BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Five experts have been selected to review the University of Maryland, College Park’s response to a deadly 2018 adenovirus outbreak.
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents chose experts on university health, infectious diseases and building engineering and design to review the university’s handling of the outbreak.
- 3 Maryland Lawmakers Call On CDC To Review Guidelines For Adenovirus Outbreaks
- Questions Being Raised Over Univ. Of Maryland’s Handling Of Deadly Adenovirus On Campus
- Olivia Paregol’s Family ‘Thankful’ For Hogan’s Call For Investigation Into Adenovirus Outbreak At UMD
- Parents Of UMD Student Who Died After Getting Adenovirus Take Steps Toward Legal Action Against School
The five experts are:
- Melanie J. Bernitz, MD, MPH
Associate Vice President and Medical Director
Columbia Health, Columbia University
Expertise: College and University Health
- Timothy M. Duffy, CIH, PE, RS
Vice President of Engineering
Compliance Environmental International, Inc. (CEI)
Expertise: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Professional Engineer
- Tara N. Palmore, MD
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center
Expertise: Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases
- Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH
Vice President of Medicaid Clinical Operations
Expertise: Public Health, Public Health Communication
- E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., FCIBSE, LEED AP
Expertise: Building Engineering, Design and HVAC Systems
The outbreak led to the death of undergraduate student Olivia Paregol on November 18, 2018. Since then, lawmakers have called for an investigation into the university’s actions and response.