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December 15, 2014

Affordable Care Act increases reliance on emergency rooms, WSU study finds
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may have provided health care insurance to an estimated 20 million Americans who lacked coverage, but it has not eased the demand on the nation’s eme...

December 12, 2014

Wayne State professor available for expert comment on state road funding proposal
John Taylor, associate professor and director of supply chain programs at Wayne State University, is an expert on the topic of transportation policy and logistics. In addition to his extensive res...

December 9, 2014

$3.2 million NIH grant to prove effectiveness of new treatment for common hospital-acquired infection
Detroit – The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Steven M. Firestine, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is pa...

WSU In The News

Researchers use novel technique to identify microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients, Dec 16, 2014
Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy. The findings, by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Wayne State University and Montana State University, are reported in the journal Brain. Dr. William Kupsky of Wayne State University School of Medicine is a co-author of the study.
WSU study finds Affordable Care Act increases reliance on emergency rooms , Dec 15, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may have provided health care insurance to an estimated 20 million Americans who lacked coverage, but it has not eased the demand on the nation's emergency departments. In fact, since the law's passage, reliance upon the nation's emergency rooms for non-emergency care has increased. That's the finding of a study published online in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine by a second-year medical student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and his colleagues. In "Access to care issues and the role of EDs in the wake of the Affordable Care Act," lead author Alexander Janke notes that Americans who received public insurance under the Affordable Care Act now use the emergency room more frequently than before they were insured. The overwhelming reason: Many urban and rural areas of the nation lack primary health care providers, so the emergency department becomes the only source of health care. "Of course, we are not the first to highlight the significance of the general problem of lack of access to primary care," said Janke. "Part of the challenge is political: We need more resources in communities with many un- and underinsured, as in Detroit.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/wsu--aca121514.php
http://www.newswise.com/articles/affordable-care-act-increases-reliance-on-emergency-rooms-wsu-study-finds

Model D feature highlights Wayne State's Detroit Revitalization Fellows program, Dec 15, 2014
Allandra Bulger and Michael Forsyth both are part of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, a two-year leadership program of Wayne State University that matches mid-career urban professionals with partner organizations in the city. Forsyth is a member of the inaugural cohort, which began in 2011. Bulger is in the second group of fellows, which began in 2013. The next cohort of urban leaders will begin its two-year fellowship period next summer. Forsyth is a partner in the Detroit City Distillery, which opened in Eastern Market at the end of this summer. Bulger is a writer, rapper, and emcee. She is part of the Detroit hip hop community and involved with an emerging group of women artists in the scene. The Detroit Revitalization Fellows matches mid-career urban leaders with organizations at the forefront of civic, community and economic development in the city and region. Revitalization Fellows work full time at these organizations for two years while engaging in intensive leadership development. This Wayne State University program aims to strengthen the city’s talent pool while building the capacity of local organizations to take on innovative projects.
WSU pediatrics chair discusses cardiomyopathy treatment and research with WDET's Sandra Svoboda, Dec 14, 2014
Dr. Steven Lipshultz; chair of the Department of Pediatrics in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan, talked with WDET’s Sandra Svoboda about cardiomyopathy treatment and research. Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or another problem with the heart muscle. It often occurs when the heart cannot pump as well as it should, or with other heart function problems. Most patients with cardiomyopathy have heart failure.
Fifth Third Bank provides $100,000 grant to Wayne State for students to invest, Dec 8, 2014
Next fall, students in the School of Business at Wayne State University will have direct experience in portfolio management thanks to a $100,000 endowment from Southfield-based Fifth Third Bank. The endowment will be used to launch a student managed investment fund. The donation was presented at a ceremony at WSU on Dec. 3 featuring Fifth Third Bank’s Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Korzenik who provided an economic outlook to students.
Wayne State Winter 2014 grad highlighted, Dec 7, 2014
Wayne State University graduating senior Elaria Essak participated in Saturday’s commencement ceremonies. Essak, who speaks three languages – Spanish, Arabic and English – talked about her experience at Wayne State’s Honors College and her volunteer work. She has provided English tutoring assistance for local residents and works as a translator at an immigration law firm.
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