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The MPH Program celebrates National Public Health Week 2017!


During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers, and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.

Join the MPH Program in celebrating NPHW! *Visit to sign up for the events below.


UMB health leaders participate in the #MannequinChallenge


The Healthiest Maryland Schools (HMS) Program is a student-led interprofessional after-school childhood obesity prevention program based in West Baltimore. The program aims to train future leaders in medicine, social work, nursing, pharmacy, law, dentistry, and public health; while also enhancing students' understanding of the importance of interprofessional approaches that are needed to prevent and treat complex chronic diseases that have their origins in childhood.

The HMS Program is actively recruiting UMB students to assist at three neighboring elementary schools this Spring! To sign-up or for more information, please contact Erica Turner, Program Manager,

Check out some of our student leaders and HMS kids participating in the #mannequinchallenge.

The MPH Program participates in 'Maryland Unites: Day to Serve'


The University of Maryland, Baltimore supports Governor Hogan’s Day to Serve initiative, a movement that started in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and D.C. to motivate people to get involved in service events each year. MPH Program faculty and staff assisted at James McHenry Elementary this year with cleaning out their supply storage room.

(left to right) Diane Marie St. George, PhD, Assistant Professor, MPH Program Director and Andrea Manning, Academic Program Coordinator 

MPH Student, Reena Rambharat conducts health education workshops with local elementary students for the Kids to the Farmers' Market Program 


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2010. Obese youths are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems, and sleep apnea. Social and psychological problems such as poor self-esteem and being ostracized by peers also are worse with obesity. In addition, obese youths are more likely to be obese as adults, when they would be subject to the same health risks.

A healthy lifestyle, focusing on good eating and exercise, is the best strategy for obesity prevention. Communities, schools, and medical care providers can all influence these behaviors in children. To that end, on behalf of Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Jennifer Litchman, MA, special assistant to Perman and chief communications officer and vice president in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, assembled a UMB and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) team to create the Kids to Farmers’ Market project, which focuses on improving the eating habits and physical activity of inner city schoolchildren on Baltimore’s Westside.


Rambharat at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School

2nd Annual Renée Royak-Schaler Lecture in Health Disparities, April 16, 2015

Everyone enjoyed the 2nd Annual Renée Royak-Schaler Lecture in Health Disparities presented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Ana Diez Roux, MD, Ph.D., MPH, Dean of the School of Public Health at Drexel University will discuss “Neighborhoods and population health: Where have we been and where are we going?” The lecture will took place in the Taylor Lecture Hall on April 16, 2015 at 4:00 with a reception. 

National Public Health Week: Healthiest Nation 2030, April 6-12, 2015

    Monday, April 6: Raising the Grade

To kick off NPHW 2015, let’s raise the grade - start the trend and spread the word! Take a "healthy selfie" (photo of you doing a healthy activity - i.e. eating an apple, jumping rope, washing your hands) and add the hashtag: #NPHW or join us at the SMC Campus Center for a fun photo session!
Program: #NPHW Selfie Session: 1pm-2pm
Location: SMC Campus Center Lobby, 621 West Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Meet the Director of Student Affairs, Pam DeMartino and learn more about the UMB MPH Program at the Johns Hopkins University, Health Professions School Recruitment Fair (3 to 6pm).  

     Tuesday, April 7: Starting from Zip

Please click here for a complete list of NPHW activities at Paul’s Place and other local community outreach programs. Remember, you can make a change by starting in your zip code! 

Meet the Director of Student Affairs, Pam DeMartino and learn more about the UMB MPH Program at the UMCP, Health Professions School Recruitment Fair in the Adele Student Union (2-5 pm).  

     Wednesday, April 8: Building Momentum

Join us at the SMC Campus Center to sign the Healthiest Generation pledge and get a chance to get free giveaways!
Program: Join the Movement: 1pm-2pm
Location: SMC Campus Center Lobby, 621 West Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Meet the Director of Student Affairs, Pam DeMartino and learn more about the UMB MPH Program at the George Washington University, Health Professions School Recruitment Fair (4- 7 pm)

     Thursday, April 9: Building Broader Connections 

The University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health and the University of Maryland School Of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, cordially invite you as active participants to explore and learn through poster sessions and panel discussions about recent advances in public health, ongoing research opportunities and the potential for new collaborations. Make sure to register before March 31st, 2015.

