Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Gates Millennium Scholars Program Information

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Linked below, you will find information pertaining to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.   Funded by a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this program provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area

New Employment Information Feature

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As part of our ongoing mission at Public Health and Health Sciences to best serve our incredible network of students and alumni, we continue to make changes each and every day to improve our networking and increase our visibility within the community.  One of the most important things that PHHS can do is to promote

PHHS faculty member and student featured this week!

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PHHS student Tina Sabo, as well as PHHS Assistant Professor Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva, are featured on the front page of the University of Michigan-Flint website for their work in a study on playground accessibility! Check it out here today! In addition to the feature within the university network, the pair have also received regional recognition

Helpful Career Information!

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Looking for helpful career information? Be sure and remember to explore each undergraduate degree for a useful list of resources pertaining to Professional Organizations as well as information relating to career interests! New information will be added as we find it, including our latest link to PublicHealthOnline. These links and more can be found from

Population Health: Past, Present, & Future

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  On April 10, 2014, the University of Michigan’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program presented the symposium, Population Health: Past, Present, & Future. This symposium featured more than 20 national and international experts reflecting critically on the meaning of population health, its accomplishments over the past 10 years, and challenges and opportunities

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