While the roles of physicians and nurses often define the health care field, the bulk of health services are actually provided by other professional specialists, acting in either administrative, educational, or direct care capacities. As the health care field expands and grows, these specialists will be in high demand, and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences faculty are well-positioned to give you the knowledge and skills needed to take advantage of these multiple career opportunities. 


Congratulations, Marisa Novello!

The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences along with the Hurley Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program congratulates 2016 program graduate Marisa Novello on being selected the winner of this year's American Association of Nurse Anesthetist National Student Writing Contest. Marisa's winning paper was titled, "Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Spasmodic Dysphonia: A Case Study." This is a prestigious accomplishment and a great way to start her new career. Marisa has accepted a position at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield.

Congratulations Jamie Cole!

Jamie Cole is the Department of Public Health and Health Science Maize and Blue winner for winter 2016 and recently graduated with a B.S. in Health Sciences.

Jamie has always had a passion for learning and helping others and has demonstrated this throughout her academic career. She has been an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Flint area water collection efforts, provided assistance for hospice care patients, coordinated community events and food donations for Charity Tabernacle, took part in Department of Environmental Quality’s Invasive Species Group, community band boosters, and elderly outreach programs among many other efforts.

Jamie has also received the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences Outstanding Student Award, a Commitment to Service Award and is one of only 13 UM-Flint students who were selected to receive the prestigious Maize and Blue Award!

Jamie has managed a successful academic career and extensive service record all while being a wife, and mother of two children. As a United States Army Veteran, she serves as an inspiration and role model for other veteran’s at the University of Michigan-Flint.

“I will make giving back a large part of my life in the future, so as not to waste what has been given to me by UM-Flint”.

Moving forward, Jamie plans to attend medical school and spend a portion of her career working for Doctors without Borders providing medical attention to those who would otherwise not receive it.

“UM-Flint has been a blessing, the faculty and student body were always helpful, pushing me to do my very best. The entire experience I’ve had has been surreal. The university gave me the tools and help I needed to realize my true potential”.

We are so proud of Jamie. She has accomplished so much and we wish her the very best in her future pursuits.

Way to go Jamie!

2016 Genesys Heart Institute and Video Project winners

Congratulations to our two teams of Genesys Heart Institute Video Project Winners!

Both Shelby Miller and Ariel Angel-Vincent as well as Japari Gadzami and Nubwa Gadzami were able to take home the $1500 prize!!! A short snippet of each of their videos can be found here on our department Facebook page!

Are you interested in winning a cash prize? The next opportunity will come in the fall, please email Dr. Shan Parker at shanpark@umflint.edu with any questions!

PHHS Health Education students gain insight into community by participating on Windshield Tour of Flint

This past month, a dozen of our PHHS Health Education students participated in a Windshield Tour of Flint as part of their HED 543 Community Assessment class, lead by lecturer Shannon Brownlee, MPH. Conducted through the Genesee County Health Department REACH program, the Windshield Tour offers individuals a chance to gain an understanding and awareness towards the social and environmental issues that occur in Flint.  For more information click here!