Friday, March 23, 2018

EPI 1.4 Incidence Rates

Incidence Rate video

Outbreak Map
WHO = World Health Organization = United Nations
CDC = Center for Disease Control & Prevention = USA Federal Gov't

PBS "Sticky" Sickle Cells really means....?


Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease that affects hemoglobin, the oxygen transport molecule in the blood. The disease gets its name from to the shape of the red blood cells under certain conditions. Some red blood cells become sickle-shaped and these elongated cells get stuck in small blood vessels so that parts of the body don't get the oxygen they need. Sickle cell anemia is caused by a single code letter change in the DNA. This, in turn, alters one of the amino acids in the hemoglobin protein. Valine sits in the position where glutamic acid should be. The valine makes the hemoglobin molecules stick together, forming long fibers that distort the shape of the red blood cells, and this brings on an attack.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

EPI and PBS Friday Work

Please complete Concept Map for mastery on Activity 1.0

Public health workers use four general strategies to manage an epidemic: quarantine, immunization, education about disease prevention, and early, aggressive treatment of ill people. Describe the disease and how it is transmitted.
  1. find out when and where it was first observed.
  2. summarize how public health workers managed the outbreak.
  3. describe how the disease affected people and communities
  4. list preventive measures people can follow to avoid infection.
Please complete conclusions questions on Act 1.0
Please begin Act 1.1

Principles of Biomedical Science
Please turn in Act 3.1.2 Diaries and conclusion questions.
Please start Act 3.2.1 and work on it as a class.  Please use Chrome to........
.View the animations of protein synthesis listed below and complete any associated tasks. Take notes in your laboratory journal. Make sure to include a detailed description of the entire process including the steps for transcription and translation.

o   How Do Cells Make Proteins? – Teachers’ Domain
o   Cell Transcription and Translation – Teachers’ Domain

EPI Act 1.0 Flu Epidemic 2018

H3N2 dominates!
Vaccine tends to be less effective.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PBS SCD Diaries

Act 3.1.2
Sickle cell anemia can lead to a host of complications
Living With and Managing SCD
Read through Anna's Diaries.  Then..................
You will then be assigned a fictitious patient who is undergoing a treatment for sickle cell disease. You will write diary entries for your assigned patient detailing how they are feeling and a description of the treatment they are receiving, including the risks and benefits. You will also include a narrative of all of the biomedical professions the patient encounters during their treatment journey.
1 assigned 4 year old
2 assigned 7 year old
3 assigned 15 year old.  Good luck

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SkyWell Expo

Our 4th annual SkyWell Expo is Wednesday, March 14. Come see exhibits from local health organizations and PBS/HBS Student Projects!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

PBS Anna Garcia Putting it all together

Getting ready for our final autopsy report

Monday, February 26, 2018


PBS3 Act 2.3.3 Diabetes Complications 3rd hour

Diabetes mellitus complications PBS3 LINK

PBS4 Act 2.3.3 Diabetes Complications 4th hour

Diabetes Complications PBS4 LINK

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PBS 4.3.2 FH Cholesterol


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

HBS CR Project healthy schools senior year

If you’re going to sign up to be a health ambassador to take project healthy schools class if you took science wellness

 you need to attend this meeting to find out how to sign up

CR Orientation

The CR Orientation for Skyline students will be on Wednesday, Feb 7 during both lunches in the iCommons Alcove. All students who are taking a UM course as a CR must attend the orientation and any student who did not take a CR 1st semester. If you took a CR first semester, you can complete the virtual orientation in Moodle as long as you are not taking a UM class. Please contact your CR Monitor who is listed on PowerSchool if you have questions.

Monday, February 5, 2018

PBS Unit 4.3, 4.4 Familial Hypercholesterolemia

What is the role of cholesterol in understanding how our patient died of a heart attack? Heart disease is the #1 killer of males and females in USA.

PBS12 Act 4.3.1 Cholesterol Educational Pamphlets

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018


The emerging field of public health is full of careers that strive to protect the health of people and communities. (Careers options include public policy, law, medical professions, business, educators, and more)! Health equity looks at the differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different populations. Health equity aims to eliminate these disparities, which often impact the most socially and economically disadvantaged communities. 

The first Health Equity High School Summit on 24th of March (hosted by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and The Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative in the Health Management and Policy Department) is a supportive environment for high school students, like you, to learn about what public health is and explore various health disparities. 

To introduce you to the complexities of addressing health disparities, you will have the opportunity to engage in a team case study competition, interact with health professionals and students, listen to a renown public health professional present a keynote speech, and participate in a series of workshops on broad health disparity topics. The summit’s focus is on fostering new interests in public health in a low-stake, learning environment.

The summit will be an all day event, free of charge, and food will be provided. Additionally, this event will provide information on college admissions, University of Michigan resources, and careers in public health. 

You can register today at Spots are limited, so we encourage students to register as soon as possible!

The summit webpage can be found using this link: 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Summer Programs for Biomedical Students

Here are a couple of local summer camps and programs available this year. Check them out! Application deadlines are soon!

Health Science Scholar Institute @ Michigan State

Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy