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08.31.2015

Immersion in public health for diversity-program students

Disadvantaged high-schoolers who aspire to college take away practical insights into science and humanties

School of Public Health  |  Updated 4:30 PM, 08.31.2015

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  • Author Sherman Alexie signs copies of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," assigned to Upward Bound students as part of their School of Public Health curriculum. Katherine Turner
Eighty-some Seattle high-schoolers listened as author Sherman Alexie described health conditions of the Spokane Indian Reservation where he grew up. It was part of a six-week summer Upward Bound program for students from low-income families or who would be first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree.

"My biggest goal is to get a much broader percentage of our population informed about public health," said Sara Mackenzie, assistant dean in the School of Public Health. She was charged with creating the program's core curriculum this summer.

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