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January 21, 2015

DMC/WSU name new leadership in obstetrics/gynecology
              DETROIT, Mich. Jan. 21 2015—The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Wayne State University (WSU) announced today that Robert A. Welch, ...

January 20, 2015

Detroit Orientation Institute hosts Detroit Dialogue: Education on Feb. 4
What is the real state of K-12 education in Detroit today? Does the education that our young people have access to prepare them for the futures they want for themselves? What role does education p...

January 16, 2015

The Center For Peace and Conflict Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary
Detroit, MI - The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) at Wayne State University celebrates its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, in Detroit...

WSU In The News

Former WSU and current major league baseball pitcher to provide instruction for youth baseball players, Jan 14, 2015
Baseball players will have an opportunity to receive instruction from a Major League baseball player, as former Wayne State University pitcher, who is signed to play with the Texas Rangers for the upcoming season, is scheduled to be a part of the third annual Anthony Bass Pitching Camp Jan. 24 at the Multipurpose Indoor Facility at Wayne State. The camp is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a “fundamental emphasis involving several aspects associated with the pitching position,” with significance placed on “pitching development, mechanics, and concepts involved for success on the mound.” Bass is the highest Major League Baseball draft pick in Wayne State history, earning Pitcher of the Year honors from Rawlings/ABCA, as well as a Gold Glove for outstanding defense. He was also named GLIAC Conference Pitcher of the Year and first team All-GLIAC.
WSU oncology professor noted among business leaders in the news for earning $1.8M grant, Jan 11, 2015
Hayley Thompson, an associate professor at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and department of oncology at Wayne State University, was awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The grant will be used to study how Internet-based and mobile technologies are used by cancer survivors once their treatment has ended. Charles Schiffer, multidisciplinary team leader of malignant hematology at Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of medicine and oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, was named as the first endowed Joseph Dresner chair for Hematologic Malignancies at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He is an expert in leukemia, myelodysplasia and transfusion supportive care, as well as other hematologic cancers. The position was created with a $5.3-million grant from the Dresner Foundation, which will be distributed to the institute during the next five years.
Wayne State trauma researcher publishes major study on causes of brain injury in children, Jan 8, 2015
An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children – published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine – provides convincing evidence that protecting children in advance from head injuries is the key to reducing their severity. The new findings, obtained during one of the largest multi-center prospective studies of its kind ever conducted in the United States, show that the most common cause of brain injury among children younger than 12 is falling – typically from a moving bicycle, scooter or other wheeled device. “We studied a very large cohort of patients in our secondary analysis of this previously collected data,” said Dr. Mahajan, professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, “and the good news for all of us is that they demonstrate clearly the importance of prevention in protecting children from brain trauma. The bottom line on this prospective study of more than 43,000 pediatric brain injuries is that it identifies falls – often from bicycles – as the major cause of trauma in children under age 12. Knowing that, we’re now better able to help educate parents and policymakers alike about the great value of safety helmets for this population of kids.”
WSU business school exploring a downtown move, Jan 7, 2015
Wayne State University is considering moving its business school from the Midtown campus to downtown Detroit, possibly partnering with the Ilitch organization or redevelopment impresario Dan Gilbert. The Ilitches are exploring possibilities of developing a site for WSU’s School of Business Administration in the 45-block district, between Midtown and downtown, that will become their new entertainment and residential district. The Ilitch organization is seeking at least $200 million in new development in what it is calling the District Detroit. “As longtime neighbors and partners in Detroit’s revitalization, we’re excited to be discussing new opportunities to collaborate with Wayne State in the District Detroit,” said Doug Kuiper, a spokesman for Ilitch Holdings Inc. “We have been proud to support the university over many years, as it is a very important institution in our community. We look forward to publicly sharing additional details as our conversations evolve.”
WSU professor explains why fast food looks 'fresh off the grill' after 2 years , Jan 7, 2015
One fast food meal on display at a Waterford chiropractic clinic is celebrating its two year anniversary. Two years ago Dr. Jaqueline Vaughn bought the meal and put it on the reception desk without a cover. She notes there are no bugs, "there is no smelling, no decay." Yafan Zhang, professor of food science at Wayne State University, says a preservative called calcium probinate keeps the food looking near-edible for a long time. He said the non-toxic substance is used in a range of products to keep them fresh, including bread, cakes and processed meat. The product is safe to use and eat. Although it can sometimes cause inflammation of the stomach, it is fine unless it is eaten every day.
SE Michigan Purchasing Managers Index shows sharp increase in December, Jan 6, 2015
Reflecting a sustained economic upswing, the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) surpassed November’s PMI of 56.8 to record a strong year-end finish of 64.2 for December. During the last six months the PMI has finished near or above 55. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth. “Contributing factors that lead to December’s increase include a number of indices,” said Timothy Butler, associate professor of supply chain management at Wayne State’s School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results. “Specifically, increases in the Production Index, New Orders Index, Employment Index and the Finished Goods Index lead the economic growth for the month.” The positive outlook toward the economy is expected to continue as 83 percent of this month’s respondents believe the economy will remain stable, while 17 percent indicated they expect Southeast Michigan economy to become more stable over the next six months.


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