Bloomberg School of Public Health
Members Present: Drs. Robert Black, Robert Blum, Ron Brookmeyer, William Eaton, Diane Griffin, David Holtgrave, Michael Klag, Thomas Louis, Ellen MacKenzie, Roger McMacken, Edward Miller, E. William Spannhake, James Yager, and Scott Zeger; and Ms. Robin Fox, staff.
Members Absent: Drs. William Brody, Steven Knapp, Laura Caulfield, John Groopman, Martha Hill, and Jonathan Samet
Guests: Dr. Sharon Krag; Professor Stephen Teret; and Ms. Teresa Schwartz.
Meeting convened: Dean Michael J. Klag convened the meeting at 3 p.m.
Approval of Candidates for the Degree
The list of candidates for degrees to be awarded on May 16, 2007 was distributed and approved. There were 655 degrees to be awarded in 2007, the largest class ever.
Approval of the Minutes: Minutes of the 919th Advisory Board meeting of April 26, 2007 were approved as submitted.
Remarks by the Dean
Dean Klag announced that Dr. Janet DiPietro, professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, has accepted the position of associate dean for research. The position is being reconfigured so will have some of the same and some different responsibilities of Dr. Krag, associate dean for graduate education and research. The associate dean for research will include an increased focus on research advocacy, while Dr. Yager and Ms. Fox will handle the graduate education responsibilities.
Dr. Klag noted that the University of Maryland at College Park is trying to develop new graduate programs in Epidemiology, Maternal & Child Health, and Health Policy. Their programs thus far are designed around a very small number of faculty. The intention is for the two University of Maryland campuses to seek CEPH accreditation independently. Morgan State University has also declared their interest in developing an accredited school of public health.
Dr. Klag reminded the Advisory Board that the annual Honors and Awards ceremony and reception will take place at 5 p.m. on May 15.
Report of the Faculty Senate
Dr. Spannhake reported on the most recent Faculty Senate meeting, where materials from the first meeting of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee were distributed. Senate members were asked to obtain feedback from their departments regarding the most relevant issues in the planning process. At the April 19 joint Faculty Senate/Committee of the Whole meeting, Ms. Laguerre-Brown provided a great deal of interesting information about the University's Sexual Harassment Prevention Program, and about the legal aspects of sexual harassment case law. Dr. Spannhake noted that each department has been asked to organize a similar session for their faculty and senior staff over the next few months.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m.
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