Public Health Research@Maryland 2017
Explore and learn about recent advances in public health, ongoing research opportunities and the potential for new collaborations between the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and other state and regional community, public health and academic partners. Researchers from diverse disciplines are invited to submit posters in support of this year’s theme—Action for Health Equity —which will focus on strategies to reduce health disparities and build a stronger movement for health equity. Participants may also submit photographs in our first PHR@M photo contest.
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017
PARKING: Parking information (closest parking is Union Lane Garage)
The 2016 Public Health Research@Maryland, with the theme From Community Engagement to Population Health, hosted more than 450 people.The goal was to showcase research collaborations supported by SPH and other public health institutions. Many of the featured panelists and speakers discussed the role of community-based health in public health campaigns. Dr. Dean Schillinger, professor in the UCSF School of Medicine and international, was one of the keynote speakers. He gave a presentation about a youth-led health literacy campaign to raise awareness about pre-diabetes in children of color. This campaign featured poetry and music from young activists from different communities.
On April 9, 2015, more than 550 attendees participated in the third annual Public Health Research@ Maryland day, held at the Stamp Student Union. The year’s theme, The Changing Climate and Health, which focused on how climate change and health care reform are changing population health, brought together leading researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore campuses, along with experts from county, state and federal health agencies, private research and consulting organizations, non-profit organizations and corporate entities.
The second annual Public Research @Maryland Day was held on Tuesday April 8, 2014. With a focus on “Leadership for 21st Century Public Health,” the event recognized contemporary leaders in public health working on issues such as obesity prevention, heath care access, behavioral health, infectious disease and cancer prevention. We also celebrated the 50 years of progress made since the first Surgeon General's report on Smoking and Health in 1964 in reducing diseases and deaths due to tobacco product use. The event benefited from co-sponsorship by the Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health.
On April 4, 2013, the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, launched the first annual Public Health Research@Maryland day. The event was part of the “MPowering the State” initiative, a partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and College Park campuses designed to maximize strengths and resources through linking programs and forming collaborations. Over 400 participants attended.
Public Health Research@Maryland day is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Public Health (in College Park) and by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (in Baltimore), with support from MPowering the State, and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health.