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Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor Authentication Is Coming

UMB’s computing environment requires a high level of security to ensure the privacy, integrity, and confidentiality of the data that reside in its systems.

The UMID and Password

During the last 10 years, the UMID and password have developed and served as a common credential to gain access to systems and services at the University. This authentication strategy has greatly improved the computing services user experience. However, with the growth of cyber threats and attacks, and the attempts to convince individuals to reveal their credential, known as phishing, the computing industry recognized the need to develop a technology to address this problem.

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

An approach was devised to leverage multiple verification methods and to no longer rely only on a single credential. The combined strength of these multiple factors of authentication create a confidence or level of assurance that the person accessing the system is the appropriate individual.

At UMB, we will be transitioning to a MFA approach that allows users to use a mobile device in addition to their UMID and password to achieve a significantly higher level of security and almost entirely negate the risk associated with phishing and similar attacks.

Implementation

The Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) has been preparing the computing environment for the implementation of this new technology since last year. CITS also has been coordinating with each school and department to plan the implementation of MFA across the campus.

The first phase of this roll-out will cover the systems that contain the University’s most sensitive data and the users that can access those data. As each of these systems are integrated with MFA, the impacted users will be contacted individually with relevant timelines and instructions for how to set up and use MFA in their daily computing operations.

For more information on this project, check out the CITS site.

  
Joe Dincau Collaboration, Education, People, Technology, UMB News, University AdministrationJune 21, 20170 comments
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network: Funding Your Innovation

Join the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network (EIN) for lunch and a talk on funding your innovative idea or startup.

The session will include ways to bring money in for exploring an innovative idea or building your business. Speakers will include successful entrepreneurs with experience raising money for their biotechnology ventures. Cosponsored by USGA, BHI, and EAGB. Food will be served.

  
Alex Meltzer Bulletin Board, Education, People, Technology, UMB News, USGAJune 21, 20170 comments
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Laurelyn Irving

Come With a Question, Leave With a Plan

Do you have a problem at work and are not sure where to go for help? Perhaps you are having a conflict with a co-worker or even your supervisor. Do you have questions about a UMB policy or procedure and need an answer?

There is a no cost option for UMB faculty and staff. If you have been thinking about looking for another job, losing sleep, feeling stressed out, or not looking forward to coming to work because of a problem, call or email the UMB Ombuds, Laurelyn Irving, and set up a confidential conversation.

For more information about ombud’s services, feel free to visit the website at: www.umaryland.edu/ombuds.

Come with a question, leave with a plan – call 410-706-8534 or email lirving@umaryland.edu.

  
Laurelyn Irving Bulletin Board, UMB News, University LifeJune 19, 20170 comments
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AAPS

AAPS/DDDI 2nd Regional Meeting

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists/Drug Discovery and Development Interface Section (AAPS/DDDI) will host it’s second regional meeting at Pharmacy Hall on Aug. 4.

Topics

  • Formulation support in drug discovery
  • Early phase drug development and population PK
  • Transforming skillsets in early development to meet the changing NCE/NBE landscape in discovery space
  • Academic collaboration and preparing for the discovery support role in industry

For more information, visit the AAPS website.

  
Erin Merino ABAE, Education, People, UMB NewsJune 19, 20170 comments
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Barbara Resnick

Nursing’s Resnick Receives Solomon Public Service Award

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), received the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS) David H. Solomon Public Service Award, in recognition of her career accomplishments, at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio. The award celebrates the legacy of David H. Solomon, MD, AGSF, a renowned geriatrician committed to community service and advancing knowledge about the care of older individuals.

Resnick, who is internationally renowned for her research on exercise and mobility for the elderly, has served as a mentor to countless students, faculty members, researchers, and clinicians who serve older adults. Throughout her career in higher education, which has spanned more than two decades, Resnick has focused on clinical work as a geriatric nurse practitioner.

“We congratulate Dr. Resnick on this tremendous honor. Her work on treatment fidelity and function-focused care exemplifies how innovative and rigorously conducted research can change the delivery of care for countless individuals,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. Resnick continues to shape our understanding of the dynamics of healthy aging and to translate her findings and insights into the clinical practice and policy arenas. Each one of us either is or will be a beneficiary of her work as a researcher and as an educator and a mentor to the next generation of geriatric care providers and scientists.”

