As interim chair, Dr. Green will provide academic and strategic leadership and advance the teaching, research, service and outreach missions of the department and School of Public Health. She will succeed Dr. Craig Fryer, who has graciously served as interim chair for more than two years, on December 31.
Named for the late university supporter and Washington-area publisher, the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program recognizes top graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and the professors and K-12 teachers who mentored them.
McCullers, a behavioral and community health doctoral student with the School of Public Health and health equity research associate at Medstar Health, is one of 30 winners nationwide to win the award from Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech.
The University of Maryland Alumni Association will honor Alumni Alyssa T. Krumlauf, Ph.D. '15, with the Spirit of Maryland Award and Veeraj Shah '21 with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award during its annual "A Celebration of Terps: Featuring The Maryland Awards" event on November 10, 2023 in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.
Professor Cheryl Knott and University of Connecticut Associate Professor Debarchana Ghosh will develop a measure of county-level structural racism and discrimination as part of a five-year study that aims to fill a gap in preventive cancer-related research in historically underserved communities.
The Mickey Dale Family Foundation has donated $60,000 to the School of Public Health to establish a graduate fellowship that supports students working to understand and subsequently transform attitudes and practices around organ, tissue and cell transplantation in the United States.
Professor Jie Chen and her research team will analyze Medicare claims data to investigate if health information technology reduces unnecessary emergency department visits, hospitalizations and hospital readmissions for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD)—conditions that cost an estimated $321 billion in the U.S. last year.
Totalling $75,000, the funding program is designed to support collaborative, multidisciplinary public health research that enriches lives. Research topics includes racism, mental health and mucosal immunity.