Gregory Button came back from Texas with a hoarse throat, bleary eyes, and a collection of heartbreaking stories. It was mid-September, and he'd just spent a week in the Houston Astrodome assessing the needs--met as well as unmet--of evacuees from the flooded city of New Orleans. What he found was disturbing.
"Reproductive health" means more than just population control and family planning, says Marcia Inhorn, a medical anthropologist who's spent the last 17 years studying infertility and new reproductive technologies in the Middle East.
The University of Michigan Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC) was a finalist for the 2005 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration.
Two hundred thirty-three students received degrees from the University of Michigan School of Public Health last April 29 during convocation ceremonies at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater.
Summer fieldwork and internships often spur great personal and professional growth, but usually for just one student at a time. Perhaps colleagues eventually see photos or hear about the experience, but the circle of learners stays small.
Although it's impossible to go from Arizona to Spain by bike, bus, or on foot, a team of School of Public Health commuters logged the equivalent number of miles--5,284--last May in the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce's first annual "Curb Your Car Month" Commuter Challenge.