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President Biden Delivers Remarks on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program

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UMD Part of New National Initiative Using Trusted Barbers and Stylists to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination in Communities of Color

Shots at the Shop, a new White House-backed partnership between the University of Maryland’s Maryland Center for Health Equity, the Black Coalition Against COVID and the beauty and personal care brand SheaMoisture to recruit 1,000 Black-owned barbershop and hair salons nationwide to encourage people of color to get COVID-19 vaccinations—even on-site. 

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Patron receives a COVID vaccine at the Shop Spa

Barbershops to Cut Through Vaccine Hesitancy

President Biden today announced the formation of a White House-backed partnership between the University of Maryland’s Maryland Center for Health Equity, the Black Coalition Against COVID and the personal-care company SheaMoisture to recruit 1,000 Black-owned barbershops and hair salons nationwide to encourage people of color to get COVID-19 vaccinations—even on site. 
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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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