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School of Public Health to Host Showing of PBS Public Health Documentary

By Allison Eatough ’97

The University of Maryland School of Public Health will kick off its Global Health Film Series on Wednesday with a screening of a film about the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps that features the school’s dean, Boris D. Lushniak, a member of the uniformed service branch for 27 years.

In partnership with the College Park Scholars’ Global Public Health program and Public Health Beyond Borders, the one-hour PBS documentary “Invisible Corps” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom.

The film explores the evolution of the field of public health and delves into the importance of keeping the organization above the partisan fray as it carries out its mission of running disease prevention programs and advancing public health science.

After the film, Lushniak—who rose to acting U.S. surgeon general—will moderate a question-and-answer session with corps officers:

  • Cmdr. John Hubbard, physician assistant
Lt. Cmdr. Briana Rider, pharmacist
Retired Rear Adm. Scott Giberson

Producer Chris Schueler along with actress and the film’s narrator, actress Ali MacGraw, will provide opening remarks.

Moviegoers are invited to meet with public health practitioners before and after the screening and panel.

Watch the trailer and RSVP for the screening at this link.

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