Stankovic combines passions for music and public health in her research


“I believe music transports you to another world and reaches parts of the brain other things can’t…It’s definitely something that can have amazing results. We don’t quite know why yet because our brain is just so complicated and amazing,” Stankovic said.

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HSEED Award and Student Funding

The Health Systems Excellence, Equity, and Distinction (HSEED) Award honors students and helps increase diversity in the field of public health. The HSEED Award is presented annually to students in our degree programs.