Long-time Wayne State University leaders support graduate education through philanthropic gift

Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean of the Graduate School, and her husband Dr. Deepak Kamat, professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, recently established the Ambika Mathur, Ph.D. and Deepak Kamat, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship to support the Wayne State University Graduate School. The funds will provide opportunities for all Wayne State University students to continue to pursue academic excellence through Ph.D. gr...
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Detroit Mercy Biology ReBUILDetroit Scholar shadows medical doctors in Spain

Angelina Antonyan, Biology ReBUILDetroit Scholar from University of Detroit Mercy, spent 2-weeks of her summer vacation shadowing medical doctors in Madrid, Spain as an Atlantis Fellow. “It was really cool,” said Antonyan.  “There is a big difference between the European Health Care System and the American.” The Atlantis Project offers students interested in pre-medical, pre-pa or nursing an opportunity to shadow doctors in other developed countries and gain a new perspective to issues sim...
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Research Day, September 16

Join us in celebrating Undergraduate Research! Nearly 70 posters will be presented from ReBUILDetroit scholars who completed their 8-week Summer Research Experience during Research Day on Saturday, September 16. Undergraduate scholars are paired with a faculty mentor to conduct an in-depth research experience.  The ReBUILDetroit program provides opportunities to participate in learning communities and present research which may lead to publishing opportunities and presentations at nati...
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Scholars share their summer experiences

Unbelievable grateful for this opportunity Brianna Gross, Marygrove ReBUILDetroit scholar majoring in Health Science, is grateful for all that the Summer Enrichment Program has given her. “I was attracted to the program because I could do research and get paid for it,” said Gross.  “I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the program and the many connections I’ve made with my cohort.” Over the course of the seven-week summer program, she understood the value of this opportunity. “I am so...
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American Cancer Association Medical Officer speaks to scholars

Dr. Otis W. Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the American Cancer Society, spoke to more than 120 ReBUILDetroit scholars, interested students and faculty at University of Detroit Mercy on August 4. Brawley’s talk was entitled “What is Cancer Control” and can be viewed on the ReBUILDetroit’s YouTube channel. ReBUILDetroit scholars had lunch with Brawley and had additional time to ask the Detroit native about his career path and cancer research. ReBUILDetroit is a consortiu...
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Undergraduate course based research published

ReBUILDetroit scholars from University of Detroit Mercy in the first-year Sea-Phage biology course successfully identified and DNA sequence a bacteria phage which is now listed in the GenBank. Congratulations to ReBUILDetroit scholars Jasmina Cunmulaj, Emily Gorkiewicz, Christina Jones, Madeleine Reardon, Victoria Torres and Kathrine Yacco along with classmates Danielle Maxwell, P. Patel, John Sherwood.
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Undergraduate Summer Research

Nearly 70 posters were presented during the 2nd annual ReBUILDetroit Summer Research Poster Session at Wayne State University on July 19. The undergraduate poster session was the culmination of the 8-week Summer Research Experience for scholars in cohorts 2015 and 2016. Hear what scholars have to say about the research and experience this summer: Yuyi Li assists mobility challenged persons. Da’Jonae Foster studies cognitive abilities. Sonny Tang examines proteins in flies. Al...
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Scholars work on D-Town Farms

As part of their Summer Enrichment Program, cohort 2017 ReBUILDetroit scholars from Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University spent a day working at D-Town Farms, the largest urban farm in the United States. The Farm occupies seven acres growing more than 30 different fruits and vegetables on Detroit’s westside.  Additionally, the Farm operates three hoop houses which extends the growing season, conducts large scale composting, maintains a habitat for bees and ...
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ReBUILDetroit Hosts American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer August 4

University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Engineering & Science and ReBUILDetroit Program will host Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. This special event takes place Friday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.in the Student Ballroom located in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. Dr. Brawley is currently responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education fo...
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Biology scholar spends summer researching on Belle Isle

Rising sophomore and ReBUILDetroit scholar from Wayne State University, Xavier Walker, is spending his summer digging through pond muck and dissecting water mites. Walker is a research assistant in WSU School of Medicine professor Dr. Jeffery Ram’s aquatic research lab, located in Belle Isle’s historic aquarium. It’s here that he'll spend much of his summer, wading through the lakes and lagoons of Detroit’s island park, searching for new samples of water mites to poke and prod. Wal...
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