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Gearing up for our 4th Annual Public Health Research@Maryland Day, Diversity Dialogues & More


Q&A: Where do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Healthcare?
Dylan Roby, assistant professor of Health Services Administration, provides insight on what the leading Republican and Democratic presidential candidates would do with the Affordable Care Act, if elected president.


Keeping Marylanders Safe from Fracking:
Lessons from the Marcellus Shale Public Health Study

Researchers and communities can apply tools developed by SPH researchers to assess potential health risks from fracking in other settings.

Smoking Pot in College Could Have Long Term Negative Effects on Health
New research shows that even occasional and limited marijuana use during college may raise the risk of adverse effects on physical and mental health later in life.

New Evidence that Regular Exercise Improves Blood Cholesterol, Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Regardless of age, sex, race, BMI or type of exercise performed, study participants showed improvements in cholesterol profiles.

Affordable Care Act Has Reduced Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Since the ACA took effect in 2014, the rates of uninsured African Americans and Latinos were reduced by 7%, as compared to 3% for whites.


Public Health Without Borders' Third Trip to Ethiopia Focuses on Food Safety, Nutrition
In January 2016, students visited Debre Berhan, a rural community about 75 miles northeast of the capital city Addis Ababa, to continue a partnership to improve child health and food safety.

André Blackman (BS '05), CEO of Pulse + Signal, will be Spring 2016 commencement speaker
Healthcare innovator André Blackman thinks the field of public health could learn a thing or two from business and tech.

Back Flip Through Time:Crowd-Funding Campaign Aims to Save Gymkana History
For 70 years, UMD students in the Gymkana troupe have served as "ambassadors of healthy living" and entertained thousands. Donate to help save the rich history of the university's oldest student club in an online archive.

SPH in the NEWS

US News: Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study
HuffPost: The Worst Polluters Are In The Most Vulnerable Neighborhoods, Study Finds
Modern Healthcare: Maryland's all-payer system held up as model in Democratic debate
MSN Health & Fitness: Here’s How Much You Need to Exercise to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Washington Post: Can anyone answer this: Does marijuana help you get good grades and graduate from college on time?



February 22: Black History Month Lecture: How Sports Prepare You for Entrepreneurship
February 22: Black History Month Movie Screening: Something the Lord Made
February 24: Spring Career & Internship Fair 2016
March 3: University of Maryland Giving Day
March 10: Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism w/ APHA's Camara Jones
April 5: Fourth Annual Public Health Research @Maryland Day

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