Empowering End-to-End Mobility for Wheelchair Users
Season 6, Ep. 29
University of Michigan Civil & Environmental Engineering professors Carol Menassa and Vineet Kamat are the lead PIs on a project that is exploring ways to provide end-to-end mobility solutions, including navigation and maneuverability as key aspects of the mobility process. They recently joined the Michigan Minds podcast to explain the goals of their research and detail some of the unique ways they are including community members in the process.
Navigating Circumstantial Barriers through U-M’s Center for the Education of Women+
Season 7, Ep. 8
In this episode of Michigan Minds, Tiffany Marra, PhD, discusses creating systemic change to diversify enrollment and how the CEW+ supports the U-M community, and shares stories to explore during Women’s History Month. Marra is the director of the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+), ensuring that the center is addressing the needs of women and underserved individuals at U-M and in the community through career and education counseling, funding, workshops, events and a diverse, welcoming community.
Exploring the History of Black Girlhood
Season 7, Ep. 7
LaKisha Michelle Simmons, PhD, is an Associate Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies, and the Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair at the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Simmons is a historian of African American gender history, and joins Michigan Minds to talk about her research specializing in Black girlhood, history of the family, history of sexuality and southern history in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Advancing health policy research and reducing social disparities in health
Season 7, Ep. 6
Paula Lantz, PhD, joins Michigan Minds to discuss the social determinants of declining birth rates, the role of public policy in improving population health and reducing social disparities in health, and the particular importance of recognizing Women's History Month in 2023.