Michigan Impact
Northern Michigan #UMichImpact 2017 Winter Issue
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Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D.

Dear Friends,

From the moment the University of Michigan was established in 1817, our institution was designed to be a resource whose sole purpose was enhancing the public good. Since then, public impact within our state has always been a hallmark of our university. It’s part of our founding DNA and is a central component of our values and our mission.

The basis for scientific inquiry at U-M was created in tandem with the 1837 formation of the State of Michigan, when legislative action called for the creation of a "Cabinet of Natural History" for the campus. Early exploration of the state produced geological, mineralogical, botanical, and zoological specimens that became the first seeds of research at our great public university.

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As we celebrate U-M’s Bicentennial during the course of 2017, we are very proud that the beneficial impact of our research touches every county in Michigan.

  • We educate more than 60,000 students at our Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, with leading academic programs that combine experiential learning, service to the community, and some of the world’s top researchers.
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  • Champion resident overcomes rare cancer; stays strong against late effects
  • U-M camera-trap project captures hundreds of thousands of Michigan wildlife selfies
  • NMU develops U-M research fellowship
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  • Michigan Medicine, partners to boost stroke treatment in Flint
  • Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources
  • U-M, MSU, Flint partners to help students explore risk factors for diabetes
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  • Rare eye condition inspires Grand Rapids family to create cool glasses for kids
  • U-M campuses team up for 2017 Alternative Spring Break
  • U-M students, faculty build first public geospatial database of Great Lakes
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  • U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture
  • Driverless electric shuttle introduced at Mcity
  • U-M, colleges team up in biomedical science teaching and learning
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  • U-M professor’s project celebrates Detroit’s People Mover
  • U-M startup pilots $10 grocery rides to Detroiters
  • Native fish in Detroit River make comeback
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  • U-M Tech Transfer reports 12 new startups, record number of agreements
  • U-M launches Youth Policy Lab to improve young lives
  • Center for Entrepreneurship receives $200K for tech-to-market program
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