Resnick also has provided primary care to older adults across all long-term care settings and facilitated healthy aging in senior housing complexes. Additionally, Resnick serves as editor of Geriatric Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus and as associate editor of numerous other journals related to research on aging.

“I am honored to be recognized by AGS for work that I love doing—developing and implementing evidenced approaches to providing optimal care for older adults and mentoring others to do likewise,” Resnick said. “I continue to be appreciative of the interdisciplinary approach AGS has established over the past decade in recognizing my peers and me for our roles within the interdisciplinary team.”

AGS is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics health care professionals that has worked for 75 years to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. It provides leadership to health care professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University LifeJune 19, 20170 comments
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Pharmacy Hosts Welcome Day for Incoming Students

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy hosted its annual New Student Welcome Day for members of its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2021 on June 9. With activities designed to introduce new students to the curriculum and set expectations for their first year as student pharmacists, this event offered students the opportunity to meet one another for the first time, while learning more about the School.

“I want to congratulate each of you for achieving entrance into one of the top 10 ranked schools of pharmacy in the country,” said Andrew Coop, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) at the School. “As students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, you will receive a world class, comprehensive education spanning the fields of biochemistry and medicinal chemistry to observational-based studies and direct patient care. Understand that the curriculum is rigorous and you will be challenged from the first day, but do not lose sight of the big picture – that we are training you to be our peers, to replace us, and to do better than us.”

pharmacy welcome day

Incoming students work on scavenger hunt.

Embarking on a New Path

In addition to providing important information about financial aid and upcoming coursework, as well as sizing students for their white coats, which they will don for the first time during the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony in September, New Student Welcome Day introduced students to a pioneering new initiative at the School – pharmapreneurism. Trademarked by the School earlier this year, pharmapreneurism describes the School’s commitment to supporting and best positioning both faculty and students to achieve their career aspirations and address the nation’s health care, research, policy, and societal needs.

William “Lafon” Jones, a second-year student pharmacist and representative for the School’s Student Government Association (SGA), spoke about how students could begin to embrace their pharmapreneurial spirit by attending the student organization fair held during New Student Welcome Day to learn more about how to get involved with the School and local community. “There are many opportunities at the School of Pharmacy that will allow you to position yourself as a leader. However, it is important to remember that being a leader can come not only from the positions that you hold, but also simply by being yourself and taking the initiative when the opportunity presents itself,” he said.

Preparing for the First Semester

Following a fun-filled scavenger hunt across the School, students from the School’s satellite campus at the Universities at Shady Grove returned to their campus to meet with faculty and learn more about student life at Shady Grove, while students on the Baltimore campus attended additional presentations that highlighted life in Baltimore.

The School of Pharmacy looks forward to welcoming back the Class of 2021 in August for New Student Orientation. To see more highlights from New Student Welcome Day, view the video below.

  
Malissa Carroll Education, UMB News, University LifeJune 19, 20170 comments
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Intimate Partner Violence IPE Course

Learning Opportunity: Interprofessional Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

The UMB Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is sponsoring the one-credit elective course “Interprofessional Responses to Intimate Partner Violence: What We All Need to Know.”

About the Course

This course is comprised of seven consecutive sessions and will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on Sept. 20 and ending on Nov. 1. Course instructors will include faculty and staff from the schools of social work, law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant societal problem, which has persisted despite efforts to eradicate it using numerous intervention strategies. In this course, the student will be introduced to key concepts, processes, measurements, and related theories across diverse practice settings (i.e. dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work) to be able to effectively address IPV in practice.

We will cover Issues related to those who experience and witness IPV as well as those who perpetrate IPV, including social and cultural factors (e.g., race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status) associated with IPV, including theory practice on intersectionality. The student will explore various strategies established for ending IPV and clinical, policy, and social change interventions from an interprofessional perspective.

Course activities will be designed to help the student think critically and apply understanding of theories from the individual to macro levels of intervention and change across practice settings in social work, law, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and medicine.

