Message from the President

president-schlissel1Dear Friends,

The University of Michigan’s strong partnerships throughout the state are a vital component of our mission to serve the people of Michigan. Top research and educational programs that produce a positive impact on society are the defining characteristics of our university.

For 60 years, UM-Flint has embraced our mission to serve the people of Michigan, and the campus has been an important partner with the Flint community during the city’s water crisis. Earlier this week, the UM-Flint Geographical Information Systems Center provided data indicating the locations of all known lead water pipes to the city. The research was led by UM-Flint Professor Marty Kaufman, chair of the campus’ Earth and Resource Science Department.

The U-M School of Public Health’s partnerships in Flint go back more than 20 years. The strength of the school’s relationships is helping during the crisis, as faculty, students and staff are working with community organizations and agencies, as well as UM-Flint, to focus on public health, advance and disseminate the science behind the issues, and provide education, training, expertise and perspective.

More of U-M’s work with community partners in Flint is detailed in this edition of Michigan Impact.

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