Program: Public Health Research Day @ Maryland 2015, 8:45am-5pm
Location: University of Maryland, College Park - 1220 Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742

     Friday, April 10: Building on 20 Years of Success

The MPH program invites you to participate in a scavenger hunt today! Be one of the five winners if you find all ten public health accomplishments before 5pm. How do I play?

Public Health Scavenger Hunt

STEP 1: Look for images within the School of Medicine with the hashtag #NPHW.
STEP 2: Take a picture of the image (please ensure that the photo captures the entire image and number) and text the image(s) with your name to (304)-504-MPH1 or (304)-504-6741.

Winners will be announced on Monday, April 13th 2015.

Information Session for Prospective Students - February 12, 2015

Information Session Flyer 

MPH Student Colloquium - February 10, 2015 

MPH Colloquium Flyer 

The MPH Program Celebrates Reaccreditation and a 10 year Anniversary - January 22, 2015

The University of Maryland, School of Medicine celebrates the MPH Program ten year anniversary and reaccreditation. The MPH Program was reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health until December of 2021. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed the birthday cake provided in honor of the MPH Program accomplishments. For more details about this event please refer to the UMB School of Medicine News and Events

The MPH Program and Dental Hygiene Unveil an Accelerated Degree for Students - December 15, 2014

The Master of Public Health Program and the Dental Hygiene Program have teamed up to create an accelerated BS to MPH program to fast-track undergraduate students in obtaining their graduate degree. This joint initiative is one of the nation’s only accelerated degree programs in both public health and dental hygiene. This program prepares students for a variety of career options including clinical practice, public health, education and research and leadership. This collaborative program enables our graduates to become future leaders, providing and furthering access to care and contributing to the overall health of Marylanders by collaborating with other health care professionals in public health and dentistry. The program provides an innovative, cutting-edge learning environment for students. For more details about this dual degree, please refer to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) announcement.

MPH Student Meet and Greet -  November 4, 2014:12:00 pm

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MPH Information Session for Prospective Students -Thursday, October 16, 2014: 2pm - 4pm

MPH Information Session flyer  

MPH New Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11am – 3pm

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
Gladhill Board Room

Notice of Opportunity for Third-Party Comment: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Reaccreditation Process

The University of Maryland School of Medicine MPH Program was originally granted accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in July 2009.  The MPH Program is now scheduled for a review for reaccreditation.  The site visit will take place on April 28-29, 2014.  Written comments from third parties will be accepted by CEPH until 30 days before the site visit.  Should you wish to provide comments, please direct them to CEPH as follows:

Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (202) 789-1050
Fax: (202) 789-1895

UMB Commencement - May 16, 2014

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EPH Commencement Celebration - May 15, 2014

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MPH Student Colloquium - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

University of Maryland, Baltimore Open House - April 12, 2014

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Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week - April 7-11, 2014

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Public Health Research@Maryland - April 8, 2014

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Inaugural Renee Royak-Schaler Memorial Lecture in Health Disparities - March 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

University of Maryland School of Medicine, HSF II Auditorium, 20 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Given by:
David R. Williams, PhD, MPH
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor Of Public Health
Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University

35th Annual Minority Health Conference presented by the Minority Student Caucus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities 

The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year's theme will focus on research and practice-based interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities.    

The William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture 

Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Vice President of Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation  

Dr. Christopher's keynote will kick off an exciting day, with multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Dr. Michael Yonas, Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at Allegheny County Department of Human Services    

When: Friday, February 28, 2014, 

8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST). 

Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education 

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us online by viewing the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture webcast and participate in a live Q&A session with Dr. Christopher following the lecture. Viewers will be able to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. The broadcast will be recorded.  

October 24, 2013 - MPH Student Meet and Greet

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Public Health Research@Maryland

Public Health Research@Maryland, Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM at the University of Maryland, College Park.