On The Heights
In March 2010, President Obama signed legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system and provide medical insurance to an estimated 30 million Americans who currently lack coverage. UM SPH faculty and extended community members had the following reactions.
The simple act of kicking a soccer ball--a pleasure most kids take for granted--can be a rare gift for a child with special needs. Ask Scott White, whose daughter, Lauren, has "just blossomed" in the four years she's been involved with TOPSoccer, a nationwide program that gives disabled children the chance to play soccer at levels consistent with their skills.
The staff coordinator of the SPH Global Health Program talks about kids in need, life overseas, and the orphanage she helped found in Tibetan China.
Sometimes there's a clear path between what we dream of being as children and what we become as adults. And sometimes, as these revelations from members of the SPH community suggest, there's little rhyme or reason to the trajectory.
When Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering began collecting b. pertussis specimens in 1928, they came face to face with the bleak realities of whooping cough.
As co-chairs of the Health Behavior and Health Education Student Association, SPH students Benita Sinnarajah and Sarah Tersegno (above) helped coordinate the association's two-week Winter Warmth Drive, during which HBHE faculty, staff, and students donated enough coats, scarves, sweaters, hats, and gloves to fill a pickup truck.