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May
18
Ninety-five Americans are killed on the road every day. Around 15 times that number are seriously injured and hospitalized. The personal and societal cost of this immense. Without innovative solutions and concerted action, this 'road toll' is estimated to climb.
2012 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mar
26
Marie Lynn Miranda, dean and professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, delivers the 11th Annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. The title of her talk is "Fostering Environments to Sustain our Children's Health." Although it is widely agreed that child health and well-being are determined by multiple forces, surprisingly little is known about the interactions of those forces.
2012 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mar
09
Many of the decisions facing legislators require a level of scientific or technical expertise that very few have. Examples of such decisions in the field of health include: stem cell research, vaccination programs, biotechnology funding, and soil and water contamination. This workshop will focus on the underlying decision processes that Michigan policy-makers use to protect the public health of Michigan's citizens. How do they leverage background knowledge with political constraints, lobbying efforts, and the advice of experts? What expertise networks do they use?
2012 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Jan
25
Are there antibiotics in our drinking water, and if so what effects might they have? Does that soap you use select for drug-resistant bacteria? How long will our medicines keep working? What medical practices help keep bacteria from developing multiple drug resistance? Join Betsy Foxman, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the U-M Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and Terri Stillwell, Clinical Lecturer of Pediatric Infectious Disease, as we explore this vital topic.
2012 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Nov
17
Free and open to the public. Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, will present a talk for the Health Policy Research Seminar Series.
2011 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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