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September 16, 2021 - September 17, 2021

Fall 2021 SPH Student Engagement Fair

11: 00 am - 2: 00 pm EST
SPH Fall 2021 Engagement Fair

Location: UMD School of Public Health

This two-day school-wide event is an opportunity to showcase SPH student groups, academic programs, research centers, and so much more! Start your semester by discovering all of the ways to get involved and get connected! All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend. Attending organizations listed below.

    

AMSA

Description: The American Medical Student Association was founded in 1950 and is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of pre-medical and medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.

The UMD Chapter pursues these goals with a specific focus on preparing undergraduate students for careers in medicine by offering opportunities for service learning, professional development, mentorship, community, and advocacy.

Website: https://umdamsa.wixsite.com/home

Email: umdamsaboard@gmail.com

   

Beyond Shelter

Description: Working to help and advocate for the homeless community in the DMV.    
Email: beyondshelter.umd@gmail.com    

 

The Care Office

Description: The CARE Office provides free, confidential advocacy and therapy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment, while simultaneously empowering the campus community to prevent violence through educational presentations, events, and outreach activities.     
Email: uhc-care-prevention@umd.edu    

 

CRD Center

Description: The Charles R. Drew Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Society” at the University of Maryland, College Park exists to provide students with information that will allow them to confidently and competitively approach the medical and allied-health fields. We believe that it is important to support, guide, and provide resources for underrepresented ethnic groups whose passions lie in the science and health fields. "The Charles R. Drew Pre-Medical/Health Society” is available to inform members of the services available to assist them in preparing for a career in a health field. This organization will also function as a support group providing assistance to the community as a whole.     
Email: charlesrdrewsecretary@gmail.com    

 

Doctors Without Boarders

Description: From their early days responding to famine in Ethiopia to war in the former Yugoslavia, and to genocide in Rwanda, Doctors Without Borders has grown into a medical movement of more than 30,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, and administrators. They treat patients in some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world. As a student chapter, we mirror this diversity and appeal to every major! We are passionate about becoming a part of a vital movement- a mission that seeks to provide urgent medical care to people who need it the most.
 

For more information on Doctors Without Borders, please check out: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
Fill out our interest form:
https://forms.gle/YiDQQ5htKUd2osP9A   
Email: umd@msfchapter.org    


 

Education Abroad

Description: Education Abroad provides international, academically-based experiences in support of students’ personal, professional, and intellectual development.    
Email: educationabroad@umd.edu    
 

ESG

Description: Eta Sigma Gamma is the only National Professional Honorary in Health Education. Since being revitalized in 2017, the Epsilon Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) has proudly excelled in the areas of service, academics, and membership growth. Through our philanthropy and social activities, members find lifetime friendships and valuable connections for the future.

Insta: @epsilonesg

Email: epsilonesg@gmail.com 

Website: https://terplink.umd.edu/organization/etasigmagamma   

FMSC

Description: Families are the foundation of society and the public’s health. The vision of the Department of Family Science is to promote the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of all families in order to eliminate the burden of disease and health disparities, and to foster resilience and social justice. We aim to be a recognized leader in family health, defined as the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of all families. Our faculty members are committed to high-impact scholarship on family health which can inform public policy and human services delivery. Our students are the next generation of investigators, practitioners, and policy leaders who can tackle the complex health challenges facing families.    
Email: koliver3@umd.edu    

 

Gymkana

Description: Gymkana is a gymnastics and acrobatics show team that promotes healthy choices to its audiences through its exciting performances.  No experience is necessary to join.      


 

Human Physiology Lab

Description: The Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory is housed within the SPH Department of Kinesiology and serves to expand our understanding of human physiology at the intersection of sex, race, and the benefits of physical activity, with a focus on the vascular system (arteries). Ongoing research investigates the influence of inflammation, fitness, and hormones on physiological differences within the vascular system between men and women of different racial/ethnic backgrounds. Additionally, in line with our research vision, we plan to address the role of exercise in chronic disease prevention, with emphasis on postmenopausal women.    
Email: hipl.research@umd.edu    

 

KSO

Description: The organization's goal is to build a community among the Kinesiology students and department. We will help students succeed through career development events and studying opportunities with experienced club members. We will enhance the sense of community by holding service and volunteer events. In addition, we will have social events for students to network with each other, professors, and other members of the Kinesiology department.    


Email: ksoumd@gmail.com 
GroupMe: https://groupme.com/join_group/58014326/zkhDsQQE  
TerpLink: https://terplink.umd.edu/organization/kinesiology-student-organization
Instagram: @ksoumd


 

LGBTQ+ Students & Allies

Description: LGBTQ-SAPH promotes LGBTQ+ health equity and social justice by engaging in research, advocacy, education and leadership projects and initiatives at UMD and beyond while centering intersectional identities and practices in the organization’s efforts.    

 

 

Email: Jsalerno@umd.edu
Website: http://go.umd.edu/lgbtq-saph


 

SPH Grad. School

Description: Learn more about the graduate degree programs at the University of Maryland that will prepare you for the career you seek in public health.
    
