What Generation Gap?

What Generation Gap?

"The students, speakers, faculty, and staff left me feeling very proud to be associated with Michigan and the field of public health,” said Maryland-based nutritionist and SPH alumna Ellen Griffiths, M.P.H. ’76, right, about the school’s 21st annual Minority Health Conference. Her daughter Erin Griffiths, left, a third-generation UM graduate student, was co-chair (with Lawrence Reid) of the March 2007 event, sponsored by Public Health Students of African Descent.

The theme was “Health, Race, and Media: The Power of Perception.”

In opening remarks, Dean Ken Warner praised the annual event for bringing “thoughtful voices to campus” to tackle issues of race and health. “That it’s been run by a student organization for 21 years is nothing short of astonishing,” he said.

This year’s conference was supported in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Photo by Mary Beth Lewis, UM SPH communications specialist.

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