Professional passion and personal motivation led Bhramar Mukherjee and Mousumi Banerjee to India and back as they rapidly used every skill and connection at their disposal to help their home country during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, MPH ’04
From regional outbreaks to global pandemics, local public health experts respond regularly to public health crises. Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, MPH ’04, says the current pandemic has clarified the need for ongoing investment in public health.
By David Pratt
Today’s public health students face a dynamic work environment and often rely on flexible forms of support to succeed in work-based experiences. When donor funds address the full range of needs, students can focus all their energy and creativity on their academic and professional development.
Ahead of the Curve, a new speaker series from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, launched in fall 2020 to share broadly the insights, vision, and perseverance of today’s public health leaders.
K. Rivet Amico
Capacity building is a ubiquitous phrase in grant applications, communications, and guidelines for many global health initiatives. Too often the phrase connotes an assumption that “established” US partners build knowledge or practice in “less-resourced” communities. What language can we use to more honestly recognize the value and contributions of all collaborators?
A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy.