Campus News Digest | January 27-February 9

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Campus News Digest
Campus News Digest

The Campus News Digest (CND) features announcements, news, and event updates relevant to the UM-Flint campus. The CND publishes every two weeks in the UM-Flint NOW newsletter coordinated by University Communications & Marketing (UCOM).

Yorke receives grant from Parkinson’s Foundation

Amy Yorke, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, received one of three $10,000 grants from the Parkinson’s Foundation, the first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Award. Her project will monitor the cardiovascular response of people with Parkinson’s who attend a community-based PD exercise program to establish a heart rate monitoring protocol that may be implemented into community-based programs to track the benefits of high intensity exercise for people with Parkinson’s.

Outreach staffer to receive award from Flint River Watershed Coalition

The Flint River Watershed Coalition announced that Leyla Sanker, program manager with the UM-Flint Office of University Outreach, will be awarded the Joe Leonardi Leadership Award for her work in building environmental education capacity in the watershed. Sanker will receive the honor on Jan. 30 at GM’s Factory One at the 2020 Voice of the River Annual Celebration, celebrating a “20/20 Vision” for the Flint River and its watershed.

Phoenix-area alumni reception 1/30

University Advancement and Chancellor Dutta will host a special dinner reception to network with Phoenix area alumni on Jan. 30, the first of four such events in cities including Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. If you know of alumni in these areas, encourage them to RSVP and attend!

U of M Ann Arbor addresses 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Anyone with questions or seeking additional information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and university-related travel to China can find resources via a special page on the Office of Public Affairs web site.

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