Leatrice Wilson, a 2012 graduate from Dillard Univesity's School of Public Health and Byron Caulton (Junior, Public Health major) are participating in the Future Public Health Leaders summer program.
Michigan Wins $4.2 Million Grant to Train Future Public Health Leaders
The first cohort of undergraduate students from across the U.S. arrived last week in Michigan to take part in Future Public Health Leaders (FPHL) summer program. The University of Michigan School of Public Health is using a recently awarded $4.2 million grant over five years to expand its minority undergraduate student recruitment and internship programs. The funding comes from the Centers for Disease Control’s "National Minority Undergraduate Student Program: A Public Health Workplace Experience to Increase Minority Student Interest in Public Health."
The grant enables Michigan to build upon its existing nationally recognized Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), already run out of the Michigan department of health management and policy, to the additional School of Public Health departments of environmental health sciences and health behavior and health education. Associate professor Dr. Richard Lichtenstein said the grant draws upon the documented successful model that health management and policy has used for the last 26 years. "This grant will fortify the School of Public Health's position as a national leader in the effort to increase diversity in the leadership ranks of the public health work force," Dr. Lichtenstein said.