Gateway to Opportunity provides area youth with workforce skills
During July and August, high school students from Portland, South Portland and Westbrook participated in Gateway to Opportunity — six-week, work-based learning program helps connect local youth with tangible work experiences during the summer.
USM, UNH project awarded $60k NSF grant for climate change workshop
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $60,607 grant to the University of Southern Maine to help ignite study of the northern New England coastline and its resilience to climate change.
Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 2019
"The USM Update" is back. This month, we discuss the relatively new Promise Scholarship, the Gateway to Opportunity program, which engages local youth and with meaningful work experiences, and two internships completed by our Food Studies students.
Karen Pearson and George Shaler awarded for paramedicine research
USM’s Karen Pearson and George Shaler have been honored by the Journal for Health and Human Service Administration for their research on paramedicine in Maine.
Two USM-led studies on rural tobacco use draw press attention
In rural areas such as Maine, people smoke more and quit less, say a pair of USM-led tobacco studies that have drawn both state and national press attention.
MPH graduate's capstone published in Maine Policy Review
USM alumnus Zach Croll's capstone project on Medicaid expansion has been published in the Maine Policy Review.
USM's John Gale preparing solo swim across English Channel
Sometime before daylight on a September morning, John Gale, 63, will set off from Dover, England for open water swimming’s signature feat. If the conditions cooperate, he’ll arrive on France’s Calais beach 13 hours after his departure, becoming one of fewer than 1,900 people to ever cross the 21-mile-wide channel with the strength of their own arms, legs and inner resolve.
MPH student writes BDN Op-Ed on sensible drug policy
Louisa Munk, a Master of Public Health student at USM, recently wrote a piece on sensible drug policy published in the Bangor Daily News.
Violence Prevention Training for Small Business Retail Workforce
Population Health & Health Policy staff developed a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence in the workplace.
Ryan Wallace joins advisory board of New England Public Policy Center
Ryan Wallace received an invitation to join the advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center.