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Flint
ABSTRACT: Flint HCOP Project Title: Flint Health Careers Opportunity Program (Flint HCOP) Applicant Name: The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) Address: 303 E. Kearsley Street, 2205 WSW Bldg., Flint MI 48502-1950 Project Director: Suzanne Selig, Ph.D., MPH, MSW E-mail: sselig@umflint.edu Phone:810-762-3172 Fax: 810-762-3003 Web-site Address: www.umflint.edu/hcop Project Period: September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2014 Eligibility: School of Allied Health Statutory Funding Preference: Formal request as a statutory funding preference (see attachment 5) Project Summary: With HRSA funding and local community support, the School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) at the University of Michigan-Flint will implement the Flint HCOP project aimed at developing a more competitive pool of diverse applicants for admission into health professions programs. The Flint HCOP project will assist Flint Community School District area students (middle school, high school, and University of Michigan-Flint undergraduates) from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to be trained and exposed to the following health profession disciplines: Health Administration, Health Education, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Radiation Therapy, Anesthesia, Health Education, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Health Informatics. Flint HCOP students will develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to successfully compete for admission, enrollment, progression and graduation from a health professions program. The Flint HCOP project will result in a more competitive applicant pool, increasing diversity among health professionals. Objective 1: Introduce at least 130 disadvantaged 7th-12th grade students per year to Flint HCOP programs including health career exposure; math, science and reading/writing enrichment activities; and tutoring activities to enhance their potential for college success. Objective 2: Increase the academic preparation and health careers awareness of 30 disadvantaged middle school (6th-8th grade) students per year through a six-week Junior Summer Science and Math Camp at UM-Flint. Objective 3: Increase the academic preparation and health careers awareness of 35 disadvantaged 9th ? 12th high school students per year through the Saturday Morning Academy. Objective 4: Improve the academic preparation of 30 disadvantaged 9th ? 11th graders per year through an intensive six-week summer Pre-health Professions Enrichment Program (PPEP). Objective 5: Improve the academic preparation and skills for college success of 25 high school graduates accepted into the University of Michigan Flint Freshman class per year in the 4-week summer Pre-Matriculation Program Skills for College Success. Objective 6: Improve the retention and graduation rates of 25 disadvantaged undergraduate students per year enrolled in UM-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies through CHAMP, a 6-month mentoring program.

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Suzanne Selig
University of Michigan- Flint; School of Health Professions and Studies
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Flint
The award will pay for a UM-Flint student internship at the Whaley Historical House in Flint, MI.

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Thomas Henthorn
University of Michigan- Flint College of Arts and Sciences
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Flint
The University of Michigan Flint is submitting a renewal request to the Osher Foundation for $50,000 in scholarship funds. The purpose of the Osher Reentry Scholarship program is to provide scholarship grants to 4-year institutions of higher education to assist non-traditional, reentry students with tuition expenses exclusively. The Foundation defines reentry students as individuals who have experienced a cumulative interruption in their education of five or more years and now wish to earn their first baccalaureate degree. This scholarship should benefit students who have considerable years of employability ahead of them, ideally aged 25 to 50.

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Christine Waters
University of Michigan- Flint Office of the Provost
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Flint
To engage 4th grade students from the Flint Community Schools to explore writing and self-expression with a nationally-known children’s author as role model and inspiration

