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Friday, August 22, 8:00 A.M.   -   1:00 P.M.

Friday, August 22

The School of Public Health welcomes new graduate students for orientation on Friday, August 22nd from 8 am to 1 pm.

The orientation will help you get to know the School of Public Health and help us get to know a little about you.

Panel discussions will focus on topics of interest to both master's and doctoral students. We'll also talk about the school's vision and new initiatives and get you ready to start your year. At 1:00 pm, you will go with your department for orientation activities specific to your concentration or program.

Further updates on the schedule for the day will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Please register for orientation if you plan to attend:

Monday, August 26

In addition, the UMD Graduate School will be holding its orientation for the broader campus community on Monday, August 26. You'll be receiving communication from them about that orientation.

Wednesday, August 27

Finally, on Wednesday, August 27th, we will be kicking off the school year with a picnic for new and continuing graduate students, faculty and staff. Stay tuned on our website for the latest update on that activity.

We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Public Health on August 22nd!

Venue: School of Public Health, room 1312
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Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 A.M.   -   12:00 P.M.

The SPH August Assembly will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. in the SPH lecture hall, room 1312.

Immediately following the Assembly, please proceed to the building overhang (our building side entrance off of parking lot PP1) where Dean Clark will be hosting a Welcome Back Cookout for all SPH faculty and staff. Join us for food, fun, and the best summer vacation stories!

Venue: School of Public Health, room 1312

Friday, September 5, 7:00 A.M.   -   September 6, 5:00 P.M.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and UMD’s Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) will host a two-day health festival and dental clinic on Sept. 5 and 6. Approximately 800 volunteers, including licensed healthcare professionals and general volunteers, will provide dental cleanings, procedures and oral hygiene education. Care will be provided beginning at 7 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Despite recent improvements in state oral health programs and policies, a vast number of adults in Prince George's County lack dental coverage. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports that in 2012, almost 20 percent of Maryland residents surveyed had not visited a dentist within the past five years and 7 percent had not visited a dentist in more than five years. The MOM Health Equity Festival — which is hosted in collaboration with the University of Maryland Baltimore, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Maryland State Dental Association — seeks to address these disparities in dental health by providing free dental services and health resources to underserved members of our communities.

Venue: Comcast Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: Maryland Center for Health Equity (
Contact Phone:(301) 405-8859
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Thursday, September 18, 9:00 A.M.   -   September 19, 5:00 P.M.

The Center for the History of the New America and the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland will co-host a conference exploring the connections between migration, race, disease, and public health. Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker.

Venue: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Contact: ( Web Page
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