University of Maryland School of Public Health Dean Boris Lushniak has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Board of Regents for the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a professional, medical society of more than 2,500 physicians dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities through disease prevention and health promotion.
Through this leadership role, Dr. Lushniak looks forward to advancing prevention research and providing strategic guidance to the College in their work to promote the important role preventive medicine plays in our health care system.
In his role as dean since 2017, Dr. Lushniak has overseen the creation and growth of the school’s Global Health Initiative, as well as the development of new academic programs, including a global health undergraduate degree, an accelerated BS/MPH degree, several new online master’s programs and an online DrPH program.
With a long career as a leader in the US Public Health Service, Dean Lushniak, a retired Rear Admiral, will also bring his expertise and perspective from his tenure as U.S. Deputy Surgeon General (from November 2010 to September 2015) and Acting Surgeon General (from July 2013 to December 2014) to his board role with ACPM.
Among his career accomplishments, Dr. Lushniak was responsible for the release of the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health and the first-ever Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. He also served as commander of the USPHS Monrovia Medical Unit in Liberia, the only U.S. government hospital providing care to Ebola patients, from January to March 2015, and was part of the CDC/NIOSH team at Ground Zero after 9/11.
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