A message from Dean Janosky

June 15, 2017

It’s been an eventful year in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) and our students, staff, and faculty have accomplished much.

Dear Alumni and Friends,
It’s been an eventful year in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) and our students, staff, and faculty have accomplished much.

I continue to be impressed with the CEHHS students annually selected as UM-Dearborn Difference Makers. These six students are at the forefront of their fields, improving the lives of others and making an impact here in our local communities. Nominated by faculty and staff, these individuals are not just outstanding students and recent alumni, they embody academic and professional achievement, integrity and leadership. Congratulations to this deserving group of students.

A few weeks ago, CEHHS faculty and students joined with volunteers from the local community to begin the installation of the Alayna Elabed Brighter Neinas Community Park at Neinas Elementary School in Detroit. The installation of the park is one success in a five-year collaboration, led by Associate Professor Christopher Burke, PhD, between students and teachers at this Detroit Public School and pre-service teachers at UM-Dearborn.

In March we welcomed Patricia Wren, PhD, as chair of the Health and Human Services department. Her expertise in the design of public health interventions and the measurement of important outcomes including satisfaction and optimism, health decision-making, functional status, and quality of life will be integral to the continued growth of our health curriculum.

I am motivated by the great progress we are making in CEHHS with new academic programs and innovative initiatives to meet the needs of our students while we continue our work to positively impact our metropolitan region.

Sincerely,
Janine E. Janosky, Dean

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