Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Innovation

  1. $9.95M for ‘smart intersections’ across Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor will soon be home to more than 20 “smart intersections”—capable of gathering and transmitting information in real time to connected cars—as part of a University of Michigan effort to demonstrate the safety potential of connected and automated vehicles.

  2. U-M publishes free guides packed with advice and wisdom from COVID-19 patients, caregivers

    Practical tips for COVID-19 hospital and post-hospital care available for anyone to use, and for any hospital or health system to adapt and publish.

  3. ‘Holy grail’ battery doubles the range of electric vehicles

    Lithium metal batteries can double the capacity of today’s standard lithium-ion cells, and much of the existing manufacturing system is primed for production, say experts at U-M. Let’s roll!

  4. ‘Young Sharks’ gives fourth graders an entrepreneurial edge

    A creative UM-Flint program exposes elementary school-aged children to business, startups, and all the possibilities that can spring from their curiosity and creativity.

  5. Is the end in sight?

    Get an inside look at the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process with U-M Professor of Epidemiology Arnold Monto. He is the acting chair of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products and Advisory Committee.

  6. Michigan Medicine vaccinates first employees for COVID-19

    Michigan Medicine began vaccinating people against COVID-19 Dec. 14 with an initial group of five frontline workers.

  7. Partnership with veterans impacts prehospital setting

    Critical care researchers and veterans are bringing new medical devices used to stop hemorrhage bleeds on the battlefield to civilian life.

  8. Michigan Medicine separates conjoined twins

    Two dozen specialists, aided by 3D printed models, recently separated 1-year-old sisters attached at the chest and abdomen. The surgery took 11 hours.

  9. Paul Milgrom, BA ’70, awarded Nobel Prize

    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences recognizes Milgrom’s work in improving auction formats. He and fellow researcher Robert Wilson were awarded the prize for their research about auction theory.