On the Heights
For much of the past decade, the U-M Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology (MAC-EPID) has worked to build a robust infectious-disease community at U-M, in part through its semi-annual series of symposia. Held in November, the 20th MAC-EPID symposium--on "Vaccines Past, Present, and Future"--paid tribute to the late John Maassab, professor emeritus of epidemiology at U-M SPH and developer of FluMist.
As president of the University of Michigan, Mark Schlissel oversees 27 schools and colleges across three campuses (19 in Ann Arbor) and 100 graduate programs ranked in the nation's top ten. Schlissel, an MD and former provost of Brown University, spoke to Findings about his vision for the university and how public health fits into the picture.
In June, SPH Dean Martin Philbert, together with Laura Rozek, associate professor of environmental sciences and associate director of the SPH Office of Global Public Health, led a delegation to Thailand where they presented a two-day workshop with faculty from Thailand's Prince of Songla University (PSU), addressing tobacco policy, population health, and cancer.
The conventional ones carpooled or took a bus--but other participants in last May's Commuter Challenge chose to walk, bike, scooter, or even pogo-stick to work.