University Health

University HealthThe University Health Focus Area is supported by Employee Health, Student Health, and Environmental Health and Safety. The table below identifies the RTF focus area status of each recommendation or decision followed by a membership roster including the primary and deputy focus area leader. The following initiatives have been approved by senior leadership to move forward as part of the COVID-19 Recovery process.

University Health Video Update

Expand access to REDcap SAFE on Campus daily screening tool

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • REDCap SAFE on Campus is a daily virtual screening tool.
6/26/20  

Continue COVID-19 Hotline

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Hotline is for on-campus student, faculty, and staff i.e. people not working or studying remotely and is a partnership with UMMC and FPI that has been live since March 2020.
  • The Hotline provides case management for people reporting symptoms or exposures by gathering and documenting case information and demographics, referring people for testing, and supporting the process to determine if other on campus people had risk of exposure. It provides guidance on return to work or school.
6/26/20  

Continue Current COVID-19 Testing Process

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • On campus COVID-19 testing available at UMIC and on campus sites operated by UMMC.
  • Current access and availability is good, and UMB will continue the practice of COVID-19 testing upon the recommendation of a health care provider or the COVID-19 Hotline.
  • UMB will not require mass COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic people nor use of antibody (serological) testing as a means to determine campus access.
6/26/20  

Continue Development and Implementation of Public Health Practices

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • UMB University Health will work with other focus groups on physical distancing guidance, continue to support developing safety guidance and procedures such as created for laboratory and clinical research, continue to support developing guidance on Mutual Personal Protective Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment, continue to support developing guidance on cleaning and disinfecting practices, and continue support for developing COVID-19 safety training, informational flyers, and signage
6/26/20  

Formation of a subgroup (members from focus groups/campus experts) to address emotional and mental health

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Employee and Student Emotional and Mental Wellbeing effort in order to do the following:
    • Campus and school specific activities of normalization vs constant high alert mode
    • Ability to adjust to “new” normal
    • Anxiety of contracting COVID-19 and impact if one gets COVID-19
    • Wellness activities
    • Ability to use sick leave for those suffering from “burn-out”
    • Virtual efforts which support well being
    • Access and availability of services for students (counseling center), faculty and staff (employee assistance programs), and in coordination with UMMS
6/20/20  

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader

David L. Stewart, MD, MPH
Chairman, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Steve Deck, DM, MBA, ARM, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Director, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Focus Area Members

Michele Beaulieu, LCSW-C
Clinical Instructor
Director, Behavioral Health Education Programs
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Marisa Booth
University Student Government Association
J.D. Candidate, Expected May 2021
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP
Associate Professor
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Louis G. DePaola, DDS, MS
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Kathleen Hoke, JD
Professor and Director, Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Malinda Hughes, MA
Chief of Staff
Academic Affairs and the Graduate School
University of Maryland, Baltimore  

Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Associate Dean for Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
University of Maryland School of NursingSchool of Nursing

Mario Majette, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor of Family & Community Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc. in Columbia
Medical Director, Student & Employee Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Cathy Malecki 
Executive Assistant to David L. Stewart, MD, MPH, Chairman, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jill A. Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Ed Pecukonis, MSW, PHD, LCSW-C
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Social Work

James N. Reynolds, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Fiscal and Academic Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore  


Legal Advisors

Alana Kyriakakis, JD
University Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Irma Robins, JD, MBA
Deputy General Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore