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SANS Centers of Excellence

  • Agribusiness and Economic Development

    The mission of the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development is to conduct credible economic development research; facilitate communication and the exchange of ideas across business, academic, and governmental communities domestically and internationally; and educate stakeholders concerning agribusiness and economic development issues through community engagement and outreach.


    Center for Food Safety

    The mission of the Center for Food Safety is to conduct research the covers food safety, food quality, and processing methods. The center will facilitate collaborations among academics, the food industry, and government entities and educate various groups about food safety issues.


    Chesapeake Water Quality Center

    The Chesapeake Water Quality Center will develop and transfer economically sustainable agricultural strategies and technologies that enhance water quality in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays and will train the workforce of tomorrow for continued future innovations.


    Center for Obesity Prevention

    The Center for Obesity Prevention is poised to accelerate the progress in obesity prevention through effective and holistic programs that address key underlying determinants of obesity and enhance an effective and sustainable behavior change.  The mission of the Center is to provide educational programs, research-based information, and technology transfer that focus on obesity prevention and the needs of individuals in the tri-county area of the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and nationwide, enabling them to make informed decisions about their health and their economic, social, and cultural well-being.


    International Center for Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Operators and Re-entry Workers

    ICPPE is a neutral entity established by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to advance research and outreach activities through partnerships with other institutions and organizations.  It is envisioned that ICPPE will play an important role in establishing linkages and networks with scientists, policy makers, educators, private industry, and other stakeholders to promote research, outreach, and other PPE-related initiatives that impact the health and safety of pesticide operators and re-entry workers.  Coordination of the newly formed International Consortium for PPE for Pesticide Operators and Re-entry Workers will be an integral part of the Center.