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Mini-Med School for Kids

In 2008, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) expanded its Mini-Med School program to serve children. In collaboration with the Salvation Army’s Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club summer camp, for five consecutive weeks, UMSOM faculty teach about health and encourage campers to consider careers in science and medicine.

This year's session is closed to the general public. However, we will post recorded videos below after each session.

2021 Program (Online)1-2 p.m.

Session 1: July 20

Alysse Kowalski

Public Health & You
Alysse Kowalski, PhD
Post Doc Fellow
Department of Pediatrics

Session One Video:


Session 2: July 27

Erin Hager

Healthy Eating & Nutrition
Erin Hager, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Session Two Video:


Session 3: August 3

James Campbell, MD

What is Covid-19?
James Campbell, MD, MS
Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Session Three Video:


Session 4: August 10

Sharon Hoover, PhD

Coping with Anxiety & Stress During Covid-19
Sharon Hoover, PhD
Department of Psychiatry


Session 5: August 17

Dr. Kristin Reavis

Career Panel: Why Become a Doctor?
Kristin Reavis, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine and Residents

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Congratulatory Graduation Message 
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor
and Dean of the School of Medicine

Presentation of Certificates

Program from Past Years

2020

Session 1: July 20

DNA Extraction Workshop
Rena Lapidus, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine  

Fitness Session
Coach Donte Samuel     

Breakout Groups & Discussion  

Session 2: July 27

Infectious Diseases & Hand Hygiene
James Campbell, MD, MS
Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Fitness Session
Coach Donte Samuel     

Breakout Groups & Discussion

Session 3: August 3

Healthy Cooking Demonstration  
Mariellen Synan
Community Outreach Manager
University of Maryland Medical Center  

Fitness Session 
Coach Donte Samuel     

Breakout Groups & Discussion

Session 4: August 10

CSI & Forensics Workshop
Rana DellaRocco, MS, F-ABC
Deputy Director of Forensics
Baltimore City Police Department

Fitness Session
Coach Donte Samuel     

Breakout Groups & Discussion

Session 5: August 17

STEM Career Panel

Breakout Groups & Discussion

Graduation
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor
Dean of the School of Medicine

2019

2019 Photo Gallery

Session 1: July 18

Organized Sports Activity: Yoga Session
Michelle Hu

Heart Health 
Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Campus Activity: Sugar Shocker & Cooking Demonstration
University of Maryland Medical Center

Session 2: July 25

Organized Sports Activity: Yoga Session
Michelle Hu

Emotional Health & Substance Abuse

Aronica Cotton, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry  

Campus Activity: Stop the Bleed Training/Seatbelt & Helmet Safety
University of Maryland Medical Center, Shock Trauma

Session 3: August 1

Organized Sports Activity: Pilates Session
Tanya Castelan

Dental Hygiene & Oral Health
Dr. Lisa Bress & Jennie Hager  
School of Dentistry

Campus Activity: Dentistry Museum Tour
Dentistry Museum   

Session 4: August 8

Organized Sports Activity: Pilates Session
Tanya Castelan

Physical Activity Safety and Concussions
Vincent Conroy, PT, DScPT
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Campus Activity: Lab Tour  
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Session 5: August 15

Public Health & You
Master of Public Health Program 

Graduation
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor
Dean of the School of Medicine

2018

Session 1: July 12

The Negative Health Effects of Smoking
Laura Finkelstein, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Session 2: July 19

Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Erin Hager, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Session 3: July 26

Asthma, Allergies and the Breathmobile 
Mary Beth Bollinger, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Session 4: August 2

How to Stay Physically Fit Safely
Roy Film,  PT, MPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Associate Professor,
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Session 5: August 8

Oh No it’s the Flu!
Astride Jules, MD
Chelsea McCabe, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Public Health & You
Mehreen Mehtab, MBBS, MPH

Graduation
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor
Dean of the School of Medicine