Weekly Class Topics

  • Class 1: Definitions, Prevalence and Impact of IPV
  • Class 2: History and Theories of IPV
  • Class 3: Practice: Social Work and Law (Screening for IPV, IPV Programs [crisis, clinical, advocacy], Civil and Criminal Legal Options, Child Welfare Advocates and Victim Advocates, and Safety vs. Autonomy)
  • Class 4: Practice: Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy (How Is IPV Visible in My Practice?, Screening and Brief Interventions in Health Settings, Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, and Reproductive Coercion)
  • Class 5: Policy (Local, State, and Federal Law and Policies, Limitations of Current Practice, Promising Practices, and Reporting Requirements)
  • Class 6: Special Populations/Considerations (Minority, Immigrant, LGTB, HIV, Disabled, and Male Victims, Intersection of IPV and Human Trafficking, and Adolescent Relationship Abuse)
  • Class 7: Where are we now? Where do we need to go? (Best Practices, Intersectionality, Social Justice, and Social Change)

Enroll

To enroll, contact your school’s registration office. For additional information on the topics covered in this course, contact Lisa Fedina at LFedina@ssw.umaryland.edu.

  
Lisa Fedina Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, People, UMB NewsJune 12, 20170 comments
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Officer Groh Celebrates 53rd Year of Service at UMB

When you walk through the doors of the UMB Police Station at 222 N. Pine St., you may be greeted by the friendly face of Officer William Groh, who celebrated his 53rd year anniversary as a University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) employee on the morning of Thursday, June 8. To commemorate the occasion, friends and colleagues gathered in the Pine Street Annex lobby to celebrate Groh’s tenure with cake and congratulations.

UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, made a surprise appearance just before the party began, offering congratulations and words of praise for the longtime employee. “I want to salute you for your years of loyal service to the University,” Perman said, shaking Groh’s hand. “Gentlemen like you say a lot about our institution. If someone chooses to start and build his career here, it really speaks volumes about us and about you. I’m glad I got to meet you.”

Groh’s career at UMB began when he was hired as a part-time security officer in 1964. “For perspective, when he [Groh] started working here, [Lyndon B.] Johnson was president,” said Lt. Erik Pecha, security shift commander for the UMB Police Force.

Groh’s temporary position expanded into a long-lasting and rewarding career. In July of 1966, he became a member of the University’s first police department. “I started working at the University because I wanted to go back to school, but I never did end up going back because I loved it here,” Groh said with a laugh. “When I was a child I always wanted to be a police officer, so this job has really been a dream come true.”

He worked as a University police officer for 33 years before retiring in 1999. Shortly after his retirement, he was brought back as a contractual security officer — the position he retains to this day.

When asked why he returned to UMB after his “retirement,” Groh cited the strong bonds he has formed with his colleagues. “I wanted to be around the people,” he said. “When I’m here, I’m around people I understand: cops. I understand how they think, how they act. We’ve had some great times here.”

That includes his 53rd anniversary party. A crowd of around 40 friends and colleagues gathered into the small Pine Street Annex lobby for the celebration, applauding as Groh cut his anniversary cake.

Friendship and camaraderie aren’t the only factors that tie Groh to UMB. In a sense, Groh has grown up with the University. It has been a place of milestones — even outside his public safety career. “I met my wife here and I said goodbye to her here,” he said.

Though Groh enjoys his post as a security officer, he still yearns for his time as a member of the UMB Police Force. “I still get the rush from the crackle over the radio from emergency calls. I miss it sometimes,” he said. “It’s hard to go from having a badge of gold to a badge of silver, but it’s a path that every police officer takes in their careers.”

Perman said he hoped Groh would remain on the UMB team for “many more years.”

With a smile, Groh said the president’s prediction could be accurate. “I’ll probably be here until they take me out in a body bag,” he joked.

  
Jacquelyn White People, UMB News, University LifeJune 9, 20170 comments
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Blue-pills

Warning From Office of Public Safety Regarding Carfentanil

Carfentanil tablet

Carfentanil tablet

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Public Safety has issued the following warning to the campus community.

Please be advised that carfentanil – a powerful derivative of fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic analgesic produced from morphine – may potentially be found in Baltimore in either pill form or mixed (“cut”) with heroin. Even small amounts are generally fatal.

Skin contact with the pill could prove fatal to anyone who does not have a high tolerance to opoids.

Avoid Skin Contact

NEVER pick up pills that you find on the street or in the community. If you must pick them up, use latex gloves and standard safety precautions, and notify the UMB police and/or the Baltimore Police Department (911) immediately.

The UMB police can be reached at 771 (on-campus) or 410-706-3333 (off-campus).

Watch out for Your Pets

Carfentanil is deadly to animals, as well. It is used as a tranquilizer for large animals such as elephants. Watch out for your pets when walking outside.

