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White-coat advocacy: Maryland students support Florida school

Allison Cowett, at center in green shirt, organized an event in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Cowett, a student at the school of pharmacy, is a 2011 graduate of the Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. (Submitted photo)

Allison Cowett, at center in green shirt, organized an event in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday at the School of Pharmacy at University of Maryland, Baltimore. Cowett, a student at the school of pharmacy, is a 2011 graduate of the Florida high school where 17 people were killed Feb. 14 in a mass shooting. (Submitted photo)

Students at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore gathered to support the Florida high school where 17 people were killed Feb. 14 in a mass shooting.

More than 45 students turned for the event organized by Allison Cowett, who graduated in 2011 from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the site of the shooting.

The gathering was one of a series of events nationally which are being organized by Stoneman Douglas alumni who are now students in the health care professions, called #WhiteCoatsAgainstGunViolence.

Participants signed a large banner and made smaller posters, and made a photo to be sent to the high school.

University of Maryland Baltimore president Jay A. Perman on Feb. 19 wrote an open letter to the university, soliciting ideas for focusing research and teaching against gun violence.

 


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