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UMSOM: Students Are Members of Winning Team that Represented the UMB at 7th Annual DC Public Health Case Challenge

At the National Academy of Medicine’s Annual Meeting, it was announced that the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) team won the 2019 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge. This contest aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue that is of importance to the Washington, DC community. This year’s challenge topic was “Reducing Health Disparities in Maternal Mortality by Addressing Unmet Health-Related Social Needs.” The teams were from DC area universities and were composed of four to six members from at least three disciplines. Each team had two weeks to develop a solution to this complex problem with a hypothetical three million dollar budget to be used during a 5-year span. The teams were evaluated on the interdisciplinary nature of their responses, feasibility of implementation, creativity and practicality. The UMB team included MPH students, Mr. Shaikh Afaq and Ms. Stephanie Sanchez, along with Ms. Meron Assefa (School of Pharmacy), Ms. Ava Hawkinson (School of Social Work), Ms. Brendaline Nettey (School of Social Work), and Mr. Christopher Reed (Carey School of Law).

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