Symptoms of exposure to carfentanil include:

1. Respiratory and cardiac distress
2. Weak pulse
3. Unconsciousness
4. Nausea and vomiting
5. Pinpoint pupils
6. Unusual drowsiness

If you have been exposed, or think you might have been exposed, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately.

  
Erick PechaBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Community Service, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeJune 8, 20170 comments
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Project Search

Project SEARCH Grads Conquer Labels

The 16 graduates filed into the Elm Ballroom at the SMC Campus Center on June 1, looking regally academic in their dark blue robes and caps as the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” played on the sound system. There was one more thing all the graduates wore — ear-to-ear smiles. Because this was the commencement of the Project SEARCH Class of 2017 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

And there was much to celebrate. For every graduate had overcome obstacles that eclipse those faced by your average high school senior. Those beaming in their caps and gowns all face intellectual and developmental disabilities. But like Project SEARCH said in its invitation to the ceremony “I will not let my disability affect my ability.”

“Just because the doctors placed a label over our children’s heads does not mean that they cannot do,” said Kadijah Bey Bryan, whose son Devonte was among the graduates. As the 80-plus family members in the audience nodded their agreement, Bryan continued “they have conquered and we see that today.”

She and Ottillie Geddis, mother of graduate Afrika Geddis, both admitted they had huge reservations when first approached about Project SEARCH, which offers Baltimore public high school seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to explore careers and acquire real-life job skills by working at a business.

“Like most parents I was skeptical when we first signed up for Project SEARCH,” said Geddis, whose daughter only allowed her to speak during the ceremony after giving her a hug. “However after working with the staff and seeing the many different things they do with our children — the parenting and nurturing they continue to receive as they are being prepared for being independent and a job is miraculous. Thank you for all you have done!”

Steve Morgan, executive director of The Arc Baltimore, which partners with the Baltimore City Public School System and the Division of Rehabilitation Services to bring Project SEARCH to UMB, UMMC, and other institutions, also expressed his thanks for “the honor and pride” the graduates brought him in his final days before retirement.

A Word From the Grads

Then it was time to turn the ceremony over to the stars of the day — the graduates themselves. One by one, all got up in front of the crowd, introduced themselves, discussed the three 10-week rotations they worked at UMB and/or UMMC, and thanked those who helped them along the way.

Anthony Alleyne Jr., the first graduate to speak, spoke of cleaning offices, shelves, and stairways. Davon Barrett worked in food services and the cafeteria, preparing beverages, stocking utensils and snacks. Christopher Brawner broke down boxes and stocked shelves in materials management and like Leah Bryant and Jalena Ford helped clean gym equipment and fold towels in URecFit. Chinazo Ihezie folded sheets in linen services, Maurice Womack transported patients, and Michael Powell and Daquan Walkins sorted packages on the receiving dock.

Helping at the Subway restaurant at UMMC, veterinary resources, police station, parking and transportation, gift shop, carpentry. The list went on and on, with each graduate proudly discussing their rotation duties. Adding levity was the fact that each graduate had coined a nickname like “Food Queen,” “Mr. Talkative,” “The Princess,” and “Mr. Smiley,” aka Christopher Smith, who indeed did not stop laughing and smiling during his entire presentation.

Every so often the graduates said the magic words program manager Tameka Harry and the other Project SEARCH leaders long to hear: I found a job!

“Our goal is 100 percent employment for each individual,” Harry said after the festivities. “It might not happen right after graduation. But we will continue looking for jobs until we have everybody placed. And not any job but a job they want.”

Laughs and Tears

The students’ thanks brought tears to some in the audience. “I would like to thank my grandmother for taking care of me. I love you,” said Tyanna Israel.

“Thanks to my mom, all the staff, my new friends, and Ms. Loretta aka Mom,” said Nikita Green. “I would like to thank my supervisor, Mr. Kenny for being a good role model,” said Maurice Wilkes. “Mrs. Danielle, thank you for the sweet treats you gave us,” said Brian Butler.

After the graduates received their Project SEARCH diplomas and posed for pictures, they formed a conga line and danced out of the room, united after spending their senior year of high school together.

“I ain’t gonna lie — you all get on my nerves sometimes,” Devonte Bey said to the class in his closing remarks at the podium. “Just like my brothers and sisters get on my nerves at home and that’s what you are to me — you are my brothers and sisters. If I had to repeat a school year I couldn’t think of a better class than this to be with.”

