Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

To win, we have to lose: PHHS co-sponsors 'The Weight of the Nation' screening

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This Thursday evening, join PHHS and the Prevention Research Center of Michigan for a free film screening of the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation,” followed by a panel discussion on the film. Thursday, May 2 | 5 p.m. Kiva Auditorium, UM-Flint University Center Three years in the making, “The Weight of the Nation”

Healthcare administration student selected for competitive internship position

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Jasmine Clark, healthcare administration senior, has been selected for a paid summer internship position with the Genesee Health System (GHS). Ms. Clark, who plans to graduate in December, will begin her work with GHS in May and work as many as 30 hours per week throughout the summer. The selection process for this position was

Four PHHS faculty members receive Golden Apples

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This semester, four members of the PHHS faculty received Golden Apples from their students. Golden Apples acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and extraordinary impact that our faculty has had on our students. This semester, Golden Apples went to: Molly Brennan, Lecturer, Advisor, and Student Internship Coordinator Rozlyn Kelly, Lecturer Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva, Assistant Professor Dr. Shan

Graduating health sciences student to receive Maize and Blue Award

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Alison Martin, graduating health sciences, pre-physical therapy student, will receive the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award at the University of Michigan-Flint commencement ceremony on May 5. The Maize and Blue award is the highest award bestowed upon UM-Flint graduates. To be eligible for nomination, students must have a 3.75 overall GPA in their last

PHHS assistant professor publishes article in the Journal of School Nursing

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Assistant Professor, Gergana Kodjebacheva, has had her article, “Decreasing Uncorrected Refractive Error in the Classroom Through a Multifactorial Pilot Intervention,” published in the Journal of School Nursing this month. Dr. Kodjebacheva’s study evaluated the effectiveness of a pilot intervention which aimed to increase the use of eyeglasses among children with refractive error in one school in California.

Eight PHHS students attend GLC-SOPHE's spring conference

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On Thursday, April 11, seven graduate students and two undergraduates from our health education and public health programs attended the Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (GLC-SOPHE) spring conference in Grand Rapids. The conference, titled “The Changing Face of Health Education: how to Provide Quality Programming, Services & Messages in Today’s

PHHS represented by students and faculty at women's night out event

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PHHS and the School of Health Professions & Studies (SHPS) were well-represented at Women’s Night Out on Thursday, March 21. SHPS faculty and students screened about 40 women for blood pressure and distributed literature. Many PHHS students and alumni volunteered their time to make the exhibit a success. Among those who helped coordinate, set up,

Health education faculty member and health sciences alumna co-author article

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Dr. Rie Suzuki, assistant professor of health education and gerontology and Tracy Sweeny, B.S. in health sciences, ’08, have co-authored an article “Physical Accessibility and Health Care Use for Women with Physical Disabilities: A Case Study Approach.” The article was recently published in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion. You can read the full article online

RTSO raises $900 for Relay for Life

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PHHS’ Radiation Therapy Student Organization (RTSO) was one of several PHHS student organizations to participate in this year’s Relay for Life fundraiser at the University of Michigan-Flint. The group raised $600 through direct donations and donated $300 from their T-Shirt fundraiser. Everybody hates cancer, but these students really made a statement with their Relay booth, displaying