Impact of Extreme Heat on Global Health and Possible Solutions

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A blue graphic advertising an upcoming lecture hosted by the Center of Global Health Equity at the University of Michigan titled Impact of Extreme Heat on Global Health and Possible Solutions.This event is part of the Center for Global Health Equity’s 2023-2024 Distinguished Seminar Series: Climate Vulnerability and Health—How are we Responding?

Climate change is already having dramatic effects on human health and well-being. How are we adapting to these new realities and mitigating health risks for the world’s most vulnerable communities? The Center for Global Health Equity’s 2023-2024 distinguished seminar series will engage global experts who are responding to these challenges. Join our conversations and explore emerging solutions for protecting health in the face of climate change.

Join us for the first seminar of the series: Impact of Extreme Heat on Global Health and Possible Solutions

September 22, 2023, 12–1pm EST
Virtual Event
Free with registration:

Featured Speakers:
Larissa Larsen, Urban and Regional Planning, U-M
Jai Das, Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University
Marie O’Neill, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, U-M

This event is co-sponsored by the International Institute, the Office of Global Health in the School of Public Health, and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning

Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Nearly 50% of individuals who end life by suicide see a primary care provider within a month of death, yet suicide risk assessment and treatment is consistently difficult in practice. It is imperative that risk assessment and safety planning knowledge and skills are in place for our work with clients with the ultimate goal being to prevent premature suicidal death.

This webinar will discuss and present on suicide as public health issue in the US, risk and protective factors, warning signs, barriers to help-seeking, risk assessment process and risk formulation, safety planning, and cultural humility in risk assessment with use of a clinical case. This workshop is also focused on the adult population.

Root to Reality: Understanding the Foundation of Racial Inequity and its Connection to Contemporary Conditions

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From Root to Reality Flyer“Intended Audience: This session is open to all SPH Students and will be particularly useful for SPH community members who are looking to increase their knowledge of foundational concepts related to structural racism and anti-racism within historical context. Workshop Description: Recent discussions around root causes of social, political, and economic inequity have emerged in response to “the perfect storm” of a pandemic, racial unrest, and political divide over the last few years. Often lacking from these conversations is the throughline that runs from this country’s foundation to differences across health and life trajectory still at work today. This session will help participants:

  1. learn about the historical underpinnings of the harmful power imbalances we see and experience today,
  2. connect that historic legacy to the field of Public Health and (3) begin to consider our own relationship to these power imbalances as faculty & staff in a school of public health.


August 2023 Newsletter


Program Applications Open for +Impact Studio Founders and Fellows, Nonprofit Board Fellowships

Calling all current U-M students! Do you have a strong entrepreneurial spirit? Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration? A commitment to impact? If so, we want you! Come join our vibrant collaborative community and help take ideas from concept to prototype to scale!

The +Impact Studio Founders Program helps impact-driven creators and innovators bring impactful ideas to life that build a sustainable and just world for all! Using business knowledge, design tools, and research expertise, our experienced and interdisciplinary coaches and fellows roll up their sleeves and work alongside founders to accomplish great things.

Applebaum Impact Design Fellows are part of an interdisciplinary cohort working to support the +Impact Studio Founders Program & prototype studio concepts.




Business+Impact’s Nonprofit Board Fellowship Program develops cross-sector leadership skills by placing graduate students as non-voting members on board in Southeast Michigan nonprofits.

The 2023-24 Student Application for the program is now available, along with student instructions, and is due Thurs, Sept. 14 at 11:59 pm.

You must attend an info session below in order to participate in the program for 2023-24:

BF Info Session #1
Thurs, Aug. 31 @ 6-7 pm

BF Info Session #2
Tues. Sept 5 @ Noon – 1 pm
Blau Colloquium, Blau Hall (food provided

BF Info Session #3
Wed. Sept 6 @ 4-5 pm
Room 3240, Weill Hall (food provided)

If you are unable to attend due to an academic or religious conflict, please email us to schedule an alternate time.



