There are seven departments here at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and six of them are fairly self-explanatory: (1)  Biostatistics (BIOSTAT) – the application of statistical methodology to biology (or more specifically, health) (2)  Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) – the study of how the environment (nature, chemicals, occupation, school, home, etc.) affects…


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…


Ann Arbor Love

This will be quick, but I have to sing the praises of the town in which I now live… The beauty! The people! The food! The trees! Wake up early one morning, preferably when it is just barely light, and wander around- it’s worth it.


Grad School 101: Introduction to Mugs

Mugs are a key part of life in grad school. I’ve only been here for 2 months, and I have already determined that other than my phone. mugs may be the most important tool I have as a graduate student. Why you may ask? Because mugs are the delivery vessel for the life blood of…