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.…

Michigan @ Israel – A 4th of July Celebration

The presence of a group of U-M School of Public Health faculty researchers in Israel was an opportunity for the University of Michigan to reach out to alumni in Israel and bring old and new friends together in one place. The University of Michigan’s 4th of July event in Tel Aviv was the perfect way to honor…

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…

U-M SPH In Israel: Turning Data Into Insights

After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in May, I packed two very large suitcases and moved to Israel.  I completed my summer internship at a hospital in northern Israel last summer, and this year I was lucky enough to find a position working at the University of Haifa School of…