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El-Sayed calls for auto and health insurance reform in new op-ed

Feb 25, 2022 Crain's Detroit Business
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, urges lawmakers to stop making auto insurance double as health insurance in a recent op-ed for Crain's Business Detroit. "As Michiganders know all too well, we pay more for auto...
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Watkins-Hayes joins El-Sayed to talk about HIV/AIDS impact

Feb 23, 2022 America Dissected
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, associate dean for academic affairs and founding director of the Center for Racial Justice, recently appeared on, America Dissected, a podcast hosted by Abdul El-Sayed, former Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence. She...
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Lantz calls for acknowledgement of racial inequity in health care

Feb 23, 2022
Twenty years ago, a report pointed out, “Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services, and are less likely to receive even routine medical procedures than are white Americans.” An article in STAT News notes that the...
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Schwarz discusses Michigan bill targeting stem cell research

Feb 14, 2022 Michigan Advance
Joe Schwarz, lecturer in public policy, weighed in on two bills passed in the Michigan House of Representatives this week. The bills would make conducting medical research on stem cells derived from abortions a five-year felony. "That is...
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Udow-Phillips weighs in on Beaumont-Spectrum merger

Feb 1, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Following the merger of Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, patients are wondering if their costs will rise. Marianne Udow-Phillips, lecturer in public policy, discussed the merger. “We certainly know what they've said publicly — that from a...
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Hausman discusses COVID-19 economy

Jan 24, 2022 CBS News
Two years after COVID-19 was discovered in the U.S., the country is still grappling with the virus and its effects. Joshua Hausman, associate professor of public policy and economics, discussed the impact of the virus on different...
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Two students awarded Rebecca A. Copeland Fellowships

Jan 21, 2022
Two graduate students, Phong Khải Hồng (MPP/MS, ‘24) and Danielle Wallick (MPP/MURP, ‘23) were recently recognized as the first recipients of the Ford School’s Rebecca A. Copeland Fellowship, for their commitment to public service and focus on...
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El-Sayed hosts Parthasarathy on 'America Dissected'

Jan 12, 2022 America Dissected
How are issues of equity addressed in health care innovation and in particular the patent process? Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, addressed the question on...
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Ivacko debates 2022 hot topics

Jan 5, 2022
Selected as a panelist for Hour Detroit's 2022 political predictions, Tom Ivacko, Executive Director of CLOSUP, weighed in on some of the most burning questions about Michigan's 2022 elections. The first question: How would Roe v. Wade, and...
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Parthasarathy on the racial reckoning in science and medicine

Oct 4, 2021 AP News
The family of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells have been used to develop numerous scientific and medical innovations, is suing a biotechnology company for selling her cells. Shobita Parthasarathy provided insight into the lawsuit. “We...
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Morenoff identifies groups unlikely to get vaccinated

Aug 5, 2021 Second Wave - Michigan
After compiling data for the Detroit Metro Area Community Survey (DMACS), Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and public policy, found an alarming conclusion. Adults living with families with children under 18 are less likely to get vaccinated...
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El-Sayed analyzes new CDC mask guidance

Jul 28, 2021 NPR Here & Now
After the CDC rolled back its guidance that vaccinated people could unmask, many were left confused and unsure of what to believe. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, explained the logistics behind the new guidance. "What...
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El-Sayed talks strategy to get more people vaccinated

Jul 19, 2021 WDET
How can we get more people vaccinated? Abdul El-Sayed, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, explained that simply yelling at people to get them vaccinated won't work, comparing it to yelling at his toddler to "Go to...
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Ford alum secures Peter Harbage Fellowship

May 21, 2021
For the first time ever, the Peter Harbage Fellowship has chosen a Ford School or University of Michigan alumni. Named in honor of Peter Harbage (MPP ‘93), the one-year fellowship provides fellows with “a year-long experience to deepen learning and...