Nadine M. Finigan-Carr, PhD, will be the inaugural executive director of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Center for Violence Prevention.
Dr. Finigan-Carr is currently research associate professor and director, Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative, at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) and associate professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).
The Center for Violence Prevention is housed in the Office of the Provost, and Dr. Finigan-Carr will report to Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA, provost and executive vice president, when she begins on May 1. The center is a multidisciplinary initiative that seeks to bridge the activities of those across the University and in the community in a collaborative fashion to conduct community-based participatory research, provide creative and impactful education, and inform and advocate for policies that strengthen our communities to prevent violence and trauma. Its mission is to build resilient and equitable communities for all through the prevention and intervention of all forms of violence and trauma.
Read full announcement here.