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All in the family: Karen Holland honors her family legacy by encouraging a new generation of volunteers

There’s no place like home—except for the office. Isn’t that how the saying goes? For Karen Holland (’82 B.A., ’96 M.P.A.), working at University of Michigan-Dearborn feels like a second home. “Many of the people here are family to me,” she said. As the coordinator of special events in the more »

The recovery process: New addiction studies certificate teaches students how to educate and heal

Confidently standing in front of his “HHS 370: Medicine and Addiction I” classmates, Joe Popa, a Marine veteran, talked about substance abuse treatment methodologies and motivational theories. Popa would know. He’s been in recovery for more than a year. “I sold my girlfriend’s bracelet for opiates,” the 25-year-old shared after more »

Talking dirt: CASL student searches for the right bacteria to clean water

When Nichole Bowman heard about the Flint water crisis, she thought about what she could do to help. In addition to sending water bottles, the microbiology junior thought of something else: Finding the right bacteria to help clean the water. Through a campus research project, Bowman has studied sediments from more »