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November 17, 2014

We ar now accepting applications for the MIPAR/CAHSS Faculty Fellowship

The Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) invite applications for the 2015 MIPAR/CAHSS Summer Faculty Research Fellow. Applications are welcome from faculty in all departments in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Interested faculty should complete and submit an application form.

Up to three Fellowships will be awarded, and the deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 15, 2015. Click here for more information.

October 5, 2014

Faculty to study economic behavioral science and cyber security

The University of Southern California has awarded a $75,000 grant to Scott Farrow (Economics) and Joshi Anupam (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) to develop a set of detailed economic models that reflect cyber security microeconomic concerns. This project, a model that links economics with cyber security guidance taxonomies, may help guide investments and policy in cyber security.

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August 27, 2013

MIPAR receives HUD grant to study asthma interventions in Baltimore

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to MIPAR, the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative™ (GHHI), and The Hilltop Institute at UMBC to conduct a cost benefit analysis of the reduction in asthma and associated Medicaid expenditures resulting from the implementation of GHHI’s interventions. GHHI is a national program spearheaded by the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning. The aim of GHHI is to integrate health-based housing interventions with weatherization to create access to healthy homes for children in low income neighborhoods.

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February 20, 2013

Don Norris receives UAA recognition

MIPAR Director Donald F. Norris has been named an inaugural honoree of the new Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Service Honor Roll. This award recognizes the contributions of Dr. Norris to the association and the field of urban studies. The UAA credits honorees with contributing to the current breadth and richness of the discipline. Dr. Norris will be reorganized at an award luncheon for Honor Roll inductees on April 5 at the UAA conference in San Francisco.

March 30, 2012

Grant will evaluate innovative Maryland program to help mentally ill find work

MIPAR has received a three year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate Maryland's innovative program to help people with severe mental illness find meaningful work. The Maryland Mental Health Administration (MHA) started a program in 2002 to increase the accessibility and availability of evidence-based individual placement and support for supported employment services (EBP IPS-SE) for people with severe mental illness. EBP IPS-SE programs emphasize competitive employment, client choice, on the job training and continuous support. IPS-SE programs also include employer incentives to participate. This project will study the experience of Maryland's public health system in facilitating the diffusion of IPS-SE services in the state. David Salkever (Public Policy) is the co-investigator. Researchers from UMBC's Hilltop Institute will also participate in the project along with researchers from University of Maryland, Baltimore.