Observatory News

  • New UM Center for Global Health

    New UM Center for Global Health

    In one of her first acts as provost of the University of Michigan, Teresa Sullivan endorsed the creation of a campus-wide Center for Global Health, to be developed by the School of Public Health.

  • Location & IOM Honors

    Location & IOM Honors

    Professors Mike Boehnke and Catherine McLaughlin were recently elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Here, they tell a tale behind the honor...

  • Julio Frenk: Health's Bridge to Peace

    Julio Frenk: Health's Bridge to Peace

    The question is not whether globalization is changing the world, but how we keep pace with it.

  • New EHS Chair Brings Big Ideas

    New EHS Chair Brings Big Ideas

    Before he left Harvard for Michigan, Howard Hu checked the stats. The average winter temperature in Ann Arbor, he found, is only 1.5 degrees colder than in Boston, and Ann Arbor gets less snow.

  • AMA President-Elect: Soda Tax?

    AMA President-Elect: Soda Tax?

    When Ron Davis, M.D., M.A., becomes president of the American Medical Association in June 2007, he'll be the first doctor with board certification in preventive medicine to hold that post--and he'll be one of a very few AMA presidents to bring a public health background to the job.

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