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Everyman Theatre Offers 20 Percent UMB Discount on Tickets

Everyman Theatre is offering UMB faculty, staff, and students 20 percent off tickets.

Everyman Theatre is a professional theater with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Each season of plays is carefully curated to foster a diverse range of human experiences found in a mix of dramas and comedies selected from timeless classics to world premieres.

The UMB discount offer is valid until June 10, 2018. Use the discount code UMB18 when making your purchase (excludes previews and opening-night performances).

Click here to buy tickets.

The theater’s current play, Aubergine, runs through April 15. The next play, The Book of Joseph, is scheduled to run May 9 to June 10.  Click here for more details.

Alice PowellBulletin Board, For B'more, People, University LifeMarch 15, 20180 comments
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Eight DNP Students Share Expertise Through Poster Presentations

As part of their coursework in preparation for graduating from the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, students submit poster presentation abstracts on health topics to national nursing organizations.

Eight UMSON DNP students — Kelly Allen, BSN, RN, CCRN; Sharon Ballinger, BSN, RN, CCRN; Eugena Bergvall, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN; George Bigalbal, BSN, RN, CEN; Jamie Bowman, BSN, RN; Ajibola Ibironke, BSN, RN, CCRN; Megan Lucciola, BSN, RN, CMSRN; and Theresa Nowak, BSN, RN, CCRN — had their abstracts accepted to several national nursing organization conferences.

In developing their abstracts, DNP students in Diagnosis and Management 5: Advanced Practice/Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles in Health Care Delivery Systems were asked to select a national nursing organization to which to submit a poster presentation abstract, review the organization’s abstract submission guidelines, and describe how and why they identified the health care need or topic they focused on. Assistant professors Maranda Jackson-Parkin, PhD, CRNP-BC, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN-K, and Alicia Williams, DNP, RN, MBA, ACNP-BC, CCNS, served as mentors. Some students’ presentations were accepted to multiple conferences.

“Having so many of our students have their abstracts accepted at national conferences demonstrates the dedication of our students and their faculty mentors to advancing the practice of nursing and is the reason UMSON is a top-10 DNP program,” said Shannon Idzik, DNP ’10, MS ’03, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for the DNP program. “Much like any of the other skills our advanced practice registered nurse students learn, dissemination takes practice. Presenting at these conferences will set the stage for lifelong scholarship.”

Allen will be presenting “Using Clinical Data to Design Nurse Education for Expansion of Oncology Services” at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 43rd Annual Congress on May 17-20 in Washington, D.C. The abstract also will be published in an online issue of Oncology Nursing Forum. Allen had a second abstract, “Translation of a Vascular Specific Cardiac Risk Stratification Tool into Practice for Patients Undergoing Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair,” accepted for display at the Society for Vascular Nursing 36th Annual Conference on June 20-21 in Boston.

Ibironke also had two abstracts accepted. She will present “Effectiveness of Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (QSOFA) as Sepsis Screening Tool in the Emergency Department (ED)” as a podium presentation at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Third Annual Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Research Conference on March 8 in Washington. The same abstract also was accepted to the Sixth International Congress on Bacteriology and Infectious Disease on May 21-22 in New York.

Additionally, Ballinger, Bergvall, Bigalbal, Bowman, Lucciola, and Nowak presented their posters at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ annual conference on Feb. 28-March 3 in Austin, Texas.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, People, Research, UMB News, University Life, USGAMarch 14, 20180 comments
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USAD Hosting ‘Jazz Fusion and the Arts’ on April 6

Join United Students of African Descent for “Jazz Fusion and the Arts,” a celebration of black culture that will include music, dance, and food on Friday, April 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the SMC Campus Center, Room 349.

Learn more about the history of jazz music and its role in black culture. There will be a live jazz band, an African dance group, and other performers who will bring awareness about black culture.

The event is sponsored by the University Student Government Association.

Temitope FoleysonBulletin Board, University Life, USGAMarch 14, 20180 comments
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Policy Forum on Gender-Based Violence to be Held April 18

“Bringing Marginalized Voices to the Center: A Policy Forum on Gender-Based Violence” on April 18 will feature a panel of Baltimore-based community organizations to highlight marginalized voices in the current national conversation on gender-based violence, including trends in the #MeToo and #WhyIStayed movements.

Panelists’ perspectives on sexual violence, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence against women with disabilities, women veterans, transgender women, Latina immigrant and undocumented women, and women in low-wage work will be presented, including potential policy solutions to end gender-based violence. A moderated Q&A session will follow.

  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: UMMC Shock Trauma Auditorium, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St. Visitors can enter through the Shock Trauma main entrance on Lombard Street or through the Homer Gudelsky Building located at the corner of South Greene and Lombard streets.

Register here for this free event.

Lisa FedinaBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, People, UMB NewsMarch 13, 20180 comments
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Walking Tour of Westminster Hall Burying Ground and Catacombs

On April 4 from noon to 1 p.m., members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore community will have an opportunity to take a free walking tour of the Westminster Hall Burying Ground and Catacombs.

Experienced tour guide Lu Ann Marshall will lead visitors through the catacombs and, weather permitting, the outdoor graveyard. Photographs are permitted.

