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Patient Safety Academy Showcases Best Practices

This year the Patient Safety Academy, which was held on the USM Portland campus September 5th, provided opportunity for healthcare professionals, students, and organizations to showcase their patient safety best practices.

2014 Rising Tide Awards Announced

The 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy has announced the recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award, inaugurated in 2013, which recognizes peer nominated individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication, and innovation. Recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award were Angela Dubuc, Director of Clinical Practice at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and the Maine State Nurses Association.

2014 Patient Safety Academy Provides Training for Health Professionals

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.

Sharing Personal Stories About Life Around Casco Bay

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.

Muskie School hosts local students at iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium

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.

Muskie alum recognized as ‘Rising Star’ by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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.

Matthew Bampton receives Fulbright to conduct research on the Shetland Islands

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.

Cutler Institute Director works to improve international child welfare practices

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.

Remote Sensing journal features research of new GYA alum

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.

New book on rural health features work of Muskie School researchers

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.

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