Your Health Lecture Series Sponsors
The “Your Health” Lecture Series is a unique educational partnership between two universities, a regional hospital, a regional health education corporation and a major statewide insurance provider. The goal of the series to feature health researchers who can speak on a wide variety of topics of interest and importance to the Upper Peninsula population. Most of the general public presentations take place on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette. While the speakers are in the U.P. for the series, they also meet with NMU classes and present at Marquette General Health System to the medical and laboratory staffs.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation is a stand-alone non-profit and is not affiliated in any way with Duke LifePoint or Marquette General, with a mission is assist with unmet healthcare needs, health education, and programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health. That mission may include supporting (a) the unmet healthcare needs of the indigent and uninsured; (b) healthcare education programs; (c) supporting programs and research which have the primary purpose of preventing and reducing illness and disease; and (d) other programs to promote the health, education and welfare of the community.
Marquette General Health System - A Duke LifePoint Hospital
Marquette General Health System provides regional medical care and services across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Included in the system is The 315-bed specialty care Marquette General Hospital, a federally designated Regional Referral Center and the region's Level II Trauma Center as verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The hospital’s medical staff of more than 200 doctors work as a team with 2,200 employees in caring for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients a year.
Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine, Upper Peninsula Region Campus
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has a national reputation for its history of innovation and excellence in medical student education. The college is ranked among the nation’s top 20 medical schools in primary care and No. 7 for best programs in rural medicine by U.S. News & World Report. The university is located in East Lansing, Mich. The MSU College of Human Medicine has a satellite campus in the Upper Peninsula, based at Marquette General Hospital, through the Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation.
Northern Michigan University
Located in Marquette, Mich., across the street from Marquette General Hospital, Northern Michigan University is a regional, comprehensive master’s university that offers more than 180 degree programs to a student body of about 9,000. NMU is known for its high-tech learning environment, being one of the largest mobile device universities in the United States. It is also a Carnegie recognized “Community-engaged Campus,” one of about 200 in the nation NMU and MGHS collaborate on several initiatives, including the awarding-winning Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center.