Michigan Impact
Northern Michigan #UMichImpact 2018 Summer Issue
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Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D.

Dear Friends,

Serving the people of our state will always be a central component of the University of Michigan’s public mission. We are proud that our impact extends to virtually every K-12 classroom in our state.

In addition to training teachers and producing influential research, U-M develops education partnerships in many Michigan communities.

For instance, our School of Education’s TeachingWorks initiative fosters skillful math teaching in partnership with the Jandernoa Foundation, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Kent Intermediate School District, and Grand Valley State University. You can read about how Mike and Sue Jandernoa’s recent gift will benefit our state’s students and teachers in this edition of Michigan Impact.

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More than 1,000 teachers in schools across the nation – including ones in Ann Arbor, Holland and Northville – are using the online Big History social studies course developed by U-M professor Bob Bain and international partners. This free course departs from a traditional linear approach to teaching history. Instead, students learn how all facets of natural and human history are tied together, from the Big Bang to the contemporary world.

Faculty in our highly ranked School of Education have also developed free Literacy Essentials Modules to provide coaching and share best practices with classroom teachers throughout Michigan.

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  • Three babies, two helmets, one success story for Gaylord triplets
  • Project Healthy Schools partners to promote culture of health in Upper Peninsula schools
  • U-M Biological Station students publish research on Northern Michigan water quality
  • Four years of fishing data from Salmon Ambassadors show trends for wild, stocked salmon catch
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  • U-M-supported center helps address Flint health challenges through coordinated research efforts
  • UM-Flint public health intern creates effective flu prevention plan
  • Citizen Interaction Design introduces civic projects in Lansing
  • UM-Flint student from Pinckney leads environmental and community service efforts
  • Four-time organ transplant recipient from Port Huron pays (and pedals) it forward
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  • Benton Harbor partners with U-M researchers to bolster public transit
  • West Michigan beekeeper’s honey goes into charitable chocolate
  • After collapse at a basketball game, Kalamazoo 7th-grader saved by heart transplant
  • Jandernoas’ $4.3M gift aids Grand Rapids schools partnership for math proficiency
  • Finding balance: Health care CEO juggles work, family and school
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  • From alumni to employer: ProQuest CTO partners with College of Engineering
  • U-M, Metro Detroit agencies utilize superheroes to promote health insurance
  • Driverless shuttle project puts UM-Dearborn students on the front lines of the autonomous revolution
  • Macomb baby becomes 22nd registered case of rare disease ‘NEMO’
  • U-M partners with area schools on depression awareness
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  • U-M works with nonprofit to help Detroit homeowners avoid foreclosure
  • A grassroots approach to addressing Detroit’s teacher shortage
  • Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices
  • U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility
  • Detroit Aircraft Corporation finds talent thanks to U-M program designed to help small businesses
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  • U-M’s Opioid Solutions promotes collaborative approach to epidemic
  • Largest gift ever to Michigan Medicine will train next generation of cancer pioneers
  • U-M analysis: Michigan school children struggle with homelessness at high rates
  • Six Greak Lakes projects launch with Michigan Sea Grant’s support
  • Students from U-M take gun violence research findings to Lansing to influence policy
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