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Onward!

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah Bassiouni and I’m excited to be one of the UMSPH Student Life bloggers.  The plan is for me to share my experiences as a current student and budding epidemiologist with you in the coming months. To start off, a bit of background: I’m a second-year Master of Public Health…

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The Red Queen Hypothesis

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If…

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How old is your heart?

It’s that time of year again…finals…but that’s just a stepping stone to Winter Break!!! As the semester comes to an end, I thought I’d share a cool link I found. One of the reasons I enjoy this school is because how “nerdy” everyone can be! In my Scientific Writing class, we discussed the importance of…

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Can I get a Masters in the Internet?

  As a second year, it’s crazy to consider how far that I’ve come in my journey of becoming a public health professional, specifically in my time at SPH,and even crazier to think of the time before SPH.  In those ancient days before I came to Ann Arbor and  the School of Public Health I was seriously considering a…

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3 Ways to Rethink HIV for World AIDS Day

For all of you health nerds, today is World AIDS Day!  This is a day to educate yourself about HIV transmission and to remind you to get tested and know your status.  Many student organizations on campus took part in a tabling event to promote wellness in Haven Hall, a building on the Diag.  Droves…

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Thanksgiving in India!

Hello world! It has been a whirlwind 10 days for me…the week before Thanksgiving was spent finishing homework assignments for Biostats and Infectious Disease (sidenote – Epid 605 (Infectious Disease) is a class totally worth your time!), finishing projects and papers early, and otherwise gearing up for my week-long trip to India to celebrate my…