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F. Dubois Bowman, PhD

Dean and Professor of Biostatistics
University of Michigan School of Public Health

This past year-and-a-half has tested the resolve of our world. The Michigan Public Health community, including students, faculty, staff as well as alumni and donors like you, has come together to meet the moment. I’m so proud of our community’s strength, resilience, and commitment to pursuing a healthier, more equitable world shown during this challenging time. When you make a gift, you enable the leaders and scholars in public health to continue improving health and equity for populations and individuals worldwide.

As a top-5 school of public health at the #1 public research university in the U.S. we have a responsibility and commitment to understanding and addressing problems facing our state and our world. Over the past year, Michigan Public Health scholars and researchers have focused efforts on not only battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but addressing its impact on all fields and populations. Much of the pandemic has amplified the need for expertise in specific public health disciplines, and our faculty have led the way in addressing key research themes. Justin Heinze, Assistant Professor in Health Behavior Health Education, is leading efforts and progress in the field of firearm injury prevention. Professor Lu Wang
(Biostatistics) and Assistant Professor Roshanak Mehdipanah (Health Behavior and Health Education) are addressing urban health, city design, and ensuring healthy cities. When you give to the SPH Fund, you help create opportunities for our community to pursue a healthier, more equitable world for all.

The world has changed in significant ways since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Never has the need for strong research universities and well-educated individuals been greater. New knowledge and innovative and thoughtful leaders are essential to our future. Through donor support, Michigan Public Health is able to provide life-changing education and pursue promising research that will have a lasting, positive effect in the world. Please join our efforts by making a gift today.

The generosity of alumni and friends like you provides discretionary funding that ensures students and faculty have resources to challenge the present and enrich the future. As shown in stark clarity during the pandemic, our world is in desperate need of a public health workforce that looks like the community it serves, and I’m committed to building that workforce. Earlier this year, we announced that we were establishing an accelerated master’s degree (AMD) program with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). The program will provide Spelman College students with the opportunity to earn an MS degree in Nutritional Sciences, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health Sciences on an accelerated timeline. Fostering a diverse student body, and ultimately a diverse public health workforce is vital to eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. Through your philanthropic support, we can continue to provide innovative programs like these to prepare the future public health workforce.

Student support is a key area where our alumni and donors make an immediate impact. One of our scholarship and emergency fund recipients was able to continue her studies despite hardships brought on by the past year: “After both of my parents lost their jobs last year, I unexpectedly became the sole provider for my education and upkeep. When my GSI position ended I had some trouble obtaining a job that could assist me in affording rent and groceries for the last few months left of my lease. I am so grateful to have had the [donor supported] emergency funds to rely on. This is a difficult time. However, this opportunity has reaffirmed my commitment to pay it forward.” Your support provides current and future opportunities for our students to succeed.

I feel it is my responsibility as dean to build and promote an environment within our school that enables the physical, mental, and emotional health of the community, and the success of our community will remain a top priority for me. This academic year marks our 80th anniversary as the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Our history is intertwined with public health history; alumni and donor support can help position us to address public health challenges while maintaining our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Together, we are transforming tomorrow but can do so only by combining our talents, passions, and resources. Please give to Michigan Public Health for the same reason you began your public health journey—to pursue a healthier, more equitable world. One cannot predict what will happen in the years to come. There will be future challenges, epidemics, and crises, but there will also be breakthroughs, advancements, and solutions. The latter can happen at Michigan but only through your action. Please support Michigan Public Health now, with your time, your talent, and your financial support.

Sincerely,

F. DuBois Bowman Signature

F. DuBois Bowman, PhD
Dean and Professor of Biostatistics
University of Michigan School of Public Health

 

As a top-5 school of public health at the #1 public research university in the U.S. we have a responsibility and commitment to understanding and addressing problems facing our state and our world. Over the past year, Michigan Public Health scholars and researchers have focused efforts on not only battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but addressing its impact on all fields and populations. Much of the pandemic has amplified the need for expertise in specific public health disciplines, and our faculty have led the way in addressing key research themes. Justin Heinze, Assistant Professor in Health Behavior Health Education, is leading efforts and progress in the field of firearm injury prevention. Professor Lu Wang
(Biostatistics) and Assistant Professor Roshanak Mehdipanah (Health Behavior and Health Education) are addressing urban health, city design, and ensuring healthy cities. When you give to the SPH Fund, you help create opportunities for our community to pursue a healthier, more equitable world for all.

The world has changed in significant ways since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Never has the need for strong research universities and well-educated individuals been greater. New knowledge and innovative and thoughtful leaders are essential to our future. Through donor support, Michigan Public Health is able to provide life-changing education and pursue promising research that will have a lasting, positive effect in the world. Please join our efforts by making a gift today.

The generosity of alumni and friends like you provides discretionary funding that ensures students and faculty have resources to challenge the present and enrich the future. As shown in stark clarity during the pandemic, our world is in desperate need of a public health workforce that looks like the community it serves, and I’m committed to building that workforce. Earlier this year, we announced that we were establishing an accelerated master’s degree (AMD) program with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). The program will provide Spelman College students with the opportunity to earn an MS degree in Nutritional Sciences, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health Sciences on an accelerated timeline. Fostering a diverse student body, and ultimately a diverse public health workforce is vital to eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. Through your philanthropic support, we can continue to provide innovative programs like these to prepare the future public health workforce.

Student support is a key area where our alumni and donors make an immediate impact. One of our scholarship and emergency fund recipients was able to continue her studies despite hardships brought on by the past year: “After both of my parents lost their jobs last year, I unexpectedly became the sole provider for my education and upkeep. When my GSI position ended I had some trouble obtaining a job that could assist me in affording rent and groceries for the last few months left of my lease. I am so grateful to have had the [donor supported] emergency funds to rely on. This is a difficult time. However, this opportunity has reaffirmed my commitment to pay it forward.” Your support provides current and future opportunities for our students to succeed.

I feel it is my responsibility as dean to build and promote an environment within our school that enables the physical, mental, and emotional health of the community, and the success of our community will remain a top priority for me. This academic year marks our 80th anniversary as the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Our history is intertwined with public health history; alumni and donor support can help position us to address public health challenges while maintaining our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Together, we are transforming tomorrow but can do so only by combining our talents, passions, and resources. Please give to Michigan Public Health for the same reason you began your public health journey—to pursue a healthier, more equitable world. One cannot predict what will happen in the years to come. There will be future challenges, epidemics, and crises, but there will also be breakthroughs, advancements, and solutions. The latter can happen at Michigan but only through your action. Please support Michigan Public Health now, with your time, your talent, and your financial support.

Sincerely,

F. DuBois Bowman Signature

F. DuBois Bowman, PhD
Dean and Professor of Biostatistics
University of Michigan School of Public Health

 

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