April 25, 2013
Listen to Dr. Seth Messinger on WTOP radio as he talks about his research on rehabilitation for people who have lost limbs, and the challenges faced by civilians trying to recover from the catastrophic injuries suffered in the Boston Marathon bombing. The segment ran at 3:20 pm.
February 20, 2013
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.
May 22, 2012
It is with great sadness that we report that Dr. Judith "Judy" Shinogle was killed in an automobile accident on May 20, 2012. She was a Senior Research Scientist at the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy. Her death is a great loss to UMBC and the wider community. The UMBC community held a memorial service for Judy on June 26. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Memorial donations may be sent to Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fund (make checks payable to the UMBC Foundation), UMBC, 8th Floor Administration, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, or AKC Canine Health Foundation, P.O. Box 900061, Raleigh, NC 27617 (www.akcchf.org). Read more
March 30, 2012
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.
October 11, 2011
A new research project funded by the Department of Defense, "Developing a Meaningful Life: Social Reintegration of Service Members and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury," will focus on psycho-social issues associated with recovery from spinal cord injury. Investigators will survey military service members and veterans who survive battlefield trauma with spinal cord injuries in order to determine how they make the transition back to social participation with their families and communities. Dr. Seth Messinger (Sociology) is the principal investigator. This project is being conducted in partnership with Wayne State University.