The Universities at Shady Grove has named Russ to a position that will support its campus needs and be its main point of contact with health officials and university partners.
To ensure it is best able to serve students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) determined that it is important to have a health care professional directly assigned to USG to support its campus needs and to be its main point of contact with county and state health officials and with its various university partners. USG established a half-time public health official position with funding from the state of Maryland, through the CARES Act.
Karin Russ, MS '09, BSN '89, RN, clinical instructor, an UMSON faculty member at USG, has been named to the position. She began teaching at UMSON at UMB in 2009, and for the past seven years she has been the course director for Community/Public Health Nursing at USG. Prior to joining UMSON, she taught at The Johns Hopkins University and was a project manager for the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she managed large clinical trials and implemented a quality management program. She has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the nursing field, in a wide array of academic, clinical, and research roles.
Karin will serve as a member of USG’s Campus Reopening Task Force, where she will focus on health measures to ensure the health and safety of USG community members. She will also serve as a liaison among USG partner institutions’ public health staff and USG.