Michigan Impact
Western Michigan #UMichImpact 2019 Winter Issue
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Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D.

Dear Friends,

For the eighth year in a row, the University of Michigan leads the nation in research volume among all public universities, and we are particularly proud how much our success makes a positive impact right here in our home state.

Our $1.55 billion in research expenditures during the most recent fiscal year is a U-M record – and you can see the benefits of our work no matter where you live in Michigan.

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U-M’s value to our state and its economy is further amplified by the students we educate for a changing workforce. Compelling data show that higher education and prosperity go hand-in-hand.

But our state currently ranks 30th in the nation in per-capita income and 35th in college attainment. Michigan has fallen behind, and if current trends continue, our economic competitiveness — our ability to attract and retain growing businesses — will be limited.

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  • Smart mobility solutions for Benton Harbor
  • Helping parents raise healthy children in Grand Rapids and beyond
  • Lacrosse accident leads to brain tumor diagnosis for college athlete
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  • History department and local makerspace “forge” innovative partnership
  • This is Michigan: Cook Family Foundation helps hundreds of Shiawassee County students attend college
  • Holt woman’s rare diagnosis prompts sweeping treatment to target cysts
  • Career Center event connects students with internships at top firms
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  • This is Michigan: U-M Aphasia Program offers model approach to restoring ability to communicate for residents across Michigan and U.S.
  • This is Michigan: U-M professor, student take high-level biology lessons to students in Benzie County
  • UM-Dearborn study finds Charlevoix, Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie among cities contributing to state’s growth
  • Michigan Sea Grant, Tawas students partner in invasive management, habitat restoration project
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  • This is Michigan: Uninsured, underinsured Livingston County residents turn to U-M student-run free clinic in Pinckney
  • Farmers listen when U-M researcher teaches hearing health
  • This is Michigan: U-M alums provide fresher food to consumers, higher profits to farmers
  • U-M researchers part of national effort to protect freshwater lakes from toxic algal blooms
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  • This is Michigan: Building robots and a better future in Detroit
  • Wayne State, U-M teams win honors in DIA Plaza Student Design Summit
  • Better implementation of state law could improve housing stability for Detroit homeowners
  • U-M Poverty Solutions impact report highlights efforts in Detroit
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  • U-M alumni teachers dominate in music classrooms across Michigan
  • Firearm deaths, injuries among children: New U-M website to accelerate knowledge, prevention
  • U-M launches new projects to fight poverty
  • HAILed it: Tuition-free promise effectively recruits low-income students to U-M
  • University launches Commission on Carbon Neutrality
  • Journey through the alumni education gateway
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