1. University of Michigan Students Win national Transportation Technology Competition

    Mark Rivett posted July 25, 2019

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    A student team from the University of Michigan was announced as the winners of the second annual Transportation Technology Tournament by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). The team’s presentation on a solution to reduce congestion on I-75 and I-696 in Metro Detroit was selected as the winner by a panel of private and public sector judges.

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  2. Meet Detroit Teens Preparing For Careers As Doctors

    Mark Rivett posted July 18, 2019

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    In partnership with the University of Michigan, the seven-year-old Doctors of Tomorrow effort is focused on diversifying the future of health care by exposing underrepresented minority students to careers in medicine, as well as providing them with foundational skills to pursue a career in health sciences.

    Jonathan F. Finks

    Dr. Jonathan F. Finks, Associate Professor of Surgery
    Co-Director, Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
    Advisor, Global Health and Disparities Path of Excellence

    “These kids are willing to go the extra mile. These are the ones who we felt if we were able to shepherd them along and provide them mentorship, guidance and hopefully some financial support, then we could get them to medical school to sort of start a pipeline that begins in high school and follows them all the way to college.” – Dr. Jonathan Finks

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  3. U-M Poverty Solutions Impact Report: A Testament to Partners, Progress in Detroit

    Mark Rivett posted February 14, 2019
    Partnership on Economic Mobility

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    A growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement are among the highlights in the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions impact report released today.

    Mike Duggan

    Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

    The report includes efforts at Poverty Solutions that have led to concrete policy changes based on data and evidence, including changes in the way that Detroit Community Schools collects data on homelessness and housing stability, and a partnership on the evaluation of a new policy in the city related to keeping renters in their homes.

    “This fellowship program is helping us increase our ability to reach more residents in need of greater access to affordable housing, the internet and youth employment,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “We appreciate this collaboration with the University of Michigan and the work it is doing to expand economic opportunity to all Detroiters.”

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