Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2017 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:20:40 -0500 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:20:40 -0500 60 New Wayne State University study further supports use of progesterone to fight preterm birth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/17/new-wayne-state-university-study-further-supports-use-of-progesterone-to-fight-preterm-birth-6192 A new study published today — World Prematurity Day — in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and infant death in pregnant women with a short cervix. A shortened cervix is the most powerful predictor of preterm birth. A meta-analysis of individual patient data by researchers at the Perinatology Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, further validates the use of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/17/new-wayne-state-university-study-further-supports-use-of-progesterone-to-fight-preterm-birth-6192 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) President M. Roy Wilson installed as new board chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges; also serves as board member with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/15/president-m-roy-wilson-installed-as-new-board-chair-of-the-association-of-american-medical-colleges-also-serves-as-board-member-with-the-association-of-public-and-land-grant-universities-6191 The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently announced that Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, M.D., is the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He assumed the chair on Nov. 7 and will serve a one-year term. His term will run until November 2018, at which time he will become immediate past chair. He succeeds Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., chief executive officer and vice president for health sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. “I hope to build on the momentum that former AAMC chairs have established and sustained over their years of visionary leadership,” Wilson said.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/15/president-m-roy-wilson-installed-as-new-board-chair-of-the-association-of-american-medical-colleges-also-serves-as-board-member-with-the-association-of-public-and-land-grant-universities-6191 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s GO-GIRL program accepting applications for winter 2018 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/13/wayne-state-universitys-go-girl-program-accepting-applications-for-winter-2018-6190 DETROIT — Wayne State University’s GO-GIRL (Gaining Options – Girls Investigate Real Life) program is accepting applications for the winter 2018 semester. The initiative seeks to increase seventh grade girls’ competence and confidence in mathematics, technology, scientific thinking and communication by engaging them in experiences that promote an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and build their capacity to pursue related careers. The free Saturday program, which is hosted by the College of Education, will begin on Feb. 10, 2018, and culminate with graduation ceremonies on Apr. 21. Space is limited; interested girls must complete the online application... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/13/wayne-state-universitys-go-girl-program-accepting-applications-for-winter-2018-6190 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Best-selling author, political analyst Michael Eric Dyson featured speaker at Wayne State University FOCIS event, Nov. 16 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/09/best-selling-author-political-analyst-michael-eric-dyson-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-focis-event-nov-16-6189 WHAT: Michael Eric Dyson, best-selling author, political analyst and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th anniversary lecture, “Race in America.” The event will be the fall finale for the FOCIS 10th Anniversary Celebration lecture series, “What in the World is Going On?” An audience question-and answer-session will take place following Dyson’s presentation. A reception and book signing is scheduled in the atrium after the Q&A. Admission is free but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit the FOCIS registration site. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/09/best-selling-author-political-analyst-michael-eric-dyson-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-focis-event-nov-16-6189 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) From child's play to Mars-inspired physician to Apple’s App of the Year, Wayne State's Innovation Hub Nov. 15 launch will cover the innovation and entrepreneurship spectrum https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/07/from-dance-to-medicine-to-retail-to-swimming-wayne-state-university-innovation-hub-launch-on-nov-15-will-cover-the-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-spectrum-6188 Compelling speakers from the Wayne State community will describe their experiences in bursts known as Innovation, Disruption and Opportunity (IDO) Talks  As one of the nation’s preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the university will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization and community partnerships, and to enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation. The centerpiece of the launch celebration is a series of brief, compelling IDO (Innovation, Disruption, and Opportunity) Talks... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/07/from-dance-to-medicine-to-retail-to-swimming-wayne-state-university-innovation-hub-launch-on-nov-15-will-cover-the-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-spectrum-6188 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University professor wins Laureate Award from American College of Physicians https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/03/wsu-professor-wins-laureate-award-from-american-college-of-physicians-6187 Patricia Brown, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., professor of Internal Medicine for the Wayne State University of School of Medicine, has been honored with a Laureate Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians. The Laureate Award honors a Fellow or Master of the College who has demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research and in service to their community, their chapter and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Brown, who also serves as associate chief of staff for Medicine at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, was... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/03/wsu-professor-wins-laureate-award-from-american-college-of-physicians-6187 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's Community Health Pipeline College and Career Readiness Experience continues for Detroit youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/02/wayne-state-university-community-health-pipeline-college-and-career-readiness-experience-continues-for-detroit-youth-6185 The Wayne State University Center for Health and Community Impact will continue its College and Career Readiness Experience programming with a second event on Nov. 18 for 60 Detroit high school students. The day’s activities will build on the Oct. 14 event, which saw students and parents gaining information about community health at WSU, the college application process, financial aid and on-campus student success center services. Students also learned how to conduct a community needs assessment using Photovoice, a research method that encourages community members to document their experiences through photography.   The Nov. 18 event will focus on debriefing... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/02/wayne-state-university-community-health-pipeline-college-and-career-readiness-experience-continues-for-detroit-youth-6185 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Innovative collaboration fills health care gap for LGBTQ community in Michigan https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/02/innovative-collaboration-fills-health-care-gap-for-lgbtq-community-in-michigan-6186 Wayne State University and the Wayne State University Physician Group are pleased to announce an agreement with Health Emergency Lifeline Programs to collaborate with Corktown Health Center. This new affiliation will bring increased capacity, scale and resources to CHC’s operations. The Corktown Health Center is Michigan’s first nonprofit medical home dedicated to serving adult LGBTQ patients and their families. The goal of this affiliation is to: Design and deliver medical services that address the health needs of LGBTQ persons in the Detroit area, including our students, trainees, faculty and staff.  Pioneer treatments and care for transgender persons. Develop and implement... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/02/innovative-collaboration-fills-health-care-gap-for-lgbtq-community-in-michigan-6186 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Freer House to help kick off DIA’s Japanese art gallery with special exhibition https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/01/freer-house-to-help-kickoff-dias-japanese-art-gallery-with-special-exhibition-6184 To coincide with the Nov. 4 grand opening of the Detroit Institute of Art’s new Japanese art gallery, the Charles Lang Freer House/Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at Wayne State University is doing something rare and special. The Freer House is hosting an open house and public exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. of the work of Japanese-born Detroit artist Hiroko Lancour, who derives inspiration from the Freer House and Freer's history of art collecting and cultural connections to Japan. The exhibition, “Artist in Resonance: Hiroko Lancour at the Charles Lang Freer House,” will be a pop-up... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/11/01/freer-house-to-help-kickoff-dias-japanese-art-gallery-with-special-exhibition-6184 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University releases 2017-22 Sustainability Strategic Plan https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/31/wayne-state-university-releases-2017-2022-sustainability-strategic-plan-6183 Continuing its work toward environmental sustainability, Wayne State University is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Sustainability Strategic Plan shares Wayne State highlights from the past several years, which include academics, research, community engagement and a pledge to protect the environment by advancing the triple bottom line. The plan will be officially unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library’s Bernath Auditorium. “As you will read in this plan, our dedicated faculty, staff and student leaders have launched various initiatives to advance knowledge, raise awareness and change behavior... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/31/wayne-state-university-releases-2017-2022-sustainability-strategic-plan-6183 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.85 million NIH grant to identify novel antibiotic targets https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/26/wayne-state-receives-185-million-nih-grant-to-identify-novel-antibiotic-targets-6180 A research team from Wayne State University has received a $1.85 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health for the project “Mechanisms of Non-Shine-Dalgarno Translation Initiation.” The project will be led by Jared Schrader, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Antibiotics work in different ways, but some can attack the very basic process of making new proteins in bacterial cells. These antibiotics block translation, in which the cell reads information from a messenger RNA (mRNA) molecule, which it uses to build a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/26/wayne-state-receives-185-million-nih-grant-to-identify-novel-antibiotic-targets-6180 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU prof joins Nobel winners in receiving White Lifetime Science Award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/26/wsu-prof-joins-nobel-winners-in-receiving-white-lifetime-science-award-6181 A Wayne State University School of Medicine physician researcher next month will be honored with an award received by more than 10 Nobel laureates and other distinguished scientists. Gabriel Sosne, M.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and of Anatomy and Cell Biology, has been selected to receive the 2017 Abraham White Lifetime Science Award from George Washington University. The award honors individuals who have made unique contributions to science and medicine. Sosne, of Oak Park, Mich., is being honored for his work with Thymosin beta 4 in the healing of ocular damage. He will receive the award during the fifth International... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/26/wsu-prof-joins-nobel-winners-in-receiving-white-lifetime-science-award-6181 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Mike Ilitch School of Business to host third annual Elevator Pitch Competition this Friday at historic Guardian Building https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/24/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-to-host-third-annual-elevator-pitch-competition-this-friday-at-historic-guardian-building-6179 WHAT: Wayne State University  business students will head to Detroit’s iconic Guardian Building to vie for $1,750 in scholarship money as they compete in the third annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition. During a roughly 80-second elevator ride, the students will summarize who they are, what they know and what they want to do. Executives from Deloitte, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Quicken Loans and a representative from the Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council will ride along and evaluate the students on their ability to sell themselves and present a positive, professional first impression. Three winners... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/24/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-to-host-third-annual-elevator-pitch-competition-this-friday-at-historic-guardian-building-6179 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Panel of national journalists examining “The Press and the Presidency,” Oct. 24 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/23/panel-of-national-journalists-examining-the-press-and-the-presidency-during-wayne-states-focis-10th-anniversary-event-oct-24-6178 WHAT: National journalists will weigh-in on the topic “The Press and the Presidency” during presentations and a panel discussion. The program will feature: Steve Cortes, Fox News Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post The discussion will be co-moderated by Devin Scillian, WDIV-TV anchor, and Vickie Thomas, WWJ/CBS Radio city beat reporter. WHEN: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 Welcome, introductions and presentations – 1 p.m. Moderated panel discussion – 2 p.m. Audience Q&A – 2:30 p.m. Book signing – 3 p.m. WHERE: Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall, Detroit. MORE INFO: “The Press and the Presidency” is the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/23/panel-of-national-journalists-examining-the-press-and-the-presidency-during-wayne-states-focis-10th-anniversary-event-oct-24-6178 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University School of Medicine receives full accreditation continuation from LCME https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/20/wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-receives-full-accreditation-from-lcme-6177 The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for North American medical schools, has continued its full accreditation of the Wayne State University School of Medicine through the 2022-23 academic year. The LCME notified WSU President M. Roy Wilson and School of Medicine Dean Jack D. Sobel, M.D., of the full accreditation continuation via a letter received Oct. 19. “This achievement -- the result of untold hours of commitment by many of our faculty, students staff and administrators -- is worthy of celebration and congratulations,” Dean Sobel said. “Throughout this process we have adopted and engaged in a culture... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/20/wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-receives-full-accreditation-from-lcme-6177 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9 million NIH grant to develop novel approach to treat bacterial endophthalmitis https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/18/wayne-state-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-develop-novel-approach-to-treat-bacterial-endophthalmitis-6175 A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Mechanisms of Inflammation Resolution in Bacterial Endophthalmitis.” Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery — notably cataract surgery — or that spread through the bloodstream from a distant infection site. Despite appropriate therapeutic intervention, bacterial endophthalmitis often results in vision loss and sometimes requires surgical removal of the eye. The study, led by Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., assistant professor... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/18/wayne-state-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-develop-novel-approach-to-treat-bacterial-endophthalmitis-6175 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University crowdfunding to create Woodward and Warren Park https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/18/wayne-state-university-crowdfunding-to-create-woodward-and-warren-park-6176 Wayne State University is actively crowdfunding to transform the greenspace at Woodward and Warren avenues into an active, family friendly public park. Funds raised during the campaign will go toward sustainable landscaping, pop-up seating, shade sails and lawn games for the existing greenspace. The project will also create a WSU Placemaking and Detroit Experience Factory satellite kiosk, which will serve as a place where students, employees, residents and visitors can go for information. If Wayne State reaches its $25,000 goal by Nov. 17, the Michigan Economic Development Corporations (MEDC) will provide a match of $25,000 through its Public Spaces, Community... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/18/wayne-state-university-crowdfunding-to-create-woodward-and-warren-park-6176 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University to launch Innovation Hub to maximize student success, strengthen community connections and streamline business partnerships https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/17/wayne-state-university-to-launch-innovation-hub-to-maximize-student-success-strengthen-community-connections-and-streamline-business-partnerships-6174 November 15th event will engage students, faculty, staff and community with the numerous opportunities at Wayne State University brought about by rapidly advancing technology. As one of the nation’s preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the university will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization, and community partnerships, and to enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation. The Wayne Innovation Hub is an element of the university’s five-year strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/17/wayne-state-university-to-launch-innovation-hub-to-maximize-student-success-strengthen-community-connections-and-streamline-business-partnerships-6174 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State launches Warrior Strong marketing campaign https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/16/wayne-state-university-launches-warrior-strong-marketing-campaign-6172 Wayne State University’s new comprehensive marketing campaign, Warrior Strong, launched Oct. 16, following a year of preparation and planning. Warrior Strong emerged as the overall theme following numerous planning discussions and research conducted by the university’s Office of Marketing and Communications and advertising partner Roundtable6. Stakeholders were consulted representing a cross section of areas such as the colleges, schools, divisions, units, leadership, alumni, faculty and students. The discussions, according to Vice President of Communications and Chief of Staff Michael Wright, were challenging as the university considered the transition from an eight-year run of the highly successful Aim Higher campaign to a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/16/wayne-state-university-launches-warrior-strong-marketing-campaign-6172 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Community Health Career Pipeline to host College and Career Readiness Experience for Detroit youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/13/wayne-state-university-community-health-career-pipeline-to-host-college-and-career-readiness-experience-for-detroit-youth-6171 The Wayne State University Center for Health and Community Impact will host a Community Health College and Career Readiness Experience for 60 Detroit high school students. The Experience is a series of events that will be held on four different Saturdays in October, November, January and February. Throughout the series, students will explore campus, learn how to apply to college and for financial aid, practice community health skills, and ultimately compete for a Wayne State University scholarship. Detroit high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are encouraged to apply for the program. Throughout the Experience, teams will be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/13/wayne-state-university-community-health-career-pipeline-to-host-college-and-career-readiness-experience-for-detroit-youth-6171 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members comes to Detroit for first time Nov. 10-11 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/13/proven-one-of-a-kind-program-for-training-nonprofit-board-members-comes-to-detroit-for-first-time-nov-10-11-6173 Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program takes a fresh, community-wide approach to board training, by opening the door to board service for people from all industries/sectors and with a range of experience and interests. The goals are twofold: to encourage more people to serve the community and prepare the next... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/13/proven-one-of-a-kind-program-for-training-nonprofit-board-members-comes-to-detroit-for-first-time-nov-10-11-6173 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University School of Information Sciences announces master of science in information management https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/12/wayne-state-university-school-of-information-sciences-announces-master-of-science-in-information-management-6169 The Wayne State University School of Information Sciences has announced a new master of science in information management (MSIM) degree. The program, which will begin in the winter 2018 semester, will prepare students for careers in information management and related fields. The 30-credit MSIM is offered fully online, allowing students to learn remotely regardless of location. Students have multiple specializations to choose from, including software tools, web-based information systems, data analytics, health and scientific data management, and user experience. "At a time when data and information in all forms are becoming increasingly important, adding the MSIM allows us to tailor... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/12/wayne-state-university-school-of-information-sciences-announces-master-of-science-in-information-management-6169 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Panel of national journalists examine 'The Press and the Presidency' during FOCIS 10th anniversary event https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/12/panel-of-national-journalists-examining-the-press-and-the-presidency-during-wayne-states-focis-10th-anniversary-event-oct-24-6170 Steve Cortes National journalists will weigh-in on the topic “The Press and the Presidency” during presentations and a panel discussion from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Wayne State’s Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall in Detroit. The program will feature Steve Cortes, Fox News; Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC; and Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post. The discussion will be co-moderated by Devin Scillian, WDIV-TV anchor, and Vickie Thomas, WWJ/CBS Radio city beat reporter. Thomas also is director of Regional II of the National Association of Black Journalists. “‘The Press and the Presidency’ will bring together experienced and award-winning journalists to help... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/12/panel-of-national-journalists-examining-the-press-and-the-presidency-during-wayne-states-focis-10th-anniversary-event-oct-24-6170 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Veterans Upward Bound awarded $2.1 million grant https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/10/wayne-state-university-veterans-upward-bound-awarded-21-million-grant-6168 The Wayne State University Office of Federal TRIO was recently awarded a five-year, $2,113,975 grant for the Veterans Upward Bound Program.     The program is designed to increase the rates at which motivated low-income and first-generation veterans improve standardized test scores, enroll in college-level courses and earn baccalaureate degrees at institutions of higher education. The program provides academic instruction and “warrior-to-student” transition services to veterans residing in the city of Detroit and in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.    