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Muskie School graduate and Wiscasset town planner Jamel Torres. Courtesy of the Wiscasset Newspaper and Jamel Torres
The town of Wiscasset didn't have to look too far for its next town planner. Muskie School of Public Service graduate Jamel Torres has been named to the position. Torres earned a Master's Degree in Community Planning and Development from the Muskie School.
Picture of MPH student Trevey Davis at their dispaly at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conferenceerence
The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference on November 19, 2014.
Erica King, corrections researcher at the Cutler Institute, spoke with WGME-TV in Portland about the increasing number of women in Maine's prisons and jails.
GIS Day logo. Courtesy of www.gisday.com
Join Geography-Anthropology Wednesday, November 19 for the annual celebration of GIS Day. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology expert Will Mitchell of NBT Solutions will be speaking about trends and trajectories in GIS.
Muskie School students with Madeleine Albright
The Muskie Centennial held on Saturday, November 15 celebrated the legacy of one of Maine's -- and the country's -- most dedicated public servants, Edmund Muskie. Friends and family of the distinguished politician, along with Muskie school students and alumni packed the Hannaford Hall auditorium for an afternoon full of anecdotes and lessons from Muskie's career.
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the Muskie School
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords appeared at the Muskie School as the first stop on the Americans for Responsible Solutions (a group she founded with her husband) tour to foster discussions around domestic violence and guns.
Barbara Fraumeni traveled to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to perform her official duties as IARIW chairperson at the 33rd International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) General Conference. Individuals from over 35 countries attended the conference, which included some 150 papers on a wide variety of topics.
Judy Tupper, DHEd, CPPS, CHES
Judy Tupper, director of the Patient Safety Academy and faculty in the graduate program of public health at the USM Muskie School, writes an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald on September 22 about the new initiative announced at the 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy to “crowd source” a patient safety improvement idea – the promotion of a “No News is No News” campaign to educate and inform consumers about the importance of following up on test results.
Best Practice Display sign
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.
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.

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