Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Diabetes lunch and learn delivers healthy living advice and resources to 50 participants

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Last week, through a collaboration of several UM-Flint departments and community partners, approximately 50 campus and community members learned practical tips for preventing and living with diabetes. Over a healthy, diabetes-friendly lunch, participants heard a presentation from Michelle Bernreuter, RD, diabetes program coordinator at the Hurley Diabetes Center. Each guest was given a free portion-control

PHHS to host panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act

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On Tuesday, November 19, the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences (PHHS) will host the first annual Healthcare Leadership Symposium at the University of Michigan-Flint. The theme of this year’s symposium, which will feature a panel of distinguished healthcare leaders, is “Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Affordable Care Act.” The public is welcome to this

5 PHHS students to attend APHA annual meeting in Boston

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Five PHHS students will attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Boston this month. These five students were selected from a large pool of applicants from the PHHS student body for their excellent academic performance and demonstrated interest in attending the APHA conference: Amber Currie, MPH student, with a concentration in Health

Graduate Health Education student tells her experience with the PT HEART clinic

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Georgiana Logan is the picture of an engaged and dedicated graduate student. On top of her full-time course load, Georgiana is the Co-Director of the PT HEART student-run free clinic, over Health Education services. She’s also the Vice President of UM-Flint’s Delta Phi Chapter of the Eta Sigma Gamma National Honorary. In her work with

Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration to present at FRACAS

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Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva, Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration in PHHS, will present her research at the first Faculty Research and Creative Activity Summit (FRACAS) on Friday, October 18. Dr. Kodjebacheva’s poster presentation, “The relationship between fear of crime and body mass index in a demographically representative sample,” can be found in the 11:00 a.m.

Jack W. Thompson M.D. Distinguished Visiting Professor to deliver public lectures on the UM-Flint campus this fall

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Robert Buckingham, DrPH, MA, BA, Jack W. Thompson M.D. Distinguished Visiting Professor, is scheduled to speak publicly on the UM-Flint campus twice this fall. His first lecture, “Lessons From My Patient Teachers,” will take place on Monday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tuscola Rooms (1104 & 1201) of the William S. White Building

5 ways credentials and professional membership can pay off

Posted by & filed under Clinical Lab Science/Medical Technology, Health Care Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Public Health, Radiation Therapy.

In higher education, we often hear questions along the lines of “why am I paying so much money for this piece of paper?” Education can be really expensive…we get that! Many of us here are still in debt from funding ours. To be fair, earning a degree, certificate, or credential is about a whole lot

Doctor of Anesthesia Practice graduate earns AANA doctoral fellowship

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Recent Doctor of Anesthesia Practice (DrAP) graduate, Dr. Ray Elmblad, has been named the 2013 Practice Doctoral Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation. This prestigious title comes with a cash award of $10,000. Elmblad earned the title through his study on the association between workplace incivility and professional burnout in Michigan Certified