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Still from "If Anything Happens I Love You"
Short Film, Big Impact
When "If Anything Happens I Love You," a moving depiction of grief in the aftermath of gun violence, won Best Animated Short Film, writers and directors Will McCormack and Michael Govier shouted out a pair of contributing University of Maryland alums in their acceptance speech: Sophie Yan ’10, associate director of cultural engagement at Everytown for Gun Safety, and Noelle Roy ’16, a publicist at Wolf | Kasteler Public Relations.
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Dr. Don Milton gives President Darryll J. Pines a lab tour
$2.5M Gift Funds Influenza and COVID-19 Prevention Research
A new $2,539,000 gift from Flu Lab will support a study by Dr. Don Milton, professor of applied environmental health, on the potential for a resurgence later this year of influenza—which practically disappeared in many parts of the world during the pandemic—and on how flu could interact with the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Learning From the Lessons of 2020
A year that exposed how our health intertwines with everything from racism to social media misinformation taught valuable lessons that shouldn’t be lost amid the relief of increasing vaccinations against COVID-19. That’s why the eighth annual Public Health Research at Maryland forum, which takes place tomorrow through Thursday, will focus on how what we learned about personal, mental and societal health can shape our approaches to pandemics, social injustice, climate change and other challenges.
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