Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

Center for trafficking survivors joins school of public health

By Alexander Tuerk  A center for survivors of sex and labor trafficking will join the school of public health (SPH) this month, bolstering the center’s mission with the university’s research capabilities. The Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment, or SAFE, Center announced the move on March 12. According to their website, the SAFE Center provides “survivor-centered and trauma-informed services” for survivors of trafficking, as well as … Continue reading Center for trafficking survivors joins school of public health

University public health researchers develop health literacy app for minority populations

By Maristela Romero Public health researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a new smartphone app to provide more accessible health information to African-American and Spanish-speaking communities. The four-year project received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine to bridge the health literacy gap within these minority populations. In 2018, the Pew Research Center conducted a … Continue reading University public health researchers develop health literacy app for minority populations

Grand Rounds lecture series discusses how healthcare system can prevent sexual violence

The University of Maryland’s School of Public Health hosted a lecture Wednesday to educate students and faculty members on intimate partner violence issues from a public health standpoint. Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell’s lecture, titled “Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Problem: Healing from Trauma as Secondary Prevention,” focused on studies of domestic violence and raised the question of how well our preventative healthcare system is … Continue reading Grand Rounds lecture series discusses how healthcare system can prevent sexual violence

New dean of School of Public Health to start in spring semester

Dr. Boris D. Lushniak will officially begin his term as dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health Jan. 9. Lushniak currently works at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda. He has experience working in the field of epidemiology, developing health policy and advocating for prevention, health and wellness in communities. Before becoming a part of the USUHS community, … Continue reading New dean of School of Public Health to start in spring semester