Veterans Upward Bound serves motivated low-income and first-generation veterans without a four-year college degree who have served in the Gulf War... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/10/wayne-state-university-veterans-upward-bound-awarded-21-million-grant-6168 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) FACHEP concludes random Legionella sampling in Flint, Genesee County and Wayne County https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/09/fachep-concludes-random-legionella-sampling-in-flint-genesee-county-and-wayne-county-6166 The Flint Area Community Health and Environmental Partnership (FACHEP) team has finished collecting samples from homes as part of a study of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and its association with changes in the Flint, Michigan, water system. FACHEP has generally met the sampling goals in both Genesee County and Flint. The team will continue to collect samples in targeted areas or when assisting public health partners to evaluate cases of Legionnaires’ disease, which is caused by bacteria that can live in water systems. The team collected multiple water samples in more than 790 randomly identified homes and interviewed their residents... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/09/fachep-concludes-random-legionella-sampling-in-flint-genesee-county-and-wayne-county-6166 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives Susan G. Komen grant to develop new treatment approach for inflammatory breast cancer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/09/wayne-state-receives-susan-g-komen-grant-to-develop-new-treatment-approach-for-inflammatory-breast-cancer-6167 DETROIT – Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announced that it has awarded $30.7 million for 98 research grants, including one to Karin List, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology and oncology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The one-year, $60,000 project, “Preclinical testing of matriptase as a novel therapeutic target in inflammatory breast cancer,” aims to offer a new treatment approach for inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), one of the most aggressive and lethal forms of breast cancers. IBC is characterized by rapid progression, local and distant metastases,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/09/wayne-state-receives-susan-g-komen-grant-to-develop-new-treatment-approach-for-inflammatory-breast-cancer-6167 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MTRAC awards spark biomedical innovation at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/05/mtrac-awards-spark-biomedical-innovation-at-wayne-state-university-6164 DETROIT – Three Wayne State University (WSU) 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 projects will be supported by $1.1 million in awards from the Michigan Strategic Fund, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), 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... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/05/mtrac-awards-spark-biomedical-innovation-at-wayne-state-university-6164 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) National Brain Injury grant awarded to Wayne State University and DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/05/national-brain-injury-grant-awarded-to-wayne-state-university-and-dmc-rehabilitation-institute-of-michigan-6165 The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded Wayne State University's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) a five-year grant totaling $2.23 million to fund the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS). The grant earns Wayne State and RIM the rare distinction of being one of only 16 centers of excellence in the country for the care and research of those with traumatic brain injury (TBI). “This is fantastic news for the patients of southeast Michigan who require the services of leading physical medicine and rehabilitation experts,” said... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/05/national-brain-injury-grant-awarded-to-wayne-state-university-and-dmc-rehabilitation-institute-of-michigan-6165 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) NIH awards Wayne State $2 million to analyze 20 years of data collected nationally on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/03/nih-awards-wayne-state-2-million-to-analyze-20-years-of-data-collected-nationally-on-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-6161 DETROIT – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which result from maternal alcohol use during pregnancy, is the most common preventable cause of neurodevelopmental disabilities and affects an estimated 2 percent to 5 percent of school-aged children in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Wayne State University $2,063,188 for a new study that will analyze longitudinal data spanning 20 years collected from five U.S. cohorts, including 480 African-American mothers and children in the Detroit Longitudinal Cohort Study, to take... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/03/nih-awards-wayne-state-2-million-to-analyze-20-years-of-data-collected-nationally-on-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-6161 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Experts prepared to discuss crisis communication issues surrounding the Las Vegas mass shooting and recent hurricanes https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/03/wayne-state-experts-prepared-to-discuss-crisis-communication-issues-surrounding-the-las-vegas-mass-shooting-and-recent-hurricanes-6162 Wayne State University has two experts who can speak to the crisis communications issues surrounding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Matt Seeger is a professor and dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. His research concerns crisis and risk communication; health promotion and communication; crisis response and agency coordination; the role of media, including new media, crisis and communication ethics; failure of complex systems; and post-crisis renewal. He specializes in emergency risk communication. Seeger can be reached at 313-577-3065. Lee Wilkins, professor and chair of the Department of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/03/wayne-state-experts-prepared-to-discuss-crisis-communication-issues-surrounding-the-las-vegas-mass-shooting-and-recent-hurricanes-6162 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Oct. 6 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/03/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-oct-6-6163 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in The Garage Conference Room at TechTown, 440 Burroughs Street, 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 10:30 a.m., and Personnel Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/10/03/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-oct-6-6163 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s Office of Federal TRIO awarded five-year grant for the McNair Scholars Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/25/wayne-states-office-of-federal-trio-awarded-five-year-grant-for-the-mcnair-scholars-program-6160 The Wayne State University Office of Federal TRIO was recently awarded a five-year, $1,187,720 grant for the McNair Scholars Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. Participants are low-income, first-generation undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated strong academic potential and the desire to earn a Ph.D. The goal of the program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D.’s by students from underrepresented segments of society. The McNair Scholars Program serves 30 students on an annual basis and engages them in an intensive program that... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/25/wayne-states-office-of-federal-trio-awarded-five-year-grant-for-the-mcnair-scholars-program-6160 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgia https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/21/new-wayne-state-research-findings-offers-hope-to-people-with-fibromyalgia-6159 A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, in collaboration with a team from the University of Michigan Medical Center led by David A. Williams, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN. In the randomized clinical trial, 230 adults with fibromyalgia received one of three treatments,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/21/new-wayne-state-research-findings-offers-hope-to-people-with-fibromyalgia-6159 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Oct. 13 symposium on African-American women’s health at WSU School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/20/oct-13-symposium-on-african-american-womens-health-at-wsu-school-of-medicine-6157 The Dr.  Marjorie Peebles-Meyers Symposium on African-American Women’s Health will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Open to the public, the symposium topics will include “Aging Gracefully (How to Feel and Look Good),” “Human Trafficking,” “Pain Management,” “Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling,” “LGBT Community,” “Health Disparities in African-American Women” and “Red Flags in African-American Women’s Health.” The majority of the presenters scheduled to speak at the symposium, to be held in the Green Auditorium of Gordon Scott Hall, are African-American female graduates of the Wayne State University School... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/20/oct-13-symposium-on-african-american-womens-health-at-wsu-school-of-medicine-6157 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.2 million NSF grant to develop autonomous battery operating system https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/20/wayne-state-receives-12-million-nsf-grant-to-develop-autonomous-battery-operating-system-6158 DETROIT – The future of innovation will rely on effective, integrative battery operating systems that provide sustained and reliable power. Emerging technologies such as electric-drive vehicles and stationary energy storage systems will require improved battery systems. Software-controlled battery management systems will play a crucial role in enabling continued innovation, but currently these systems face design challenges. These include decreasing capacity of batteries over time due to aging and the need for future battery management systems to include autonomous reasoning capabilities to make economically sound decisions, such as scheduling battery charging times in a personalized fashion. Researchers at Wayne State University... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/20/wayne-state-receives-12-million-nsf-grant-to-develop-autonomous-battery-operating-system-6158 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State Police officers initiating donut stops https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/19/wayne-state-police-officers-initiating-donut-stops-6156 WHAT:  Called “WSUPD Donut Stop,” Wayne State University Police Department (WSUPD) officers will give out doughnuts and safety tips to students at various locations on campus, as part of Warrior Wednesday.                                                                                               