Afterward, smiles abounded. Jerry Bullinger, former Arc Baltimore director, who brought his wife, Carol, recalled how an earlier UMB Project SEARCH graduation had been held in a classroom.

“The program has come so far,” he said. “I just get such joy being here and seeing this. Vassie Hollamon [associate director, Operations and Maintenance] and Joanna Falcone [senior director, Arc Baltimore] were the ones who were so instrumental in getting everything off the ground nine years ago here. The University’s and the hospital’s support over the years for Project SEARCH has just been phenomenal.”

Elise Collier, whose Baltimore Transition Connection program worked with many of the graduates before they came to UMB/UMMC, was beaming. “Oh my goodness, yes I’m proud, you just don’t know!” she said. “I think I have seven more next year already accepted into the program.”

Tameka Harry stood outside the ballroom and happily surveyed the scene, graduates and families eating, drinking, and celebrating.

“I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I’m proud of them because I watch them when they come in until they leave. We are tough on them because we believe they can do virtually anything with the training of our job coaches. People come and say they want to be doctors, We don’t tell them they can’t be doctors but we’ll say how would you like to work in a hospital? For instance, the ones interning in the emergency room like doing what doctors and nurses do. It’s a proud day!”

by Chris Zang

Departments that are interested in utilizing Project SEARCH interns can notify program manager Tameka Harry at THarry@umaryland.edu.

  
Chris Zang Collaboration, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeJune 8, 20170 comments
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June President's Message

June President’s Message

Check out the June issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on his State of the University Address, a story on Police Chief Tony Williams’ retirement, a look back at Commencement, a story on Matt Hourihan’s federal research budget forecast, part of the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy, a primer on why philanthropic investment in UMB is so important, a look back at year 2 of the UMB CURE Scholars Program, an invitation to Dr. Perman’s Q&A on June 19, which will include a discussion of the campus climate survey, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

  
Chris Zang ABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGAJune 8, 20170 comments
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contest

Can You Name It?

As we told you a few weeks ago, eUMB Financials and RAVEN will be retired when UMB’s new cloud financial system goes live. That means that the new system needs a new name.  You could be the person to come up with that name! The winner will receive an Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker with several accessories.

The sky’s the limit! Are you ready? Do you have a name you’d like to propose?

Here’s what you need to do:

  • UMB Employees or Affiliates may submit entries by email to fssystems@umaryland.edu.
  • Submissions must Include the following information:
    1. Submitter’s first and last name
    2. Campus email address
    3. Campus Phone Number
    4. Your suggested name for UMB’s new cloud-based financial system. (You may include more than one suggested name per email.)

Submit your proposed name(s) NO LATER THAN the end of day on Wednesday, June 28.

Here’s what happens next:

  1. The contest committee (who cannot enter, by the way!) will review all entries and select the top names.
  2. In the July 10 issue of the Elm Weekly, we will share the top submissions and ask readers to rank your favorites by July 18.
  3. The winning entry will be announced in the July 24 issue of the Elm Weekly.

The Fine Print

The winning entry becomes the property of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Background Information on the New System

To get some ideas flowing, here’s a little more background on the new system.  When it goes live, the financials cloud system will transform how we work with administrative systems at UMB. The decision to move our financial system to the cloud places UMB at the forefront of our industry – both with peers in higher education and within USM.

The new system will improve reporting and analytics and make it easier to access to UMB’s financial application since the cloud application will be available on mobile devices as well as on desktop computers. The new cloud system will allow UMB to take advantage of the best practices and process solutions built in to the software. The more frequent delivery of updates also provides the ability to stay current with these best practices and processes.

So go on…get creative! Come up with your unique idea. And make your mark on UMB systems history.

  
Robin Reid Bulletin Board, Contests, People, Technology, UMB News, University AdministrationJune 8, 20170 comments
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Juliet Dickerson

Another UMBrella Success Story

When Juliet Dickerson, MS, a director in UMB’s Office of Human Resource Services, became a founding member of UMBrella in 2015, she was unsure what the group had to offer.

The name, UMB Roundtable on Empowerment in Leadership and Leveraging Aspirations, and the goal to support the success of women at UMB, advancing them into leadership roles and championing women at all levels of the organization, sounded interesting, and Dickerson was eager to learn more.

Today, Dickerson is proud to be an UMBrella success story, having just completed the Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women, a professional development program dedicated to increasing the capacity for leadership and influence for women leaders in Greater Baltimore.

