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WSU researchers discover mercury exposure affects children's IQs

Apr, 8 2015
Prenatal exposure to foods contaminated with brain-damaging mercury has adverse effects on the IQs of schoolchildren in remote Arctic villages, where mothers regularly eat beluga whale, fish, seal and walrus, all traditional foods that are now contaminated with mercury.

Wayne State appoints lifelong Detroit musician, music scholar and composer, as chair of music

Apr, 8 2015
Dr. Norah Duncan is a professor of music in Wayne State’s Department of Music. He earned an undergraduate degree at University of Detroit, a master of fine arts degree at Wayne State and a doctor of musical arts degree from University of Michigan.

Wayne State Professor Gerald Feldman named president of American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Apr, 1 2015
In his two years as president-elect, Dr. Feldman has worked with the ACMG committees that provide national guidance on issues like organizational structure and identifying conflicts of interest, which are critical as the scope of medical genetics continues to expand. 

Warriors hand out 1,000 lunches at Neighborhood Service Organization

Mar, 31 2015
Nearly 80 student-athletes, coaches and staff members prepared 1,000 lunches at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in conjunction with the church's "Feed the Hungry" program during the morning. The lunches were then delivered and passed out at the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) in downtown Detroit.

TechTown hosts first cross-border healthcare hackathon May 1-3

Mar, 25 2015
TechTown Detroit will host the world's first cross-border, healthcare hackathon May 1-3, 2015. Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit invites professionals from the health care and IT industries to converge over the course of a weekend and form teams that conceptualize, design and build mobile apps and IT solutions for the health care sector. The best ideas are eligible for over $20,000 in prizes.

Join the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance for 'A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan'

Mar, 12 2015
Garth Fagan, Tony Award winner for best choreography in The Lion King and founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, will receive the Apple Award from Wayne State University’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. “A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan” will be hosted at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 West Maple in West Bloomfield, Michigan. 

Wayne State University to honor civil rights activist Viola Gregg Liuzzo

Feb, 27 2015
Civil rights activist and Wayne State University student Viola Gregg Liuzzo will be posthumously honored at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, in the Spencer Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State with an honorary doctor of laws degree for her contributions to society. It will be the first honorary degree awarded posthumously in the university’s history.

Detroit Professional Section of Society of Women Engineers to host annual Girls' Engineering Exploration

Feb, 24 2015
Is Detroit on a rebound? We think so! And we want to be a part of the effort by helping to educate Detroit’s youth to engineer the future. 

School of Medicine graduate, gifted surgeon leaves legacy to advance cancer research

Feb, 24 2015
As a young girl growing up in Monroe, Mich., Kathryn Cramer knew that she wanted to be a physician and an educator.

National Science Foundation career award to Physics and Astronomy Professor Takeshi Sakamoto

Feb, 18 2015
Wayne State University Biophysicist Takeshi Sakamoto, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty.

Researcher shows success with PTSD treatment for female veterans

Feb, 16 2015
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been a recognized condition in combat veterans since 1983.

Ebola epidemic volunteer and patient Dr. Craig Spencer to speak at School of Medicine

Feb, 16 2015
Craig Spencer, M.D., M.P.H., the 2008 Wayne State University School of Medicine graduate and Doctors Without Borders volunteer who gained worldwide notoriety after being diagnosed with the ebola virus late last year, returns to his alma mater to give a talk presented by the university’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies on “The Challenges and Controversies of the Ebola Epidemic: Experiences from a Provider and Patient.”

CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" to broadcast live from ENGAGE

Feb, 16 2015
Wayne State University and Mainstay Capital Management are proud to announce that CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report,” hosted by Scott Wapner, will broadcast live from the ENGAGE International Investment Education Symposium, from noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 27.