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MPH students
Muskie School Public Health students Catie Peranzi and Mary-Elizabeth Simms just arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland to complete their academic field experience with University of Iceland in Reykjavik public health faculty and community public health professionals.
Dr. Nathan Hamilton, Associate Professor of Archaeology, was recently awarded the 2016 USM Faculty Senate Award for Teaching. Congratulations to Dr. Hamilton!
Congratulations to Dr. Lydia Savage, Professor of Geography, who was recently awarded USM Women and Gender Studies program's Kathleen I. MacPherson Outstanding Feminist Faculty Award for Feminist Scholarship, Teaching and Service!
MCBER's Ryan Wallace mentioned in recent news regarding statement's by Maine's Governor LePage on the potential loss of 900 jobs in Southern Maine.
Roxanne Guildford
Geography-Anthropology graduate Roxanne Guildford has secured a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award to attend graduate school in the United Kingdom.
A group of people from the Muskie Public Health Education Corps
The Muskie Public Health Education Corps is a select group of Muskie public health graduate students that works directly with epidemiologists at the Maine CDC, Division of Infectious Disease.
Ari Kristinn Jonsson, Rector of RU, Nick Randall, USM Alum, and Glenn Cummings
USM exploring idea of student exchange. "Could we do programs where our students could come for a semester to be able to strengthen their understanding of international economics, food systems, hospitality and tourism and particularly marine resources." - Glenn Cummings
Rising Tide Award presented to Vickie Koehler
At the 6th annual Patient Safety Academy on September 23rd, two Rising Tide Award winners were honored. Held on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus, the Patient Safety Academy is an annual interdisciplinary meeting that brings together healthcare professionals, students, academics and consumer advocates to explore best practices in patient safety and quality improvement. The Rising Tide award is presented to individuals or groups that advance patient safety through leadership, dedication and innovation. This year’s awardees were peer-nominated and exemplify the patient safety movement in Maine. Vickie Koehler, employee health nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick received the first Rising Tide Award. The second Rising Tide Award was presented to Becky Martins of Warren, Maine. Becky is an active and effective advocate for consumers. Patient Safety Academy Director, Judy Tupper said, “We congratulate Vickie and Becky for their outstanding work, not only in the realm of patient safety, but in their everyday efforts to improve the healthcare of all Mainers.”
New England Environmental Finance Center
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of nine winners of a grant to support a regional Environmental Finance Center. This is an award renewal for the New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC), so it will continue its work helping local communities in New England identify solutions for financing environmental initiatives.

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