B+I Showcase Will Highlight Impact Centers & Clubs Across Campus for All U-M Students

Thurs, Sept. 7 @ 11 am – 1 pm
Ross School of Business
Sixth Floor, Tauber Colloquium

Welcome new and returning students! We hope your summer was empowering and invigorating, because we have a lot of opportunities coming up for you. As part of our mission to make students aware of impact opportunities across campus, we welcome students to our 6th annual Business+Impact Showcase at Ross. Students will have a chance to meet with over 30 organizations and map out their U-M impact journeys. The event will also feature a “Mission & Mocktails Room,” and other fun, engaging activities.



Impact Internship Stories from Around the World

This year, Business+Impact’s Summer Fund financially supported the summer impact internships and experiences of 44 U-M students.

Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBAs in the Ross School of Business as well as MPP students in the Ford School of Public Policy.  Funding comes from the Give-A-Day Fund, General Motors, the Gordon Impact Entrepreneurship Fund, and the Ford School of Public Policy.

We have captured the experience of several interns from around the world, across a variety of focus areas, in students across campus.


MBA Impact at Ross Happy Hour/Kickoff

Tues, Sept. 5 @ 4:30-6:30 pm
Casa Dominick’s
812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor

Business+Impact and Net Impact are excited to welcome all MBAs to a kickoff Happy Hour at Dominicks, celebrating the beginning of the academic year and renewing friendships while refreshing ourselves. New and returning MBAs interested in impact are invited to gather at this special event featuring sangria and pizza, co-sponsored by Business+Impact and Ross Net Impact.

Attendees will be limited.



Impact Tabling Events Where You Can Meet Us!

Business+Impact will be taking part in a number of tabling events during the next month where you can meet us and find out more about our programs and our mission:

  • FTMBA Orientation Meet Centers and Inst – Thurs, Aug 17 11:45 – 1:45 @ Ross Winter Garden

  • Incoming BBA Tabling Event – Fri, Aug 25 11-12:30 @ Ross Winter Garden

  • B+I & Net Impact Happy hour – Tues, Sept 5 4:30-6:30 @ Dominick’s

  • Taubman College Welcome Picnic – Wed, Sept 6, 6:30-8 @ The Taubman Patio

  • B+I Showcase – Thurs, Sept 7 11-1 @ Ross’ Tauber Colloquium

  • UMSI Cross-School Resource Fair – Tues, Sept 12 Noon-1:30 

  • Social Work Resource Fair – Wed, Sept 13 Noon-2pm @ SSW Basement

  • VC & Entrepreneurship Resource Fair – Fri, Sept 15 Noon-2 

  • Earthfest – Thurs, Sept 21 10am – 2 pm @ The Diag

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A Searchable Platform for All Things Impact at Ross and Across Campus

The Business+Impact Gateway provides you with a single location for all things impact. Here you’ll find all of the activities, people and key partners working to use their learning to make a real impact in the world. 


Impact News and Notes

At the University:


Impact Investing Group Donations

Donate Now!

The Impact Investing Group at Michigan Ross serves businesses that face inequitable financing. IIG’s Microfinance Fund provides microloans to entrepreneurs in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Now you can donate to this fund and impact SE Michigan.

More Info


Get Volunteer Support for Your Team

Apply Now

Have an information-based project you’re having trouble prioritizing? Your organization can get the help you need from the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). Organizations and units on the U-M campus are invited to host a student team who will provide high impact deliverables on your project. Interested? 

Apply here


Senior Facilitator Needed

Apply by: Sun, Aug. 20

The Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED) is looking for a Senior Facilitator to lead C-SED’s mission to build a more socially engaged and collaborative research environment at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering. The Senior Facilitator will work with diverse teams to create engaging experiences that foster thoughtful conversations, innovative ideas, and clear paths for collaborative work.

More Info


Racial Equity in Washtenaw County and the Role of Reparations

Thurs, Aug. 31 @ Noon-1 pm

As part of the Epidemiology Seminar Series with Alize Asberry Payne, there will be a discussion on reparations for African-Americans in light of racial equity challenges in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Register here


Pride Outside: LGBTQ Welcome

Sun, Sept. 3 @ 2-4:30 pm
Angell Hall

A major part of Welcome to Michigan, Pride Outside is an annual LGBTQ+ centric welcome event providing a space for new and returning students to celebrate the beginning of fall semester with resource tables, lawn games, a drag show, shaved ice, t-shirt giveaways, and more. With partners from oSTEM, Michigan Engineering, and Central Student Government, this event is one of Spectrum Center’s largest and sets a positive, energetic, and community tone for the academic year.

