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When health-care workers die

Recently, we were asked about our interest in being part of a public health initiative in Iraq. It seemed too soon and too dangerous a place, even though one of our faculty members traveled there over Christmas. I worry when our faculty members and students want to go to some of the world’s most dangerous places. They want to protect others, but I want to protect them. Read More


This time of year, there’s a daily drumbeat of sports news, and it makes me think about teamwork, and how important it is, not just in sports. Many people have spoken and written about teamwork. Here’s just a sample. Read More

The passing of Noreen Clark

I was so sad to get an email Sunday night that Dr. Noreen Clark had passed away Saturday. Noreen had been University of Michigan’s dean of public health and Marshall H. Becker Professor of Public Health from 1995 to 2005. At the time of her death, she was the Myron… Read More

A very interesting article in Science

Anyone interested in advancing collaborative science should read the article, Atypical Combinations and Scientific Impact, in the Oct. 25 issue of Science magazine. Dr. Brian Uzzi, distinguished professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and colleagues report on their analysis of 17.9 million research papers. They set out to understand… Read More