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Thursday, April 4, 10:00 A.M.   -   3:30 P.M.

Please join us for the first annual Public Health Research Day at Maryland on April 4, 2013! Take part in activities planned to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines developing solutions for healthy lifestyles, families, communities and policies. This event will showcase and enhance collaborative research relevant to promoting the publics health led by researchers at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore and their collaborators. Public Health Research Day is organized by the School of Public Health and the Master of Public Health program in the School of Medicine, who invite participation from researchers across both campuses, as well as community and state partners. Under the MPowering the State initiative, plans for a collaborative School of Public Health are underway, and this inaugural event will highlight complementary strengths and ongoing collaborations, and build new bridges to promote health in Maryland and beyond!

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Adele H. Stamp Student Union


10:00 11:30 AM Welcome and Keynote Lecture

The Global Campaign to Eradicate Smallpox, D.A. Henderson MD, MPH

11:30 AM  1:30 PM Concurrent Sessions and Lunch

Poster Session: Showcase your research and learn about interdisciplinary studies addressing critical issues for Marylanders, the region, the nation and beyond in the era of healthcare reform. Awards for best student posters. Watch for the call for poster abstracts this month!

Seminar for students: Polio Eradication (Limited attendance)

1:30-3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Networking Panels

Join public health experts who will lead discussions on current topics in research and facilitate collaborations among investigators with complementary interests. Topics may include: promoting healthy lifestyles across the lifespan; health care access for vulnerable populations; chronic disease prevention; health equity, health literacy, environmental justice and eradication of health disparities; aging, innovative research methods for population studies, and more.

Forum on Bioterrorism, Counter-Measures and Research Needs, with D.A. Henderson, co-sponsored with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

3:00-3:30 PM Closing Reception

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Register online at

Venue: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: Dr. Dushanka Kleinman, Associate Dean for Research (
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