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Ann Arbor’s U-M Receives $18M for Tobacco Research Center

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor today announced its School of Public Health will house a new, multi-institutional center focusing on modeling and predicting the impact of tobacco regulation, funded through an $18-million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

TARDEC Cyber Hub Unveiled at Warren’s Detroit Arsenal

The Detroit Arsenal, U.S. Army TARDEC, Merit Network, and the Michigan Defense Center Friday unveiled the TARDEC Cyber Hub, the latest addition to the Michigan Cyber Range, which is part of the Detroit Arsenal in Warren.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield to Launch Electrification Strategy for Commercial Vehicles to Reduce Emissions,...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield Friday announced it is launching its new electrification system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The system is cost-effective, fully scalable, and modular, and can also be customized to meet emission and efficiency targets, the auto supplier reports.

Seattle’s Amazon Features Michigan Business in Advertising to Promote New Amazon Storefronts

Seattle-based Amazon today announced the opening of Amazon Storefronts, an online store for customers to shop exclusively from U.S. small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. The company is also launching advertising highlighting the venture that features a Michigan business that sells its products through the platform.

Report: Offering Hospitals Incentives Through Medicaid to Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, are Effective

A new study by Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan shows that incentives for hospitals to improve their quality and reduce costs are effective. Hospitals that participate in such programs benefit not only from direct payment from patients’ treatments but also the good scores they get from patients on the treatment they receive.

East Lansing-based MSU Awarded $13.6M to Study Legumes

Michigan State University in East Lansing is now home to the new Feed the Future Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab, which will unite researchers from universities across the U.S. with international collaborators to improve the lives of legume farmers worldwide.

U-M in Ann Arbor Partners with Harvard University to Address Economic Mobility, Opioid Crisis

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Wednesday announced it has partnered with Harvard University on the Equality of Opportunity Project, an effort to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources in response to the national opioid crisis.

Southfield’s See Introduces Revamped Sexy Specs Line

Southfield-based See, an optical concept boutique, Thursday announced its revamped Sexy Specs collection is now available in stores. The Sexy Specs concept was made famous by Richard Golden, former president and CEO of D.O.C., who made the original Sexy Specs commercials that aired from the 1990s-2002.

Troy’s Kresge Foundation Donates $50M to Transform Detroit’s Marygrove College Campus Into Learning Center...

The Kresge Foundation in Troy today announced the donation of $50 million to the P-20 Partnership, a cradle-to-career educational partnership that will include an early childhood education center, K-12 school, and the introduction of teacher education training modeled after hospital residency programs. All aspects of the program will be housed at Detroit’s Marygrove College.

Chicago-based Primary Care Provider VillageMD Expands to Michigan

Chicago’s VillageMD, a national primary care provider, Wednesday announced it has expanded into Michigan. The company aims to offer physicians the solutions and services they need to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient and physician satisfaction, and lower the total cost of care.

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