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The Torment of Writing

Op-Ed on The Michigan Daily  This is an Op-Ed I wrote for the Michigan Daily that recently got published. I think the best way to describe it is “Oh she went there”. As a collective whole, we have all decided that graduation is a time for people to look back on their lives up to this…

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Less Vaccination = More Disease

A long-time tenant of public health has been vaccination. Prior to vaccination, diseases like smallpox, measles, polio, and more ran rampant and led to very expensive and devestaing public health crises. The first attempts to protect against smallpox, a disease that has been wiped out due to a global vaccination campaign was a process known…

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Balto and The Nome Serum Run

I am a proud podcast fanatic and having been diving into the archives of “Stuff You Missed in History Class” and came across an episode about the “Nome Serum Run” (Podcast; Blog Post). Instantly excited, I eagerly listened to the episode- multiple times. Nome, Alaska Before I lose myself in discussing the dog himself, I…

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Across the World,Go Blue.

When I got on the plane to head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico I was in vacation mode. Time for the sun and surf and tacos. I was wearing my SPH pullover because tank tops and flip flops in Michigan aren’t for another 3 months, give or take. I was caught up in the thoughts of finding…

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All We Can Do Is Grow Old

There is nothing glorious about studying ageing. Unless you have found the key to stopping it, no one wants to talk to you! There are creams, diets, exercise regimes, surgeries, meditations, and more that all promise to hide, delay, or even reverse ageing- but let me save you the trouble and say you might as…

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A Sample Grant Proposal

As I endeavor to write my first grant proposal, I wanted to get some outside opinions on my draft:   Grant Proposal for the Conception 2017 Cohort Number of participants required: ~135 million babies conceived in 2017 Number of researchers required: all public health/medical/biostatistic professionals Number of years required: 9 months pregnancy + lifetimes of…

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Lead in the Water

It’s my last semester at SPH – which is crazy, but not as crazy as the current state of affairs in Flint, MI. By now, it’s made national headlines that there has been lead contamination in the water in Flint. Such a tragic public health emergency is sadly expected in many corners of the world,…