The second annual Public Research@Maryland(link sends e-mail) 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.
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. His talk will focus on issues Surgeons General have tackled over the years and the results of their efforts.
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.
The day is 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.
WHO: Faculty and students from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore as well as community, state and federal partners are invited as active participants to explore and learn through poster sessions and panel discussions about recent advances in public health, ongoing research opportunities and the potential for new collaborations.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 8:45 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.