March 10, 2014
- School of Medicine Class of 2014 medical residency matches to be revealed March 21
- Media Advisory WHAT: The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Class of 2014 medical students will learn where they will begin their residency training during the annual Mat...
- Wayne Law professor available to discuss constitutional issues in same-sex marriage cases
- MEDIA ADVISORY ONLY (not for publication) Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler is available to the media to discuss constitutional issues relate...
- Author, talk show host and aging expert kicks off creative conference for older adults
- DETROIT -- Michael Sheehan, author of 10 books and a state commissioner for Michigan’s Services to the Aging, is the featured speaker at Wayne State's 14 th Art of Aging Successfully conference...
WSU In The News
- WSU pediatrics professor comments in article examining "super" lice , Mar 9, 2014
- New research shows that bugs known as super lice have developed genetic mutations that make them resistant to many of the over-the-counter and prescription chemicals that used to kill them. Dr. Eric Ayers, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics with the Wayne State University Physicians Group and Children's Hospital of Michigan, said the problem is growing. "We have seen an increased number of cases of it in the last six months," said Ayers, noting that the biggest challenge in fighting the spread of super lice is the misuse of over-the-counter and prescription treatments. He said that if the instructions aren't followed exactly, the lice can not only survive, but grow stronger. They're then able to tolerate that same medication the next time it is applied. Then, those more-resistant bugs can move from the head of one child to another, spreading super lice.
- Former U.S. Rep. Schwarz lauds WSU's Perinatology Research Branch in recent op-ed, Mar 9, 2014
- Dr. John Schwarz, a former U.S. Representative, opined about the need to call for effective and immediate action to bring down Michigan’s infant mortality rate, which stands at seven deaths for every 1,000 babies born, worse than 36 other states. He writes: “It’s no coincidence that Michigan is home to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Perinatology Research Branch, operated by Wayne State University and housed at Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit. It is NIH’s only center in the nation for advanced research and treatment of at-risk mothers and their babies. More than 20,000 pregnant women from across the state have been treated at the Perinatology Research Branch over the past 15 years. And Wayne State, last year, was selected over Yale University to receive a $165.9 million 10-year NIH contract to continue the work. Hutzel Women’s Hospital delivers more at-risk babies than any hospital in the state, more than 4,500 every year, providing the caseload that the Perinatology Research Branch requires to conduct its cutting-edge work.
- WSU-based DragAroundMe places at Michigan Innovation competition, Mar 7, 2014
- DragAroundMe took third place at the recent Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize competition, setting the stage for the startup to score a run of business plan competition wins. The 7-month-old startup, which is made up of Wayne State University students, is creating software that enables people to quickly share documents with others in their immediate vicinity. It won the Web/IT prize at the Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize, giving it a few thousand dollars in seed capital and some valuable experience.
- Philosophy chair discusses the value of Lent in USA Today 'Educate' column, Mar 6, 2014
- Thousands of Catholic college students are taking part in observing Lent, which began Ash Wednesday. John Corvino, chair of the Philosophy Department at Wayne State University, says that nonbelievers also could find a purpose in observing Lent. Last year, Corvino wrote “There’s Value for Nonbelievers as Well” for The New York Times’ Room for Debate section. “It’s a time to step back and reflect and make improvements in one’s life. Such reflection isn’t always easy amidst the constant stimulation today from e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc.” Corvino says.
- WSU Ukraine experts guests on Craig Fahle Show to discuss the region's current status, Mar 6, 2014
- Craig Fahle spoke with Wayne State University experts in Ukrainian politics and culture, including Kevin Deegan-Krause, Alisa Moldavanova, and Andrey Kashlev, who discussed the current status of the crisis.
- Warriors defeat Hillsdale in quarterfinal women's basketball action, Mar 5, 2014
- Wayne State’s women defeated Hillsdale 75-60 in the basketball GLIAC quarterfinals. Shareta Brown scored 16 points in 22 minutes to lead the top-seeded Warriors (20-6) in the tournament at the Matthaei. Wayne State used 12 players, and 11 scored at least one point. The Warriors host Malone (20-9) in a tournament semifinal Saturday at a time to be determined. The Warriors are ranked No. 5 in the Midwest and are 5-1 against the top eight ranked teams.