Public Health Research@Maryland 2017 will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union. The day-long event will feature speakers and panel discussions on the theme: Acting for Health Equity. PHRM 2017 will also showcase dozens of research posters that display student, faculty, and external researchers' work, will include a photo contest open to all participants, and will host networking tables to stimulate collaborations.

8:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom Lounge

Registration Begins

9:00 AM–9:30 AM


Welcoming Remarks 

Wallace Loh, Ph.D., J.D., President of the University of Maryland, College Park

Jay Perman, M.D., President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore

Boris Lushniak, M.D., MPH, Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Public Health

E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland; John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distingushed Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jay S. Magaziner, Ph.D., M.S.Hyg., Professor and Chair, Department Of Epidemiology & Public Health; Director, Center for Research on Aging

9:30 AM–11:00 AM


Opening Lecture

Achieving Health Equity: Perspectives from Public Health Practice, Research and Minority Health

Wendy Lane, M.D., MPH, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Public Health

Leana S. Wen MD, MSc, Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

J. Nadine Gracia MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Department of Health

Courtney Aklin PhD, Chief of Staff, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities 

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Networking and Collaborating
Moderated by: Ann Gruber-Baldini, Ph.D. and Amy Lewin, Psy.D.

Potential networking topics:

Behavioral/Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Physical Activity and Public Health Outcomes
Health Literacy
Framework for Culture of Health
Population Science Research and Cancer Prevention
Maternal and Child Health Collaborative
Population Health
Tobacco Control and Prevention
Communicable Diseases
Non-Communicable Diseases
Research Data Center
Smart Cities Initiative

Orientation to Selected Research Resources

Potential discussions of relevance to eliminating health disparities: Maternal and Child Health Innovations; Vaccines and Public Trust; Enhancing In-Home and In-Community Care and Support; Integration of Behavioral and Oral Health in Primary Care)

12:00- 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet

12:30-2:45 p.m.

Poster Session and Discussions

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.,
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Sandra C. Quinn, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Public Health
Mary-Claire Roghmann, M.D., M.S., University of Maryland School of Medicine

4:30- 5:30 p.m. Reception and Announcement of Student Poster Awards