Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Student Spotlight of Deanna Patrosso

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Deanna Patrosso, a Health Sciences major, has recently been accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at Eastern Michigan University.  During her academic career she has been very involved, she studied abroad in both Honduras & Tanzania, Africa and created the Pre Physician Assistant (PA) Club.  Deanna is a honors student and also works for Genesys

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

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

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

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.

Graduating health sciences student to receive Maize and Blue Award

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Alison Martin, graduating health sciences, pre-physical therapy student, will receive the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award at the University of Michigan-Flint commencement ceremony on May 5. The Maize and Blue award is the highest award bestowed upon UM-Flint graduates. To be eligible for nomination, students must have a 3.75 overall GPA in their last

PHHS represented by students and faculty at women's night out event

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PHHS and the School of Health Professions & Studies (SHPS) were well-represented at Women’s Night Out on Thursday, March 21. SHPS faculty and students screened about 40 women for blood pressure and distributed literature. Many PHHS students and alumni volunteered their time to make the exhibit a success. Among those who helped coordinate, set up,

Health education faculty member and health sciences alumna co-author article

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Dr. Rie Suzuki, assistant professor of health education and gerontology and Tracy Sweeny, B.S. in health sciences, ’08, have co-authored an article “Physical Accessibility and Health Care Use for Women with Physical Disabilities: A Case Study Approach.” The article was recently published in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion. You can read the full article online