Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Student Spotlight – Amy Bacon

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A few short years ago Amy Bacon was in critical condition with heart failure.  “I was so sick and yet so determined”.  She knew if she could get well she would educate the community on preventative health measures.  She is now in her second year of the Masters in Public Health Program at the University

Health Education Video Project Winners

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A community engagement partnership between Genesys Heart Institute and the University of Michigan Flint provided students an opportunity to engage in a community health education project.  The students produced videos focused on the causes and prevention of heart disease in Flint and Genesee County. “It is a good way to get the information out that they

New Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy Starting Fall 2017

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The Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) online degree completion program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in advanced respiratory care.  Successful degree completion prepares students to sit for specialty credentialing exams administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Admissions Requirements: Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited Institution Registered

Honor & Awards Ceremony Recognizes Academic Excellence

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The Honors & Awards Ceremony was held Friday December 9, 2016 on the campus of University of Michigan- Flint.  Faculty, staff, students and their families enjoyed an elegant evening to recognize student accomplishments.  Four students received the Outstanding Student Award, for their academic achievements and contributions to the campus community. (See list below) “The most

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

Dr. Rie Suzuki visits IUHPE World Conference in Brazil

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The 22nd International Union for Health Promotion and Education World Conference on Health Promotion took place this past month in Curitiba, Brazil. The aim of the conference was to create a global forum where researchers, practitioners and policy makers involved in and concerned about the promotion of health and equity would share and discuss new knowledge, innovations

Health Education students gain community insight during Windshield Tour of Flint

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This past month, a dozen of our PHHS Health Education students participated in a Windshield Tour of Flint as part of their HED 543 Community Assessment class, lead by lecturer Shannon Brownlee, MPH. Conducted through the Genesee County Health Department REACH program, the Windshield Tour offers individuals a chance to gain an understanding and awareness towards the social and environmental issues

Congratulations Jamie Cole!

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Jamie Cole is the Department of Public Health and Health Science Maize and Blue winner for winter 2016 and recently graduated with a B.S. in Health Sciences. Jamie has always had a passion for learning and helping others and has demonstrated this throughout her academic career. She has been an active member of Big Brothers

2016 Genesys Heart Institute Video Project Winners

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Congratulations to our two teams of Genesys Heart Institute Video Project Winners! Both Shelby Miller and Ariel Angel-Vincent as well as Japari Gadzami and Nubwa Gadzami were able to take home the $1500 prize!!! A short snippet of each of their videos can be found here on our department Facebook page! Are you interested in