Our Campus, Our Coverage at the University of Michigan

When I started at the SPH last year, I could not believe the amount of group work I was assigned. An independent thinker, I struggled initially with the balancing act of classes, extracurricular activities, work, and group projects. Somewhere along the line though, I started to appreciate the value of working with other people –…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Health Disparities Lecture

The U-M School of Public Health was the lead organizer of this year’s annual health disparities lecture in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Symposium on campus. Each year, many of the health science schools (Public Health, Social Work, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry) work together to bring a speaker to discuss…

Internship at the Washtenaw County Health Department

You know you’re a public health dork when… you leave a two-hour meeting at your internship with your head buzzing about the possibilities of health promotion programs in your community. For my social work field placement this academic year, I’m placed at the local health department, Washtenaw County Public Health. On my first day of…

Field Placement Bringing my Dual Degrees Together

    My current social work field placement is really bringing my two degree programs together. I’m a dual degree student – doing a Master of Public Health in SPH (in the department of Health Behavior and Health Education) and a Master of Social Work at the School of Social Work. I’m studying Community Organization…

My Last First Day of School

Today’s my last first day of school and it’s been a great one so far! It’s sad to think that this long journey will be over in eight short months, but I know I’ll be happy to be done and start applying all the wonderful knowledge and skills I’ve learned in my two degree programs,…

Bring it Back, Take it Forward

Last weekend (March 12-14), many units at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor District Library supported a conference titled “Bring it Back, Take it Forward”, about 50 years of activism in southeastern Michigan. I spoke on Friday on the Health Activism panel as an AIDS activist, along with two physicians who have been…

Sex::Tech Conference Presentation!

It’s official – I’ve now presented at a conference! I had presented before, but they were mostly campus conferences. The Sex::Tech conference is a national conference about using mobile and internet technologies to reach youth with information about sexual health. I presented on my work in my social work internship with the HIV/AIDS Resource Center…