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Wednesday, June 16, 1997 The Michigan Daily - 3

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Lscusses
vomen 's
iealth
~ther Wiggin
hi expsi in the field of
menis health carne together on
lnday evening to bring attention to
problem plaguing American
men - the lack of research in
men' s health.
lhe audience of about 60, consist-
mostly of professors and gradu-
students, sat attentively in
ham Auditorium as speakers
sed the difficulties of studying
men's health. The public event
s titled "Future Challenges in
men's Health - Three
spectives."
iusan Nolen-Hoeksema, an asso-
te Psychology professor who
dies depression in women, said
t research regarding women's
lith is overlooked by mainstream
Ochers.
search (of women's health)
esn't keep up," Nolen-Hoeksema
d. "It either doesn't exist or it's
lly contradictory."
Nolen-Hoeksema said that
iougih it has been established that
men are more prone to being
>ressed than men, the question, no
earch has explained the discrep-
:y. A "desperate need for hard-
e research" is apparent, she said.

Woman abducted
from Med. Center
Suspect captured Monday

Cynthia Myntti, former co-director at the Center on Women and Policy at the
University of Minnesota, spoke on women's health at Rackham Auditorium Monday.

Nolen-Hoeksema recommended
that undergraduate students interest-
ed in health issues get a broad edu-
cation in which they explore more
than one subject area. Because
undergraduate students often specify
their interests early on, women's
health is usually ignored, she said.
"It's too bad that undergrads are
narrowly focused early in their
careers," Nolen-loeksema said.
"Science needs people to be more
broadly based."
Stanford University Health
Research and Policy Prof. Jennifer
Kelsey said the causes and conse-
quences of disease are not the same
for men and women
She stressed the importance of.
doc'umenting and understanding rea-
sons for gender differences and their
relationship to diseases that affect
both sexes, but have only been stud-
ied in men.

Cynthia Myntti, an international
health researcher from the Unisersity
of Minnesota, said that research agen-
das may not serse wsomen's needs
because the right questions are often
missed. Instead, research questions
and answers seem "obs ious."
Myntti said she sees a "i ide-open
future for people who are interested
in women's health." Due to an
increase in funding. women's-heaith
researchers are able to question
often-overlooked topics that are spe-
cific to women, she said.
"Women are one-half oftthe popu-
lation of this town, state, world and
their health affects productivity, eco-
nomic growth, and quality of life,"
Myntti said.
A second women's-health event will
be held tonight in the Michigan League
Ballroom at 7 p.m. The event includes a
keynote address and presentations of
graduate students' research.

By Katie Plans
hu , Nws Editor
cormer Universiiy Hospital
employee Donald Dean erds, Jr. was
arrested at 7:15 p m. M inay or kid-
sappiig aid assault h intent to
murdet sis esitsgd iwife.
Bois clirgs carry possible life-
sentence pesnalties.
The victim, a current University
Hospital employee, was walking to
her car in Carport M 22, Level 4 at
2:30 a.m. after finishing her shift
last Wednesday morning when Reeds
allegedly abducted her.
Reeds allegedly threatened the
victim at knifepoint before forcing
her into his car trunk and driving her
to nearby Pittsfield Twp, where he
allegedly left her tied to a tree. The
victim later escaped and reported the
crime to the Saline Police
Department.
Reeds surrendered without resis-
tance Monday at his Saline home
after Department of Public Safety
officers and state and local authori-
ties noticed movement in the 45-year-
old's home.
"(Monday) evening he returned to
his house and was apprehended by
the Michigan State Police Fugitive
Team along with our officers,"
Department of Public Safety Director
Leo Heatley said. "I suspect he must
have stayed in the area, but I don't
know wiere"
Reeds, who was arraigned yesterday
in Washtenaw County's 14th District
Court by Magistrate George Parker,

sis deniied bail and returned to the
\hitesinas 'Cunty Jail where he
ssy after his arresl He sill renain
unre tiil his July 23 preliitnary
examination date.
MIS J pian Janies Smiley said
thati b ase Reeds is no lontger at
large aid slot a threat to the victim,
she can feel some comfort.
"The sictim
is handling her The
situation the charges:
best she can" 0 Reeds is
Smiley said. accused of kid-
Smiley also napping and
said that DPS assault with
and other intent to murder
authorities are his estranged
now able to wife,
put the search 0 The hearing is
behitd them set for July 23.
until Reeds'
upcoming date in court.
"We're relieved somewhat to put it
to closure," he said.
Reeds was terminated from his
University Hospital position in
November, 1996. The grounds for his
dismissal are unknown.
Unrelated to yesterday's charges,
Reeds is scheduled to appear before
the Washtenaw Circuit Court today
for previous charges against him,
including assault with a deadly
weapon and possession of a con-
cealed weapon.
Reeds' attorney Douglas Winters of
Ypsilanti could not be reached for
comment. Reeds' family said they did
not wish to comment.

IRAMLICH
ntinued from Page 1
Ritd be returning as a governor (on the board)."
if approved by the Senate, Gramlich and fellow nominee
ger Ferguson Jr., a New York securities and banking lawyer,
serve a 14-year term ots the nine member board, which
;ldes Alan Greenspan, head of the Fed, two other Clinton
>ointees and two Fed members appointed during past GOP
Aiistrations.
mlich said he is eager to tackle the tough problems that
facing the American economy.
'The most important issue is wnhy the economy seems to be
s inflationary," Gramlich said. "Even when the unemploy-
nt rate is declining, why is the economsy uninflationary'?"
For the past 22 years Gramlich has served as a professor of
ouomics at the University, but he is no rookie to Washington,
C.. Gramlich headed the federal ads isory commission on
cial Security finances. For a brief time in the late '80s,
amhich -Isas acting chief of the congr'ssuon, 1budget oi
so. before coming to the F u sii. he spent three ye at
.ruoking's uInstitute, a fiber.) Wassington. D.C th.n taink.
W pressuie on the board is cnomoiuus and the job. thrugli
:stigious. isextremely difficult aimse consmig. in Lt the

position is so exhausting that former Fed governors, including
Michigan native Martha Seger, have advised Gramlich not to
accept the job.
But Gramlich cannot be deterred.
"I knew what Martha thought, but I took it anyssay"
Gramslich said. "There will be pressure, but any job will have
pressure"
School of Business Administration associate Dean Edward
Snyder, who describes Gramlich as "a iery constructive, prag-
matic, results-oriented economist," said lie is confident that he
can handle the job.
"'I think lie can deal with it," Snyder said. "the knows his
away around Washington"
Gramlich, if confirmed, will leave his post at the
University. An outside search wil be conducted to find his
replacement, Granlich said.
Though Gramlich's departure from the University will be a
loss from the community, University faculty and staff are
plesied by Iis suiscess.
"i'e knowin Ned (Gratlich the esure tins lie en at
Mdhi sgaip;' ssL assocuats Vice PsesitItI Uiersiy Relstiois
Liusa UBakes. "1 cass's 'lhink cii a betier sloice lir sIs icry itspsr-
tn p5sutios He Is i wuondessrfsul msisis stud is gessnus'li insteres
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