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Davis wins Bloedow Scholarship

When School of Public Health student Rebecca Davis talks about elderly people, she shows a lot of admiration for them. “The amount of wisdom they have to offer us…

2014 Research Day Awards Results

Students, alumni and friends of the School of Public Health recently gathered for Research Day 2014 to see an impressive array of research projects from current students. The event…

Report: Percentage of Uninsured Children Declining

A new report compiled by the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) shows the percentage of U.S. children who lack health insurance fell to 7.5…

A Quality of Caring

A new study on Alzheimer’s nursing home care coauthored by SPH faculty Tetyana Shippee has identified state and federal policies that can facilitate improvements in patient care. Shippee thinks…

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Upcoming Events

Center on Aging Summer Institute: May 22, 2014

This year’s institute provides an opportunity to work with the experts who developed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services QAPI (quality assurance and performance improvement) program. The information…

Center on Aging Distinguished Lecture Series: April 30, 2014

Professor Rüdiger Kunow of the University of Potsdam, Germany, will speak on “Engineering Perfection: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Life in the Age of Biotechnology.” Breakthroughs in the technological…

Summer Public Health Institute: UMN student registration for academic credit now open!

The Summer Public Health Institute offers courses for everyone practicing or studying public health and its related fields. The Institute runs from May 27-June 13, 2014, and features 39 courses…

Forum on science, democracy and a healthy food policy: May 6, 2014

The School of Public Health is an official co-sponsor of this Union of Concerned Scientists forum on May 6, 2014. This event offers a one-time opportunity to join leading…

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Focusing on statistical methods used in biomedical research and beyond.

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Epidemiology & Community Health

Exploring how human behavior affects individual and population health.

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Health Policy & Management

Health Policy & Management

Influencing the policies and systems surrounding healthcare services.

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Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences

Tackling a range of environmental and occupational health issues.

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