Winter 2002 - Volume 13, No. 1

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WSU Recognized as Founding Member of AAMC


New Curriculum Addresses Aging and Geriatrics


Providing Answers About Viruses and Drug Resistance


Publication Shows Gene Programming is Coming Soon


Antacids May be More Important than Calcium in Osteoporosis Prevention


Congressman Rallies for Graduate Medical Education


Tracking Software Evaluates Students' Clinical Rotations


Prayer and Fellowship Promote Healthy Outcomes


Diabetes Program Participants See Sharp Drop in Risk Factors


Master's Degree Offered in Genetic Counseling


Influenza Vaccine Research Targets Large Capacity Virus


WSU School of Medicine Recognizes Excellence in Medical Student Research


In Memory of Professor Emeritus Maurice Bernstein


School Begins Multi-Million dollar Energy Savings Project


WSU Establishes Metabolic Research Center Dedicated to Diabetes/Obesity Research


Drug Delivery System Uses Liposomes to Treat Ocular Tumors


Dr. Goodman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association of Physical Anthropologists


Medical Students Learn and Practice Professionsl Values


Leukemia Drug Gets Priority Approval


Psychiatry Students Awarded for Research


Lower Cardiovascular Risk is Added Benefit of Exercise


$5 Million Grant Partners WSU and Florida A&M for Environmental Health Research


Graduates Earn PhDs

School Begins Multi-Million Dollar Energy Savings Project

As part of the ongoing renovation of its buildings, the Wayne State University School of Medicine recently kicked off a massive project to upgrade the lighting systems within Lande Medical Building and Shiffman Library as well as the lighting and heating and cooling systems in Scott Hall. Over the life of the improvements, these more efficient systems are expected to save the school nearly $13 million in energy costs.

This crane lifts a new, energy-efficient air-conditioning system into Scott Hall.

Workers will be replacing lighting equipment in all three buildings as well as replacing all thermostats and much of the heating and cooling equipment in Scott Hall. In addition to the cost savings, the project, managed by the university’s Office of Facilities Planning and Management through a contract with Honeywell International, is intended to improve the comfort and safety of medical school personnel.

The overall cost of the upgrades, which are expected to run until June, is $6.75 million. A cost that School of Medicine Assistant Dean and Chief Administrative Officer Michael Herbert feels is well justified by the expected returns.

“This project will more than pay for itself,” Herbert said. “Not only will we see the actual savings in our energy costs, the improvements will make our facilities more pleasant and productive places for our faculty, staff and students to work and learn.”

State of the School

Welcome New Faculty




Continuing Medical Education