April 3, 2017

Join the School of Public Health in celebrating National Public Health Week 2017 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We're celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. You may attend the following events this week:


Health Lab @ Light City Baltimore

Monday April 3, 8:00 am
Location: MET Columbus Center, 701 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202

Join the Health Advocates In-Reach and Research Campaign (HAIR) at Light City Baltimore's Health Lab. Advocates from HAIR will deliver a presentation titled "Mobilizing Black Barbershops and Salons to Promote Healthier Communities." The presentation will feature Shawnta Jackson, Community Health Manager at the Maryland Center for Health Equity; Fred Spry, owner of The Shop; and Troy Staton, master barber and founder of the LuvsArt Project at New Beginnings Unisex Barbershop.

More information about HealthLab @ Lightcity presented by Kaiser Permanente available here.

Forum: The New Face of Tobacco
Tuesday, April 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Friedgen Family Student Lounge

Graduate Students of Public Health presents "The New Face of Tobacco", an academic forum focused on the latest policy related to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookah and other current health policies. Expert panelists will share their research in the field.

This event is opened to all students on campus and will be held in SPH on April 4th from 1-2:30pm in the SPH Friedgen Family Student Lounge.

Association of Graduate Students in Public Health (GSPH)
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Public Health Research @ Maryland 2017
Thursday, April 6, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

Join us for the fifth annual Public Health Research @ Maryland day! Explore and learn about recent advances in public health, ongoing research opportunities and the potential for new collaborations between the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and other academic, community, state and federal partners. This marquee event features poster presentations by more than 100 researchers from across the University of Maryland campuses, as well as from outside institutions. Typically, more than 500 attendees participate in PHRM, hearing dynamic presentations and panel discussions on important public health topics. 

Visit the PHRM website for the full information on prior events. 

Directions to Stamp Student Union

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, and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health. 

Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) Eighth Annual Global Health Conference
Thursday, April 6 – 9
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

Co-Sponsored by UMD School of Public Health, the CUGH Annual Conference has become the world's leading academic global health conference. The meeting brings together committed leaders, professionals, educators, students from diverse fields of study including engineering, business, law, policy, natural sciences, nursing, public health, medicine, and environmental studies to explore, discuss and critically assess the global health landscape. 

This year’s theme, Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership and Sustainability in Global Health, reflects the growing realization that our physical and planetary health are inextricably linked. World-class speakers will address topics that include: planetary health; governance and political decision-making; health systems and human resources; women’s health; non-communicable diseases and social determinants of health; and infectious diseases.

Learn more about the conference here.

APHA 1 Billion Steps Challenge
January 9 – April 9

Join the UMD SPH Stepper team for APHA’s 1 Billion Steps challenge: go.umd.edu/umdsphsteppers