Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

4 PHHS faculty to present studies at APHA annual meeting

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Four PHHS faculty will present research studies at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) this November in Boston. APHA’s acceptance of our faculty’s work speaks to the high quality of their research.  APHA is the world’s oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals. More than 13,000 public health professionals

HASO Officer Nominations Sought

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The Healthcare Administration Student Organization (HASO) is calling for nominations for 2013-14 officers. If you are a UM-Flint student in a healthcare administration major or concentration, Please click here to nominate yourself or someone else for an officer position. Elections will take place online after the nominations are collected. The deadline for nominations is July

Assistant Professor of Health Education selected as 2013 Boyer Scholar

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Dr. Lisa Lapeyrouse has been selected as one of UM-Flint’s five Boyer Faculty Scholars for 2013-2014. The goal of the Boyer Faculty Scholars Program, according to the program’s Web page is to “deepen the campus-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of the scholarship of engagement at UM-Flint.” Dr. Lapeyrouse is dedicated to developing courses in which

CHES/MCHES: More than just letters after your name

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For health educators across the U.S., the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) designation indicates professional competency and dedication to career-long professional development, according to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), As a CHES or MCHES, you enjoy prestige in the eyes of colleagues and employers.

SHPS dean receives $15,000 grant for telemedicine outreach

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Dr. David Gordon, dean of the School of Health Professions & Studies (SHPS) has been awarded $15,000 in grant funding to use telemedicine to bring subspecialty care to the underserved and disadvantaged of Flint. The funding will allow the UM-Flint Urban Health & Wellness Center (UWHC), in partnership with the Hamilton Community Health Network FQHC,

Health care administration student presents poster at Meeting of Minds conference

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Sarah LaBean, graduating health care administration student, presented her research poster, “Diabetes Education Program”, at the 2013 Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference last Friday, May 10. Many conference attendees stopped to ask questions about Sarah’s project. Sarah developed her proposed program in Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva’s Health Care Program Evaluation course, “I would never have

Outstanding students recognized at PHHS Honors & Awards Ceremony

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44 of PHHS’s most outstanding students were recognized at our Honors & Awards ceremony last Friday evening (May 3). Most of the 44 walked in Sunday’s commencement ceremony, though some will earn their diplomas in August. What makes an outstanding student? PHHS is proud of all of our students, many of whom work, raise families,

Eta Sigma Gamma induction ceremony photos are here!

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On Friday, March 22, ten graduate students and four undergraduate students were inducted into the UM-Flint Delta Phi chapter of the Eta Sigma Gamma national health education honorary. Here a few photos from the event: The inductees were: Amanda Allison, M.S. in Health Education student Porsha Black, M.S. in Health Education student Ashley Cooper, M.S.

To win, we have to lose: PHHS co-sponsors 'The Weight of the Nation' screening

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This Thursday evening, join PHHS and the Prevention Research Center of Michigan for a free film screening of the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation,” followed by a panel discussion on the film. Thursday, May 2 | 5 p.m. Kiva Auditorium, UM-Flint University Center Three years in the making, “The Weight of the Nation”

Healthcare administration student selected for competitive internship position

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Jasmine Clark, healthcare administration senior, has been selected for a paid summer internship position with the Genesee Health System (GHS). Ms. Clark, who plans to graduate in December, will begin her work with GHS in May and work as many as 30 hours per week throughout the summer. The selection process for this position was