An ELEGANT way to support those impacted by cancer!

During my summer internship at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Greater Ann Arbor, I got involved in their latest initiative, The Brides Project. Based on a similar organization in Toronto, Canada, The Brides Project (TBP) is a non-profit run by volunteers dedicated to raising funds for the programs of the CSC through the resale of…

::Practice Plunge 2011:: New Places, New Faces!

I cannot believe it has been a year since I started the HBHE program here at UMSPH! What a whirlwind.. About one year ago, I went on my first Practice Plunge and here I was again, taking “the plunge” with the newbies to SPH, except this time around I was a little less nervous! Last…

Want to Help Cure Dengue and Cancer in Your Spare Time?

Modern research endeavors rely on the power of computers to perform complicated analyses, and drug discovery projects are especially computation intensive. Although most researchers have access to powerful computers, getting time on them is difficult (it’s pretty much guaranteed that any researcher will have to compete with physical chemists, climatologists, astronomers, and a host of…

The Agrarian Adventure!

For one of my classes last semester we were required to do a community service-learning project and see how nutrition (teaching, implementation in school foodservice, etc.) works in the real world. I chose to work with The Agrarian Adventure because I thought that their goals and objectives were spot on with what I believed in.…

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…

Transitioning

I attended the Student Advocates for Nutrition (SAN) Thanksgiving dinner last week and was told that when several of them helped out at the SPH prospective student day, many of the prospective students expressed worry about transitioning into graduate school life. Now, I know that the posts on this blog from all the various students…