UM Studies Show Pulse Oximeters Don't Work As Well For People Of ColorOne end of the device sends light through the finger while a sensor on the other side receives this light and uses it to detect the color of your blood; bright red blood is highly oxygenated, while blue or purplish blood is less. If the device isn't calibrated for darker skin tones, the pigmentation of the skin could affect how the light is absorbed by the sensor, leading to flawed oxygen readings.
University Of Michigan Approves New Budget, Increases Tuition And HousingThe University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a new budget for the upcoming academic year.
Henry Ford Health, MSU And U Of M Awarded $300K To Expand Sickle Cell ClinicsMDHHS says the Sickle Cell Clinic Expansion and Enhancement Program offers new resources to help providers increase patient access to quality multidisciplinary health care and improve care coordination. It also aims to establish preferred provider networks focusing on sickle cell disease.
Michigan Professors Push 'Pee For Peonies' Urine Diversion PlanEnvironmental engineering professors Nancy Love and Krista Wigginton are regular visitors to the Ann Arbor school's Nichols Arboretum, where they have been applying urine-based fertilizer to the heirloom peony beds ahead of the flowers' annual spring bloom.
UM Gets Apology From Former President, Gives Him Job, CashA former president at the University of Michigan who was fired over a relationship with a subordinate apologized to the school's governing board as part of a settlement that guarantees him a faculty job, retiree health insurance and other benefits.
UM To Lift Mask Mandate, Wearing Masks In Classrooms Will Be OptionalThe University of Michigan is lifting its mask mandate and wearing a mask will now be optional on all three campuses, except for certain areas, the university announced Wednesday.
Former UM Music Professor Stephen Shipps Gets Prison On Child Sex ChargesA former University of Michigan violin professor has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to transporting a girl across states lines for sex.
Biden Picks U Of M Dean Michael Barr For Fed's Bank Regulation PostPresident Joe Biden said Friday he plans to nominate Michael Barr, the dean of the University of Michigan's public policy school, to be the Federal Reserve's vice chairman of supervision.
UM Professor, Historian Sues NY Prisons Over Ban Of Attica Uprising BookThe author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1971 sued New York state prison authorities on Thursday, saying they’ve unconstitutionally banned her book behind bars.
Colin Kaepernick Named Honorary Captain For Michigan's Spring GameThe University of Michigan football team announced Wednesday Colin Kaepernick was named the honorary captain for Saturday’s Maize and Blue Spring Game.
University Of Michigan Agrees To Settle Students' Sex Abuse LawsuitThe University of Michigan has reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought by students who sought to force changes in how the school protects the campus from sexual misconduct.