“I met a terrific and powerful group of women and experienced so much,” Dickerson said of the five-month hands-on learning and coaching program. “My fellow participants represented business, industry, health care, nonprofit, and higher education from companies and organizations in the metro Baltimore area. They hailed from Constellation Energy, Whiting-Turner, US Bank, and The National Aquarium to name a few. We had the opportunity to really dissect our leadership skills and identify the areas in which we excelled and the areas that we wanted to develop further. We got to meet and interact with CEOs, authors, and recognized experts across many different fields. We also received a session with a professional executive coach to identify personal areas of interest and scenarios to enhance our career success.”

Dickerson and the other 22 participants in the 2017 program were honored at a ceremony held May 23 at the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel.

Having the $3,900 fee paid for by UMBrella wasn’t lost on Dickerson, who is on its Advisory Board. “UMBrella has evolved from Jennifer’s idea to a powerful constituency for the campus,” Dickerson said. “Although the group was founded for the women who work at UMB, it provides programming that is open to all employees. I’m very appreciative of UMBrella’s support, and I look forward to continuing the important work that it does for the campus community.”

Jennifer Litchman, MA, who chairs UMBrella and is chief communications officer, vice president, and special assistant to the president at UMB, was proud the program could support Dickerson, as it did Ashley Valis, MSW, the executive director of strategic initiatives and community engagement, who attended the Towson leadership program for women in 2016.

“UMBrella is pleased to provide scholarship support to women at UMB so that they can attend leadership conferences such as Towson as well as the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in College Park each June, and the Association of College Unions International Women’s Leadership Institute held in December in Florida and California. We hope to be able to provide even more leadership opportunities for women at UMB in the future.”

— Chris Zang

  
Chris Zang Collaboration, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeJune 6, 20170 comments
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Parking and Transportation Services

Attention Saratoga Garage Staff Pay-Daily Parkers

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) links staff pay-daily parkers‘ UMB One Cards so you can swipe in and out of Saratoga Garage.

To receive the discounted staff pay daily parking rate ($7), your UMB One Card must be linked with PTS by June 30. Starting July 1, pay daily staff without a linked UMB One Card will pay the full visitor rate. No refunds will be issued.

How to Link Your UMB One Card

• Visit the PTS cashier’s office in the SMC Campus Center, lower level, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ways to Pay with a Linked UMB One Card

• Link a debit or credit card to be automatically charged
• Use the pay-on-foot machine to pay each time you park
• Pay cash at the cashier booth each time you park

When to Pull a Ticket Upon Entry

  • If you’re using a staff coupon*
  • If your UMB One Card is not activated (visitor rate will apply)
  • If you forget your card, pull a ticket and pay at the pay-on-foot machine or cashier station. The visitor rate will apply and no refunds will be issued.

*Staff coupon books are no longer sold to individuals.

  
Angela Hall Bulletin Board, People, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeJune 1, 20170 comments
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IPE-Elm

IPEC 2017 Fall Institute – Call for Proposals

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will be hosting faculty teams at their 2017 Fall Institute scheduled for Oct. 18-20, 2017 in Long Beach, Calif., with focus on advancing and sustaining your program for collaborative practice.

The UMB Center for Interprofessional Education Director (Jane Kirschling) and Co-Directors (Heather Congdon and Dave Mallott) would like to invite you to prepare a brief (no more than one page) proposal, including a brief description of the proposed IPE project that your team will design and implement as a result of participating in the institute. The team selected to represent UMB will be asked to submit a proposal for seed grant funding from the center for up to $15,000 to support the IPE initiative.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 p.m. The team members identified in the proposal must represent at least three different health profession disciplines. One member of the team can be from another University System of Maryland university if s/he represents a discipline other than those offered at UMB. The team should range in size from three to five members. Please send your proposal via email to Patricia Danielewicz.

All costs associated with attendance will be covered by the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education.

The overall goal of the IPEC effort is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners. Faculty across the health disciplines will join together to explore how to embed such content into their curriculum. Upon returning to their home institutions, it is expected that workshop participants will help to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education project. The scope of the project must be interprofessional and have a direct link to clinical care. Projects require a final report within 18 months of the conference.

Please share this information with faculty who might be interested in submitting a proposal.

  
Patricia Danielewicz Collaboration, Education, UMB NewsMay 25, 20170 comments
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