U-M School of Public Health Scholarship Stories

Scholarship Stories

In Their Words

SPH students and recent graduates share their stories about the impact of scholarships on their education, their professional goals, and their lives.

Noam Kimelman

Creating Access to Healthy Food

In his last year at SPH, Noam Kimelman, MPH ’12, launched his own business, Fresh Corner Café, which today brings healthy food to over 25 small-scale retailers throughout Detroit.

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  • Nikki Kasper

    Nikki Kasper

    I’ve always been interested in the role of food in public health and disease prevention. After completing my master’s degree, I worked at Children’s Hospital in Detroit and Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. I saw that nutrition is a primary contributor to disease in kids. And in kids who have diseases that aren’t caused by nutritional issues, nutrition is one of the most important aspects of their care. Nikki Kasper Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, 2015

  • Jason Buxbaum

    Jason Buxbaum

    I’ve always been interested in public policy, especially public policy that promotes equal opportunity. No one should live or die because of how much money they make. Jason Buxbaum M.H.S.A. in Health Management and Policy, 2015

  • Brigette Bucholz

    Brigette Bucholz

    I get really excited going to the lab. I enjoy the trial and error, the validation you have to go through. There’s a real rush when you find something, and you’re the first person to be seeing this. Brigette Bucholz M.P.H. in Epidemiology, 2016