College Park, Md. – June 28, 2011 -- The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Health IT Research (Center) a multi-campus initiative with collaboration across the College Park and Baltimore campuses, awarded $15,000 in funding to each of two teams working on promising health information technologies as part of the inaugural Health IT Seed Grant Program. The investments demonstrate the University of Maryland’s commitment to advancing innovation and research to accelerate the transformation of the nation’s health care system.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated the outstanding achievements of students, faculty and alumni at the 31st Annual Doctoral Award Banquet, held May 18, 2011.
Fulbright recipient and Smith alumna Kara Marston ’07 is venturing back to her roots to study the status of women in Armenia. Marston, who is half Armenian and nearly fluent in the language, is one of four 2011-12 Fulbright recipients at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. She will spend September to July abroad.
“I’ve always been really tied to my roots,” Marston said of her decision to apply for a Fulbright scholarship to Armenia. “I went in 2007 and volunteered with a media company, and again in 2009 to volunteer again.”
Smith School senior Rebecca Hammer has been presented with two opportunities of a lifetime. Hammer, a finance and economics double major and Chinese language minor, was awarded two major international awards: a Fulbright Award to teach English in Taiwan and a Boren Scholarship to study Chinese intensively, either in the People’s Republic or Taiwan.
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