Email:sph-grad-admissions@umd.edu
UMD-SPH Graduate Programs viewbook: https://spark.adobe.com/page/tvUvcaMSVSV7j/

 

PHBB

Description: Public Health Beyond Borders (PHBB) consists of a globally-minded group of students aiming to address health needs in partnering communities. The overall mission of the organization is to reduce health disparities around the world and increase awareness about good health practices while exposing undergraduate and graduate students to opportunities for responsible global development work through faculty-mentored international trips. We currently have three international partner communities in Peru, Sierra Leone, and India as well as a local project in Langley Park, Maryland.    
Email: Phbbumd@gmail.com    

 

 

PHSC Ambassadors

Description: PHSC Student Ambassadors assist prospective students in the enrollment process and represent the Public Health Science program (PHSC) at various outreach activities and events.

Email: jms15@umd.edu

 

SHAC

Description: The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a student voice to the University Health Center staff and administration.SHAC members are available to listen to comments, suggestions, complaints, or compliments about the University Health Center. SHAC also monitors and regularly reports on the University Health Center’s ongoing American College Health Association Patient Satisfaction and Assessment Survey. SHAC works closely with the Director of the University Health Center to help resolve any complaints. Aside from their liaison duties, SHAC gets involved in some outreach programming to support campus wellbeing.

Email: shac.umd@gmail.com
Website: https://health.umd.edu/about-us/student-health-advisory-committee-shac


 

SEIPH

Description: Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH) is the student organization for the Public Health Science major at the University of Maryland. Our goal is to make our members informed about issues that are prevalent in Prince George's county, as well as the United States as a whole. Our mission is to build a community among Public Health Science students; serve the community through public health outreach and activities; provide networking opportunities to members; develop leadership and management skills. We will work on understanding the intricacies of various public health issues by listening to knowledgeable speakers, participating in open panel discussions, taking part in community service and hosting events that raise money and awareness.    
Email: seiph.umcp@gmail.com

Insta: instagram.com/seiph.umcp
Website: https://sph.umd.edu/student-opportunities/student-organizations-honor-societies-and-honor-programs/students-engaged-public-health 


 

STEP

Description: The STEP Program is a professional training program designed to help students gain practical knowledge and develop essential skills to succeed in the "world of work." Through a series of workforce training workshops, students will enhance their competencies in communication, leadership, and teamwork in a professional environment.     
Email:sph-step@umd.edu    
Website: go.umd.edu/STEP
 

UAEM

Description: UAEM at UMD is a group of dedicated students who passionately believe in social justice and health equity. Our mission is to promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms around academic patenting and licensing, ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide, and empower students to respond to access and innovation crisis. We work through different committees focused on health disparities, access to insulin, vaccine equity, and policy-based solutions. Our members have helped organize large DC rallies to bring awareness to important issues, engaged the campus community by hosting panels on public health topics, and facilitated discussions with university administration on implementing a more equitable health licensing policy. 
Email: uaem.umd@gmail.com    

 

Rec Well

Description: University of Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) offers a wide variety of programs/ facilities and classes to encourage the UMD Active Terp community to be active and live well.     

Email: rowhb@umd.edu    

 

UTEAM

Description: Teaching Assistant Opportunities and Training
Email: sph-uteam@umd.edu    

 

AMWA

Description: American Medical Women's Association is an organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine, advocating for equity, and improving women’s health through various outreach, education, and leadership efforts/ events.

Email: umd.amwa@gmail.com

Facebook: @AMWAUMD 

Instagram: @AMWAUMD 

GroupMe: https://groupme.com/join_group/62576066/DQsxncxx

 

PHSC

Description: PHACE is a student-led organization that focuses on providing accurate and current information on public health issues that affect our communities and educating students on the ways they can be civically engaged.    

 

 

 

Email: asangrau@terpmail.umd.edu    

 

Public Health Beyond Borders

Description: Public Health Beyond Borders (PHBB) consists of a globally-minded group of students aiming to address health needs in partnering communities. The overall mission of the organization is to reduce health disparities around the world and increase awareness about good health practices while exposing undergraduate and graduate students to opportunities for responsible global development work through faculty-mentored international trips. We currently have three international partner communities in Peru, Sierra Leone, and India as well as a local project in Langley Park, Maryland.    

Email: phbbumd@gmail.com    

  

Public Health Science

Description: Public Health Science Internship & Independent Study Programs    

Email: nsmith10@umd.edu    

 

Pre-Physical Therapy

Description: The Pre-Physical Therapy Association gives students the opportunity to discover various aspects of PT as a career, as well as the undergraduate requirements needed for graduate school. Our goal is to be an effective organization that guides its members to become competitive candidates for PT school. We prepare our members by organizing meetings regarding GREs, PT school applications, resumes, community service, different paths in the PT field, plus much more!

Email: umdprepta@gmail.com    

 

UAEM

Description: UAEM at UMD is a group of dedicated students who passionately believe in social justice and health equity. Our mission is to promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms around academic patenting and licensing, ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide, and empower students to respond to access and innovation crisis. 

Email: uaem.umd@gmail.com