Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Dr. Rie Suzuki visits IUHPE World Conference in Brazil

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The 22nd International Union for Health Promotion and Education World Conference on Health Promotion took place this past month in Curitiba, Brazil. The aim of the conference was to create a global forum where researchers, practitioners and policy makers involved in and concerned about the promotion of health and equity would share and discuss new knowledge, innovations

Health Education students gain community insight during Windshield Tour of Flint

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This past month, a dozen of our PHHS Health Education students participated in a Windshield Tour of Flint as part of their HED 543 Community Assessment class, lead by lecturer Shannon Brownlee, MPH. Conducted through the Genesee County Health Department REACH program, the Windshield Tour offers individuals a chance to gain an understanding and awareness towards the social and environmental issues

Congratulations Jamie Cole!

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Jamie Cole is the Department of Public Health and Health Science Maize and Blue winner for winter 2016 and recently graduated with a B.S. in Health Sciences. Jamie has always had a passion for learning and helping others and has demonstrated this throughout her academic career. She has been an active member of Big Brothers

2016 Genesys Heart Institute Video Project Winners

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Congratulations to our two teams of Genesys Heart Institute Video Project Winners! Both Shelby Miller and Ariel Angel-Vincent as well as Japari Gadzami and Nubwa Gadzami were able to take home the $1500 prize!!! A short snippet of each of their videos can be found here on our department Facebook page! Are you interested in

Department Volunteers Help Community With Lead Screening & Education

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The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences has been busy at work helping volunteer with the community during the Flint water crisis, offering assistance with lead screening and blood testing at various sites throughout the city. The PHHS efforts were done in collaboration with UM-Flint Student Care Coordinator and Clinical Nursing Faculty member Veronica

Congratulations Tabitha Donald!

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Congratulations to PHHS student Tabitha Donald as her abstract was presented at the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research annual meeting this past month! This annual meeting is designed for health professions faculty and students; program directors of public health programs, and chairs of departments of preventive medicine/population health to tackle important topics facing our

Faculty Molly Brennan featured in “The Scholarly Teacher”

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”Once Upon a Time: Integrating Stories into Your Teaching”, Amy Yorke and Molly Brennan (University of Michigan, Flint) discuss how intentionally planning and implementing storytelling into a learning experience assisted student learning. Read about the effective use of of storytelling across disciplines to more successfully promote long term learning and critical thinking skills of their

Faculty Dr. Max Mendieta visits Madrid for a Conference!

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PHHS Assistant Professor Max Mendieta, PhD, recently returned from the 2015 Health, Wellness, and Society Conference at the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain! Dr. Mendieta presented a poster on “The Barriers to Hospice Care in Saudi Arabia”. Founded in 2011, the Health, Wellness, & Society Knowledge Community is brought together by a common concern in the fields

Alumni Spotlight – Meredith Hurston CLS/MT Class of 2003

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Meredith Hurston is a 2003 CLS/MTP graduate from the University of Michigan-Flint Public Health and Health Sciences Department and we recently received some exciting news updating us on her endeavors since leaving our department! After graduation, Meredith completed her internship through Wayne State and went on to work at Hurley Medical Center for over 5 years.