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…

Capstoooooneee

It’s a daunting two syllables, capstone. While the first years are currently in the throes of finding their internships, we second years are pounding away at the culmination of our MPH’s…the one…the only…CAPSTONE! For many of my classmates, they were able to collect data on their internships and are using their summer projects to drive…

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…

Diptheria, Listeria….Hypsteria?!

It’s hard to believe that my first year as a grad student is coming to an end! Throughout the last few months, I have found so many reasons to rediscover my love for Ann Arbor, none of which include the ridiculous cold of course! Compared to my experience as an undergrad student here, I’ve loved…

Day in the life: grad school

I’ve always found “day in the life” posts in the blogosphere fascinating, since they are a peek into someone else’s schedule, habits, hobbies. Here’s the previous Friday (pardon the delay) of my charmed biostatistics graduate student life: 7:01am – Alarm goes off. As an early bird, I am usually pretty awake by this time anyway. I…