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Read Alumni Network articles from our award-winning alumni magazine, Findings.

  • A Proud Partnership with Deep Michigan Roots

    A Proud Partnership with Deep Michigan Roots

    A Proud Partnership with Deep Michigan Roots

  • Alumni Class Notes

    Submit your professional news for the next issue of Findings (print and online) via sph.findings@umich.edu

  • Legacies

    Legacies

    Now, more than ever, says SPH alumnus Bailus Walker, public health practice, teaching, and research need each other.

  • Serendipity's Friend

    Serendipity's Friend

    A concern for health care policy led Mitch Greenlick to run for a seat in Oregon's House of Representatives in 2002. He's been there ever since.

  • Happy Camper

    Happy Camper

    Doug Armstrong, MS '99, comes by his passions honestly. His dad taught chemistry at Albion College, and his mom was a pharmacist. By 13, Armstrong had begun volunteering in a local hospital.

  • Alumni Class Notes

    Submit your professional news for the next issue of Findings (print and online) via sph.findings@umich.edu

  • A Voice at the Table

    A Voice at the Table

    Like more than a dozen other states in the U.S., Washington state allows school-children to go unvaccinated if their parents' philosophical beliefs are opposed to immunization.

  • The Beauty of It

    The Beauty of It

    You may not need a passport to get there, but for Vance Farrow, MPH '94, Nevada definitely posed "a bit of a culture change." The Detroit native moved to Las Vegas in 2012 after 12 years in Washington, D.C., as chief of the Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease with the District of Columbia Department of Health.

  • Global Health, Global Prosperity

    Global Health, Global Prosperity

    Linda Schultz, MPH '12, always wanted to do work with a global focus. She just didn't imagine she'd be doing it in Washington, D.C.--where, as a consultant with the World Bank, specializing in health and education, she's a critical part of a global campaign to eliminate river blindness and control other neglected tropical diseases.

  • Eyewitness

    Eyewitness

    On December 21, 2014, Jodi Vanden Eng, MS '04, a research mathematical statistician with the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flew to Sierra Leone to begin a six-week deployment in Freetown.

  • There Must Be a Peace Agreement

    There Must Be a Peace Agreement

    Questions for Hillel Shuval, MPH '52, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Head, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem

  • In a New Land

    In a New Land

    UM alumni are the paving the way, doing the urgent and even joyful work of helping immigrants and asylum-seekers find health and hope in new land.

  • Words Count

    Words Count

    The first op-ed came about by chance. Someone in his high school wanted a Muslim student to respond to the September 11th attacks, and Hamdan Azhar, MS ’10, volunteered.

  • Alumni Class Notes

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  • PTSD Prevention

    PTSD Prevention

    In her work with soldiers returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, SPH alumna Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S. '97, sees the kinds of symptoms that can grow into full-blown post-traumatic stress syndrome.

  • Death by Broken Heart?

    Death by Broken Heart?

    Can you die of a broken heart?

  • CA Dept. of Public Health

    CA Dept. of Public Health

    "I still use what I learned at SPH": A Conversation with Ronald Chapman, Director, California Department of Public Health.

  • USAID at 50

    USAID at 50

    In 1961, John F. Kennedy called for the creation of a new agency aimed at overcoming global poverty, hunger, illness, and injustice.

  • Alumni Class Notes

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  • K-zoo River Oil Spill

    K-zoo River Oil Spill

    A new SPH graduate finds herself at the heart of a public health emergency.

  • Voice for the Voiceless

    Voice for the Voiceless

    Because she was born in Liberia and emigrated with her parents to Detroit before she was five years old, and because she attended Cass High School and later the University of Michigan, where she earned her degrees and completed a preventive medicine residency, Monique Reeves, M.D., M.P.H. '10, knows--with a precision most of us lack--how lucky she is.

  • AIDS Surveillance from Go

    AIDS Surveillance from Go

    In order to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS, health officials need to know "who's infected, what the trends are, where there are increases," says SPH's Eve Mokotoff.

  • Diagnosis Cancer

    Diagnosis Cancer

    His own diagnosis, 16 years ago, came "completely out of the blue." Not only did Bob Riter have cancer, he had breast cancer

  • Tending the Spirit

    Tending the Spirit

    Unlike most people, Susan d'Olive Mozena, MHSA '84, likes being in the hospital--so much so that after 31 years as a hospital administrator and health care executive, 12 of them at Detroit Receiving and nearly two as COO of a community hospital in Kentucky, she became a hospital chaplain.

