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Ann Arbor Love

This will be quick, but I have to sing the praises of the town in which I now live… The beauty! The people! The food! The trees! Wake up early one morning, preferably when it is just barely light, and wander around- it’s worth it.

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Grad School 101: Introduction to Mugs

Mugs are a key part of life in grad school. I’ve only been here for 2 months, and I have already determined that other than my phone. mugs may be the most important tool I have as a graduate student. Why you may ask? Because mugs are the delivery vessel for the life blood of…

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Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Guts: How I Got to SPH

As an undergraduate, I became a certified EMT and responded to emergencies on campus. There was the inevitable freshman who called when he got the flu in the fall and his mother was not their to tell him to take some ibuprofen. There was the epileptic whose roommate spotted having a seizure at 3am. And…

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Internship, Funding, Classes…Oh My!

 Hard to believe that almost an entire month has gone by since second semester started! It’s been a whirlwind of internship funding applications, internship conundrums in general and group projects for class galore. The Global Health Epid track has been super exciting thus far and I love the focus that my classes this semester have…

A new adventure begins!

My name is Tanya Taveras and I’m very excited to share my experiences and perspectives during my time in Ann Arbor. I’m an international first-year student from the Dominican Republic (DR), and I’m very happy and proud to have started the Health Management and Policy program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health,…

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…