WHEN:  9 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until the doughnut supply is exhausted), Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 WHERE:  Wayne State University campus at various locations,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/19/wayne-state-police-officers-initiating-donut-stops-6156 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY: Former Mexico president Vicente Fox is featured speaker at Wayne State University FOCIS event, Sept. 18 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/14/media-advisory-former-mexico-president-vicente-fox-is-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-focis-event-sept-18-6155 WHAT: Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th anniversary lecture series “What in the World is Going On?” kickoff event. Fox will discuss “Immigration: The Wall, Trade, Jobs and Deportation,” followed by a question-and-answer period. The speech and Q&A session are open to the public. Admission is free but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit the FOCIS registration site. WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2017; 6 p.m. doors open WHERE: Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall, Detroit, MI 48202. MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Media avail: 5:45 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/14/media-advisory-former-mexico-president-vicente-fox-is-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-focis-event-sept-18-6155 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) The W awarded Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan grant https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/11/the-w-awarded-community-foundation-for-southeast-michigan-grant-6154 The W, Wayne State University’s campus food pantry, has been awarded a one-year, $34,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM) to help combat the increasingly common issue of food insecurity among college students. The W provides nutritious food, perishable and nonperishable goods, toiletries, and other supplies to Wayne State students at no cost. The grant will fund nearly all of the pantry’s initial start-up expenses, including the purchase of food and toiletries, food storage equipment, cleaning supplies, inventory software, marketing materials, uniforms for volunteers, and more. “Food insecurity has a direct impact on economic success and, unfortunately,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/11/the-w-awarded-community-foundation-for-southeast-michigan-grant-6154 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State prepares next generation of students to thrive with new fee waiver https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/30/wayne-state-prepares-the-next-generation-of-students-to-thrive-with-new-fee-waiver-6151 For nearly 150 years, Wayne State University has been committed to providing affordable access to higher education. This year, the university will broaden its efforts to expand access by waiving the application fee for all first-generation students. “At Wayne State, we want to inspire the next generation of students to reach their highest potential, so  we’re working to remove the barriers to access,” said Provost Keith Whitfield. “We’re proud of our rich history as an institution that provides access to higher education for low-income and first-generation students.” The WSU Generation Next fee waiver, an initiative launched by the Office of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/30/wayne-state-prepares-the-next-generation-of-students-to-thrive-with-new-fee-waiver-6151 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) NIH award addresses asthma care and outcomes in African-American children https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/30/wayne-state-receives-32-million-nih-award-to-improve-asthma-care-and-outcomes-in-african-american-children-6152 DETROIT – A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a study that will develop interventions to reduce barriers to optimal asthma management and reduce the risk for asthma-related deaths of minority children, with a focus on African American adolescents. The project, “Translating an efficacious illness management intervention for African American youth with poorly controlled asthma to real world settings,” will adapt... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/30/wayne-state-receives-32-million-nih-award-to-improve-asthma-care-and-outcomes-in-african-american-children-6152 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $4.2 million grant helps efforts to improve access to health care in underserved areas https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/30/42-million-grant-helps-efforts-to-improve-access-to-health-care-in-underserved-areas-6153 Detroit, MI – The Michigan Area Health Education Center, a program of Wayne State University that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a 5 year, $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Michigan AHEC will use the funds to continue to strengthen its statewide network of 5 regional centers and support HRSA’s mission to improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. By enabling Michigan AHEC to provide clinical experiences and continuing... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/30/42-million-grant-helps-efforts-to-improve-access-to-health-care-in-underserved-areas-6153 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Former Mexico President Vicente Fox is featured speaker at Wayne State’s FOCIS 10th anniversary event, Sept. 18 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/29/former-mexico-president-vicente-fox-is-featured-speaker-at-wayne-states-focis-10th-anniversary-event-sept-18-6149 Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th anniversary lecture series "What in the World is Going On?" kickoff event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. He will discuss “Immigration: The Wall, Trade, Jobs and Deportation,” followed by a question-and-answer period. The speech and Q&A session are open to the public. Admission is free but reservations are required. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fox grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico, and still recalls from his childhood that one of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/29/former-mexico-president-vicente-fox-is-featured-speaker-at-wayne-states-focis-10th-anniversary-event-sept-18-6149 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: New Student Convocation to welcome more than 2,000 new Warriors and their families https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/28/media-advisory-new-student-convocation-and-festifall-to-welcome-more-than-2000-new-warriors-and-their-families-6148 Festive tradition to kick off Wayne State University's 150th academic year. What:  Wayne State University administrators, faculty and staff will welcome new students and their families to the university's 150th academic year during the New Student Convocation. More than 2,000 incoming students and family members are expected to attend. When:  10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 Where: Convocation will be held in Wayne State's Community Arts Auditorium with simulcast in both DeRoy Auditoriums.   https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/28/media-advisory-new-student-convocation-and-festifall-to-welcome-more-than-2000-new-warriors-and-their-families-6148 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State experts prepared to discuss Houston and Hurricane Harvey crisis issues https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/28/wayne-state-experts-prepared-to-discuss-houston-and-hurricane-harvey-crisis-issues-6150 Wayne State University has two experts who can speak to many of the issues surrounding Houston and Hurricane Harvey. Lee Wilkins, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, teaches and studies media ethics and media coverage of hazards and disasters. She is co-author of one of the most widely used college media ethics texts, Media Ethics: Issues and Cases, in its 8th edition, and has written books and scholarly articles on how journalists and public relations professionals make moral decisions. Professor Wilkins can be reached at 573-289-3343 Matt Seeger is a professor and dean of the College of Fine, Performing... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/28/wayne-state-experts-prepared-to-discuss-houston-and-hurricane-harvey-crisis-issues-6150 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Workforce Diversity grant to help increase nursing education opportunities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/24/wayne-state-increases-nursing-education-opportunities-for-disadvantaged-students-6147 The Wayne State University College of Nursing recently received a $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The four-year Workforce Diversity grant supports incoming freshmen to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. “We are committed to preparing a diverse nursing workforce that will excel in today’s healthcare system,” said WSU College of Nursing Dean Laurie Lauzon Clabo. Using a holistic admissions process, the College of Nursing will admit 16 freshman students per year. This select group of students will receive financial, academic and social... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/24/wayne-state-increases-nursing-education-opportunities-for-disadvantaged-students-6147 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Name change for Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/21/name-change-for-wayne-state-universitys-school-of-library-and-information-science-6146 The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is changing its name to the School of Information Sciences (SIS). The change was approved by the Wayne State Board of Governors in June and reflects the expanded coursework and degree options offered by the school, including a forthcoming master of science in information management. "The name School of Information Sciences more accurately describes the broad range of academic coursework we offer," explained Associate Dean and Professor Stephen Bajjaly. "It encompasses the full range of information professions and reflects the reality that the degree programs we provide encompass a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/21/name-change-for-wayne-state-universitys-school-of-library-and-information-science-6146 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Zebrafish facility to fight childhood leukemia is up and swimming https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/17/zebrafish-facility-to-fight-childhood-leukemia-up-and-swimming-6145 WHAT:    Wayne State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new zebrafish aquatic housing system in the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) which was funded by Kids Without Cancer through the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.   WHO:      The following individuals will be speaking at the event, and are available for interview following the ceremony: Jack D. Sobel, M.D., Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine Nick Consiglio, President, Kids Without Cancer Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Jeffrey Taub, M.D., Division Chief, Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Ryan Thummel,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/17/zebrafish-facility-to-fight-childhood-leukemia-up-and-swimming-6145 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Cyclists to ride Detroit in Wayne State University's annual Baroudeur https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/16/media-advisory-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-state-universitys-annual-baroudeur-6143 What: More than 1,000 people will ride in Wayne State University's third annual urban cycling event, The Baroudeur (bah-roo-DUHR), through Detroit and a dozen surrounding communities. The ride includes distances of 20, 62 (Metric Century) and 100 miles, making The Baroudeur one of the largest urban century rides in the country. The routes will take riders through iconic metro Detroit landmarks and sights, including Belle Isle, Lakeshore Drive into the Grosse Pointes, Palmer Park, downtown Detroit and downriver to Grosse Ile before winding back to WSU's Midtown campus for a celebration. Media is invited to cover the entire day's activities,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/16/media-advisory-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-state-universitys-annual-baroudeur-6143 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography, combined with color Doppler, offers greater detection of prenatal heart abnormalities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/15/fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-combined-with-color-doppler-offers-greater-detection-of-prenatal-heart-abnormalities-6144 A new study published today indicates that combining color Doppler with a new intelligent navigation echocardiography technology developed at the National Institutes of Health’s Perinatology Research Branch at Wayne State University provides improved accuracy in prenatal detection of congenital heart disease, the leading cause of infant mortality due to congenital anomalies. Congenital heart disease affects nearly 1 percent – approximately 40,000 cases per year – of births in the United States alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition gained widespread attention in April when Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” made public... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/15/fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-combined-with-color-doppler-offers-greater-detection-of-prenatal-heart-abnormalities-6144 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne States celebrates Perinatology Research Branch’s 25th anniversary https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/wsu-celebrates-perinatology-research-branchs-25th-anniversary-with-aug-15-celebration-6141 Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Perinatology Research Branch with three days of special on-campus events. Festivities will begin the evening of Aug. 15 with a gathering at the Brush Mall, the outdoor area between Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Harper University Hospital. The reception is open to the full School of Medicine and university communities. Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center will host the celebration, which begins at 7:30 p.m., in Brush Mall. The event will feature music and desserts. “Wayne State University is proud to host the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/wsu-celebrates-perinatology-research-branchs-25th-anniversary-with-aug-15-celebration-6141 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) 38 Michigan elementary schools awarded Building Healthy Communities grant to promote healthy eating and physical activity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/38-michigan-elementary-schools-awarded-building-healthy-communities-grant-to-promote-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-6142 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Fitness Foundation, United Dairy Industry of Michigan and the Center for Health & Community Impact at Wayne State University combine expertise and resources in an effort to establish the knowledge and behaviors needed in children for living a healthy lifestyle. More than 16,000 Michigan elementary school students will benefit from a school transformation that seeks to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The Building Healthy Communities Program is built on a comprehensive philosophy under which healthy eating and physical activity opportunities are embedded throughout the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/38-michigan-elementary-schools-awarded-building-healthy-communities-grant-to-promote-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-6142 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State to welcome more than 1,800 students to Midtown campus Aug. 26-27 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-6139 What: Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood will have more than 1,800 new residents, as Wayne State University welcomes students to its residence halls on Aug. 26 and 27. “Move-in Days” is the university’s annual kick-off to the new academic year for freshmen and upperclassmen living on campus. More than 1,000 freshmen will settle into their residence halls on Saturday, while upperclassmen will move in on Sunday.  Reporters are welcome to interview students and their families as they move into residence halls and set up their new living space in the heart of Midtown.  When:  Media are welcome to attend from 10 a.m. to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-6139 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies’ anniversary gala launches annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/wayne-state-universitys-center-for-latinoa-and-latin-american-studies-anniversary-gala-kicks-off-the-universitys-annual-hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-6140 At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the Wayne State University Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) will hold its 46th anniversary celebration. At this gala event, alumni and corporate, civic and community stakeholders will come together to support excellence, diversity and equity in higher education while raising funds to award scholarships to Wayne State students. The annual Gala and Celebración marks the beginning of WSU’s observance of the National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15 through Oct. 15), which coincides with the independence of several Latin American and Caribbean countries, and honors the many contributions of the LatinX community... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/wayne-state-universitys-center-for-latinoa-and-latin-american-studies-anniversary-gala-kicks-off-the-universitys-annual-hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-6140 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Revitalization Fellows announces new cohort https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/detroit-revitalization-fellows-announces-new-cohort-6137 The Detroit Revitalization Fellows has announced its 2017-19 cohort, which will bring talent from across the United States to 19 civic, community and economic development organizations in Detroit. The fellowships begin today. The Fellows, all midcareer professionals, were selected from a highly competitive national pool of more than 350 applicants. They come from Detroit, throughout Michigan and across the United States. They will begin two-year appointments with Detroit organizations following three weeks of immersive learning and team-building. This is the fourth cohort of Detroit Revitalization Fellows. They join 67 Fellows who have participated in three successive two-year cohorts since the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/detroit-revitalization-fellows-announces-new-cohort-6137 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne Law welcomes new director of Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/wayne-law-welcomes-new-director-of-asylum-and-immigration-law-clinic-6138 Sabrina Balgamwalla has joined the faculty of Wayne State University Law School as an assistant (clinical) professor and director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic. The clinic’s former director, Associate Professor Rachel Settlage, was recently promoted to director of Clinical Education. “We are thrilled to have Sabrina on board as director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic,” said Interim Dean Lance Gable. “Her background in immigration law and experience supervising the Immigrant Rights section of the law clinic at the University of North Dakota School of Law make her a unique asset to our clinical education program.” Balgamwalla’s... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/wayne-law-welcomes-new-director-of-asylum-and-immigration-law-clinic-6138 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NSF grant to explore new ways to harvest solar energy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/04/wayne-state-receives-nsf-grant-to-explore-new-ways-to-harvest-solar-energy-6136 A Wayne State University researcher has received a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate a new approach to converting plentiful solar energy into electricity or fuel. Scientists around the world are interested in ways to take wasted, unused energy and convert it into useful energy supplies. Stephanie Brock, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is investigating how to “harvest” light and turn it into electrons that can power a circuit or convert a molecule into a chemical fuel — a problem that has been particularly challenging to researchers. In her... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/04/wayne-state-receives-nsf-grant-to-explore-new-ways-to-harvest-solar-energy-6136 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) David Tarver named senior counselor for innovation and entrepreneurship at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/01/david-tarver-named-senior-counselor-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-at-wayne-state-university-6135 David Tarver has been named senior counselor to the provost for innovation and entrepreneurship at Wayne State University. In his role, Tarver will provide guidance and overall strategic direction to the university in areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, provide administration to the Wayne State University Hub — a campuswide initiative designed to foster an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship — and augment existing efforts in the various schools and colleges, student groups and other activities around the university and to ensure that Wayne State has access to best-in-class innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities. This is a new position at WSU and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/01/david-tarver-named-senior-counselor-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-at-wayne-state-university-6135 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Medicine’s oldest alum turns 106 this week https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/school-of-medicines-oldest-alum-turns-106-this-week-6133 The United States in 1937 was clawing its way through the Great Depression. Charlie Gehringer’s .371 batting average led the Detroit Tigers, a sit-down strike at the General Motors plant in Flint, Mich., brought the United Auto Workers newfound strength, and aviatrix Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world. That same year, bread cost nine cents a loaf, a pound of hamburger was 12 cents and a gallon of gas went for 10 cents – that’s if you had the money. Even though the first Social Security... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/school-of-medicines-oldest-alum-turns-106-this-week-6133 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and others to offer free vaccinations on Aug. 26 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-henry-ford-health-system-and-others-to-offer-free-vaccinations-on-aug-26-6134 WHAT: Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — in collaboration with Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Henry Ford Health System, the City of Detroit Health Department, and Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition — is offering free immunizations to children 18 years old and younger. In addition, there will be some vaccines available for adults as well, including Tdap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, HPV, and MMR. Adults must be uninsured and/or meet certain criteria. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 WHERE: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church parking lot at 2080 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-henry-ford-health-system-and-others-to-offer-free-vaccinations-on-aug-26-6134 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.9 million NSF grant prepares Wayne State students for leadership positions addressing postindustrial urban challenges https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/wayne-state-receives-29-million-nsf-research-traineeship-grant-6131 DETROIT – On July 25, 2017, the National Science Foundation announced awards totaling $51 million to 17 projects that will develop and implement bold, new and potentially transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A team of Wayne State University faculty led by Donna Kashian, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was the only university in Michigan to receive an award from this program. The five-year, $2,999,976 grant, “NRT: Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training (T-RUST),” will train master's and doctoral students to work with communities,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/wayne-state-receives-29-million-nsf-research-traineeship-grant-6131 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Jason Booza appointed assistant dean of Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance for Wayne State University School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/jason-booza-appointed-assistant-dean-of-continuous-quality-improvement-and-compliance-for-wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-6132 Jason Booza, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant dean of Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Booza, of Clinton Township, Mich., will direct the newly-created Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement, which is responsible for the School of Medicine’s Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation process. The office also will monitor the quality of programs within undergraduate medical education programs and facilitate quality improvement projects. “It is a privilege to serve the Wayne State University School of Medicine in this new position,” Booza said. “As the school continues to undergo transformative change,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/jason-booza-appointed-assistant-dean-of-continuous-quality-improvement-and-compliance-for-wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-6132 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.8 million NIH grant to research and work toward improved cholera treatments https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-receives-18-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-work-toward-improved-cholera-treatments-6128 DETROIT – The human pathogen Vibrio cholerae – or V. cholerae – causes cholera, an infectious and often fatal disease of the small intestine. The disease is prevalent in infected water supplies — particularly in developing countries — and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Many who contract cholera have mild symptoms that are easily treated with oral rehydration solutions, but severe cases require rapid treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Cholera remains a global threat to public health, with nearly 4 million cases diagnosed and over 100,000 deaths per year. With the help of a five-year, $1.8 million grant from... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-receives-18-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-work-toward-improved-cholera-treatments-6128 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State among 15 universities nationwide selected to gather data about Ph.D. career pathways https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-among-15-universities-nationwide-selected-to-gather-data-about-phd-career-pathways-6129 Wayne State University has been selected by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to participate in a collective effort to gather and use data about the careers of Ph.D. students and alumni. WSU was chosen along with 15 other institutions/consortia to receive an $80,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support data collection about Ph.D. careers in STEM and humanities fields. In addition to Wayne State, the other institutions chosen include the University of Notre Dame, Brown University, the University of California system, Arizona State University and Texas A&M University. “Career diversity is... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-among-15-universities-nationwide-selected-to-gather-data-about-phd-career-pathways-6129 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New study brings an evolutionary perspective to the study of reproduction https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/new-study-brings-an-evolutionary-perspective-to-the-study-of-reproduction-6130 DETROIT – A new study released today in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes the important role in inflammation in the process of embryo implantation, which is key for natural conception, as well as for women with infertility undergoing assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization. Such technologies represent the most frequent treatment for female infertility, which affects 10 percent of women in the United States. The authors, including Roberto Romero, M.D., chief of the Perinatology Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at Wayne State University,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/new-study-brings-an-evolutionary-perspective-to-the-study-of-reproduction-6130 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9 million NIH grant to research and find treatments for genetic disease that causes blindness https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/wayne-state-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-find-treatments-for-genetic-disease-that-causes-blindness-6126 DETROIT – A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), rare genetic disorders affecting the white matter – myelin – in the central nervous system. Patients diagnosed with a leukodystrophy experience a gradual decline in development, including a progressive loss in gait, body tone, vision, hearing, swallowing and/or ability to eat. LD and gLE disrupt the growth or maintenance of the myelin sheath, which insulates nerve cells. LD and gLE affect motor and sensory systems,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/wayne-state-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-find-treatments-for-genetic-disease-that-causes-blindness-6126 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Institute of Gerontology researcher gets top citation honors for 2006 publication https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/institute-of-gerontology-researcher-gets-top-citation-honors-for-2006-publication-6127 DETROIT – Jessica Damoiseaux, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, is first author of a journal article deemed a “classic” due to its high number of citations in the past 10 years. The paper has been cited 2,600 times, putting it at the top of Google Scholar neurology papers. Papers become classics when they present new research and their significance over the past decade has stood the test of time, according to Google Scholar. Damoiseaux’s paper, “Consistent Resting State Networks across Healthy Subjects,” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/institute-of-gerontology-researcher-gets-top-citation-honors-for-2006-publication-6127 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Dr. Sonia Hassan selected as national health care leader https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/20/wayne-state-universitys-dr-sonia-hassan-selected-as-national-health-care-leader-6125 The Washington, D.C.-based organization The Aspen Institute has selected Sonia Hassan, M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine’s associate dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health, as a national health care leader for its third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization and a global forum for leaders established in 1949. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Health Innovators Fellowship Program was created in 2015 to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/20/wayne-state-universitys-dr-sonia-hassan-selected-as-national-health-care-leader-6125 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.8 million grant allows Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University to continue its mission https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/19/28-million-grant-allows-michigan-developmental-disabilities-institute-at-wayne-state-university-to-continue-its-mission-6124 DETROIT — Michigan residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities, along with their families, can look forward to five more years of service from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University. MI-DDI has been awarded a $2.8 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living to develop and advance the transfer of research and knowledge in the disability field from the university setting to communities across Michigan, the nation and the world. This funding federally designates the institute as Michigan’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Such centers were created... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/19/28-million-grant-allows-michigan-developmental-disabilities-institute-at-wayne-state-university-to-continue-its-mission-6124 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $1.9 million NIH grant received to study bacterial endophthalmitis https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/18/wayne-state-university-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-study-bacterial-endophthalmitis-6123 DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Bacterial Endophthalmitis.” Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery, or that spread through the bloodstream from a distant infection site. Despite appropriate therapeutic intervention, bacterial endophthalmitis often results in vision loss and sometimes requires surgical removal of the eye. The study, led by Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, anatomy... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/18/wayne-state-university-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-study-bacterial-endophthalmitis-6123 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ford Motor Company Fund awards $50,000 for David DiChiera Scholarship at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/14/ford-motor-company-fund-awards-50000-for-david-dichiera-scholarship-in-vocal-performance-and-related-music-programs-at-wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-6122 DETROIT – In honor of David DiChiera, founder and artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), Ford Motor Company Fund and the MOT have established a $50,000 scholarship fund for aspiring music students at Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. The David DiChiera Scholarship Award grants a $10,000 annual scholarship to assist a student enrolled in the vocal performance programs or related music programs at CFPCA. The scholarship program will run for five years. “Wayne State University is delighted to help preserve the legacy of David DiChiera through this scholarship program. We are thankful to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/14/ford-motor-company-fund-awards-50000-for-david-dichiera-scholarship-in-vocal-performance-and-related-music-programs-at-wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-6122 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives DOD award to study genetic factors impacting type 2 diabetes in obesity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/11/wayne-state-receives-dod-award-to-study-genetic-factors-impacting-type-2-diabetes-in-obesity-6121 DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher has received an 18-month, $308,000 Discovery Award from the Department of Defense for a clinical research study that will develop a better understanding of the heterogeneity of diabetes in obesity and improve therapy in veterans and others with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is rising at an alarming rate in both general and military veteran populations. It is the most common endocrine disease, and causes severe health issues such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and more. The disease kills more Americans yearly than breast cancer and AIDS combined, and imposes... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/11/wayne-state-receives-dod-award-to-study-genetic-factors-impacting-type-2-diabetes-in-obesity-6121 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Institute of Gerontology director honored for improving the lives of older adults https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/10/institute-of-gerontology-director-honored-for-improving-the-lives-of-older-adults-6120 DETROIT – Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, has won the 2017 Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for programs and practices that improve the lives of older adults. The award is singular in its emphasis on applied gerontology, for which Lichtenberg’s 33-year career is particularly well suited. “Powell Lawton was a role model for me,” Lichtenberg said. “All of my research, assessment and training programs are oriented toward providing a direct benefit to older adults, many of them underrepresented and vulnerable.” The American Psychological Association Division 20 will present the award at its... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/10/institute-of-gerontology-director-honored-for-improving-the-lives-of-older-adults-6120 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State introduces 100 Iraqi students to United States https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/07/wayne-state-introduces-100-iraqi-students-to-united-states-6119 Who: 100 Iraqi students in the Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and administered by World Learning, worldlearning.org. What: IYLEP is a four-week summer exchange program that brings English-speaking Iraqi students to the U.S. to learn about leadership development, civic rights and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and community engagement. Students must implement a service project in their community when they return home. IYLEP students were selected for this highly competitive, national program after a vigorous application and review process. The group includes Sunni, Shia and Kurdish Iraqi high school students who do not... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/07/wayne-state-introduces-100-iraqi-students-to-united-states-6119 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NIH award to study genetic factors that impact benefit of exercise https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/03/wayne-state-receives-nih-award-to-study-genetic-factors-that-impact-benefit-of-exercise-6118 DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Octopamine mediates benefits of endurance exercise in Drosophila.” Exercise is an important and low-cost treatment that improves metabolic health and protects against age-related diseases. While simple in theory, many people are unable to perform an endurance exercise regimen due to illness, disability, advanced age or a work schedule that enforces sedentary behavior. In addition, humans... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/03/wayne-state-receives-nih-award-to-study-genetic-factors-that-impact-benefit-of-exercise-6118 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to develop online parent-training program for addressing challenging behaviors https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/27/wayne-state-to-develop-online-parent-training-program-for-addressing-challenging-behaviors-6117 DETROIT – Wayne State University received a four-year, $533,151 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology-based parent-training program for addressing young children’s challenging behaviors. There are a number of effective training programs for parents of children who have disruptive behavior disorders. However, the reach of these programs is limited due to lack of access and limited parental motivation. The newly funded grant, “Pediatric Motivational mHealth Parent Training for Child Disruptive Behaviors,” aims to address this issue by developing technology-based solutions that can be accessed in primary care facilities and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/27/wayne-state-to-develop-online-parent-training-program-for-addressing-challenging-behaviors-6117 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Kathryn Wildfong appointed interim director of Wayne State University Press https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/kathryn-wildfong-appointed-interim-director-of-wayne-state-university-press-6109 Kathryn Wildfong has been appointed to a two-year term as interim director of Wayne State University Press, effective June 19. She replaces Jane Ferreyra, who will be pursuing new opportunities following more than 14 years as director. Wildfong, formerly the associate director and editor-in-chief at Wayne State University Press, developed the Press’s extensive list of books in regional nonfiction and Jewish studies. She has worked at the Press since 1984, beginning as a part-time copy editor and proofreader while a graduate student in the English department. She is a resident of Ferndale, Michigan. Hired full time in 1987 as a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/kathryn-wildfong-appointed-interim-director-of-wayne-state-university-press-6109 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professor wins lifetime achievement award for research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/wayne-state-professor-wins-lifetime-achievement-award-for-research-on-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-6116 DETROIT – John Hannigan, Ph.D., a professor of obstetrics and of psychology at Wayne State University, and jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, won the 2017 Henry Rosett Award for substantial contributions to the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The FASD Study Group, an affiliate of the Research Society on Alcoholism, chose Hannigan based on his contributions toward understanding the causes, risk factors and potential interventions for FASD. Hannigan will be a featured speaker at the FASD Study Group’s annual meeting in Denver. “This is a special honor because the people who won this award in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/wayne-state-professor-wins-lifetime-achievement-award-for-research-on-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-6116 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University board approves 2018 budget; increases tuition below state restraint cap https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/23/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2018-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-6115 DETROIT — Wayne State University's Board of Governors today approved a general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2018 that calls for a tuition increase of 3.75 percent and keeps the increase to $16.00 or less per credit hour for all undergraduate students. The increase is below the state's tuition restraint cap. The overall operating budget includes a 3.75 percent increase in financial aid bringing Wayne State’s institutionally funded financial aid to $74.2 million –— an increase of more than 150 percent since 2007. More than 13 percent of Wayne State students have their tuition and fees fully funded through... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/23/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2018-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-6115 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, June 23 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-23-6111 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Room BC 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 Budget and Finance Committee at 10 a.m., Academic Affairs Committee at 10:45 a.m., and Personnel Committee at 11:15 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-23-6111 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University receives $300K grant for suicide prevention initiative https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-receives-300k-grant-for-suicide-prevention-initiative-6112 Wayne State University has been awarded a three-year, Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant worth $305,354. The grant will be used for WSU’s Suicide Prevention Initiative that seeks to develop an infrastructure of education, training and dissemination of suicide prevention information to faculty, staff, students and their families. Wayne State’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), College of Nursing, Campus Health Center and School of Social Work collaborated on the grant proposal. As part of the initiative, a full-time suicide prevention coordinator will be hired and nearly 4,000 people across the university will participate in the three-year project. Other key... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-receives-300k-grant-for-suicide-prevention-initiative-6112 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9M NIH grant to develop novel therapy for corneal bacterial infection https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-grant-to-develop-novel-therapy-for-corneal-bacterial-infection-6110 DETROIT – Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) — a newly recognized level of gene expression regulation — in bacterial keratitis  –  an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria  —  as well as to identify new therapeutic targets and alternative treatment strategies. According to the research team led by Shunbin Xu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and anatomy and cell biology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA)-induced keratitis is one... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-grant-to-develop-novel-therapy-for-corneal-bacterial-infection-6110 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) StoryCorps, the groundbreaking oral history project, returns to Detroit on June 29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/14/storycorps-the-groundbreaking-oral-history-project-returns-to-detroit-on-june-29-6108 StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Detroit from June 29 to July 28, 2017 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collection of human voices ever recorded. StoryCorps has partnered with WDET 101.9, Detroit's public radio station, a community service of Wayne State University, to collect interviews with residents in the Detroit area. WDET will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/14/storycorps-the-groundbreaking-oral-history-project-returns-to-detroit-on-june-29-6108 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute research team receive NIH funding to expand imaging technology to guide cancer treatment https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/13/wayne-state-universitykarmanos-cancer-institute-research-team-receive-nih-funding-to-expand-imaging-technology-to-guide-cancer-treatment-6107 DETROIT – A team of Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to expand the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in cancer therapy. PET imaging is a common tool used in cancer diagnosis. Wei-Zen Wei, Ph.D., the Herrick Chair of Cancer Research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of oncology and immunology and microbiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, along with Nerissa Viola-Villegas, Ph.D., assistant professor of oncology in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/13/wayne-state-universitykarmanos-cancer-institute-research-team-receive-nih-funding-to-expand-imaging-technology-to-guide-cancer-treatment-6107 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) CitizenDetroit chosen as Knight Challenge winner for young-voter program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/citizendetroit-chosen-as-knight-challenge-winner-for-young-voter-program-6105 CitizenDetroit, a program of Wayne State University, was recently selected as one of 33 winners of the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge for its project, “Happy 18th Birthday! Local Citizenship Kit.” The challenge attracted more than 4,500 ideas to transform the 26 communities where the John S. Knight and James L. Knight Foundation invests into more vibrant places to live and work. Innovators were asked to submit their best idea to make cities more successful. “Happy 18th Birthday! Local Citizenship Kit” celebrates Detroiters becoming eligible to vote by sending them a local citizenship kit in the mail on their 18th birthday.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/citizendetroit-chosen-as-knight-challenge-winner-for-young-voter-program-6105 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) CFPCA ‘Be Inspired’ recruitment video receives Emmy Award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/cfpca-be-inspired-recruitment-video-receives-emmy-award-6106 Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA), in collaboration with University Television, received a Michigan National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy award for the college’s “Be Inspired” recruitment video at the 39th Emmy awards ceremony on Saturday, June 10. The event was held at the Sound Board theatre at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit. “I’m so proud of the college and alumni who worked to create this wonderful video,” said CFPCA Dean Matthew Seeger. “They clearly demonstrated the creativity that defines our college.” The Michigan Emmy represents the most experienced and talented television professionals... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/cfpca-be-inspired-recruitment-video-receives-emmy-award-6106 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $3.05M NIH award to improve diabetes care in youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/08/wayne-state-receives-305m-nih-award-to-improve-diabetes-care-in-youth-6104 DETROIT – A Wayne State University research team will embark on a five-year, multicenter trial focused on helping parents engage in effective parenting to assist their diabetic adolescents complete their daily care. The intervention will be delivered on a tablet computer during visits to the diabetes clinic for routine care. The study is aimed at African American youth diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, as these adolescents are at higher risk for poor diabetes management and metabolic control. The $3.05 million grant, “Effectiveness trial of an E-health intervention to support diabetes care in minority youth,” funded by the National Institute of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/08/wayne-state-receives-305m-nih-award-to-improve-diabetes-care-in-youth-6104 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Upward Bound program awarded $3.4 million grant https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-upward-bound-program-awarded-34-million-grant-6102 The Wayne State University Office of Federal TRIO was recently awarded a five-year, $3,453,083 grant for the Upward Bound program.  Upward Bound recently celebrated 50 years of distinguished service to low-income and first-generation youth in Detroit. The program successfully increases the rates at which low-income and first-generation students graduate high school, having completed a rigorous program of study, enrolled in postsecondary education and completed a baccalaureate degree. It achieves its objectives through the use of evidence-based activities and services designed to prepare bright and motivated students from Detroit Community Schools for success in secondary and postsecondary education. The Summer Component... