. Gable, a member of the law school faculty since 2006, was named associate dean in June 2014, after serving as interim associate dean since June 2013. “I look forward to working with Lance to continue to build on Wayne Law’s impressive period of growth and success,” said Wayne State Provost Keith E. Whitfield. “We are proud of our students who make such a difference in the community and graduate... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/lance-gable-named-interim-dean-of-wayne-law-5943 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State enrollment grows for first time in 7 years https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/wayne-state-enrollment-grows-for-first-time-in-seven-years-5944 Despite an increasingly competitive recruiting environment, Wayne State University’s overall enrollment is up 0.4 percent — or 104 students — this fall. The increase is the first in seven years. Current enrollment is now 27,326. Detroit’s major research university welcomed 7,346 new students to campus — the most in recent years and a 2.5 percent increase over last year’s large incoming class. The positive enrollment extends to freshmen (1 percent), transfers (6.7 percent) and graduate students (5.9 percent).   A key goal in the university’s strategic plan is to increase its overall enrollment to 30,000 students by 2021. “Our increase... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/wayne-state-enrollment-grows-for-first-time-in-seven-years-5944 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards $70K to Wayne State professor to study PTSD https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/brain-behavior-research-foundation-awards-70k-to-wayne-state-professor-to-study-ptsd-5945 DETROIT – A Wayne State University professor was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, an organization that distributes funds for research in psychiatric, brain and behavior disorders. The NARSAD Young Investigator Awards are intended to help a new generation of researchers pioneer breakthroughs in mental health research. Each researcher receives funding over two years to extend their research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Christine A. Rabinak, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was awarded a two-year,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/brain-behavior-research-foundation-awards-70k-to-wayne-state-professor-to-study-ptsd-5945 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Walkable Warren reimagines a walkable, bike-friendly thoroughfare in Midtown https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5940 From Sept. 22 to 24, a two-block stretch of Warren Avenue on the Wayne State University campus will showcase innovative design ideas to transform the busy boulevard into a walkable, bikeable, transit- and retail-friendly corridor. The Walkable Warren initiative is led by Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with numerous other campus departments and the City of Detroit. Through creative yet practical streetscape improvements — such as painted bike lanes, pedestrian bump-outs and shortened crosswalks — Wayne State hopes to re-imagine Warren’s long-term design as a safe, active and vibrant corridor. The project will also feature a food... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5940 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $3.6 million NIH grant to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/wayne-state-receives-36-million-nih-grant-to-advance-understanding-of-alzheimers-and-other-dementias-5941 Naftali Raz DETROIT – Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation to cognitive performance and the role of common vascular and metabolic risk factors in shaping the trajectories of aging. The funded project extends the longitudinal study of healthy volunteers from the metro Detroit area. According to the principal investigator, Naftali Raz, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the lifespan cognitive neuroscience program in the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/wayne-state-receives-36-million-nih-grant-to-advance-understanding-of-alzheimers-and-other-dementias-5941 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State offers assistance to ITT students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/wayne-state-offers-assistance-to-itt-students-5938 As a university with a long tradition of providing access and opportunity to a diverse student body, Wayne State University is offering to assist students affected by the abrupt closure of local ITT Technical Institute schools. Affected ITT students are invited to schedule appointments with designated Wayne State financial aid counselors to discuss issues related to financial aid and credit transfers. The counselors will educate students about how both processes work, potential implications, and assist with their decision making process. “We have great empathy for these students,” said Dawn Medley, associate vice president of enrollment management. “Even if Wayne State... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/wayne-state-offers-assistance-to-itt-students-5938 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to Wayne State to impact Detroit Public School students’ interest in STEM https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/12-million-national-science-foundation-grant-to-wayne-state-to-impact-detroit-public-school-students-interest-in-stem-5939 DETROIT – Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation that aims to impact minority students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related careers. The project, “Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” will train 90 Detroit Public School (DPS) teachers in biological STEM areas related to fisheries, wildlife, conservation and aquatic sciences. More than 2,300 fifth grade students from DPS will benefit over the course of three years by participating in field trips to the Belle... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/12-million-national-science-foundation-grant-to-wayne-state-to-impact-detroit-public-school-students-interest-in-stem-5939 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations)