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Student Spotlight: Charity Hoffman

Charity never imagined that she would end up in graduate school at the University of Michigan. Although she was born in western Michigan, she grew up in Japan and New York City; Michigan was simply the place she would come back to once a year to visit grandparents and...

Alumni Spotlight: Larry Crosby

Larry loves his job: ”Being a dean is a general management job. It has all of the functions that go into the president or a general manager of a business. I can apply everything I’ve learned in my Ph.D. and M.B.A. every day of the week. I make decisions around...

Got funding? Say thanks!

Wanda Hung, M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, is a busy working mother of two young children. If you’ve received funding from Rackham, there’s a good chance that some of it came from Wanda and alumni like her. She told us: “I fully support Rackham because my...

Alumni Spotlight: Juliette Okotie-Eboh

When you look around Juliette’s office, you see walls adorned with signed posters from the Detroit Jazz Festival, framed articles on Juliette from local publications, and inspiring artwork from local artists, all representing the deep level of engagement she has with...

Student Spotlight: David Weinreich

“Public transit access is an important issue to me. I’ve been transit-dependent for years, so I have had the opportunity to see the limitations in our transportation system firsthand,” David says. He illustrates the impact of gaps in our transit system by mentioning a...

Time Trials

I am not a “typical” graduate student (if such an elusive creature exists). I live over an hour from Ann Arbor, have 3 children, a husband, a dog, and a busy practice as a Nurse Practitioner at University of Michigan Hospital- all while being a Ph.D. student, and...

My Story of Depression in Grad School

There came a point for me, during my fourth year, when things just bottomed out. I wasn’t teaching or taking classes, since I had just become a candidate, which meant I had a year of fellowship to get going on my dissertation. I’d been struggling for a while with a...

Student Spotlight: William Lopez

“Public health is an incredible tool to support those who are marginalized and stigmatized in our communities. It’s a tool for intervention, of course, but more importantly, it provides a systematic way to listen and support community-defined health and well-being.”...