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Patient Safety Academy logo
The No News is No News wallet card campaign introduced at the 2014 Patient Safety Academy has gained national attention by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The campaign inspired providers to coach patients to follow up on diagnostic tests, because no news does not mean good news.
Photo of Pious Ali. Courtesy of the Bangor Daily News
Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in the Muskie School of Public Service, took some time to sit with Alex Steed, of the Bangor Daily News blog "Steed", about his work and experiences with Portland's immigrant community.
Photo of Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service
Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service, was recently featured in a long-form piece for the Bangor Daily News. “The Offending Dilemma” takes a look at the practices used to rehabilitate domestic violence offenders in Maine.
Photo of Kate Hawes, new superintendent of RSU 21. Photo courtesy of RSU 21
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
picture of: Amanda Burgess, Muskie School graduate student
Amanda Burgess, a graduate student in the Muskie School Public Policy and Management (PPM) program and a graduate research assistant in the Maine Rural Health Research Center, is the featured haiku in today's Kaiser Health News (KNH) briefing (http://kaiserhealthnews.org/morning-briefing/thursday-january-15-2015/)
Charles Colgan speaks at his annual "Breakfast with Charlie" economic forecast
Maine is on the continued path to economic recovery, but the road there will be a long and winding one, according to the 2015 economic forecast presented by Charles Colgan, Chair and Professor, Community Planning & Development Program, at the annual "Breakfast with Charlie" event held Jan. 8 in Hannaford Hall.
Photo of Charles Colgan, Chair/Professor, Community Planning & Development Program
Charles Colgan, Chair and Professor, Community Planning & Development Program, recently completed a report on the economic impacts of wind energy in Maine between 2006 and 2018. The Wind for Maine advocacy group commissioned the report, and it predicts a strong 2015 for job creation in the industry.
Kaci Hickox addressing Barbara Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class
"The Ebola Fighters" have been named Time Magazine's 2014 "Person of the Year," and the students in Barbara Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class got the chance to spend some time with one of the fighters from the front lines --- nurse and Maine resident Kaci Hickox.
Muskie Centennial event logo
Enjoy the remarks from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and PBS NewsHour political commentator Mark Shields at University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service's centennial celebration of renowned Maine Senator and U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie.
Photo of Andy Coburn, Associate Dean, Muskie School of Public Service
The state of Maine fell from 16 to 20 in the latest release of America's Health Rankings, matching its lowest point since the rankings began in 1990. Andrew Coburn, Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service and public health professor, discussed the slip with the Portland Press Herald.

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