On the Heights
One day in 1953, Detroit resident Irene Auberlin watched a television show about orphaned children in war-torn Korea.
As the global health and development correspondent for NPR, Jason Beaubien has covered a range of health issues, from circumcision drives in Kenya to drug-resistant malaria in Myanmar and abortion in El Salvador.
When word broke last fall that the water supply in Flint, Michigan, had been contaminated with lead as a result of a switch in the city's water supply in 2014, the state's seventh-largest city became a global news story.
Many simple solutions for human poverty already exist, but the challenge is figuring out how to deliver them, said the newest recipient of the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health.
CARt, the brainchild of an interdisciplinary student team from U-M, took first place in the 2015 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Student Competition, a statewide contest highlighting Michigan as "the destination for innovation."