Research

A person runs on a trail near a factory with a plume of smoke.

Researchers From U-M, MSU, OU Team Up To Develop Wearable Pollution-Measuring Technology

New research from Tim Dvonch

With the support of a $2.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Oakland University are teaming up to develop wearable technology able to identify particulate matter pollution such as soot and toxic metals generated by cars, trucks and industrial sources.

An image of a vacant lot where a house once stood.

$2.2M Grant To Fund Research on Link Between Vacant Lot Reuse, Firearms Violence Reduction

New research from Justin Heinze

University of Michigan researchers received a $2.2 million grant to assess the effect of community-driven, vacant lot remediation and reclamation efforts on reductions in firearm-related injury and mortality. Led by Justin Heinze, assistant professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, the project builds on more than a decade of U-M research in Michigan exploring the effects of vacant lot reuse on youth violence.

A graphic image of the world map with hotspot locations for a pandemic.

New $13.8M Center Will Study Infectious Disease, Pandemic Preparedness

To better prepare for future pandemics, the Biosciences Initiative is awarding $13.8 million over five years to the new Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats, maximizing the University of Michigan's breadth of scientific expertise and collaboration across campus. Michigan Public Health professor of Epidemiology, Aubree Gordon, will lead the center.