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Tejal Ghandhi, featured speaker, 2014 Patient Safety Academy
The 2014 Patient Safety Academy is being held Friday, Sept. 5 at the USM Portland Campus - Abromsom and Wishcamper. An interdisciplinary, day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety for professionals throughout the state.
Bailey Island Lobsterman Bob Perry
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership’s Casco Bay Stories Project features engaging, personal stories about how people use and enjoy Casco Bay and its watershed, and how the Bay is changing over time. The stories are collected, edited, and posted to www.cascobaystories.org, Facebook and Twitter.
Students present at iGlobal Symposium at Muskie School
University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service hosted approximately 100 Maine middle and high school students participating in the iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium on June 10. The students explored public policy and its global impact, with presentations they developed on topics as diverse as “Food Waste and Climate Change,” “Civil Rights,” “The Four Freedoms,” and “Hurricane Sandy Impact, Disaster Preparedness and Response Policies.” Schools participating from the surrounding communities included Portland High School, Casco Bay High School and King Middle School from Portland, Cape Elizabeth High School, Freeport Middle School and Durham Community School.
Joshua Reny
Joshua Reny, Fairfield Town Manager and graduate of the Muskie School’s Public Policy and Management program, has received the Chamber’s 2014 Rising Star Award.
Professor Matthew Bampton
Bampton, a Professor of Geography-Anthropology in the USM Muskie School, will spend six months at The University of Edinburgh through the US-UK Fulbright Commission grant.
Kris Sahonchik
Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.
The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology has received a 5-year, $1,628,180 Research Project Grant (R01) from that National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Paul Bourget
Paul Bourget, a recent graduate of the Muskie School’s Geography-Anthropology program, has co-authored a paper in Remote Sensing, an open access journal on the science and application of remote sensing technology.
Muskie research staff have contributed several chapters to the recently published ‘Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models,’ a comprehensive text that examines rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention.
Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control.

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