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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…

“Moving Public Health Forward in Challenging Times”

Hi there! I’m Michelle and I’m a second-year student in the Health Behavior Health Education (HBHE) program at the School of Public Health (SPH).  I was approached by the Office of Public Health Practice to become the newest addition to the student blogger team and I’m excited to share my experiences at SPH with you! One…

IASA presents Samasti

I am obsessed with beauty. Not the glossed over, edited beauty that can be found in the fashion magazines (that I only read on airplanes or ‘days that don’t exist’ such as can be found when there is a snowstorm or storm of any sorts). No. I am obsessed with beauty in cascades of words,…

Emotional Roller-coaster

    Hi, It has been a little more than a month since the second-year of school started, and it will be an understatement if I say… it has been hectic… very very hectic. As I write my first blog post, I had a chance to reflect upon the most important things currently going on…

World AIDS Day 2009

Today is World AIDS Day: a day where 5,500 people will die of AIDS and 8,200 more will become infected with HIV – 152 of them in the United States of America. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS just released a report that says that AIDS is the leading cause of death globally in…

Center for Global Health Symposium

Friday, 13 November 2009 marked the first-ever Center for Global Health Symposium and Student Global Health Day. I had a great time and learned a lot – especially about things to consider when applying for jobs in global health in a couple years. It was great to meet global health leaders from around the world…

Bleeders and Best

There are several reasons why I love November. My birthday for one, but also Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. One thing that should be a cause for excitement in November is the Ohio State game. But in my three years at Michigan, there has yet to be a “W” behind Michigan’s name…