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Real world health
What got you interested in a Ph.D. dissertation relevant to what
Public Health and how did you get she was going through. She was going What do you hope to leave your
started? through chemotherapy, so I ended up students with once they finish
doing a dissertation that related to the your class?
The two biggest aspects of my economics of cancer chemotherapy.
career were getting into public health That's what got me into what we now I want to give them some of the
and getting into research on tobacco call "the field of health economics" enthusiasm, and even love, that I
policy, and both of them were sort and then eventually public health. have for the field of public health. I
of accidental. The story behind how want them to appreciate its impor-
I got into public health was not a What's your favoritepartabout tance and frankly, it's particularly
pleasant one, but that's just the real- being a professor here at Michi- important for me to get that message
ity of it. My younger sister, my only gan? across to people who are going to be
sibling, was diagnosed with a very medical students because this soci-
rare form of cancer when she was I love the variety and intellectual ety puts literally a trillion dollars a
17 and died when she was 21. I was stimulation of being a professor here. year into medical care, and just a few
in graduate school at the time, and It has always been important to me tens of billions of dollars into public
frankly just feeling kind of impotent that I be at a research-intensive uni- health - all forms of it. The impor-
because there wqs nothingI could do, versity. I love doing research, and tance of public health in terms of
obviously. I was an economics gradu- in the case of public health and my actually influencing the health of the
ate student at Yale, working on my own work, it is research that I like to American people is enormous.
Ph.D., and I decided I was going to do think has impact on the real world. - ZENA DAVE
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Bank crisis Traveling
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WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A child's toy bank
worth $40 was stolen from
a locked office, University
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frame of the event spans
over four days and no sus-
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Gone in five
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WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A wallet contain-
ing $5 was stolen from a
student playing basketball,
University police reported.
It was left in an unattended
gym bag next to the court
sometime between 9:10pm
Zell Visiting Slam poetry
W riting speech WHAT: Philadelphia-based
slam poet J Mase III will
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author Calvin Forbes, a perspectives on heartbreak.
teacher at the School of the WHO:Multi-Ethnic Student
Art Institute of Chicago will Affairs
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