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Update: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Update: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act continues in conference to resolve the House and Senate versions of the bill, I have heard from many of you asking what the university is doing to voice concerns to lawmakers, and also about what you can do.

Using Opioids to Fight Addiction?

While public-health officials work arduously to stem America’s growing opioid crisis, one Rackham researcher helps investigate how to put opioids to a surprising use.

The abuse of opioids in the United States has become a crisis whose consequences are being discussed everywhere from America’s largest public-health organizations to its smallest towns. It’s an epidemic with an emotional and physical toll on millions of lives and a cost in the hundreds of billions of dollars. While some of the more than 90 deaths attributable to opioid overdose each day in this country are due to heroin or such illicit synthetics as fentanyl, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than half are the result of prescription opioids commonly administered for helping patients cope with chronic pain.

The Early Stages of Deciding on a Career Path

First of all, congratulations on being accepted to one of the top-tier graduate institutions in the country! That is an enormous accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself for that. But, if you’re like me, that was only the first step towards your larger goal of that dream career. This is the first rung of the ladder.

The views expressed in this post are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Rackham Graduate School or the University of Michigan.