Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

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

6 PHHS students to attend ACHE Congress

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Six PHHS students will be attending the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago next month. Seniors Benjamin Genser, Denise Martin, Ryan Page and Shanel Ruhlman and juniors Hannah Murdoch and Jessica Smith applied and were selected to receive PHHS funding to attend the conference. Many of these students are also

PHHS assistant professor and graduate student present at Michigan Campus Compact conference

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Dr. Lisa Lapeyrouse, assistant professor of health education and Marcie Roberts, M.S. in health education student, were panelists for a session on building community partnerships at the Michigan Campus Compact Civic Engagement Institute this Tuesday. The two shared their experience with the civic engagement project conducted by students in Lapeyrouse’s Health Communications class. Roberts, along

HASO sends birthday cheer to young man with cystic fibrosis

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Last week, the Healthcare Administration Student Organization (HASO) coordinated a birthday card drive for a young Davison man suffering from cystic fibrosis. Chad Everett, who celebrated his 21st birthday last Wednesday, has been battling the disease for much of his life. Despite a negative prognosis earlier this year, Chad was determined to reach this milestone

PHHS assistant professor is recipient of a Weiser Faculty Grant from the University of Michigan

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Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva has received a grant from the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia.  The Weiser Center is part of the International Institute at the University of Michigan, where Kodjebacheva serves as a faculty associate.  The grant will fund her research project to understand why minority children in Bulgaria do or do not wear

Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva receives a grant to research treatment adherence among children with sickle cell disease in Flint

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Dr. Kodjebacheva, assistant professor of health care administration in the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to investigate factors associated with non-adherence to treatment recommendations among children with sickle cell disease.  The project is in collaboration with Susumu Inoue, MD, Director of the

PHHS students published in the UM-Flint Journal of Student Research

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Health sciences student Alison Martin and M.S. in Health Education alumna, Allison Rariden have published articles in UM-Flint’s Journal of Student Research. Both students submitted works as part of the UM-Flint Student Research Conference in April 2013. Martin, who plans to go on to graduate study in physcial therapy, published her article, “‘The Whole Process