Program Schedule

Posters will be open from 10:30 AM–2:00 PM with lunch provided for registrants. Poster awards will be presented at 3:30 PM, immediately after Dr. Carmona's Public Health Grand Rounds presentation.

7:30 AM
Grand Ballroom lounge

Registration Begins

Coffee available.

8:45 AM–9:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks
Jane E. Clark, PhD, Dean, University of Maryland School of Public Health

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Gerard M. Farrell, Captain US Navy (Retired), Executive Director, US Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation

9:15 AM–10:30 AM

Keynote Lecture and Discussion
Building Leadership Teams to Address Critical Needs in Public Health
Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD

This lecture is part of the Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series.

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Affordable Care Act Implementation: 
Intended and Unintended Consequences for Public Health

Chair: Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Maryland Center for Health Equity, UMD SPH with Co-Chairs: Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, UMB, and Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, UMB School of Medicine (SOM)

The panel will address progress in the Health Enterprise Zones of the State and how they can serve as training and research sites for improvement in public health of the populations. The panelists will describe how tools, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, can be used to identify populations with specific needs and how such tools require the interdisciplinary efforts of teams to analyze the information available. The panel will also discuss the role of comparative effectiveness research in informing decisions in ACA implementation.

10:30 AM–2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom 
Poster Session
Meet students and faculty and explore research on diverse public health topics. Poster session opens at 10:30 AM and closes at 2:00 PM. Awards will be given to the best student-presented posters at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium immediately following the keynote lecture by Surgeon General Richard Carmona.
11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Grand Ballroom 
Lunch during Poster Session 
Buffet lunch.
12–12:50 PM
Prince George's Room
HIV/AIDS: Local/Global Public Health Approaches
Chair: Bradley Boekeloo, PhD, UMD Prevention Research Center
Derek Spencer, MS, CRNP, executive director of the Institute of Human Virology Jacques Initiative, UMB
The panel will discuss the advances and challenges of conducting research and bringing information to populations as diverse as college students, communities in the U.S. and those abroad in HIV/AIDS.
1–1:50 PM
Advances in Cancer Prevention and Control
Co-chairs: Cheryl L. Holt, PhD, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, UMD SPH; Joanne Dorgan, PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, UMB
with panelist William A. Blattner, MD, Institute of Human Virology
Panelists will describe the richness of their research collaborations in the area of cancer control, which include efforts of the Cancer Epidemiology Alliance Group to work with the state health department, provide joint survey programs in survey methodology, and develop collaborative proposals on cancer screening.
1–1:50 PM 
Prince George's Room
Physical Activity: the Magic "Pill" for Chronic Disease Prevention?
Chair: J. Carson Smith, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, UMD SPH with panelists
James M. Hagberg, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology, UMD SPH and 
Richard F. Macko, MD, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence in Exercise and Robotics, UMB SOM
Panelists will discuss their progress across both campuses in developing large–scale community based research proposals on physical activity, developing relationships with clinical research participants at a retirement community, the integration of research in physical activity with that in epidemiology and the critical role of graduate and undergraduate students in advancing research in the effects of physical activity in public health.
2–2:15 PM
Sponsored by Delta Omega, the honorary society for graduate studies in public health
2:15–3:30 PM

Keynote Lecture and Discussion
The Future of Tobacco Control

Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH FACS
This lecture is part of the Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series.

Panel discussants include: 
David Ashley, PhD, (Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service) FDA Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Science
Kathleen Hoke, JD, Director, Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation & Advocacy, UMB Carey School of Law
Pamela I. Clark, PhD, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, UMD SPH(invited)

Moderator: Ira Chinoy, PhD, Associate Dean of the UMD Philip Merrill College of Journalism

3:30 PM–3:45 PM
Awards Presentation