U of MN honors students complete first-ever CIDRAP undergraduate seminar
Developed by CIDRAP Deputy Director Jill DeBoer, MPH, the new seminar, “Battling the Bugs: Anthrax, Ebola, and Everyday Life” is designed to give students a glimpse into the diverse disciplines involved in infectious disease prevention and control. Content for the fall 2016 course included a review of high-visibility outbreaks from the past, fictitious scenarios, and routine public health efforts behind the scenes rarely seen by the general public. CIDRAP Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, helped with the course, as did multiple affiliated faculty from the University of Minnesota and the community.
(During the last class, each student received a small “public health hero” trophy [proudly displayed by two students, below] to signify that everyone — regardless of career path — can make a public health impact in their community, workplace, and family.)