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Adjusting psychiatric meds may reduce fall risk in older adults

May 1st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Simply adjusting the dose of an older adult’s psychiatric medication could reduce his or her risk of falling, a new University of Michigan study suggests. The study found that a moderate increase in depressive symptoms among people over 65 was…

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Consumer sentiment remains on high plateau in April

April 28th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment in April continued to travel on the high plateau established following Donald Trump’s election, with only minor deviations from its five-month average of 97.4, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. There is widespread…

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Survey finds health disparities in two Pacific Islander populations

April 12th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A survey of two groups of Pacific Islanders draws comparisons between the health of two populations of Pacific Islanders residing in California, revealing they lag behind the state in several key areas of health. Led by Sela Panapasa, a…

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U-Michigan historian wins Pulitzer for Attica book

April 11th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A book by Heather Ann Thompson, professor and historian at the University of Michigan, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history. Thompson is the author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its…

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American National Election Studies releases 2016 election data

April 3rd, 2017

ANN ARBOR—With public responses on polarizing political issues, such as immigration,  trade, and health care, the latest data from the American National Election Studies (ANES) at the University of Michigan are now available. Since 1948, ANES has conducted benchmark election…


Partisanship Rules Consumer Sentiment in March

March 31st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—The continued strength in consumer sentiment has been due to optimistic views on three critical components: higher incomes and wealth, more favorable job prospects, and low inflation expectations. All of these factors, however, have been influenced by partisanship, according…

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SRC and Georgetown Celebrate Anniversary

March 27th, 2017

ANN ARBOR – Georgetown University Executive Vice President and Provost Bob Groves joined representatives from the ISR’s Survey Research Center (SRC) this month to celebrate the one-year anniversary of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The five-year agreement was designed to…

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Partisanship dominates consumer optimism in February

February 24th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Although consumer confidence edged downward in February, the overall average in the past three months was the highest in more than a decade, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Normally, the implication would be that…

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New DataLumos archive aims to preserve government data

February 16th, 2017

The UM-ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is establishing an open-access archive, DataLumos, where the public can archive valuable government data resources, ensuring their long-term availability. ICPSR, a center within the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social…

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Teen vaping “one way bridge” to future smoking

February 7th, 2017

Teen vapers may become “desensitized” to cigarette smoking health risks Teen vaping acts as a “one way bridge” to future smoking among those who have never smoked before, and may not stop those who have smoked before from returning to…

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