The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy announced Monday that a Havre de Grace resident won a fellowship for health services research.
Michelle Campbell is the first-ever recipient of the Donald O. Fedder Memorial Fellowship, established to honor Donald Fedder, a longtime faculty member at the Maryland School of Pharmacy who died in August 2010.
In his career as a pharmacist and researcher, Fedder established a program in Baltimore City to train health workers who could then serve high-risk populations in the local community, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The Donald O. Fedder Memorial Fellowship supports the training of a graduate student whose work focuses on social justice, pharmacy advocacy or public health, according to a statement from the University of Maryland.
With her mother a nurse and her father a firefighter, Campbell credited her parents with cultivating her concern for public health, according to the statement.
Campbell graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland with a degree in biology and interned for the Harford County Health Department and Upper Chesapeake Health’s HealthLink program.
A fifth-year student in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutical Health Services Research graduate program, Campbell is currently researching and evaluating the Maryland Strategic Planning Framework.
“Her future contributions to public health, particularly to the most vulnerable populations across the nation, will be significant, making her the perfect student to start this award," said Francoise Pradel, Ph.D., director of the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research graduate program.