Westminster Hall, the historic building located at the intersection of Fayette and Greene streets, shares a city block with the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. The church, which was completed in 1852, was built more than 60 years after the burying ground was established. The burying ground is the final resting place of many famous people, including Edgar Allen Poe and Generals Sam Smith and James McHenry.

Space will be limited, so reserve your spot today. The tour is sponsored by UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture.

Alice PowellBulletin Board, University LifeMarch 8, 20180 comments
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Interprofessional Patient Management Competition 2018

The Interprofessional Patient Management Competition focuses on promoting interprofessional collaboration among professional students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), allowing them to apply their patient care knowledge and skills to an interprofessional patient case. The patient case is developed through a collaboration of faculty judges from each professional school at the University.

Teams consisting of one student from each school will be given two hours to collectively determine and work up the most critical issues present in the clinical case. The top three teams will be asked to return at a second date to be judged by the faculty panel during oral presentations.

All dental, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work students are encouraged to participate.

Here is the schedule, with both sessions at the Pharmacy Hall Atrium, 20 N. Pine St.

  • Written round: Monday, April 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Oral round: Thursday, April 12, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dinner will be provided for all students on both dates.

Monetary prizes will be provided to the top two teams (no more than seven students per team):

  • First place: $75 to each member.
  • Second place: $50 to each member.

Learn more here and register here.

Mary PothenBulletin Board, Collaboration, EducationMarch 6, 20180 comments
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Ladies Who Lunch Seminar to Address Incontinence Solutions

Spend your lunch hour March 16 with Madeline Dick-Biascoechea, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Maryland Medical Center, who will discuss “Leaky Bladders: Incontinence Solutions.”

Dick-Biascoechea will discuss the latest treatments for incontinence as well as overactive and leaky bladder concerns. Learn more about how to live your life worry-free. All are welcome to attend. Free lunch will be provided.

The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s Gladhill Board Room, 601 W. Lombard Street, fifth floor.



Erin RummelBulletin Board, UMB News, University LifeMarch 5, 20180 comments
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UMBrella’s Caregivers Support Group to Meet March 19

The UMBrella Group hosts Caregivers, a support group for members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore  community who care for elderly loved ones. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, the group meets once a month to socialize, learn from each other, share resources and information, and hear from experts on a wide range of topics.

UMBrella events are open to all UMB faculty, staff, and students.

The next meeting will be held March 19, noon to 1 p.m., at the SMC Campus Center, Room 203.

Sonya EvansBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Community Service, People, UMB News, University LifeMarch 5, 20180 comments
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Office 365 User Group: Sharing Files Through OneDrive and SharePoint

This Office 365 User Group session will review the specifics of using the “Share” feature through OneDrive and SharePoint.

At face value, the concept of sharing is pretty straightforward. However, through Office 365, the ability to share means you can easily collaborate on files in real time. This session will review how to share through OneDrive and SharePoint and the differences on who you can share with based on where your files are stored.

This class will be offered via Skype and the audio will be entirely through Skype. You will not be able to call in! On the day of the session, you will receive a meeting request that will include a link to the Skype meeting room.

Please visit our enrollment database to view dates and times and to enroll.

Sarah SteinbergBulletin Board, Collaboration, TechnologyMarch 2, 20180 comments
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The President’s Message

Check out the March issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on the significance of Women’s History Month, a 2017 global education recap, a look back at our Black History Month presentation, a look ahead to Dr. Perman’s Q&A on March 7, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

Chris ZangABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGAMarch 1, 20180 comments
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Attend a Free Salary Negotiation Workshop

Attend a free American Association of University Women (AAUW) salary negotiation workshop at the University of Maryland School of Social Work on March 15.

The Work Smart workshop, sponsored by AAUW and LUNA, in collaboration with the Financial Social Work Initiative and faculty from the School of Social Work, is open to all University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community.

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Want that raise or promotion? Learn the skills you need to succeed. Attend the session to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages.

Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., with the training running 6:30 to 9.

Space is limited, so register for the salary negotiation workshop here.

Click here for other information about AAUW.

The workshop will be held at the School of Social Work, 525 W. Redwood St., in the main auditorium.

Matt ConnBulletin BoardFebruary 28, 20180 comments
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Women’s History Month Event to Honor Life, Legacy of Angela Brodie

The University of Maryland, Baltimore celebrates Women’s History Month with a panel discussion titled “The Life and Legacy of Angela H. Brodie, PhD,” on Wednesday, March 28, noon to 1:30 p.m., at Westminster Hall.

Brodie, former professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was an internationally recognized scientist whose groundbreaking cancer research is considered among the greatest advances in treating breast cancer. She died in June 2017 at age 82 of complications from Parkinson’s disease.

A panel of distinguished leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy will discuss the impact of Brodie’s career accomplishments and the future of breast cancer research.

To register to attend, click here. For more information about the event and panelists, click here.

A light lunch will be served at the event, which is sponsored by the UMBrella Group.

Alice PowellBulletin Board, UMB News, University LifeFebruary 26, 20180 comments
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