During the course of each academic year, the University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) president, Dr. Jay Perman, MD, sponsors the President’s Symposium and White Paper Project. This inter-professional initiative engages students, faculty and staff from all of the UMB’s schools and academic programs in a year-long conversation on a topic of importance to the University community.
In September of 2018, Dr. Perman, announced his seven 2018-2019 president’s fellows for this inter-professional initiative. Ms. Nicole Campion Dialo an MD/MPH student in the Global Health concentration, was among those selected for this honor.
Through this inter-professional initiative, Ms. Campion Dialo and the other selected fellows will tackle the controversial issue of gun violence. As an interdisciplinary team they will study the root causes of gun violence and use a team approach to examine its traumatic impact on our communities. They will use the same team approach to develop recommendations and present a proposed University-wide implementation strategy in the spring of 2019.