News & Press

Legal Experience Boosts CHHS Expertise

September 15, 2014
The Daily Record

CHHS Public Health Program Manager Trudy Henson, JD, and Senior Law and Policy Analyst Markus Rauschecker, JD, - both graduates of the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law - were interviewed by the Maryland Daily Record for an article exploring the benefits of using a legal background to inform policy in the field of homeland security.

New York City Board of Health Oversteps its Bounds in Soda Ban

August 20, 2014
Domestic Preparedness

CHHS Summer and Fall Research Assistant Andrew Geltman had the article New York: Public Health Implications of the ‘Soda Ban’ Ruling published on the Domestic Preparedness Journal online on August 20, 2014. The article outlines the recent ruling by the New York Court of Appeals striking down the soda ban championed by former Major Bloomberg.

Vernon Herron Cautions Against the Use of Military Equipment during Civilian Protests

August 28, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron wrote a Letter to the Editor that was published in The Baltimore Sun. Herron criticizes the use of military grade weaponry in response to protests in Ferguson, MO and encourages police forces to develop guidelines for use of military style equipment acquired after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  

CHHS to Support Preparedness Efforts for Maryland’s Star-Spangled Spectacular

August 12, 2014

As the Nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) will be working behind the scenes to help Maryland prepare for potential threats, test essential equipment and plans, and evaluate the state’s emergency response efforts.

CHHS Staffers Work with State of Maryland and FirstNet on Interoperable Network

July 30, 2014
First Responder Network Authority

The Maryland FirstNet Broadband Team – staffed by CHHSers Lori Romer Stone, Chris Webster, Max Romanik, Ben Yelin & Rachael Almarez - were mentioned in the First Responder Network Authority blog "Kicking-Off Consultation in Maryland." The blog focused on the development of a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network that would enhance emergency

CHHS Interoperability Expertise Brings First Consultation for Nationwide Public Safety Network to Maryland

July 29, 2014

Today’s meeting between the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Maryland’s executive leadership was the result, in part, of dedication and expertise provided by the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS).  A non-profit consulting and academic group, CHHS has supported Maryland’s efforts in

CHHS Analyst Warns of Border Security Issues in Face of Budget Shortfall

July 28, 2014

CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron was interviewed by Sinclair Broadcasting for the story “Two Critical Border Agencies Could Run Out of Money in a Matter of Weeks,” which aired July, 28, 2014 on multiple channels nationwide.

CHHS Experts Speak at Panel on Homeland Security for Congressional Staffers

July 16, 2014
UMB News

CHHS staff members spoke at a panel about homeland security designed to provide Congressional staffers with information about the Center's inter-disciplinary work in emergency management planning, public health preparedness, cybersecurity and interoperability.

CHHS Begins Works with Prince George’s County Health Department

July 21, 2014

The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), a non-profit consulting and academic group, has been awarded a year long contract with the Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD) to support local emergency preparedness efforts.

CHHS Experts Join University of Maryland, Baltimore to Offer Resources to Congressional Staffers

July 21, 2014

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), boasts a wide array of experts among faculty, staff, and students, while also producing research that contributes to medical breakthroughs, best practices, and future educational courses on a daily basis. Among those who could benefit from the university's work are federal lawmakers.

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