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color photo of Aileen Huang-Saad Examining the Effect of Entrepreneurial Education Pedagogy on the Development of Women in STEM

Faculty Seed Grant supports Dr. Aileen Huang-Saad's new pedagogical study on women in STEM

Música Mestiza: A musical laboratory exploring the idea of “mestizaje.”

IRWG's Faculty Seed Grant supports Katri Ervamaa's multi-disciplinary collaborative project

2016 FRS Participants, Talmud Interrupted Feminist Research Seminar 2016

In March 2016, a group of scholars from around the U.S. and Canada communed in downtown Ann Arbor for Talmud Interrupted: Queering the Study of An Ancient Jewish “Classic”

Is misuse of prescription painkillers among youth athletes leading to heroin use?

Research Assistant Professor, Phil Veliz, discusses substance abuse among youth athletes

Faculty Program Spotlight: Race, Colonialism and Sexualities Initiative

Profile of the Race, Colonialism, and Sexualities Initiative, an IRWG faculty-led program in 2015-16.

color photo of Denise Saint Arnault Multinational Pursuits: The Sisters Fund as Action-Research

Sisters Fund recipient, Denise M. Saint Arnault seeks to understand barriers preventing victims of gender-based violence from seeking help in transnational study

color photo of 5 people in a swimming pool First Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability

New research grant awarded to Petra Kuppers for project studying disability access in water-based movement programs.

young boys playing football in uniform Study: Sports participation may keep teens from using heroin

Teen athletes are less likely to abuse prescription opioids and heroin than non-athletes, indicating that sports participation may have a “protective factor,” according to a new study by IRWG researchers Philip Veliz, Carol Boyd and Sean Esteban McCabe.

Blue and yellow square with text that reads: "When teens use codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and other prescription opioids for nonmedical purposes, they become at risk to develop a substance use disorder by age 35.  In contrast, appropriate medical use of opioid-providing pain relief during adolescence does not increase the risk of substance abuse in adulthood." Teens Who Misuse Pain Meds are More Likely to Abuse Drugs as Adults

A new University of Michigan study about substance abuse confirms why parents should properly dispose of leftover prescription opioids.

photograph of a person kicking a soccer ball Substance Use Among Adolescent Sexual Minority Athletes

IRWG Researchers Carol J. Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe, and Philip Veliz recently published an analysis of substance use among adolescent sexual minority athletes.