On the Heights | Findings Fall 2009 | University Michigan School of Public Health

On the Heights

  • Distance Learning & Strategic Vision

    Distance Learning & Strategic Vision

    It was nearly two a.m. in Japan, time for Tatiana Baranovich to switch on her laptop and join classmates 7,000 miles away for a one p.m. "Fundamentals of Epidemiology" class in room 2610 of the School of Public Health building in Ann Arbor.

  • Climate Change & Health

    Climate Change & Health

    Jonathan Schell, whose 1982 book, The Fate of the Earth, raised public awareness about the dangers of the nuclear arms race, and who more recently has compared the nuclear threat to the threat of extinction posed by global climate change, warns that "in tampering with the earth we tamper with a mystery.

  • Statistically Significant Event

    Statistically Significant Event

    This year the UM SPH celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Public Health Statistics and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Biostatistics

  • SPH Digest

    SPH Digest

    Quiz: What percentage of Americans are obese? What cancer kills more American women than any other cancer? If the average life expectancy in America today is 77, what was it a century ago?