More Info


Foundations of Community Engagement

Thurs, Aug. 24 @ Noon-1:30 pm, or
Wed, Sept 13 @ 6-7:30 pm, or
Tues, Sept. 19 @ 4:30-6 pm

The Ginsberg Center offers multiple workshops to support students and staff who are working with communities through courses, student organizations or independently. Learning in Community (LinC) is an educational workshop and training series focused on supporting those interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism and philanthropy.

Register for Sessions

In the Impact Community:

Paragon One Nonprofit Consulting Remote Externship

Apply by Mon, Aug. 21

In this externship program starting Mon, Sept. 4, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from nonprofit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning.

Application info

Champions for Change

Apply by Tues, Aug. 22

In vibrant communities, all people are welcomed, included, valued and nurtured. Together, we can find new ways to disrupt the many forms of racism. Throughout Champions for Change, we nurture and support Leaders of Color and White Leaders in their efforts for social change. We cultivate dialogic skills, engage in critical self-reflection, and empower each other to leverage our influence to create racially equitable communities.

Application info

Consulting with Purpose: Consultants and Professionals Serving Nonprofits

Tues, Aug. 22 @ Noon-1:30 pm
Tues, Sept. 26 @ Noon-1:30 pm

Join Co.act Detroit and Michigan Community Resources for an enriching series for consultants and professionals who share a deep commitment to helping nonprofits achieve their missions. Through collaboration, peer-to-peer networking, and knowledge sharing, we’re making space for a community of practice made up of like-minded professionals passionate about serving nonprofits.

Register Here

Arts and Culture Racial Equity Grant

Apply by Mon, Aug. 28 @ 5 pm

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications for the Arts and Culture Grant Program.  To apply you must attend the final Information Session, Mon, Aug. 21 @ 2 pm via Zoom.

Application Info

NEW Fundraiser: African American Foodways Dinner with Adrian Miller

Tues, Sept. 12 @ 7 pm
Zingerman’s Roadhouse
$90 with options for additional donations

This dinner will be raising funds in support of Ann Arbor’s NEW Center (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work), along with their loving and revolutionary work. Zingerman’s is thrilled to be able to bring back one of its most beloved special events, the African American Foodways dinner, in celebration of its 20th anniversary. It’s an honor to welcome back Adrian Miller — food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge.

More info


Wege Prize Competition

Applications Open
Aug. 7 – Oct. 8

Wege Prize is an annual competition that ignites game-changing solutions for the future by inspiring college/university students around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work. Participants contend for $65,000 (USD) in total cash prizes, all while learning — and helping to show the world — what the future of problem solving looks like.

Application info

Advancing Health Equity in East Africa

Maternity clinic in Rwanda

Join us for a conversation with Rwanda’s Minister of Health Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana. Our distinguished guest will discuss Rwanda’s current efforts to strengthen its healthcare system, including significant expansions of the health workforce and international partnerships for education, advanced training, and health innovation.

This community conversation is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Please join us for this unique opportunity.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health Equity, the African Studies Center, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the School of Public Health.

Register for the event:

Understanding NAAQS (Non-)Attainment: Science, Policy, & Implications for Environmental Justice

Residents and Researchers webinar showing shaking hands with headshots of the 3 panelists and the moderator

Zoom registration required

Please join us for a Residents & Researchers ‘Tuesday Talks at 12’ webinar on environment, health and community and more specifically on whether the EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are protecting public health.

Panelists include: Nick Leonard (Great Lakes Environmental Law Center); Simone Sagovac (Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition); and Stuart Batterman (University of Michigan School of Public Health). Moderated by Natalie Sampson (University of Michigan, Dearborn).

Recordings of previous webinars in the R & R series can be viewed here:

Organized by the Community Engagement Core (CEC) and the Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC) of the University of Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center (M-LEEaD).

The Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium

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The annual Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium is the culminating event for participants in the Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research (SOAR) program. The symposium features a keynote, and presentations by SOAR scholars who share findings from their behavioral and social science research related to HIV and/or sexual and gender minority populations.

This year’s keynote speech, “HIV/AIDS in Ethnographic Perspective: Black Women, Bodily Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice” is by Dr. Jallicia A. Jolly, an Assistant Professor in American Studies and Black Studies at Amherst College. Dr. Jolly researches and teaches on Black women’s health, grassroots activism, and reproductive justice; the transnational politics of gender, structural racism, sexuality, class, and health; intersectionality and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Caribbean; Black feminist health science, Black motherhood, and birth justice.

This symposium is free and open to the public. Portions of the symposium will be streamed on Zoom.


9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM: SOAR Scholars Lightning Talks*
11:00 AM: Keynote Presentation by Jallicia A. Jolly*
12:00-12:45 PM: Lunch (provided for all registered attendees)
12:45- 1:45 PM: SOAR Scholars Poster Session
2:00 PM: SOAR Scholars Lightning Talks*
3:00 PM: Awards & Graduation*
4:00-5:00 PM: Reception
(*livestreams available)


PHSAD 36th Annual Health Equity Conference

Our 36th Annual Health Equity Conference, “What’s Next? Transforming the Climate of Health Ethics, Equity, and Justice in Public Health” will be held at Palmer Commons on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. The purpose of the conference is to highlight sustainable results that bridge public health, policy, healthcare initiatives, and health behaviors. The conference will highlight keynote speakers and panels featuring University of Michigan School of Public Health alumni, faculty, and experts in the field of public health.
Educate students, public health practitioners, researchers, and the general community about how to facilitate solutions to current health inequities present in Michigan and across the United States. Have participants leave motivated to get involved with health inequity initiative organizations related to their field. Foster greater education and personal advocacy for public health-specific health inequities. Examine current public health solutions aimed at improving health equity in Michigan.
Keynote Speaker: 
Ruqaiijah A. Yearby, J.D., M.P.H. The Region V Public Health Training Center will be streaming the keynote address from 9:30 – 10:30 AM ET from Dr. Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH. Please enroll here to view the live stream.
Panelists:Loretta V. Bush, MSHA, President & CEO, Authority HealthLanie Dixon, MBA, Vice President of Patient Experience at Essentia HealthDr. Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH, MBA, Director, Health Equity Initiatives, NCQA; Assistant Professor in Medicine, Georgetown University School of MedicineDr. Okeoma Mmeje, M.D., M.P.H, Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Health Equity for the University of Michigan Medical Group at Michigan Medicine
Agenda: 9:00 – 9:30am Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15am Keynote Address10:15 – 10:30am Q&A

10:30 – 10:45am Break 10:45 – 12:00pm Panel Discussion12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 3:15pm Case Discussion and Networking Hour3:15 – 3:30pm Closing Remarks
This conference is hosted by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) and funded by the Region V Public Health Training Center, the Office for Student Engagement and Practice (OSEP), Health Equity Grant, Public Health Student Assembly (PHSA), Pathways to Public Health, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS).Please be advised that a photographer will be present during this event. The School of Public Health does not seek specific permission from individuals when photographing school-sponsored events, where individuals do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. If you do not wish to be photographed, please advise the photographer and/or place yourself behind them while they are working.

Registration link

Design Jam: Preventing Youth Firearm Injuries

Design Jam

As of 2019, firearm-related injuries became the leading cause of death for youth in the United States. Are you interested in coming up with creative solutions to address youth firearm violence? Public Health IDEAS for Preventing Firearm Injuries is making space for engineering students to collaborate with public health students to address firearm violence in the form of a Design Jam. 

At this Design Jam you will apply design thinking principles to devise solutions for a persistent public health challenge: How might we utilize public health expertise and principles to lower youth firearm injuries in Michigan communities?

Facilitated by the Center for Socially Engaged Design, you will team up with public health students and representatives from public health departments, community organizing, and those with lived experience to problem-solve and learn together. To be considered for this opportunity, apply by March 21. Space is limited!

Selected applicants will receive an email with more details. Please note that this opportunity is for engineering students.

Application link