Rethinking exercise: Replace punishing workouts with movement that makes you happy

by Jared Wadley, U-M News Service, May 23, 2017

Many women start fitness programs to lose weight, and when they don't, they feel like failures and stop exercising.

Organizational Constructions of a New Right

Two-year NSF funded study led by Anna Kirkland to examine the implementation and understanding of the Affordable Care Act's Section 1557, which bans sex discrimination by health care providers. The study will focus on health care employees who are responsible for implemeting the new regulations and receiving complaints.

Be a Victor for Gender Research

Research funded by donations to IRWG illuminates the lived experience of women and the workings of gender inequality throughout society and the world.

Trajectories of NonMedical Prescription Drug Misuse

NIH/NIDA study led by Sean Esteban McCabe to assess the individual patterns and trajectories of medical and nonmedical use of four classes of prescription medications (i.e., opioids, sedatives, stimulants, tranquilizers) from adolescence to adulthood and the development of substance use disorders and other long-term adverse consequences in adulthood.

Longitudinal Changes in Recovery from Drug Use Disorders: A National Study

Three year NIH/NIDA study led by Sean Esteban McCabe to examine the course of drug use disorders along with longitudinal changes in recovery, rates and correlates of relapse and full remission. 

E-Cigarette Use and Longitudinal Changes in Cigarette Smoking and Health

Sean Esteban McCabe's NIH study examining the relationships among e-cigarette use, traditional cigarette smoking, other tobacco use, other substance use behaviors and health problems from adolescence to young adulthood.

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.

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.

Announcing 2016 Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 23 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality.

The Great East Japan Earthquakes through Women's Lenses: Past, Present, and Future

In 2011, Mieko Yoshihama, Professor of Social Work, began a participatory action research project using a method called PhotoVoice to analyze the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear crisis on women in northern Japan.