May 2022
On May 4, the Institute welcomed members to the 2022 Member Forum, one of its first in-person events since 2020. Director John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., delivered the State of the Institute address and announced the winners of the 2021 Policy Impact Award.
On May 19, the Institute, in partnership with AARP, hosted a webinar to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA). A panel of experts on agingLouise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A., Elderhood author and geriatrician, Vijeth Iyengar, Ph.D., AARP's director of global aging, and Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S., M.S.J., NPHA director,
U-M Chief Health Officer, and professor of internal medicine─discussed the latest research and opportunities to enhance health as we age. 
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According to a new National Poll on Healthy Aging, less than 50% of older women who are sexually active and experiencing menopause-related symptoms have talked to their health care provider about those symptoms or treatment options.
During the annual Member Forum, the Institute named Allison Lin, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of psychiatry, and Michael Sjoding, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of internal medicine, as the 2021 recipients of the Policy Impact Award. Lin was recognized for her work improving access to substance use disorder treatment, and Sjoding for his work identifying racial bias in medical technology.
Renuka Tipirneni
Renuka (Renu) Tipirneni, M.D. M.Sc., assistant professor of internal medicine, has been named a co-director for the National Clinician Scholars Program at IHPI (NCSP). In this role, she will serve on the leadership team and coordinate training and programs in health care policy.
Member achievements, awards, 
and appointments
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded a T32 grant exclusively for firearm injury prevention research to the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention to expand and strengthen its research pipeline by training 12 scholars in this critical field. Patrick Carter, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and co-director of the institute, will lead the new training grant efforts.
Patrick Carter
Paul Lee
U-M Health President David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., announced that Paul Lee, M.D., J.D., professor of ophthalmology, will be assuming the interim executive director position for the U-M Medical Group (UMMG), effective July 1.
Clayton J. Shuman, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor of nursing, was named The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction's (AMERSA) 2022 Marianne Marcus Nursing Award recipient. He will be honored at AMERSA's Annual Conference this fall.
Clayton Shuman
Brummett and Bohnert to lead Opioid Solutions strategic plans
Amy Bohnert, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, and Chad Brummett, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, will lead university-wide engagement efforts for Opioid Solutions to catalyze high-impact programs, research, and partnerships. Bohnert and Brummett will draw upon their internationally recognized expertise and combined experience in leading statewide service programs to address the harms of opioids.
Amy Bohnert
Chad Brummett
Broglio named NAK fellow
Steven Broglio, Ph.D., A.T.C., professor of kinesiology, was named a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology's (NAK) 2022 class. He will be honored at the NAK annual meeting in Providence, RI, in late September.
Steven Broglio
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Deadline: July 15, 2022
Amount: Up to $10,000
Through a generous gift to IHPI from Lew Sandy and Sue Hassmiller, this competitive research award is designed to provide seed funding for IHPI early career faculty members to help catalyze new research.
First available due date: June 5, 2022
The Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces this new funding opportunity to advance the goals of the NIH Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative. IMPROVE aims to understand the biological, behavioral, environmental, sociocultural, and structural factors that affect pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality and build an evidence base for improved care and outcomes. The initiative promotes research to address health disparities associated with pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality.
Deadline: August 10, 2022
Amount: $75,000
This program supports doctoral-level researchers who focus on applied projects designed to improve the quality, cost, and accessibility of health care. The BCBSM Foundation is interested in innovative, evidence-based research grants that address urgent health issues, health inequities, social determinants of health and health care access, quality, and cost.
New resource guides researchers to large-scale funding
The Research Development and Proposal Services team, based in the Office of the Vice President for Research, recently launched the Roadmap for Large-Scale Proposals, an online guide that helps researchers plan for large-scale external funding. The new roadmap features a list of recurring, large-scale funding opportunities and helps teams develop a plan for submission.
The World Health Organization's Global Abortion Policies Database is an interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, and national standards and guidelines worldwide.

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Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
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Connect with John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., and colleagues and friends of the Institute who are committed to improving the quality, safety, equity, and affordability of health care services.
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Participation in organized and group activities may play a key role in preventing firearm aggression among youth who have been exposed to violence or violent behaviors, according to a new study led by Marc Zimmerman, Ph.D., M.S., professor of public health and co-director of the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.
A new study led by Lauren Gerlach, D.O., M.S., assistant professor of psychiatry, shows massive variations in which hospice patients actually get antipsychotics or benzodiazepines for end-of-life symptoms. And that variation has much more to do with which hospice agency they are being treated by, and much less to do with their actual medical condition.
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