Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

M.S. in Health Education student to present poster at MICHR Symposium

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Kirahn Watson, graduate health education student, will present her research poster, “Development of a theory based video to increase CPAP compliance,” this Wednesday at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)’s annual symposium in Ann Arbor. This capstone project sought to develop a video using the social cognitive theory for patients newly diagnosed

Alumni Spotlight: Trisha Aldrich and Eric Nelson, B.S. in Radiation Therapy class of 2013

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Aldrich and Nelson are both currently employed as Radiation Therapists at the University of Michigan Radiation Oncology Department. Radiation therapists are responsible for carrying out cancer targeting treatment plans created by radiation oncologists. The department treats 20 to 30 patients each day with radiation producing machines called linear accelerators. Positioning the patients for treatment and verifying

Alumni Spotlight: Cameron Waites, B.S. in Health Sciences, '11

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After graduating from UM-Flint in 2011, I began working on a research project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, studying human allergic inflammation. Whereas my prior experiences in the military had spurred my interest in the role of inflammation in brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, several important life events occurred

UM-Flint announces new health navigation minor and certificate

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Starting in Fall 2014, the University of Michigan-Flint will offer a minor/certificate in health navigation. Health navigation is a new role, emerging from the need to help patients and families understand a complex and changing healthcare system. Working in hospitals, health clinics, human service agencies, and insurance companies, health navigators help clients understand the health

Alumni Spotlight: Jamila Kwarteng, M.S. in Health Education, '07

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Shortly after graduating from the UM-Flint M.S. in health education program, Jamila Kwarteng entered the Ph.D. program in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her study on associations between observed neighborhood characteristics and physical activity was recently published in the Journal of Public Health.

Health education students become Certified Application Counselors to help community apply for health coverage

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Students in Dr. Shan Parker’s undergraduate Strategies in Health Education course have trained to become Certified Application Counselors (CAC’s) to assist members of the community in applying for health coverage. Dr. Parker worked with Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc., a local non-profit, to get students trained and ready to go out into the community as

HASO recruits 62 potential donors to the "Be the Match" bone marrow/stem cell registry

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The Healthcare Administration Student Organization (HASO) recruited 62 potential donors during their “Be the Match” bone marrow/stem cell registry drive last week. The group partnered with Michigan Blood to recruit potential donors to a nationwide registry used to match patients in need of blood stem cell (marrow) transplants with compatible donors. Close to 30 HASO

Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Holko, B.S. in Healthcare Administration, '12

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After completing his internship, Jeffrey Holko was hired as a disability specialist for Genesys Health Systems. Last year, he moved to a new position at Genesys, becoming a benefits specialist. Holko is currently close to graduating with a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in health care administration from UM-Flint, and was gracious enough to