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New Group Forming: Artists’ Alliance

An affinity group for UMB professionals who are balancing their work and creative lives is being formed called Artists’ Alliance.

Are you a singer? A writer? A poet? A sculptor? An artist of any stripe? Balancing creative endeavors with working full time can be challenge. Join your colleagues for monthly brown-bag lunches as we explore ways to make time for art, fight resistance and self-doubt, hold each other accountable to our creative goals, and celebrate our artistic successes!

The Artists’ Alliance Group will meet in Room 203 of the SMC Campus Center on the first Friday of every month from September to April. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information, please contact Erin Hagar at ehagar@umaryland.edu or 410-706-4591.

You also can visit the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture website for more information about the University’s involvement in the arts.

Alice PowellBulletin Board, People, University LifeAugust 9, 20180 comments
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UMB Night at the Ballpark Set for Sept. 14

Join us for UMB Night at the Ballpark on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:05 p.m. Watch the Baltimore Orioles face the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards and enjoy fireworks and music after the game.

Click here to purchase tickets and check pricing and seating options.

For questions or accessible seating options, call 888-848-BIRD (2473) and ask for the Ticket Services team. Tickets posted for re-sale are subject to cancellation. This offer is not valid at the box office.

Alice PowellBulletin Board, For B'more, People, University LifeAugust 9, 20180 comments
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‘Jazz in the Streets’ Is Coming

Free jazz and rhythm and blues concerts are coming to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

Thanks to a partnership between UMB’s The Grid, the UM BioPark, UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture, the Finn Group, and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks, “Jazz in the Streets” will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23, and Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the lawn across from the BioPark.

The Craig Alston Syndicate and DJ P Drama are the featured artists Aug. 23.

In addition to the featured artists, food trucks and more will be offered. So bring a lawn chair and join us for the concerts in the 800 block of West Baltimore Street that are open to the entire family. Smoking and alcohol is prohibited.

See The Elm Common Calendar for event details.

Kristi McGuireBulletin Board, Collaboration, For B'more, Global & Community EngagementAugust 8, 20180 comments
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July-August President’s Message

Check out the July-August issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on immigrants’ rights and how Maryland Carey Law is helping secure them; a Q&A with new Police Chief Alice Cary; a preview of Campus Life Services’ Welcome Month; a recap of Project SEARCH’s graduation, and a new alignment for UMB’s overall commencement; stories on UMBrella scholarships and Teaching with Technology Day; a look ahead to Dr. Perman’s Sept. 18 Q&A; and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

Click here to read the full message.

Chris ZangABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGAAugust 7, 20180 comments
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Four Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Support Program II Grants

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been awarded Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) grants funded through the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). UMSON’S grant awards total nearly $2 million.

NSP II grants aid in increasing the capacity of nurses in Maryland by implementing statewide initiatives to grow the number of nurses prepared to serve effectively in faculty roles. MHEC offers a number of educational grant programs, funded by state general funds, special funds, and federal funds, designed to address Maryland’s economic and workforce development needs, campus reform initiatives, student preparation for post-secondary education, faculty and student diversity goals, and teacher professional development objectives.

“We are thrilled that UMSON has received NSP II grant support for four significant and quite varied projects, each of which will help address Maryland’s need for a well-educated and well-prepared nursing workforce. These projects expand opportunities for seamless progression of Maryland high school students into nursing careers, increase the number of highly qualified clinical preceptors, build further expertise in quality improvement and evidence-based practices, and create a Maryland Nursing Workforce Center to ensure appropriate data for future decision-making,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We are grateful to the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission for its generous support of nursing research and the Maryland Higher Education Commission for its leadership in administering the NSP II initiative. Together we are ensuring that Maryland’s residents have access to excellent health care now and in the years ahead.”

The NSP II grants awarded to UMSON beginning in Fiscal Year 2019 include:

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor – Advancing Implementation Science Education project ($698,995, three years): The Advancing Implementation Science Education (AdvISE) project will expand statewide capacity in improvement science and quality improvement (QI) expertise. Implementation science expertise is a necessary foundation in expanding the effectiveness and impact of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students’ quality improvement projects. Implementation science and QI expertise is needed to increase evidence-based practices, which will improve the quality and safety of health care delivery and reduce moral distress and burnout among registered nurses. Through this project, Bingham and the AdvISE Steering Committee seek to advance faculty implementation science and QI knowledge and skills. This project also will aid faculty in effectively guiding and educating DNP students on how to develop, implement, and evaluate QI initiatives.

