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International community at SPH

This year I’m the International Chair of the Public Health Student Assembly (PHSA) at the School of Public Health. The goal of this role is to serve as a mentor for international students, helping them achieve the highest levels of academic success and connect with fellow internationals to grow long-lasting friendships with people from diverse cultures…

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Round 2!

I recently started the second and final stage of my Health Management and Policy program, and I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I first came to Ann Arbor and started orientation at SPH! This has been one of the most fulfilling years of my academic and professional career. I worked this…

U-M SPH in Israel: Reflecting Back and Moving Forward

The University of Michigan School of Public Health trip to Israel was in many ways an expedition—it enabled us to experience Israel for the first time or once again, to uncover new opportunities for research, and to learn about a different culture that has much to teach us as well as to learn from us.…

Israel as a “Global Country”: Meeting the Ministry of Health

The University of Michigan School of Public Health’s final meeting in Israel was at the Ministry of Health, the unit of the Israeli government responsible for formulating health policies, overseeing the nation’s healthcare services, and managing the health care budget. The U-M SPH delegation was specifically scheduled to meet with the Public Health Services division…

Recognizing the Bedouins of the Negev

The third day in Israel brought a hands-on look at some of the largest barriers to good health outcomes among one of Israel’s minority populations. After learning about the Bedouin population and the strong presence the Bedouin community has in the Negev region of southern Israel, we hoped to visit one of the nearby Bedouin…

A “Living Laboratory” in the Negev

On the second day of the University of Michigan School of Public Health trip to Israel, we traveled south to Ben Gurion University of the Negev, which extended an invitation to U-M SPH to visit their campus and speak with individuals who work within the Faculty of Health Sciences.  The Negev is a desert region…

Clalit’s Healthcare Innovation In Israel

On the first afternoon, the U-M SPH team moved from the Clalit Research Institute building to the Clalit Health Services headquarters.  There we listened to several speakers from Clalit about some of the specific projects on which they are working. First, Dr. Ziv Rosenbaum, director of Medical Technology at Clalit, spoke about the ways in…