Associate Professor Daphne Watkins was awarded a grant from the My Brother's Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge to launch a Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project for adolescents and young adults in Detroit.
Harvard Magazine features U-M’s Poverty Solutions, including the work of Associate Professor Luke Shafer. The article discusses Poverty Solutions’ funded work with the Detroit Partnership on Economic Mobility.
Professor Joseph Ryan has a long history working on juvenile justice matters and using data to help drive better policy. He advises the governor as a member of the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice. He’s also co-director of the Child and Adolescent Data Lab, a research center focused on using data to drive policy and practice decisions in the field. His work was recently highlighted by the University of Michigan Public Engagement and Impact project.
Assistant Professor Jamie Mitchell has been selected as a 2018 Influencer in Aging for her dedication to improving the experiences older African-American men have within the health care system.
Professor Barry Checkoway received a grant from the University of Michigan Provost - Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. His funded project will prepare a new generation of civil rights leaders in ways that provide pathways into higher education for everyone, with special emphasis on first generation, low income and students of color.
Professor Edie Kieffer and Research Associate Brandy Sinco won second place at the Community Health Institute EXPO in Orlando, FL for their co-authored poster, "Integrating Community Health Workers into Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams in a Federally Qualified Health Center: Patients’ and Providers’ Perspectives and Preliminary Outcomes." The poster was a highlight within the “Expanding Access to Care and Other Services for Special Populations” category at the Expo representing the largest annual gathering of health center clinicians, executives and consumer board members.
Nyshourn Price. Office of Student Services Admissions Coordinator received the 2018 Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award, for demonstrating extraordinary interest and/or commitment to U-M Black students through outreach efforts, recruitment or supportive interest.
Professor William Elliott was featured as a guest author for an article in Prosperity Now, a Washington DC nonprofit organization advocating to ensure that all Americans have a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity.
Clinical Assistant Professor Barb Hiltz understands the healing power of a wedding dress. She co-founded The Brides Project that helps fund the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor. Hiltz said The Brides Project has helped inform her teaching at the U-M School of Social Work.
Marc Mauer, MSW '75 and executive director of The Sentencing Project is one of the country's leading experts on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system. In his New York Times Letter to the Editor: When Ex-Felons Lose the Right to Vote, Mauer responds to an August 5, 2018 article "Arrested, Jailed and Charged With a Felony. For Voting."
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