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-upward-bound-program-awarded-34-million-grant-6102 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Jon E. Cawthorne dean of School of Library and Information Science and the University Libraries https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-names-jon-e-cawthorne-dean-of-school-of-library-and-information-science-6103 Jon E. Cawthorne has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the University Libraries, ending a national search to replace retiring dean Sandra Yee. He will begin at Wayne State on Aug. 1, 2017. The announcement was made by Provost Keith Whitfield. “The search committee, faculty and staff were impressed with Jon’s background, experience and knowledge,” Whitfield said. “I am sure that his passion, intelligence and leadership across academic, public and special libraries will greatly benefit the SLIS. This is a kind of a homecoming for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-names-jon-e-cawthorne-dean-of-school-of-library-and-information-science-6103 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded over $460K from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/wayne-state-awarded-over-460k-from-the-michigan-health-endowment-fund-6100 DETROIT – Three research teams at Wayne State University recently received grants totaling $460,305 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for projects aimed at improving the health of children and seniors in Michigan. Overall, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund awarded $8 million to 55 projects through the Health Fund’s Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles and Community Health Impact programs. "We are thrilled to partner with WSU on the Community Health Pipeline project, which will empower today’s youth to lead Detroit into a future that is more food secure and healthier for all residents,” said Laurie Solotorow, senior program officer for the Michigan Health Endowment... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/wayne-state-awarded-over-460k-from-the-michigan-health-endowment-fund-6100 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Mike Ilitch School of Business launches executive master’s degree in automotive supply chain https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-executive-masters-degree-in-automotive-supply-chain-6101 The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new executive master of science in automotive supply chain management to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The program is slated to begin in fall 2017. The degree is focused on the automotive industry and other industries with complex manufacturing. This unique program is offered in the heart of the auto industry and will be attractive to both international and North American students. This 31-credit program is designed for working professionals with a bachelor’s degree who want to progress in the dynamic field of supply chain management... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-executive-masters-degree-in-automotive-supply-chain-6101 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Sean Anderson Foundation donates $15K for Wayne State’s HIGH Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/31/sean-anderson-foundation-donates-15k-for-wayne-states-high-program-6099 The Sean Anderson Foundation has donated $15,000 to benefit Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. The funds will be used to provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations. This is the second gift from the Sean Anderson Foundation in support of the HIGH Program. In 2016, the foundation created a $25,000 endowment for the program, exemplifying recording artist Big Sean’s commitment to improving the quality of life of young people. A native Detroiter, Big Sean established the Sean Anderson Foundation to provide better opportunities for those in need. “It’s such a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/31/sean-anderson-foundation-donates-15k-for-wayne-states-high-program-6099 Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Peter and Karen Frade commit $1.25 million for health science students at Wayne State https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/30/peter-and-karen-frade-commit-125-million-for-health-science-students-at-wayne-state-6098 Wayne State University alumni and faculty members Peter and Karen Frade have pledged a planned gift of nearly $1.25 million to support students in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS). The gift will strengthen the Karen L. and Peter D. Frade Endowed Scholarship, established in 2012 to support students in Wayne State’s pathologists’ assistant program. The program prepares graduates for careers in surgical and autopsy pathology. The first recipient of the enhanced Frade Endowed Scholarship was honored at the college’s scholarship luncheon on May 17. “The students in the pathologists’ assistant program have been a delight... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/30/peter-and-karen-frade-commit-125-million-for-health-science-students-at-wayne-state-6098 Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Richard Bierschbach new dean of its law school https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-university-names-richard-bierschbach-new-dean-of-its-law-school-6096 Richard Bierschbach has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Wayne State University Law School, ending a seven-month national search to replace former dean Jocelyn Benson. He will begin at Wayne State on Aug. 17, 2017. The announcement was made by Provost Keith Whitfield. "The search committee worked very hard and diligently from a large pool of exceptional candidates,” Whitfield said. “In the end, Richard's many strengths made it clear that he would make a great next leader of the Law School." Bierschbach comes to Wayne State from Cardozo School of Law and Yeshiva University in New York,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-university-names-richard-bierschbach-new-dean-of-its-law-school-6096 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professors receive $500K from NSF to enhance computational research https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-professors-receive-500k-from-nsf-to-enhance-computational-research-6097 Jeffrey Potoff DETROIT – A team of researchers from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for its research project, SSE: Development of a High-Performance Parallel Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo Simulation Engine. “Molecular dynamics codes that utilize parallel computation on CPUs and GPUs [graphics processing units] are relatively well developed; however, there are a number of problems that cannot be simulated with this methodology,” said Jeffrey Potoff, Ph.D., co-principal investigator of the project and associate dean for academic and student affairs and professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering. “Problems... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-professors-receive-500k-from-nsf-to-enhance-computational-research-6097 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Psychiatry’s Dr. David Rosenberg talks child and adolescent internet addiction on TV’s ‘20/20’ https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/17/psychiatrys-dr-david-rosenberg-talks-child-and-adolescent-internet-addiction-on-tvs-2020-6095 ABC television and “20/20” program co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas turned to Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Professor and Chair David Rosenberg, M.D., for insight into the effects of compulsive internet device use on the child and adolescent brain for an episode expected to air May 19 at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Compulsive internet use is increasingly common, he said. “Internet addiction in children and adolescents is a growing problem and part of our culture. The internet is a wonderful servant, but a cruel and crippling master,” Rosenberg said. “There is some debate in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/17/psychiatrys-dr-david-rosenberg-talks-child-and-adolescent-internet-addiction-on-tvs-2020-6095 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University opens Detroit's first Geology Mineral Museum https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/16/wayne-state-university-opens-detroits-first-geology-mineral-museum-6094 From a collection of minerals once owned by Thomas Edison to a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite you can hold in the palm of your hand, eons of geological history will be on display at Wayne State University’s new Geology Mineral Museum — the first of its kind in Detroit. The museum, located on the lower level of Old Main, opens to the public on May 19 and will showcase some of the rarest items in Wayne State’s collection of thousands of geological specimens. Each of the 350 artifacts in the museum has a story to tell. The Edison collection alone contains... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/16/wayne-state-university-opens-detroits-first-geology-mineral-museum-6094 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University, American Heart Association to host Detroit Heart Walk to raise funds for cardiovascular research and outreach https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/15/wayne-state-university-american-heart-association-to-host-detroit-heart-walk-to-raise-funds-for-cardiovascular-research-outreach-6093 The Southeast Michigan American Heart Association is set to host the Detroit Heart Walk on May 20 at 8 a.m. at Wayne State University. The walk is free, and participants are encouraged to register. Events like the Heart Walk help raise the necessary funds to continue life-saving research and education. The walk features a timed 5K, kid’s zone, fitness activities and family friendly entertainment. “Our goal is to improve cardiovascular health by 20 percent and reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020,” said Beth Collins, Detroit Heart Walk Vice President.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/15/wayne-state-university-american-heart-association-to-host-detroit-heart-walk-to-raise-funds-for-cardiovascular-research-outreach-6093 Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of 80 Southeast Michigan small-business owners https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-80-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-6091 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit celebrates the graduation of 80 small-business owners who have completed a rigorous education, coaching and business support module and are ready to deepen their contributions to Southeast Michigan’s economy. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. at Wayne State University’s St. Andrew’s Hall, 918 Ludington Mall (Anthony Wayne Dr. & W. Warren Ave.), Detroit. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative aims to help create jobs and economic growth by providing small-business owners in the area with practical business education, business support services and access to capital.  The program is active in urban... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-80-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-6091 Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Discussion scheduled with human rights champion Albie Sachs, May 15 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/discussion-scheduled-with-human-rights-champion-albie-sachs-may-15-6092 WHAT: “A Conversation with Judge Albie Sachs” Detroit civil rights attorney Bill Goodman will interview his personal friend, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Albie Sachs, about his extraordinary life as a human rights activist in South Africa. Sachs was a major architect of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution and is recognized globally as a champion of human rights. Today, he continues his crusade for equality and justice by sharing with audiences around the world about his experience healing a divided nation. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. (doors open), 11 a.m. (program begins), Monday, May 15, 2017 WHERE: Undergraduate Library, Bernath Auditorium, 5155 Gullen... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/discussion-scheduled-with-human-rights-champion-albie-sachs-may-15-6092 Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) University researchers continue investigation of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/09/university-researchers-continue-investigation-of-legionnaires-disease-in-genesee-county-6090 Note: Wayne State professor Shawn McElmurry and University of Michigan professor Nancy Love will be discussing these topics with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver today at 6:30 p.m. on WFLT 1420 AM Flint Radio.  A research team led by Wayne State University is sharing findings from testing last fall and will resume sampling Flint water in June. In partnership with the City of Flint, Genesee County Health Department, Genesee County Medical Society as well as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, researchers are working to understand and reduce the incidence of Legionnaires’ and other infectious respiratory diseases in Genesee... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/09/university-researchers-continue-investigation-of-legionnaires-disease-in-genesee-county-6090 Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations)