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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Awarded Grant to Use Innovative Alternative to Autopsies to Better Understand Child Mortality

    Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that CVD has been awarded a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research that will help determine why so many children under five are dying in the world’s poorest countries. The grant will fund use of an innovative alternative to traditional autopsy known as minimally invasive tissue sampling. The technique, which involves the collection of tissue samples with fine needles, allows researchers to quickly identify the cause of death, and help illuminate ways to save lives and improve the health of children in these vulnerable areas.


  • Surgical First: Patient Avoids Dialysis Thanks to Simultaneous Polycystic Kidney Removal and Kidney Transplant During 28-Person Kidney Swap

    In a first-of-its-kind procedure in the United States, a patient was able to avoid dialysis when surgeons simultaneously removed two diseased kidneys and also transplanted a kidney from a living donor – all as part of a 28-person paired kidney exchange (PKE). The procedure, performed in May on a patient with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), eliminated the need for the patient to ever undergo dialysis.


  • Muffins Made With Healthy Fats May Help Patients With Metabolic Syndrome

    It's hard to think of the typical muffin, often loaded with saturated fat and a high calorie count, as a healthy food option. But muffins made with healthier fats yielded unexpected health benefits during a first-of-its-kind clinical study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


  • The Road From Emmaus

    Joseph S. Friedberg, MD, who was honored at an investiture ceremony in Westminster Hall on June 15, never thought he would become a surgeon. In fact, he never thought he would even go to medical school. Now, the internationally-recognized thoracic surgeon has been presented with the highest honor bestowed on faculty at the School of Medicine: An Endowed Professorship.


  • FDA Approves Vaccine for Cholera Invented and Developed at University of Maryland School of Medicine

    In a milestone that was years in the making, a vaccine to prevent cholera, invented and developed by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development, was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).



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