Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Upsilon Phi Delta Honor’s Society Induction

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Upsilon Phi Delta is a national academic honor society for students in healthcare management, leadership or administration. The name is derived from the Greek words for health, care and administration (or leadership): Υγείας  meaning “health” Φροντίδα meaning “care”Διοίκηση meaning “to administer” or “to lead” The founders of the society feel that Health is the objective of all

MPH Sudent Wins Best Oral Presentation Award at the Medical Equity Conference

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Jennifer Okungbowa- Ikponmwosa, a Master of Public Health graduate with a concentration in Healthcare Administration at the University of Michigan- Flint and a second year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, recently won a the prize for Best Oral Presentation at the 2017 Medical Equity’s Health Equity Research Conference.  The goal

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

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 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