On the Heights | Findings Spring 2012 | University of Michigan School of Public Health

On the Heights

  • 125 Years of EHS

    125 Years of EHS

    In his keynote address at the 125th anniversary celebration of the SPH Department of Environmental Health Sciences in March, Richard Harris, a science reporter for National Public Radio, discussed his experiences as a reporter covering such stories as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, last year's nuclear catastrophe in Japan, and the United Nations climate negotiations in December.

  • Breaks and Plunges

    Breaks and Plunges

    here was no basking on the beach at Cancún for the 9 SPH students pictured above, who spent their 2012 winter/spring break donning HazMat suits at a training site near Lansing.

  • Food Entrepreneurs

    Food Entrepreneurs

    Credit the lowly oat. When SPH student Jessica Lai heard friends complaining about having to eat yet another granola bar for lunch, she knew she was onto something--she and fellow SPH student Ta-Wei Lin and their friend and fellow graduate student Emily Potter, from the College of Engineering.

  • CLASS Lab Tour

    CLASS Lab Tour

    Founded in 1985 as part of the Reproductive Sciences Program, the School of Public Health's Central Ligand Assay Satellite Services (CLASS) laboratory provides sample analyses for human blood and urine samples; research support services, such as custom specimen-collection kits; and repository services for research studies throughout the state of Michigan and across the globe.

  • Home/Away Point/Counterpoint

    Home/Away Point/Counterpoint

    I recently had a student whose primary goal was to go overseas and do foreign work. I told her before she does that, she should work here, in Michigan, because the world is right here, and the education she gets in this state will provide her with the tools she needs to do life-saving work in communities around the world.

  • SPH Digest

    SPH Digest

    Second-year epidemiology student and SPH blogger Jiean Li received a White House press pass to attend President Barack Obama's speech at UM in late January, along with fellow student and photographer Rachael Strecher.