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.

The events taking place in the Atrium, including the opening session and keynote by Dr. Fauci will be livestreamed at

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 D. Lushniak, M.D., MPH, Dean and Professor, 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 Session

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

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

Maura Dwyer, DrPH, MPH, Director, Office of Data, Systems Integration and New Initiatives, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Ernest Carter MD, Ph.D., Deputy Health Officer, Prince George's County Department of Health

Courtney Aklin, Ph.D., Chief of Staff, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities 

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

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Prince George's Room

Networking and Collaborating
Co-Moderated by:
Ann Gruber-Baldini, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
Amy Lewin, Psy.D., University of Maryland School of Public Health

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

12:00- 2:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Lunch Buffet

12:30-2:45 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Poster Session and Discussions

3:15-4:15 p.m.


Keynote Lecture

Zika Virus in the Americas, 2015-2017

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.

Prince George's Room

Reception and announcement of student poster awards and student photo contest winners