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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
NORTH CAMPUS RESEARCH COMPLEX
Cardiologists and release states.
Officials say the center will
DNA analysists serve as an important means for
bringing research projects and
first researchers to labs into, one centralized area.
Devaney wrote in the press
enter complex release that the move into the
complex will increase working
By MIKE MERAR partnerships among researchers
Daily Staff Reporter in various disciplines.
"Proximity leads to creative
Two University researchers thinking and collaboration,"
moved into the North Campus Devaney wrote. "The oppor-
Research Complex yesterday, tunity to work hand-in-hand
becoming the first laboratory- with other researchers will help
based researchers to work at the us think about science in a dif-
new complex. ferent way ... The University is
Eric Devaney, associate pro- lucky to have a place where you
fessor of cardiac surgery, and can have a critical mass of talent
Todd Herron, assistant research and interest."
professor of internal medicine Devaney and his fellow car-
in the University's Center for diovascular researchers are
Arrhythmia Research, are the expected to receive $20 million
first of an estimated 60 people jp frqding from th National
to comprise a cardiovascular Institutes of Health over the
team at the NCRC, according to next five years, according to the
a University press release issued press release.
yesterday. The cardiovascu- Twenty-three DNA analy-
lar group. is the first to join the sis researchers in the DNA
complex. . sequencing program at the Uni-
The University now has versity also moved in the NCRC
about 600 employees working yesterday. At the complex, the
at the NCRC. The forthcoming. scientists will use DNA research
researchers specialize in stem equipment that costs about $10
cell research and the creation million. The program provides
of new heart muscles, the press See NCRC, Page 5
Students relax and do homework in the renovated Bert's Study Lounge in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library yesterday. After five months of construction, the lounge
opened for use yesterday.
Study reveals unfair
"benefits for same-sex couples
'U' alui presetnts
findings of medical
policies to SACUA
By MICHELE NAROV
When Michigan voters cast
theirballots in2004 to institute
a state constitutional change to
ban on same-sex marriages and
,nions, University alum Gilia
Smith felt personal ramifica-
tions from the legislation.
"My partner and I were liv-
ing in Michigan when (Propos-
al) 2 was passed, and it was very
disappointing (to us) because at
the time I knew it would have
repercussions for people in
our community," Smith said in
an interview after presenting
a recent study at yesterday's
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs meeting.
Smith spoke before the lead
faculty governing body about
the findings of her study on
same-sex health benefits for
faculty and staff at various uni-
versities in the state. Channel-
ing her individual experience
into a statewide study of three
universities in Michigan, Smith
interviewed faculty members
of all sexual orientations to
assess their opinions of health
"I was very personally moti-'
vated on that level," she said.
In her presentation, Smith
did not mention the names of
each institution studied but
said each university - includ-
ing the University of Michigan
- has health benefit policies
with some level of discrimina-
tion against same-sex couples.
Smith said the measure that
See BENEFITS, Page5
Patients receive landmark
cardiac treatment at Mott
By CLAIRE GOSCICKI
In a brightly lit area of the
University's C.S. Mott Chil-
dren's and Women's Hospi-
tal, where visitors are greeted
by a life-size figure of a Ses-
ame Street character and a
room full of games and toys,
one wouldn't expect to find
28-year-old patient Lisa Snider.
But Snider is no stranger
Due to a heart condition
called Tetralogy of Fallot that
Snider has had since birth,
her treatment over the years
has involved a team of pediat-
ric cardiologists and nurses -
most recently those working in
the Congenital Heart Center in
the pediatric cardiology wing
CONTINUING SERIES ,
A Grand Rapids, Mich.
resident, Snider was recom-
mended to go to Mott for a
new, minimally invasive heart
valve replacement surgery.
Born with a hole in her heart,
Snider's arteries were smaller
than average and needed to be
See MOTT, Page 6
* MARIJUANA ORDINANCE
A2 City Council postpones vote on
marijuana ordinance for fifth time
The new CVS Pharmacy located at 209 South State St. is expected to open on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
South State Street CVS Pharmacy
slated to open its doors in mid-March
pot regulation board
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Ann Arbor residents are left
with a cliffhanger once again
regarding future medical mari-
juana regulation in the city.
After a discussion lasting
more than three hours, the Ann
Arbor City Council again post-
poned the initial reading of a
proposed ordinance that would
monitor medical marijuana cul-
tivation and distribution in the
city at its meeting last night.
Instead, a series of amendments
to the proposal were discussed.
This is the fifth meeting at
which council has delayed vot-
ing on the ordinance.
In an interview before the
meeting, City Attorney Stephen
Postema said there is no legal
limit on how many times coun-
cil can postpone the first read-
ing of the ordinance. He noted
that council may be postponing
the first reading in an effort to
avoid postponements on the sec-
See CITY COUNCIL, Page 5
New store faces
By K.C. WASSMAN
The 200 block of South State
Street now has a building with
a glowing red and white sign
in front of a refurbished white
fagade instead of scaffolding
After about nine months of
construction, including side-
walk and street closures, the
CVS on South State Street is
slated to open its doors on
March 20. The pharmacy has
been part of a citywide discus-
sion on the changing nature of
downtown Ann Arbor.
The upcoming CVS will join
five other CVS pharmacies in
the area, and CVS officials say
they have high hopes for the
"When we add multiple
stores in an area, it means we
want to make sure we're ade-
quately serving a community,"
Mike DeAngelis, director of
public relations at CVS, said.
DeAngelis said work will
still be done on the inside the
building before the opening.
See CVS, PageS5
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