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Support Undergraduates in Need: Give to Wrenn Endowed Scholarship

Each year, the Jerry P. Wrenn Endowed Scholarship enables the School of Public Health to support undergraduate students with financial need. Your gift will help provide support to academically successful students entering their senior year. Visit the SPH advancement site for details.

New Public Health Science Undergraduate Program Launches Fall 2014 in College Park!

The School of Public Health is offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Science for students who want a foundation in public health that will inform and strengthen future careers in health professions such as public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, and the allied health professions. Get the interdisciplinary training needed to address the public health challenges of communities at the state, national, and global levels! Science and public health courses are augmented by opportunities for individualized exploration through electives, laboratory and internship opportunities, and the interdisciplinary capstone course. Visit the Public Health Science website or contact Kristin Cipriani, Assistant Director for Public Health Science for more info.

Exercise Benefits Hippocampus in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s

A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus– the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. J. Carson Smith, a kinesiology researcher in the University of Maryland School of Public Health who conducted the study, says that while all of us will lose some brain volume as we age, those with an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease typically show greater hippocampal atrophy over time. The findings are published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Apply to SPH Graduate Degree Programs through SOPHAS

As of Fall 2013, applications to most graduate programs in the University of Maryland School of Public Health are processed through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Applications for Fall 2014 enrollment have closed. Prospective applicants to the SOPHAS-participating programs for subsequent semesters – Spring, Summer or Fall 2015 enrollment – should wait to begin an application until the 2015 application cycle starts on August 18, 2014. The Kinesiology MA and PhD programs, the Couple and Family Therapy MS program, and the Family Science PhD program are NOT available through SOPHAS; applicants to these programs must submit the University of Maryland Online Graduate Application.

Study Led by Dr. Amelia Arria Suggests Parental Provision of Alcohol Increases Risk of Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
(July 23, 2014)

Doctoral Student's Research Recognized by American College of Epidemiology : Jessica Montresor-Lopez, doctoral..
(July 23, 2014)

Jae Shim Receives Grant to Study Impact of Recovery Drink on Mild TBI in Youth Athletes : Dr. Jae Kun Shim,..
(July 17, 2014)

Dr. Alice Horowitz Authors IOM Discussion Paper on Dentist-Patient Communication : A new Institute of Medicine..
(July 16, 2014)

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