Shannon Idzik, DNP ’10, MS, ’03, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program – Continuation of Statewide Preceptor Modules for APRNs ($359,211, three years): Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) programs across Maryland struggle to identify enough preceptors to meet the growing needs of the program. Additionally, many active preceptors feel challenged in acquiring the skills needed to adequately mentor APRN students in a positive way. During the first cycle of funding, Idzik and colleagues created online learning modules and an in-person simulation to educate preceptors around the state. Through this continuation grant, Idzik seeks to recruit and educate more than 300 preceptors, who receive 11 continuing education units upon completion of the program requirements.

Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE, assistant professor and associate dean for the baccalaureate program – PTECH at Dunbar High School for Health Professions with Baltimore City Community College ($629,919, three years): Through the NSP II grant, Trocky and UMSON aim to improve opportunities to develop a diverse and competent professional nursing workforce to care for patients in Maryland. UMSON plans to extend the Pathways in Technology Early College High (PTECH) program at East Baltimore’s Dunbar High School and use it as a pipeline to prepare and send students to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). After graduating from BCCC with an ADN, students can enroll at UMSON to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The mentoring program will offer students academic support, an overview of the nursing field, and financial aid options, and is designed to improve career options and employment prospects for students.

Rebecca Wiseman, PhD ’93, RN, associate professor and chair of the University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove – Establishing the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center ($265,467, two years): The Institute of Medicine’s 2018 Future of Nursing report recommended improving collection methods of workforce data. Currently, data about the nursing workforce in Maryland available to nursing agencies and organizations is lacking. In planning for future workforce needs and to measure the success of programs and initiatives, it is essential to have an accurate and comprehensive data set. Through this project, Wiseman seeks to establish the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore to be responsible for compiling and reporting relevant data.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University Life, USGAAugust 6, 20180 comments
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Donate to the UMB Staff Senate’s School Supply Drive

The UMB Staff Senate’s Community Outreach Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Community Engagement, is collecting school supplies for James McHenry Elementary and the UMB CURE Scholars. Look for collection bins in your building. If you can collect for your department or building, please email Lois Warner at Lwarn002@umaryland.edu.

Donations can be brought to the Saratoga Building, 220 N. Arch St., 14th Floor, Room 03-168.

Donations Requested

  • Rulers
  • Pens
  • Binders
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Backpacks
  • Tab dividers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Protractors and compasses
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Pocket folders
  • Scissors
  • One-subject notebooks
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Tissues and hand sanitizer

The last day to donate is Wednesday, Sept. 12, and you are encouraged to take advantage of tax-free shopping week Aug. 12-18.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click here.

Mary PhelanBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, UMB News, University LifeJuly 30, 20180 comments
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Baltimore Grand Garage – Entrance Closure

The Paca Street entrance will be closed from 6 p.m. to midnight on today and tomorrow so scaffolding can be erected. The Fayette Street entrance will be open during those hours to accommodate the disruption.

Parkers also have the option of using the Pearl Street Garage (closes at 11:30 p.m.) or the Plaza Garage (open 24 hours), but vehicles must exit both before 9 a.m. the following morning.

Questions or concerns? Contact Brian Simmons.

Dana RampollaBulletin Board, On the Move, People, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeJuly 27, 20180 comments
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Physical and Occupational Therapy at Camden Yards

Board-certified physical and occupational therapists from University of Maryland Orthopaedics provide care for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions in adults and children. Our Camden Yards office is conveniently located within walking distance to campus, and appointments are available within one week.

Call 667-214-1660 or visit umortho.org for more information.

Merideth MarrBulletin Board, Clinical Care, People, University LifeJuly 27, 20180 comments
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UM Shuttle Discontinuing Two Stops

In the coming weeks, the 701 BioPark/Midtown Medical Center shuttle will not service Stop 6 at Washington Boulevard and Emory Street. Stop 6 is being discontinued because of safety concerns. Stop 5 (Greene and Pratt streets) and Stop 7 (Washington and Martin Luther King boulevards) will be alternative options.

Likewise, the 702 Mount Vernon shuttle will not service Stop 24 at St. Paul and Saratoga streets. Stop 24 is being discontinued because of a mandate by the city. Stop 23 (St. Paul and Mulberry streets) and Stop 25 (St. Paul and Lexington streets) will be alternative options.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to riders of UM shuttle.

