August 14, 2012

The University of Maryland School of Public Health has admitted four Commissioned Corps officers from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) as students in its Certificate in Global Health program. This group will be the fourth sent through the RADM Jerrold M. Michael Fellowship, a partnership between the school and the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health, which funds half of the certificate for the officers.

"This fellowship program is a great demonstration of the growing partnership between our School of Public Health and the U.S. Public Health Service," says Maryland Dean Jane Clark. "This year we've collaborated with the USPHS Commissioned Officers Foundation on community-based health promotion efforts and co-sponsored the USPHS annual scientific and training symposium. We look forward to continuing this fellowship and providing future educational trainings tailored for the USPHS as part of our participation in the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center."

"We are pleased to welcome these Commissioned Corps officers to our global health program," says Dr. Colleen Farmer, assistant dean for undergraduate education at the School of Public Health. "It is a mutually beneficial partnership because our students learn from interacting with these seasoned public health officers, and we are proud that our program provides training to support their ability to analyze and respond to major global health issues."

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