31 episodes

Michigan Minds brings to life the breadth and depth of faculty expertise at the University of Michigan. This series features quick yet informative analysis that provides unique perspectives on today’s top issues. U-M faculty are among the world’s leading researchers and teachers across all disciplines. Michigan Minds taps that thought leadership and shares this expertise with the world.

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Michigan Minds brings to life the breadth and depth of faculty expertise at the University of Michigan. This series features quick yet informative analysis that provides unique perspectives on today’s top issues. U-M faculty are among the world’s leading researchers and teachers across all disciplines. Michigan Minds taps that thought leadership and shares this expertise with the world.

    Michigan Minds: Organ Donation Policy

    Michigan Minds: Organ Donation Policy

    Each year in the United States, about 7,500 people die while waiting for organ transplants— and that number is expected to increase in coming years as demographics shift. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Neehar Parikh, a transplant hepatologist and assistant professor at Michigan Medicine, discusses organ donation policy in America.

    • 8 min
    Michigan Minds: Increasing Student Civic Engagement

    Michigan Minds: Increasing Student Civic Engagement

    Director of the Ginsberg Center, Mary Jo Callan discusses the importance of promoting civic engagement and education on college campuses.

    • 4 min
    Michigan Minds: Child and Family Public Policy

    Michigan Minds: Child and Family Public Policy

    Joseph P. Ryan, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Data Lab (CADL), joined the Wolverine Caucus on Jan. 28 to discuss how using data to drive policy can improve outcomes for vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families. The Wolverine Caucus is a forum held in the state capital where alumni, policymakers, and the public can hear from University of Michigan faculty experts and engage in an enlightening discussions on topics that impact society. 

    • 15 min
    Michigan Minds: ZEUS laser

    Michigan Minds: ZEUS laser

    The University of Michigan will soon be home to the most powerful laser in the United States. ZEUS, a three-petawatt system that will be built at U-M, is funded with $16 million from the National Science Foundation.

    • 6 min
    Michigan Minds: Pets and Chronic Pain Management

    Michigan Minds: Pets and Chronic Pain Management

    According to a U-M study, there are a number of ways pets can be helpful to older adults with chronic pain. Mary Janevic, Associate Research Scientist, Health Behavior & Health Education explains how pets can help with pain management in this episode of Michigan Minds.

    • 3 min
    Michigan Minds: U-M history professor on US Iranian relations

    Michigan Minds: U-M history professor on US Iranian relations

    Juan Cole, PhD, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, studies the history and ongoing politics in the Middle East. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Cole explains the relationship between the US and Iran over the past few decades and the possible implications of the current turmoil. 

    • 21 min

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