Presentations and Panels

Keynote Lecture and Discussion  

Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH FACS: The Future of Tobacco Control

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

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.

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.


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.


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.