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2011-07-25 07:34:00

Student-led commercialization fund participates in Series A round with Detroit Venture Partners and First Step Fund ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today announced that the Ross School of Business' Frankel Commercialization Fund, the country's first student-led pre-seed investment fund, joined a syndicate of investors in a Series A...

2011-07-25 07:50:00

Eighty-four percent of parents say they don't know about opportunities for their children to participate in medical research; only 5 percent of children have participated in medical research across the United States ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in nine adults have participated in medical research. In contrast, only one in 20 children have done so. Those are the findings of a poll earlier this year by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

Many parents do not understand risk of water infections from pools and water parks or recognize the role showering plays in preventing infections ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water parks offer families a chance to have fun and be physically active. That fun may come with the risk of getting sick with infections from the water illnesses that affect over 10,000 Americans each year. One of the best ways to reduce the risk of infection is to make sure that parents...

2011-06-08 07:30:00

DENVER, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony held today during the 59th annual meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), University of Michigan Dept. of Chemistry Assistant Professor Brandon Ruotolo received an ASMS 2011 Research Award in recognition of his accomplishments with mass spectrometry. This year marks the 25th year of Waters' sponsorship of the award. In presenting the award to Dr. Ruotolo, Waters' Lance Nicolaysen, Ph.D. said, "We couldn't be more...

2011-05-31 09:55:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business attraction and expansion and entrepreneurial activity in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the surrounding region, recently added five to its team and also promoted two of its staff. The new hires are: Britany Affolter-Caine, Ph.D., director, talent; Lukas Bonner, vice president, business development; Donna Doleman, vice president, marketing, communications and talent; Maricatharine Eggenberger,...

2011-04-21 16:02:00

Retail pioneer's cumulative giving makes him U-M's largest individual donor, current gift to fund science through A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A. Alfred Taubman has become U-M's largest individual donor, with total giving of more than $142 million. His latest gift of $56 million to the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, announced today before the University's Board of Regents, will bring his support of...

2011-04-19 07:00:00

Over $215,000 in Prize Money Awarded to Concepts in Green and High Technology Sectors ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today announced that several student-run startups have been awarded top prizes at this year's Rice University Business Plan Competition (RBPC), the world's largest and richest graduate-level business plan competition....

2011-04-07 07:00:00

DETROIT and ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a paper published today in the professional health care journal, "Health Affairs," Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan report that their model for collaborative health care quality improvement has measurably improved safety and quality in several clinical areas, and has saved millions in health care costs. Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI), the term given to the payer-hospital initiatives...

2011-03-14 11:01:00

Only half of parents think the media is doing a good job explaining how research affects their children; media invited to attend lecture on research reporting with Richard Besser ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, billions of public and private dollars are spent on medical research about child health. When research studies are completed, results need to reach parents - the people most responsible for keeping children healthy. The C.S. Mott Children's...

2011-03-09 07:00:00

Life Sciences Investment Trends, Early Stage Investments, and Venture Capital Regulation among Topics to Be Discussed By High Profile Investors from Across the Nation ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, which is hosted by the Ross School of Business' Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan with support from the Michigan Venture Capital Association, today unveiled details on the topics and experts that will be a part...