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Alumni Profile: Michael Flood

Michael Flood grew up in
Ann Arbor and attended Pioneer
High School. He received both an
undergraduate and MBA degree
from the University. After leaving
Michigan, he worked for IBM for
17 years and in 1991 became the
president of Coleman College. He
later founded Good Deed Invest-
ments, a private commercial mort-
gage banking company that makes
"hard money" loans. He currently
lives in San Diego and is a board
member ofthe San Diego Michigan
What was your experience
like at the University?
My undergrad and gradu-

ate experience was compressed
because I went through most in
three years. But it was a fun time;
it was an exciting time. I hap-
pened to be on campus during
the sesquicentennial, the 150th
anniversary of the University. I
was involved in preparing for the
sesquicentennial and did a lot of
other student activities as well as
Whatkinds of things did you
learn at the University that
helpedyouinyour career?
My business training provided
a goodbasis for working in a large
company environment, which I
did for a number of years and also

Sophomore Olivia Kemppainen prepares hot choco-
late on behalf of the engineering sorority Phi Sigma
Rho in the Chemistry building on Wednesday.


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WHERE: Medical Science blunder
Unit I
WHEN: Tuesday at around WHERE: Lot M
11:15 p.m. Medical Center
WHAT: Occupational WHEN: Wedne:
Safety and Enviornmental about 4:15 a.m.
Health was notified after WHAT: A vehic
an unknown liquid was dis- while parked bet
covered in a lab, University and 7 a.m., Unive
Police reported. The liquid reported. The pa
was determined to present cle sustained mir
no danger and was removed.
No shirt,
Surf's up shoes no
WHERE: West Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about WHERE: Lot St
12:20 p.m. State Street
WHAT: Police were called WHEN: 12:10 p.
to assist staff when a water WHAT: A subje
pipe in the fourth floor ceil- ered their car wi
ing broke, University Police ken and several
reported. The broken pipe from the vehicle,
resulted in no reported Police reported.'
injuries, but did do damage items included a
to one ano a ao- of clothes

Cooking in Piano concerto
literature competition

in running smaller companies
and then eventually running my
own company.
What do you do with the
Alumni board in San Diego?
I am the scholarship chair
and I was president for a couple
of years some time back. My
main activity is dealing with
alumni student recruiting. I'm
responsible for coordinating all
of the admitted freshmen in the
San Diego County and convinc-
ing them that they should go to
Michigan as opposed to another
On Monday, every Nor-
wegian became a theo-
retical millionaire as the
country's sovereign wealth
fund - generated from oil
revenues - reached $828.66
billion, more than 1 million
times larger than the coun-
try's current population.
In this week's B-Side
insert, the staff of the
Arts section picked its
Bestof 2013 list. Top marks
went to "Breaking Bad," "12
Years a Slave" and Kanye
West's Yeezus.
Former NBA player
Dennis Rodman ser-
enaded North Korean
leader Kim Jong Un on the
supreme leader's 31st birth-
day. Rodman's "basketball
diplomacy" has drawn criti-
cism from a variety of U.S.
officials and rights activists.

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WHAT: An exhibit will
feature children's literature
and folk tales involving
images of food.
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today at 9 a.m. to
9 p.m.
WHERE: Ann Arbor Dis-
trict Library, 343 S. Fifth

WHAT: The final round
for graduate students in the
School of Music, Theatre &
Dance Concerto Competi-
tion will take place.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium

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WHAT: A trio of male sing-
ers and instrumentalists
blending gospel, blues and
folk to make music "warm
as a campfire, stirring as a
gospel church, rousing as a
call to arms." They will be
debuting their new album,
"Some Part of the Truth."
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at 1p.m.
WHERE: The Ark on 316S
Main Street, general admis-
sions $20

WHAT: Writer and per-
former Rob Drummond
will explore the history of
the dangerous and thrilling
"bullet catch" trick, among
others. The show will also
involve storytelling and a
"notorious finale."
WHO: University Musical
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Walgreen Drama

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further information. of stroke research

Messages implicate
Christie aide in NJ
bridge's traffic jam

NIH tasks health
network as part of
national initiative
Daily Staff Reporter
The National Institutes of
Health created a national net-
work earlier this month to
streamline the research and
treatment of strokes, one of the
leading causes of death in the
United States, and the University
of Michigan Health System will
play a prominent role in its imple-
mentation and administration.
The NIH Stroke Trials Net-
work, referred to as StrokeNet,
encompasses 25 regional net-
works, includingnine hospitals in
the state of Michigan. Michigan
StrokeNet will be coordinated by
UMHS, led by two co-principal
investigators: Neurology Prof.
Devin Brown and Emergency
Medicine Prof. Phillip Scott.
Scott said a network to stan-
dardize stroke clinical trials is
overdue, since research teams in
the past were often disbanded
every time a clinical trial was
"Every time we have a drug
come out, we have to rebuild a
clinical network - a group of hos-
pitals, investigators, clinicians,
researchers," Scott said. "Trials
can last anywhere from two to
five years on average. After that,
the results are published, but the
network falls apart, and waits for
the next drug to come out. The
broad picture is to streamline
that process so that we don'thave
to rebuild the wheel every time
we want to do atrial."
Strokes occur when blood flow
to the brain is interrupted, causing
brain cells in the area to die due
to lack of oxygen. Strokes are the
the fourth largest cause of death
and leading cause of disability in
the United States. StrokeNet has
set out to improve stroke care

