The University of Maryland is one of the latest institutions to partner with the Peace Corps to offer an undergraduate certificate program called Peace Corps Prep. Combining targeted coursework with hands-on experience, the new program will prepare undergraduate students with the skills needed to become a successful Peace Corps volunteer.
Deliya Banda Wesley, PhD ’11, was appointed last month to the newly created position of senior director of health equity at Mathematica. The company works with healthcare stakeholders in the public and private sectors to adapt health information technologies to better address the needs of underserved communities. Dr. Wesley will lead the development of a robust health equity practice and a diverse portfolio of government and philanthropic clients.
Behavioral and Community Health Professor Cheryl Knott will bring her deep expertise developing behavioral intervention programs to prevent cancer to her new role as editor-in-chief of the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine.
Karen Mackey, a Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics retiree, has been gardening since high school with her mother. She loves the beautiful blooms, vivid colors and seasonal fruits of her home garden, which she has been cultivating for 25 years since first buying their home.
For many people, seeking mental health treatment can be a challenging process; for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these struggles are exacerbated by experiences of oppression and/or insensitivity by people they encounter in the health care system. Dr. Richard Shin (he/him), an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, is focused specifically on these issues, with a commitment to advocating for social justice within psychology and other mental health professions.