  • USAID at 50

    USAID at 50

    In 1961, John F. Kennedy called for the creation of a new agency aimed at overcoming global poverty, hunger, illness, and injustice

  • Alumni Class Notes

    Send correspondence about this or any Findings article to the editor at sph.findings@umich.edu.

  • Focused on Impact

    Focused on Impact

    Barbara K. Rimer believes governments need people with a public health perspective--and she's willing to set an example.

  • The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff

    As medical director for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Wallop Flight Facility, Terrence Bidnick, M.D., M.P.H. '87, works with the world's largest collection of scientists, engineers, and technicians.

  • A World of Good

    A World of Good

    In the summer of 2011, Priscila Bercea, M.P.H. '12, undertook a three-month internship in rural Kenya with Global Hope Network International, an emergency relief and development organization that works with the world's "hidden and hurting."

  • Real World Politics

    Real World Politics

    As mayor of the tiny city of Goudomp, Senegal--a post to which he was elected in 2009--61-year-old Abdoulaye Sadio, MS '88, Ph.D. '91, contends with issues that are familiar to many elected officials: education, health, housing, energy, water, sanitation.

  • Alumni Class Notes

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  • Alumni Class Notes

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  • Research Builds Hope

    Research Builds Hope

    Last October, Congolese physician and human rights advocate Denis Mukwege narrowly escaped death when gunmen attacked him and killed one of his security guards outside Mukwege's home in Bukavu

  • The Tobacco Wars

    The Tobacco Wars

    Consider the numbers: 1,200 deaths a day in the U.S. from smoking-related causes; 4,000 kids a day who try their first cigarette.

  • Malaria's Lessons

    Malaria's Lessons

    In May 2012, eight years after completing my MPH, I traveled to Uganda with the noble intention of serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

  • A Friendship Strengthened by Time

    A Friendship Strengthened by Time

    Over the past 30 years, they've come together to celebrate birthdays and weddings and the births (and later graduations) of their children.

  • First Responder

    First Responder

    Not long after finishing her last School of Public Health class, Jillian Reich, MPH '12, took a job as an emergency preparedness educator with Boston's DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, a program of the Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Emergency Medical Services.

  • A Father's Lesson

    A Father's Lesson

    As director of the U-M Health Management Research Center, Michael P. O'Donnell, PhD '94, MBA, MPH, is dedicated to expanding the "health span"--as opposed to "life span"--of Americans, an achievement he believes could yield billions in savings for the country's overburdened Medicare and Medicaid systems.

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  • Decades Later, Still Grateful

    Decades Later, Still Grateful

    As a teen, Barney Tresnowski, BSPH '55, MPH, got a job scrubbing walls at a Catholic hospital in his hometown of Hammond, Indiana. Because of his diligence, he was soon given much bigger responsibilities

  • In Prison Visits, Lessons in Humility

    In Prison Visits, Lessons in Humility

    Many of the men Ruth Carey, BSN, MPH '76, visits monthly have no other visitors. The men come from too far away, or from dysfunctional families, or they've been in prison so long that relationships with loved ones have withered or disappeared.

  • Alumni Class Notes

    Send news to Findings Class Notes by e-mailing sph.findings@umich.edu.

  • Alumni Class Notes

    Send news to Findings Class Notes by e-mailing sph.findings@umich.edu.

  • Our Lives are about Service

    Our Lives are about Service

    Mary Kelly's classmates at U-M SPH found out pretty quickly that she was a nun when, as a doctoral student in the school's On Job/On Campus program--which then met on-campus one weekend a month--Kelly, DrPH '01, skipped eight a.m. classes on Sunday mornings. Her colleagues took notes for her.

  • Report from Zambia

    Report from Zambia

    As CEO of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia and associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Charles Holmes, MD, MPH '94, devotes much of his time and energy to protecting the next generation of Zambians against HIV/AIDS and other health threats.

  • Your Health, Your Environment

    Your Health, Your Environment

    If you live in a residentially segregated area with comparatively high rates of crime and violence, limited access to healthy foods, and inadequate health care, it's going to affect your health.

  • Put Women in Charge

    Put Women in Charge

    Elaine Ullian came to Michigan in 1972 thinking she'd pick up the skills she needed to run a small feminist health center in a poor community somewhere in Boston.

  • Unexpected Advocate

    Unexpected Advocate

    As a psychiatrist and mother of two, Sonya Lewis, MPH '15, was used to being a "nontraditional" student.

  • Alumni Class Notes

    U-M SPH alumni are making an impact on public health in Michigan and around the world.

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