Monday, September 21, 2015

Encouragement and guidance ensures positive results for health policy studies grad

After searching for a way to make a difference in the field of health outside of a clinical setting that would allow him to work with people who needed assistance, Ray Lynem found his educational home in UM-Dearborn's Health Policy Studies program through the guidance of  Lawrence Radine, then associate professor of sociology and Director of the Health Policy Studies. Radine retired after the Fall 2014 semester.

Lynem views his studies assisting him in moving toward his ultimate goal.  “The ability to have such a profound impact on the health of others would be an incredible experience and responsibility. My most important mission is to promote justice and equality within the healthcare system by increasing access to care for all people.”

Lynem is attending U-M Ann Arbor this fall to earn a Master of Health Services Administration degree.

View the full article in the Reporter

Undergrads support clinical research efforts at St. Mary Mercy Hospital

An inaugural group of seven UM-Dearborn students recently completed the yearlong Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP) through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at UM-Dearborn.
“EMRAP is an opportunity for undergraduate students to work directly with physicians in order to support ongoing research activities and quality improvement projects in the clinical setting of the emergency department,” said Debalina Bandyopadhyay, former director of health professions advising within UM-Dearborn’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Bandyopadhyay worked with Dr. Daniel Keyes, an emergency medicine physician at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, to implement the program.

CEHHS Faculty and Students Highlighted in September 21 Issue of the Reporter

In the September 21 2015 issue of the Reporter highlights the work of CEHHS Department of Education faculty members Dara Hill, LaShorage Shaffer, and Karen Thomas-Brown this summer with residents of Detroit’s Osborne neighborhood.  They created and taught a Writers Club for youth at the Matrix Human Services Center and took part in the non-profit organization Life Remodeled’s community project, which focuses on a Detroit neighborhood each summer to renovate a school, restore select homes, and remove blight and overgrowth.  The faculty members worked with the teens on expressing their hopes and dreams for themselves and their neighborhood at the weekly Writers Club.
“At the Writers Club, we said you can sit there and watch, or you could be a part of the change that’s going to happen. It doesn’t end here. It was important for them to think about sustainability,” Hill said. “For the youth who participated, they shared how it was empowering to see brush cleared away or have nice green space in an area that once had grass taller than they are.”

CEHHS Faculty Build Global Geography Knowledge

CEHHS Faculty members Dr. Karen Thomas-Brown and Dr. LaShorage Shaffer, and CASL Faculty Dr. Cameron Amin and Dr. Jamie Wraight, were awarded a grant by the Michigan Department of Education to work with 6th, 7th and 9th grade Social Studies educators in Wayne County on global geography through the Wayne School Global Geography Project.  

Partnering with the Michigan Geographic Alliance, and Wayne RESA, educators from local school districts, including Dearborn, Taylor, Livonia and Detroit Public Schools, are offered over 90 hours of professional development training in global geography content, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and pedagogy focusing on Eastern and Western Hemisphere, Contemporary Global Issues, and Era 7-Global Crisis and Achievement 1900-1945.  

In August, the first phase of the project was launched and to date, over 41 teachers are actively participating in the project.  

For more information on the Wayne Schools Global Geography Project, please contact Dr. Karen Thomas-Brown