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Outreach Program Receives Award

In November, the Eastern Shore Oral Health Outreach Project received a certificate of appreciation from the Talbot County School Board for its efforts to improve the oral health of Talbot County schoolchildren. The Eastern Shore Oral Health Outreach Project is a community outreach project administered by the Dental School and sponsored by the Office of Oral Health at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The project’s mandate is to improve access to oral health care for low-income children and bring health education to children and adults on the Eastern Shore. Mark Macek, DDS, DrPH (Principal Investigator), Judy Gaston (Project Director), Kathie Kaye (Outreach Coordinator), and Tina Watson (Administrative Assistant) were honored during the awards ceremony.

Kathie Kaye, Outreach Coordinator, Eastern Shore Oral Health Outreach Project Judith Gaston, Project Director, Eastern Shore Oral Health Outreach Project Karen Salmon, Ph.D, Superintendent, Talbot County Public Schools Steve Harris, President, Talbot County Public School BoardPictured (left to right), Kathie Kaye, Outreach Coordinator, Eastern Shore Oral Health Outreach Project; Judith Gaston, Project Director, Eastern Shore Oral Health Outreach Project; Karen Salmon, PhD, Superintendent, Talbot County Public Schools; Steve Harris, President, Talbot County Public School Board.

 

 

 

 

 

Tewes and Public Service

Warren Tewes, was selected as Training Officer in the National Family Assistance Core Group (FACG) of FEMA.  As part of this leadership, in October he was deployed to St. Louis and then on to Kirksville, MO, after an American Airline commuter plane, filled mostly with physicians, went down during landing approach.  We began interviews with victims’ families for comparative, antemortem data collection, on the 21st.  We completed the interviews Sunday morning, October 24, as some families were still arriving at the crash site. Data entry immediately followed the interviews and was complete with quality assurance late Sunday evening. We were demobilized Monday. In the process, we received grateful compliments from the families, and integration commendations from the Postmortem Command, the Operations & Logistics Sections, and Director of FEMA. On October 7, 2004, Dr. Tewes was one of five expert panelists at the National Transportation Safety Board Academy’s course on “Family Assistance in Transportation Disasters.” The 85 attendees were commercial airlines family-assistance directors and victim-families advocacy leaders. The other four panelists were the Director of the FBI’s Office for Victim Assistance, the Assistant Deputy Director of the Federal Department of Transportation, and the Directors of Family Assistance for United Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

On Oct. 7, 2004, Dr. Tewes was one of five expert panelists at the National Transportation Safety Board Academy’s course on “Family Assistance in Transportation Disasters.” The 85 attendees were commercial airlines family-assistance directors and victim-families advocacy leaders. The other panelists included the director of the FBI’s Office for Victim Assistance, the assistant deputy director of the Federal Department of Transportation, and the directors of Family Assistance for United Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

 



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