How We Learn
A fundamental mission of a school of public health is to train the leaders of the field, and how well we do that job determines whether, in fact, we are doing our job, and whether the best and the brightest will continue to come to the University of Michigan to seek their leadership training.
The young woman in the wheelchair wears a white headscarf and robe. Her left hand trembles as she speaks to the doctor in whispers. Something is wrong, she tells him. Something in her brain. She finds it difficult to focus on his face--one of her eyes keeps wandering.
Angie Reyes knows just how tough things can be for kids in Detroit. "You ask teenagers where they'll be in ten years, and 80 percent say they'll be dead," she reports.
One of my first "ah-ha" moments was when I was about eight years old, and I was sitting on the living room couch while my mother read a story to my sister and me.