News & Press

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.

Annapolis Tops List of Coastal Cities Threatened by Floods

July 10, 2014
"Maryland Morning," WYPR (Baltimore)

CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst David Mandell was interviewed for the program Maryland Morning on WYPR  July 18, 2014 regarding a Reuters report identifying Annapolis as a coastal region that has seen a large increase in flooding over the years. 

CHHS Associate Directors Highlighted in ABA Newsletter

July 1, 2014
Your ABA

The American Bar Association chose to highlight the work of two CHHS Associate Directors, Amy Major and Megan Timmons, in this week's YOUR ABA e-newletter.

Law and Policy Analyst Avery Blank Honored by The Daily Record

June 25, 2014
The Daily Record

CHHS Law and Policy Analyst Avery Blank was chosen as one of the Maryland Daily Record’s 20 in their Twenties. The honorees were celebrated at an event held June 25, 2014 at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Blank is featured in the video recap and the event photos published by The Record. 

In the News

When emergencies of all kinds make headlines, local and national reporters frequently ask CHHS staff to explain and interpret a myriad of complicated issues – and to do so in a way that everyone can understand. Our experienced attorneys and analysts are an invaluable resource for members of the media looking for background, live interviews, and everything in between.

Media Contact for all press inquiries:
Danielle Lueking
Office: (410) 706-3985
Cell: (410) 736-3460

Related Events