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  • Scientific Core Facilities Fueling Cancer Center’s Success

    Kevin Cullen, M.D., Director, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses the important role the Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR) have played in the Cancer Center’s success.

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About CIBR

Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources

In November, 2013, the University of Maryland School of Medicine launched (dedicated) the Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR), the administrative home for the UMSOM biomedical core resources. CIBR serve(s) as a center of excellence for state-of-the-art technologies, high-tech instrumentation, and expertise that supports biomedical research, clinical practice and health care in the state of Maryland and the region. Renovation of nearly 30,000 square feet of space was accomplished with $7.3 M in funding from an NIH grant (1G20RR030969, Reece, PI), made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Newly renovated space allows physical consolidation of many core facilities in common space, creating a dynamic environment that will enhance and stimulate high impact research through a trans-disciplinary approach. New facilities give faculty greater access to sophisticated instrumentation, as well as highly-trained technical staff who can offer support to faculty on experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and provide training opportunities for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty within the University and its collaborators.

Advisors to CIBR Administration Include:

  • Curt Civin, MD, Associate Dean for Research 
  • Richard Eckert, PhD, Chair, Dean’s Research Affairs Advisory Committee (RAAC), Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  
  • James Kaper, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
  • Louisa Peartree, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Resource Management 
  • Ronald M. Powell, MBA, Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance 
  • Terry B. Rogers, PhD, Assistant Dean for Research Affairs