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The Colors of COVID19: A Black History Month Webinar With Michael Osterholm

Shedding light on the long shadow of the Tuskegee syphilis study: Advancing Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccinations in Communities of Color
Chinedu Nwabuisi, a community health major who graduated in December, shares the spirit of the new $1.5 million gift from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the School of Public Health. It will give students expanded opportunities to apply knowledge from their coursework and gain insight into the impact that public health programs can have. (Photo courtesy of Chinedu Nwabuisi)

SPH Receives $1.5 M Gift to Expand Students' Public Health Experiences

New Positions, Student Awards Honor Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Veteran, School of Public Health Adviser
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Public Health Research at Maryland 2021

Join us April 13th -15th for the eighth annual showcase of public health research!
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Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and resources on COVID-19, how UMD is responding, info on public health faculty experts and the latest news stories.
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Race Matters: Responding to Injustice, Discrimination and Systemic Racism



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At the School of Public Health, our academic programs and initiatives evolve to meet pressing public health issues, to better equip our students for the workforce, and to reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Several newer MPH concentrations - Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation - address important public health needs. SPH graduate students may also earn a Global Health Certificate, while courses offered jointly with the University of Maryland School of Medicine broaden student perspectives.

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Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, aging, health disparities and much more. The University of Maryland School of Public Health, located at one of the nation's leading public research universities, offers an unusual breadth of expertise to explore these and other issues through public health disciplines as well as lenses as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy.

SPH alumni network leaders and members

While our School of Public Health launched in 2007, we are built upon a foundation of disciplines that have a long and rich history at the University of Maryland. As such, we celebrate the thousands of Terps who have graduated from our legacy departments as well as our recent SPH alumni. We welcome you, as well as our many friends and colleagues, to engage in School of Public Health activities and to explore ways to support our growth and success.

Student Profile

Katheryne Downes, PhD candidate

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Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival

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Donald Milton
February 17, 2021
Leading scientific and medical experts are calling upon the Biden Administration to take immediate...
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February 9, 2021
With COVID-19 dramatically demonstrating the need for a robust, well-funded and equity-focused...
Pictured: Kelly Sherman '21 (Public Health Science) making Greek lemon chicken with her grandmother via Zoom.
February 8, 2021
Our Happiness and Wellness Initiative will share "Some Good News" from the SPH and our extended...
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Monday, February 8 - Monday, May 17, 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Welcome to the Spring semester! As we continue in this syndemic, Zoom world, stress can have a way...
Life in the Time of COVID-19 Online Chat
Wednesday, February 24 at 12:15 pm
Join Dean Boris Lushniak, public health science major and director of health and wellness for the...
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Thursday, February 25, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
GUV has been a powerful tool for disease prevention for decades. Now is the time to harness GUV to...
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