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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

UMSOM Scientists Call for Unrestricted Usage of Public Genome Data

Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) called for open access to genome data, stating that unrestricted usage is needed for progress in combatting the world’s most serious diseases.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In Memoriam: Deirdre Desantis Parsons, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB, Dedicated Program Director and Educator

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) regrets to announce that Deirdre DeSantis Parsons, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program, Department of Medical and Research Technology, has passed away.


Friday, February 08, 2019

University of Maryland School of Medicine Genome Scientists Develop Novel Approaches to Studying the Most Widespread Form of Malaria

Scientists at the Institute of Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

University of Maryland School of Medicine Thoracic Surgeons Identify Lymph Nodes That May Help to Determine Prognosis for Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) surgeons have identified a group of lymph nodes in the chest that appear highly significant in predicting the prognosis for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma – a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is usually caused by asbestos.


Monday, January 28, 2019

MPower Paves the Way for UM Bioengineering Students

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State has gained significant momentum, delivering enhanced economic, academic, and research benefits for the people of Maryland and beyond. This strategic partnership is a structured research and academic collaboration between the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Leveraging the sizeable strengths and complementary missions of both institutions, MPower has created many unique educational opportunities for students at both universities.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Culture Transformation Initiative (CTI) Moving Forward with Advances in Key Areas

The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Culture Transformation Initiative (CTI) is fully launched by Dean E. Albert Reece and Associate Dean Nancy Lowitt, MD. Following a series of listening sessions and town hall meetings with students, faculty and staff, there are reports from individuals and groups across the UMSOM that awareness of culture issues has increased markedly, and that change is beginning to take place.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

UMSOM's Central Maryland Area Health Education Center Expands Into Five Additional Counties

The Baltimore Area Health Education Center has been renamed the Central Maryland Area Health Education Center (Central Maryland AHEC) and has expanded beyond Baltimore City and Baltimore County to five other Maryland counties including, Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George's Counties.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

UMSOM'S Opioid Addiction Treatment Experts Receive Funding from CareFirst for Telemedicine Network

Addiction experts at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) received a $212,171 grant from CareFirst to expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction via telemedicine to patients located on Maryland’s eastern shore.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

James B. Kaper, PhD, Endowed as James and Carolyn Frenkil Distinguished Dean's Professor

James B. Kaper, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, was invested as the James & Carolyn Frenkil Distinguished Dean’s Professor on January 10 before a packed audience at Westminster Hall. Surrounded by family, friends, past and present colleagues and distinguished scientists, Dr. Kaper joined the elite group of 82 SOM faculty who currently hold endowed professorships, the highest honor bestowed by the SOM on individual faculty members.


Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Top University of Maryland School of Medicine Genomics Scientist Claire M. Fraser, PhD, Appointed President-Elect of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Claire M. Fraser, PhD, a pioneer in the field of microbial genomics, who is the Dean’s Endowed Professor, Department of Medicine, and Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting edge research through its Science family of journals.