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UMD to Lead $15M Project Investigating the Role of Aerosols in Flu Transmission

School of Public Health Professor Donald Milton, M.D. and collaborators could put to bed the debate over how viruses spread with help from a $15 million research award from the National Institutes of Health to develop new technologies for collecting viruses from the air and conduct a five-year randomized, controlled trial.
View Article UMD to Lead $15M Project Investigating the Role of Aerosols in Flu Transmission
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Researchers Continue to Zero in on How COVID-19 Spreads

Talking and singing appear to spread COVID-19 far more effectively than simply breathing, according to a new study whose authors include current and future University of Maryland researchers. 
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UMD-led Analysis: Racial Disparities in Maternal Deaths Larger Than Thought

Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality—deaths related to pregnancy or childbirth—in the United States may be larger than previously reported, suggests a study published today that was led by a University of Maryland researcher and funded by National Institutes of Health. 
View Article UMD-led Analysis: Racial Disparities in Maternal Deaths Larger Than Thought

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Increasing LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals

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Clark J. Lee '14 Appointed Vice-Chair of the Maryland Dept. of Health's Institutional Review Board

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