through research in three main
categories: acute treatment, pre-
vention and rehabilitation.
As the leader of Michigan's
StrokeNet, UMHSwillberespon-
sible for the conduct of clinical
trials at all of the StrokeNet sites
in the state.
Brown and Scott have worked
together for over a decade and
they will work side by sideto man-
age the network. Even so, their
research concentrations will dif-
fer slightly. While Scott will focus
on the acute treatment or emer-
gency phase of stroke care, Brown
will focus on prevention.
Brown will also be respon-
sible for educating future
researchers. StrokeNet hospi-
tals will be provided funding
to create fellowships that will
prepare younger doctors for a
future in clinical trials related
to strokes. With these fellow-
ships, UMHS hopes to attract
residents and fellows not only
from within the University, but
from around the country.
"We are actually leading
the next generation, hopefully
not having to make them redo
what we spent 20 years doing."
Scott said. "Not only speeding
the process of clinical trials for
patients, but speeding the pro-
cess of clinician scientist devel-
opment. "
Scottsaid StrokeNetis innova-
tive because it is the first stroke
network that will focus on Phase
III clinical trials. Phase III trials
often include a thousand or more
patients and decide conclusively
whether the new treatment is a
success or a failure.
The NIH already has a network
for Phase I and Phase II clinical
trials, which it set up roughly a
decade ago. These types of trials
ensure the safety and efficacy of
new stroke drugs, but include a
relatively small number of human
patients. The network is called
Spotrias and has 10 regional cen-
ters that perform early clinical

Democrats use
as evidence of
political bullying
political dirty-tricks investi-
gation of Gov. Chris Christie's
inner circle broke wide open
Wednesday with the release of
emails and text messages that
suggest one of his top aides
engineered traffic jams in a
New Jersey town last Septem-
ber to punish its mayor.
An "outraged and deeply
saddened" Christie responded
by saying he was misled by his
aide, and he denied involve-
ment in the apparent act of
political payback.
The messages were obtained
by The Associated Press and
other news organizations
Wednesday amid a statehouse
investigation into whether the
lane closings that led to the tie-
ups were retribution against
the mayor of Fort Lee for not
endorsing Christie for re-elec-
tion last fall.
"Time for some traffic prob-
lems in Fort Lee," Christie dep-
uty chief of staff Bridget Anne
Kelly wrote in August in a mes-
sage to David Wildstein, a top
Christie appointee on the Port
Authority of New York and New
"Got it," Wildstein replied.
A few weeks later, Wildstein
closed two of three lanes con-
necting Fort Lee to the heav-
ily traveled George Washington
Bridge, which runs between
New Jersey and New York City.
The messages do not directly
implicate Christie in the shut-
down. But they appear to con-
tradict his assertions that the
closings were not punitive and
that his staff was not involved.
Democrats seized on the
material as more evidence that

the potential Republican can-
didate for president in 2016 is a
The messages "indicate what
we've come to expect from
Gov. Christie - when people
oppose him, he exacts retribu-
tion. When people question
him, he belittles and snidely
jokes. And when anyone dares
to look into his administration,
he bullies and attacks," Demo-
cratic National Committee
chairwoman Debbie Wasser-
man-Schultz said.
In a statement issued late
Wednesday, Christie said: "I am
outraged and deeply saddened
to learn that not only was I mis-
led by a member of my staff, but
this completely inappropriate
and unsanctioned conduct was
made without my knowledge."
"People will be held respon-
sible for their actions," he
added, but gave no details.
Kelly had no immediate com-
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokol-
ich called it "appalling" thatthe
traffic jams appear to have been
deliberately created.
"When it's man-made and
when it was done with venom
and when it was done intention-
ally, it is, in my mind, the prime
example of political pettiness,"
he said. He said the gridlock
put people in danger by hold-
ing up emergency vehicles, and
he added that those responsible
should resign.
While Sokolich is a Demo-
crat, Christie sought bipartisan
support during his re-election
campaign to bolster his image
as a pragmatic leader willing
to work with his political oppo-
Democratic state Assembly-
man John Wisniewski, who has
been leading the investigation,
said the material in the docu-
ments is "shocking" and "outra-
geous" and calls into question
the honesty of the governor and
his staff.



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