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

M.S. in Health Education student to present poster at MICHR Symposium

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Kirahn Watson, graduate health education student, will present her research poster, “Development of a theory based video to increase CPAP compliance,” this Wednesday at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)’s annual symposium in Ann Arbor. This capstone project sought to develop a video using the social cognitive theory for patients newly diagnosed

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

UM-Flint announces new health navigation minor and certificate

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Starting in Fall 2014, the University of Michigan-Flint will offer a minor/certificate in health navigation. Health navigation is a new role, emerging from the need to help patients and families understand a complex and changing healthcare system. Working in hospitals, health clinics, human service agencies, and insurance companies, health navigators help clients understand the health

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

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

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