The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 18, 1986 - Page 3
New 'U' Burn Center
stresses care, research
By ELLEN FIEDELHOLTZ
The University's Medical
Center yesterday dedicated its
new state-of-the-art burn center, a
comprehensive unit which
emphasizes treatment, education,
The Burn Center is located
directly above the emergency
entrance of the new University
Hospital. It contains 16 beds, a
pharmacy, and a complex which
houses equipment for hydro-
therapy, dressing and treatment
of burns, and operating rooms. In
addition, patients have access to a
burn education center, funded by
a grant from the W.K Kellogg
Foundation, and a research
center, funded by a grant from
the Johnson Wax Foundation.
Harold Shapiro, who spoke at the
dedication, commended the
dedication of burn center and
medical center employees. "This
dedication is so rewarding
because the burn center represents
a bridge between the past and the
future," Shapiro said.
The University first
established a Burn Medicine
Center in 1959. The center, the
first burn unit in Michigan and
one of the first centers of its kind
in the United States, was founded
by Irving Feller, a pioneer in
burn care. The new facility,
which is innovative because it
emphasizes education and
research along with care is also
headed by Dr. Feller.
The center is staffed by 73
specially-trained burn physi-
cians, nurses, social workers,
and physical, and occupational
therapists. Burn Center staff
members provide specialized care
from the time of admission
through rehabilitation. The care
required is extensive because of
the threat of infection and the
rehabilitive process often must
continue for years.
NOW, for the first time in the
history of the Burn Center, all
aspects of the burn medicine are
located under the same roof.
According to Feller, the location
of the new burn center allows it to
take advantage of surrounding
"This University has a rare
combination of colleges on one
campus and the possibility to use
the talents of many people," Feller
said. The schools of public health,
nursing, and pharmacy are all
found nearby. In addition, the
center can draw upon the
resources of the nearby plastic
and reconstructive surgery
departments of the hospital.
Active planning for the burn
center has been taking place for
five or six years, said John
Forsyth, executive director of
University Hospital. "The
integrated care available at the
center certainly makes it unique"
"There are fewer and fewer
places across the country who are
able to provide care like this.
Burn care requires one to one,
specialized nursing and there is
often a great deal of cost involved.
In addition, reconstructive
surgery may continue for five
years following an accident"
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Board approves Hillel expansion plan
BY MARC CARREL
Expansion plans for the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation's
Activities Building passed their
final hurdle yesterday as four
oriing law exceptions were
approved by the Ann Arbor
Zoning Board of Appeals.
The exceptions, called
variances, will allow the
University's largest Jewish
student organization to bypass
city parking ordinances and
provide 63 less spaces than
required. The variances, all but
one of which passed unanimously,
bill also allow Hillel to keep its
narrow parking entrance, despite
city zoning regulations.
"I THINK they (the Zoning
Board of Appeals) made the right
decision," said Hillel director
Michael Brooks. He said he had
been "cautiously optimistic"
before the hearing.
Brooks and Harold Radin, a
project administrator with the
architectural firm of Harley
Ellington Pierce Yee Associates,
Inc., represented Hillel at the
hearing. "The environmental
systems in the (Hillel) building
are years out of date. New
heating, ventilation, and lighting
systems should be installed,"
Radin also highlighted the new
exit stairs, elevators, and ramped
corridors planned for the building
to increase access for the
handicapped. The proposed plan
includes these renovations while
enlarging the building's space by
almost 14,000 square feet. "Just to
make it functional," Radin said,
"the building would need more
RADIN added that a study by
his firm had deemed it unfeasible
to demolish the Hillel building
and build a new one in its place.
He said the final proposal was "a
carefully thought out and well
Radin's firm is also involved
in construction of the new
Chemistry building currently
being built on campus.
According to Brooks,
construction should begin in May
after classes end next semester.
The construction, he said, would
take at least a year.
