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Michigan Kicks Off 75th Anniversary, and “75 Years of Doing a World of Good”

The University of Michigan SPH marked its 75th anniversary this week, kicking off a year of scheduled events that will look back at a rich history and look ahead to a promising future.  “Today we celebrate 75 years of doing a world of good. At the same time, we look ahead to a promising future for the School and for public health,” said Dean Martin Philbert.

The University of Michigan regents officially established the School of Public Health in July 1941, though the School’s heritage actually dates back 135 years to 1881 when the University of Michigan began teaching sanitary science. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff participated in the anniversary celebration kickoff, singing “Happy Birthday SPH” and enjoying a special birthday cake.

msu cake

Alumni and friends can share their SPH experiences from “then and now” by visiting the U-M SPH 75th anniversary website:  The website is also a resource for learning more about anniversary events, activities, and publications, including SPH historical highlights.

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