Brilliant Detroit runs a host of programs out of houses-turned-community hubs in 14 neighborhoods across the city. On a mission to create “kid success” neighborhoods, the nonprofit offers tutoring, GED preparation and testing, health and fitness classes, nutrition information, reading activities, and social-emotional and mental health services for children and their families. It was co-founded by two U-M alums in 2016 and has partnered with the university from the beginning.
March 20, 2023
Death, hospital readmission more likely for Black patients after coronary stenting
Researchers found that Black patients were 1.62 times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of discharge after the procedure and were 1.45 times more likely to die in long-term follow-up when adjusting for age and gender.
March 7, 2023
Improv course may help teens learn to tolerate uncertainty
The new study by the research team—including Brandy Sinco, senior statistician at Michigan Medicine, and Joseph Himle, U-M professor of social work and psychiatry—links tolerating uncertainty to their previous findings about reductions in social anxiety through improv.
January 30, 2023
Partner Profile: CHASS provides comprehensive primary care services to the southwest Detroit community
“Working with good researchers who aren’t only here for the research but engage with the community and understand participants’ culture and language to help achieve meaningful data is really important to us.”
~ Dr. Richard Bryce
January 3, 2023
Including the patient voice when addressing racial disparities in maternal health
The data is alarming: Black and low-income people are two to five times more likely to die in childbirth or experience severe maternal morbidity than those who are white. But one important voice has largely been missing from the conversation: the patients themselves.
June 21, 2022
Faculty members receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards
Faculty awardees work includes the Doctors of Tomorrow program, diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting and teaching methods, diversifying library materials, participatory filmmaking and using mindfulness to address social injustice.
March 31, 2021
U-M Receives $1.4M in NIH Funding to expand COVID-19 outreach
C3’s focus is on a few of the counties most effected by the pandemic: Wayne, Genesee, Kent, and Washtenaw. Within these communities, they’re examining communication channels among the African-American and Latino populations in addition to messaging to promote healthy choices.
September 29, 2020
Prenatal safety net: Mobile clinic gives free services to Detroit moms
For mom Heavenlee Gordon, The Luke Clinic couldn’t have come into her life at a better time. At a church in southwest Detroit, Gordon found the help she needed and…
March 2, 2020
Detroit’s Daily Docket: New podcast hopes to educate the public about forensics
The podcast, called Detroit’s Daily Docket, is a partnership between the medical examiner and University of Michigan Medicine pathology department. The goal, officials said, is to provide “education for the lay public and armchair detective,” as well as highlight the relationship between the university and Wayne County.