Public Health Research@Maryland 2015

The fourth annual Public Health Research@Maryland day will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. 

On April 9, 2015, more than 550 attendees participated in the third annual Public Health Research@ Maryland day, held at the Stamp Student Union. This year’s theme, The Changing Climate and Health, which focused on how climate change and health care reform are changing population health, brought together leading researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore campuses, along with experts from county, state and federal health agencies, private research and consulting organizations, non-profit organizations and corporate entities. 

Student and academic researchers showcased more than 125 posters, which were judged by a diverse group of experts. Two keynote addresses, by Distinguished University Professor Dr. Rita Colwell and APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, and four panel sessions on critical public health issues rounded out the event.

History

On April 4, 2013, the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, launched the first annual Public Health Research@Maryland day. The event was part of the “MPowering the State” initiative, a partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and College Park campuses designed to maximize strengths and resources through linking programs and forming collaborations. Over 400 participants attended.

The second annual Public Research @Maryland Day was held on Tuesday April 8, 2014. With a focus on “Leadership for 21st Century Public Health,” the event recognized contemporary leaders in public health working on issues such as obesity prevention, heath care access, behavioral health, infectious disease and cancer prevention. We also celebrated the 50 years of progress made since the first Surgeon General's report on Smoking and Health in 1964 in reducing diseases and deaths due to tobacco product use. The event benefited from co-sponsorship by the Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health.

Public Health Research@ Maryland day is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Public Health (in College Park) and by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (in Baltimore), with support from MPowering the State, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.