Dana RampollaBulletin Board, On the Move, UMB News, University Administration, University Life, USGAJuly 26, 20180 comments
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Nursing’s Idzik Selected to AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Shannon Idzik, DNP ’10, MS, ’03, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been selected as a fellow in the 2018 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)-Wharton Executive Leadership Program, Aug. 6-9 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Participants come from 19 states and represent an array of institution types, including small, private, public, and large academic health centers.

The program will be taught by faculty from Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania’s business school, who will present relevant and timely content designed to advance academic administrators to a higher level of leadership. It is open to deans/directors and associate deans/directors from AACN member schools who currently serve as the chief or associate chief nursing academic officer. Fellows must also demonstrate that they have progressive experience in academic administrative roles and positions and that their professional goals are congruent with the aims of the program.

“I am honored to join this impressive cohort of academic nursing leaders. Leadership development is a lifelong journey for all of us, and today, more than ever, we need a diverse set of skills,” Idzik said. “Building strategic relationships and leading change, innovation, entrepreneurship, and negotiation are all in a day’s work.”

Wharton is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world, and has more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually.

The AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program’s curriculum is designed to provide the concepts and tools needed to enhance leadership capacity and hone the skills that are essential to thrive and move forward strategically. Additionally, the content addresses issues around managing and leading change, influencing and galvanizing a diverse set of stakeholders, and building enterprising relationships in highly volatile environments. Fellows will leave the program equipped with an advanced set of negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills, as well as the confidence and ability to serve on or lead high-powered boards.

“We congratulate Dr. Idzik on being selected for this significant opportunity and applaud AACN and Wharton for their ongoing commitment to fostering leadership in academic nursing,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, who participated in the Executive Leadership Program in 2013. “Dr. Idzik has successfully led the significant growth and development of the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program and has been an active and influential participant in public policy issues related to advanced practice nursing at the state and national levels. I am certain that she will both benefit from and contribute to the leadership program and that it will prove invaluable to her ongoing development as an academic leader within the School of Nursing and the profession.”

AACN is the national voice for academic nursing representing 810 schools of nursing nationwide. It establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University Life, USGAJuly 26, 20180 comments
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UMB Extends Participation in Nissan LEAF Program; Grant Improves to $5,000

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has extended its participation in a program offering a significant rebate on the purchase of an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle, and the rebate has been bumped up to $5,000.

Through Sept. 30, 2018, UMB faculty, staff, students, and alumni can receive a $5,000 rebate on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of a 2018 Nissan LEAF. Federal and state rebates are available as well.

To receive the incentive, download and bring a copy of both pages of the flyer linked here and proof of your University affiliation to a participating local Nissan dealership. Read the flyer to learn about the key features of the 2018 Nissan LEAF and visit Nissan’s website to learn more about the car or to find a dealer near you.

UMB has 18 120-volt or 240-volt elective vehicle charging stations (serving 36 cars) spread throughout our parking garages. The Baltimore region as a whole provides more than 200 charge station locations, and as electric vehicle popularity increases, the number of charging stations is expected to increase as well.

If you have questions about the program or charging electric vehicles on campus, please email Karen Park or call her at 410-706-2998.

Karen ParkBulletin Board, Technology, UMB News, University LifeJuly 25, 20180 comments
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Nursing Awarded Additional Funding for Nurse Anesthesia Trainee Program

Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, associate professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia specialty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded additional funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue the school’s nurse anesthetist traineeship program. HRSA has increased the amount of the grant award to $78,111.

The trainee program aims to produce a more culturally competent and sensitive Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist workforce through proper education. Recipients of the grant are full-time nurse anesthesia students who have pledged to serve the medically underserved upon graduation, and the grant covers the cost of their tuition, books, and fees. Approximately 30 percent of all nurse anesthesia programs nationwide receive funding through this grant.

“This grant, which we’ve received for the past 11 years, is important because it helps offset the significant financial burden undertaken by full-time students who are completing a three-year doctoral plan of study,” Pellegrini said. “The grant is important not only to our students, but also to the school because it recognizes the Nurse Anesthesia program as one that promotes diversity and trains nurse anesthetists to work in areas that support the mission of HRSA. This includes meeting the needs of geographically isolated and economically or medically underserved populations.”

HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the primary federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the workforce, building healthy communities, and achieving health equity. Its programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated or economically or medically vulnerable.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, UMB News, University Life, USGAJuly 17, 20180 comments
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