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Robert Barnett
University of Michigan Flint School of Education & Human Services
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Calgary, Canada; Flint, MI
Formocresol (FC) is the most widely used pulpotomy medicament in the primary dentition. There are concerns associated with this medicament, primarily the carcinogenicity of the chemical and internal resorption of the treated tooth. Alternative pulp therapeutics have been investigated but none have been adopted as the current standard of care. In the recent decade, Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) has been tested as a pulpal medicament with promising results clinically and radiographically. This study focuses on determining whether gray Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (GMTA) demonstrated therapeutic efficacy in the pulpotomy of human primary molar teeth. Based on power analysis assuming 20% attrition, 250 primary molars from about two hundred patients will be reviewed at each of the two sites. Patients, age 2.5 to 10 year-old, of North Calgary Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at Calgary, Canada, who received pulpotomy treatment with either dilute formocresol (DFC) or gray mineral trioxide aggregate (GMTA) between February 2009 and February 2011 will be evaluated. Patients age 2.5 to 10 years old who received pulptomy treatment with either dilute formocresol (DFC) or gray mineral trioxide aggregate (GMTA) between February 2009 and February 2011 at Mott Children’s Health Center (MCHC), Pediatric Dental Clinic, located in Flint, Michigan will be assessed separately. The review will be conducted at each site by both Drs. Ghoniem and Vaidyanathan based on established selection criteria and evaluation procedure. Clinical evaluation of the pulpotomized molars at each 6 months follow up visit will be recorded in a data spreadsheet and all radiographic records will be scanned and evaluated by three independent evaluators blinded to the treatment group. Clinical and radiographic data will be documented at 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, and 48 months post-treatment. Statistical percentage will be used to summarize categorical data. Statistical analysis will be applied using the SPSS program to assess the treatment?s success rates at the various follow-up periods. Survival analysis will be conducted and the differences of treatment outcomes will be statistically analyzed using chi-square test, Fisher exact test, and t test, using a statistical significance at p<0.05.

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Jan Ching Chun Hu
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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Beecher
Global Youth Service Day grant supports purchase of supplies for volunteer project coordinated between the UM-Flint Neff Center and Beecher Middle/High School (BMHS) in April 2015. Service project will focus on improvements to the BMHS Outdoor Classroom.

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Jacob Blumner
University of Michigan Flint- Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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Della Becker-Cornell
University of Michigan- Flint School of Education & Human Services
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Flint
If we were to be awarded this grant we could benefit a large amount of children in the Flint area. This grant will benefit the children in our program and the children living in the city of Flint in many ways. By obtaining this grant it will allow us to build a partnership with local farmers. Our preschool classrooms and Discovery Camp summer program currently take weekly field trips to the Flint Farmers’ Market. The money used to purchase fruits and vegetables comes from donations by our enrolled families. By obtaining this grant we could purchase more fruits and vegetables from local growers and share them throughout our center. We would like to build a relationship with a couple of ‘hoophouse’ farmers from our area and take field trips to their farm. We would be able to use these fruits and vegetables for the children in our center as well as the children we service in our “Pop Up” school initiative. The children will learn from their experiences ultimately benefiting from their participation and the process of seeing how fruits and vegetables grow. The main goal of this grant is to get the nutritious fruits and vegetables in the hands of the children in the city of Flint that has been exposed to the water with the elevated levels of lead.

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Robert Barnett
University of Michigan Flint School of Education & Human Services
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Flint,
The North Flint Economic Prosperity Program is part of a broader Neighborhood Economic Development Initiative aimed at improving the business climate and economic opportunities in areas outside of downtown Flint. UM-Flint’s current plans include pairing downtown activities with community satellites to connect Flint’s neighborhood business development with the downtown community of innovators and entrepreneurs, and vice versa. UM-Flint and University Outreach are particularly well positioned to act as a liaison between the campus and local community members and businesses. Many residents of Flint have lost faith in their local and state governments and large institutions. University Outreach has spent the last several years cultivating strong, trusting relationships with residents through a focus on engagement. We believe this proposal will allow us to help rebuild trust among and with Flint residents, while also fostering new skills and basic business knowledge to help community members become more economically independent and to improve economic development in neighborhoods. Supporting neighborhood-level economic development and increased business development skills are a natural next step for UM-Flint and the Innovation Incubator’s investment in the larger community.

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Paula Nas
University of Michigan Flint Provost
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The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Nursing would like to award three (3) students with nursing scholarships totaling $6,145.00 with funding available from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services Nurse Scholarship Program.

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Margaret Andrews
University of Michigan Flint Health Profession Studies
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