University of Maryland School of Public Health




The second annual Public Health Research@Maryland Day was attended by more than 400 academics, students, and public health professionals, as well as three Surgeons General and several leaders from Maryland's state and county health agencies, including MD Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein.

Highlights included: Keynote lectures by Surgeons General David Satcher and Richard Carmona, a research poster session, and panels on the Affordable Care Act, physical activity, HIV/AIDS, cancer prevention and tobacco control.

We thank all who attended and made the day a great success!

Read about the student poster winners, download poster abstracts, and view the event gallery:

Keynote by Surgeon General David Satcher
Building Leadership Teams to Address Critical Needs in Public Health

Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, was the 16th US Surgeon General and simultaneously served as the Assistant Secretary for Health from 1998 to 2001. While serving as the Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher issued reports on mental health, oral health, suicide prevention, tobacco and health, sexual health and responsible sexual behavior, youth violence prevention, and obesity; he was the first Surgeon General to focus on eliminating health disparities for all racial and ethnic groups.


Keynote by Surgeon General Richard Carmona,
The Future of Tobacco Control and Panel on Tobacco Control

Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS was the 17th US Surgeon General. As Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona concentrated on shifting from a focus on treatment to prevention, eliminating disparities through increasing health literacy, increasing the country's health preparedness, and implementing requirements for Surgeons General reports to include practical actions for implementation. During his tenure he issued the definitive Surgeon General's report about the dangers of second-hand smoke.

Affordable Care Act Implementation
Physical Activity
Advances in Cancer Prevention and Control

The day was an MPowering event that is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park and by the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, in partnership with the US Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Officers Foundation.