Marcella Sorg Will Receive 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award

Research Professor Marcella Sorg will receive the 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award for her contribution to the university. The award will be presented at the President’s Faculty Recognition Luncheon May 13.

Sorg is a research professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center with joint appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute. Her research specializes in health policy, particularly as it concerns public health, public safety, and the investigation of death and injury.

In her current focus, Sorg leads the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center’s Rural Drug and Alcohol Research Program in informing regional and national efforts to control the opioid epidemic involving heroin and prescription pain medications. She also represents Maine on the National Drug Early Warning System of the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Please see the UMaine News article for a full description: UMaine names 2017 Presidential Award winners