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University of Michigan School of Public Health

Richard Neitzel
University of Michigan / umich.edu

With students and faculty now back on the University of Michigan campus, one professor and researcher, Rick Neitzel, is developing methods to detect COVID-19 virus in the environment and on surfaces around the Ann Arbor campus.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the professor to find out more.


University of Michigan
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

The coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and will be for some time to come.  But it is not the only zoonoses we are dealing with globally or locally.  Zoonoses are illnesses spread from animals to humans.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discusses these infectious diseases with Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, chair and professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.


University of Michigan
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

With people getting anxious about going back to work and restarting the economy, a lot of effort is being put into testing for the coronavirus, and one method involves universal immunity testing for antibodies.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Denise Anthony, a University of Michigan professor of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, about a possible “immunity certification system" under consideration in the United States and how that might work here.


Mosquito
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Summer brings hordes of mosquitos and several diseases along with them, including the Zika virus.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Emily Toth Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, about ways to protect ourselves from Zika, West Nile virus, and more. 


Local Immigration Raids Affect Community Health

Apr 6, 2016
ICE, WikiMedia

A new study from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health reveals that immigration raids affect community health.  


The University of Michigan
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan's School of Public Health is creating a new department to study the complex issues around nutrition.