Brooks added that Hillel is
searching for a temporary
location close to campus to
continue its activities during the
expansion. Hillel, the second
largest student organization on
campus, provides religious
services, classes, and speakers
covering cultural and political
topics, as a part of its activities for
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Hirshorn speaks out on council
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representing the ward more
Ddifficult than before, because the
two represent different ideologies
and political styles.
"He represents a different
party than I do. It's not as easy as
it was before," said Deem. "He's
on a learning curve right now, he
hasn't been here that long."
Hirshorn agreed that "as
newcomer, what you're expected
to do is become very
knowledgeable on short order
Swith city policies." He added "I
really don't know whats going
8UT HIRSHORN seems to be
jumping in head first. Since a
large part of Hirshorn's
constituency consists of students
living off campus, he is interested
in 'epresenting their views better
than he feels past council-
"We're representing different
Msets of interests. The city and the
University population seem to be
more at odds than working
together," Hirshorn said.
He is working to change the
relationship between the two
communities by setting up groups
composed of representatives of the
city and the University.
Hirshorn organized the off
campus crime commission,
which includes members from
the city and the University
SINCE 1978, Hirshorn has been
teaching graduate and under-
graduate programs in public
administration at U-M Dearborn.
He says politics and teaching are
"worlds apart." But he feels as
comfortable in the classroom as'
in the council room because, "I've
developed over the years a sense
of humor. I enjoy jokes. I enjoy
laughing, and taking a tense
scene and making it enjoyable."
Hirshorn believes his political
life will compliment his teaching
because the boredom of teaching
will be alleviated by new
challenges within the council.
Although Hirshorn is enjoying
his public life, sometimes the
stress of being a public figure
weighs on his family.
Hirshorn's home has been
deluged with mail and telephone
calls from constituents concerned
about various city issues since his
election. "My family is having
very mixed experiences about
this," he admitted.
BARBARA HIRSHORN said
the level of her husband's
involvement in issues sometimes
affects their family life. "He
asks my opinion and tries to get
my opinion as far as
personalities and as well as
Even their two young children
get involved in the issues
sometimes, she said, but are
having a difficult time adjusting
to life with a father who is often on
television and quoted in
"Sometimes I find it
intrusive,"she said. "This week
there has been a lot of emotion,
some of it gratifying and some
Hirshorn thinks that it is a
good idea for students to register
to vote in Ann Arbor. "I think it is
a good idea for students to register
where they live. You're living
here, and you should have a voice
in the city, " he said.
ANN ARBOR is very similar
in spirit to the University of
Wisconsin at Madison, where
Hirshorn received his under-
graduate degeree. "But there is
more of an interest in beer
drinking in Madison and a better
perspective on football there. In
Ann Arbor football is an
institution," he said.
Ron Stockton, chairman of the
social science department at U-M
Dearborn, said that Hirshorn's
classes are popular with students,
because he tries to make students
aware of the practical aspects of
Stockton said Hirshorn's
academic experience should
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Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel, 1982),
:Med, 7:30 and 9:10 p.m., Nat Sci.
Black comedy about a prudish
couple who lure swingers into
their pad to kill and rob them..
Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov.
Woman In The Dunes (H.
Teshigara, 1964), CG, 7:00 & 9:20
p.m., Aud A.
An entomologist is caught in a
strange and complex trap in the
desert. Japanese with subtitles.
New Grass Revival - The Ark,
7:30 & 10 p.m., 637-1/2 S. Main.
Jimmy Cliff - Office of Major
Events, 8 p.m., Power Center.
"'Night, Mother" - Ann Arbor
Civic Theater Main Street
Productions. 8 p.m..
MSA - 7:30 MSA chambers, third
Hebrew Speaking Club - 5-6
p.m., 3050 Frieze.
Sailing Club - 7:45 p.m., 311
James Howe - "The Story Behind
the Story," 7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor
Ann Redmon - English
Department Visiting Writers
Series, 5 p.m., Rackham West
James Porter - "Derrida and
Saussure on the Figure of the
Department, 8 p.m., Rackham
East Conference Room.
Arthur L. Caplan -"The Costs of
Success: Ethical Issues in
Procurement, Allocation, &
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