To better prepare for future pandemics, the Biosciences Initiative is awarding $13.8 million over five years to the new Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats, maximizing the University of Michigan's breadth of scientific expertise and collaboration across campus. Michigan Public Health professor of Epidemiology, Aubree Gordon, will lead the center.
New research from Jess Millar
Counties that banned in-person religious gatherings and those with a greater number of hospitals per capita were associated with a decreased case-fatality rate of COVID-19 during the pandemic's first wave, according to a new University of Michigan study. On the other hand, counties with high prevalence of asthma and a greater concentration of people over 65 were linked to higher fatality rates, the analysis showed.
Q&A with Rafael Meza
A University of Michigan epidemiologist believes that COVID-19 will become a seasonal disease, likely in the fall and winter seasons.
New research from Zoey Laskaris
A large percentage of Michigan workers continued to report to work despite the state's stay-home order and a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases among working adults in Michigan were in the health care and social assistance industries, according to a new University of Michigan survey.
New research from the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations
Banning menthol flavors in cigarettes could reduce smoking by 15% by having smokers giving up tobacco products altogether or switching to e-cigarettes and other nicotine vaping products—avoiding 16,250 tobacco-related deaths per year by 2060, according to a new University of Michigan study.
A collaboration between the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) and the University of Michigan School of Public Health helped get more than 90,000 youth club soccer players back on the field with COVID-19 pandemic precautions in place.