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Four University of Michigan teams selected for virtual tournament of science

Anyone can vote to help studies on brain cancer, heart transplant, dementia care and deadly fungal infections advance in STAT Madness 2024

For basketball fans, it's almost time for March Madness, as teams vie to make the brackets of 68 teams that will compete for the national titles in men's and women's hoops. But for biomedical researchers, this month is time for STAT Madness, the virtual tournament of science. And four University of Michigan research teams have already made the bracket of 64 teams selected by editors at STAT News.

Cleo Caldwell

Cleo Caldwell is on a 'personal mission' to support students

Professor emerita recently retired from Michigan Public Health

Through her generous gift to the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Cleo Caldwell, professor emerita, is making sure that her legacy of putting students first will last well beyond her lifetime. By creating the Caldwell Health Equity Fellowship Fund, she will make attending Michigan Public Health more affordable for students with an interest in conducting research or engaging in practice activities focused on achieving health equity.

Barbara Israel

Barbara Israel awarded 2024 ASPPH Practice Excellence Award

Barbara Israel, professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and prominent expert in community-based participatory research, has been awarded the 2024 ASPPH Practice Excellence Award.