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Summer 2018 Student Global Health Project Applications are Open

The Center for Global Education Initiatives is pleased to announce five global health interprofessional projects for the summer of 2018. Students have an opportunity to participate in projects in Costa Rica, Israel, Rwanda, The Gambia, and Zambia. Applications are open until Dec. 3.

  • Costa Rica: A comparative analysis of emerging infectious disease outbreak preparedness and response in Costa Rica and the United States.
  • Israel: Expanding greywater reuse in water-scarce regions in Israel.
  • Rwanda: First assessment of injection drug use practices and associated HIV risks in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • The Gambia: Health system strengthening in The Gambia: A continuation of prior work.
  • Zambia: Assessment of medical and pharmacy student knowledge of antimicrobial spectrum in Lusaka, Zambia.

For more information on these projects, go here.

Additional information about the grant application process can be found here.

Heidi Fancher Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, Research, USGANovember 7, 20170 comments
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Liver Transplant team hosted a medical group from Dow University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

April Laurels


Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, director, Career Development and Alumni Relations, Graduate Program in Life Sciences, School of Medicine, and Erin Golembewski, PhD, senior associate dean, Graduate School, hosted the National Postdoctoral Association 2015 Annual Meeting March 13-15.

Congratulations to the School of Nursing and the Francis King Carey School of Law for moving up in the recently released U.S.News & World Report rankings. The nursing school rose from No. 11 to No. 6 among all accredited graduate nursing programs and had eight specialties/options ranked in the top 10, with two at No. 1. The law school moved up in two U.S.News rankings, with the Clinical Training specialty rising from No. 11 to No. 5 and the Evening Program rising from No. 7 SOD-fried_jacquelynWEBto No. 5.


Vineet Dhar, BDS, MDS, PhD, clinical associate professor, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.

Jacquelyn Fried, RDH, MS, associate professor and director of interprofessional initiatives, has been named one of the “Top 100 Women” for 2015 by The Daily Record.


Seven alumni of the Environmental Law Program — Catherine Faint, JD ’93; Jaclyn Ford, JD ’04; Jomar Maldonado, JD ’03; Karyn Marsh, JD ’03; Jeremy Scholtes, JD ’08; Rachel Shapiro, JD ’10; and Amber Widmayer, JD ’07 — were admitted to the Supreme Court Bar. All were sponsored by Robert Percival, JD, MA, the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and director of the Environmental Law Program.

Student Laura Thomas Merkey won first place in a national writing competition sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Law.SOM-Fiskum_GaryWEB


Gary Fiskum, PhD, the M. Jane Matjasko Professor for Research and vice chair for research, Department of Anesthesiology, and seven SOM colleagues received a three-year, $2,307,489 award from the U.S. Air Force Medical Service for “Effects of Hypobaria on Brain Injury and Mortality Following Head Trauma Combined with Hemorrhagic Shock.”

The Liver Transplant team hosted a medical group from Dow University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. The team of eight visiting physicians sought out the SOM team and the University of Maryland Medical Center as an international example of an integrated model of care for living donor liver transplantation.


Susan Dorsey, PhD ’01, MS ’98, RN, FAAN, associate professor and chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science, and Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Endowed Chair in Gerontology, will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in July.

Mary Pat Ulicny, MS ’11, MHA, RN, CNE, clinical instructor and director, clinical simulation labs, Universities at Shady Grove, was given a $14,000 HRSA-supported Nurse Faculty Loan Program Award.


Jeffery Gonzales, PharmD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, received a 2014 Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation.

Audra Stinchcomb, PhD, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received a one-year, $385,663 grant from the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education for “Absolute Bioavailability/Pharmacokinetic and Residual Drug Analysis of Oxybutynin, Scopolamine, and Fentanyl Transdermal Systems in Healthy Adults.”


Associate professors Jodi Frey, PhD, and Kathryn Collins, PhD, along with recent MSW graduates Jennifer Pastoor and Linnea Linde wrote “Social Workers’ Observations of the Needs of the Total Military Community,” which was published in the Journal of Social Work Education.

Student Dawn Philip has been named a Council for Social Work Education minority fellow.

For the complete set of April laurels, see Dr. Perman’s President’s Message.

Chris ZangClinical Care, Collaboration, Contests, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeApril 9, 20150 comments
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