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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.

color photo of Sean Esteban McCabe Study Highlights Multiple Factors of ADHD Medication Use

A new collaborative study led by IRWG Research Professor Sean Esteban McCabe found that youth who take stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD.

Infographic showing report title and decline in percentage of women coaches of women's college sports, from 90% in 1971 to 23% today. Research Assistant Professor Philip Veliz contributes to report on Gender Bias and Coaches of Women's College Sports

IRWG Research Assistant Professor and SHARP scholar Philip Veliz coauthored a report on gender bias & women's college sports coaches, recently published by the Women's Sports Foundation

book cover "Memories of the Revolution" Holly Hughes's Book Nominated for Lambda Literary Award

Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Cafe, co-edited by Holly Hughes (Art & Design, Theatre, Women's Studies) is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.

photograph of Valerie Traub Valerie Traub Honored with Distinguished University Professorship & Fellowships

Valerie Traub (English, Women's Studies) recently received one of the University of Michigan's top honors as Distinguished University Professor and was awarded prestigious fellowships for her new project.

Adolescent Sexual Violence: A Longitudinal Examination of Outcomes and Risk

A two-year NIH study of sexual violence among adolescents. P.I. Quyen Epstein-Ngo