WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SCIENCES

We are a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, empowering our students to become catalysts of change.  Utilizing our authentic local and global partnerships, students are immersed in cutting edge research and practical experience enabling them to become transformational leaders across all health sectors. 

  • Interested in purusing medical school? Pharmacy? Dental school?

     

    Our General Health Sciences track is now called MEDICAL LIFE SCIENCES to better represent these areas of study!

  • REQUEST FOR THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS
     

    The ON-SITE VISIT has been postponed:

    1. A Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) on-site accreditation review is scheduled for November 16 & 17, 2020.
    2. CEPH is accepting third-party written comments in regard to our programs from our stakeholders until 30 days before the site visit.
    3. CEPH's mailing address: Julia Konner, MPH; 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220; Silver Spring, MD 20910; jkonner@ceph.org
    4. The deadline for submitting third-party comments is: October 16, 2020
  • ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERNS
    Are you planning to do your internship in Fall 2020? If so please plan to attend

    this important meeting!

     

    When?

    Monday - 04.13.2020

    3:30-5:00 p.m.

    William S. White Building - Room 2153

     

    PRE-INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION
    Topics of Discussion:

    • How to prepare for your internship
    • Application process
    • How to Complete the Learning Contract
    • Registration Process
    • Grading Rubric and Process
    • Internship Meetings
    • Journal Writing
    • Resume & Interview Tips
    • Question and Answer Session

     

    Please RSVP
    by emailing Kendra Vanover
    at kvanover@umich.edu

  • The Public Health Program at the University of Michigan-Flint is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

    The accreditation review will address the BS in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degree programs.  Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review.

    Information regarding the accreditation process is available on the CEPH website (ceph.org).

    A schedule of events for our application for accreditation are as follows (all dates are subject to change):

    • 12/9/2019 – Submission of Preliminary Self-Study
    • 1/24/2020 – Receipt of Preliminary Self-Study Feedback from CEPH Reviewers
    • 10/16/2020 – Submission of Final Self-Study & Deadline for Stakeholder Comments
    • 11/16-17/2020 – On-site visit to validate Final Self-Study
    • TBD – Tentative Council meeting date to make decision about accreditation (at least 18 weeks after on-site visit)
    • The date of initial accreditation will be whichever of the two dates occurs later: either 1) the date on which our application was accepted by the Council [11/2/2018] or 2) the date on which the most recent extension of applicant status was granted, if applicable. The Council assigns the date of initial accreditation during the Council meeting at which the accreditation decision is made. Entry into the process and acceptance of an application are not a guarantee of initial accreditation. The postponement due to COVID-19 is not considered an extension and will not delay the initial date of accreditation.

    PHHS NEWS

    Leading-edge simulation equipment for Radiation Therapy Students

    The UM-Flint Radiation Therapy program recently acquired leading-edge simulation equipment for its students. Program director Julie Hollenbeck shared the benefits and significance of the investment in this Q&A with University Communications and Marketing.

    Perspectives on Global Health

    Stories From Student Service Learning Abroad

    Friday, March 22
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    William S. White Building
    Tuscola Room

    Drs. Suzuki and Parker awarded federal grant on disabilities research...

    With the UM researchers, Drs. Suzuki and Parker have been awarded the federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) program at U-M. Dr. Suzuki is the project director and Dr. Parker is a co-investigator. PHHS is in charge of conducting surveys in Flint and Detroit disability communities.  

    MPH Student Wins Best Oral Presentation Award 

    Jennifer Okungbowa- Ikponmwosa presented in the oral presentation category alongside graduate students and medical students from various universities across Michigan. She presented her research from her master’s degree capstone in response to the Flint water crisis. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center, who helped uncover the Flint Water Crisis, attended Jennifer’s presentation.

    Health Education Video Project Winners

    A community engagement partnership between Genesys Heart Institute and the University of Michigan Flint provided students an opportunity to engage in a community health education project.  The students produced videos focused on the causes and prevention of heart disease in Flint and Genesee County.

    New Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy 

    The Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy  (BSRT) online degree completion program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in advanced respiratory care.  The program will start in the fall of 2017.  Successful degree completion prepares students to sit for specialty credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). 

    Admissions Requirements:

    • Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited Institution
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0