Friday, May 17, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Level 400 Ballroom
Platform party members and faculty should plan to arrive at the Convention Center no later than 9:00 a.m.
On the day of Convocation, you can reach a staff member of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the following number:
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD - Institute of Medicine President
Harvey V. Fineberg is President of the Institute of Medicine. He served as Provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. His past research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.
Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has been a consultant to the World Health Organization. At the Institute of Medicine, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to new medical technology. He also served as a member of the Public Health Council of Massachusetts (1976-1979), as chairman of the Health Care Technology Study Section of the National Center for Health Services Research (1982-1985), and as president of the Association of Schools of Public Health (1995-1996).
Dr. Fineberg is co-author of the books Clinical Decision Analysis, Innovators in Physician Education, and The Epidemic that Never Was, an analysis of the controversial federal immunization program against swine flu in 1976. He has co-edited several books on such diverse topics as AIDS prevention, vaccine safety, and understanding risk in society. He has also authored numerous articles published in professional journals. Dr. Fineberg is the recipient of several honorary degrees and the Stephen Smith Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health from the New York Academy of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
Regalia for SOM Faculty Members
- All faculty and speakers participating in the Convocation ceremony are required to wear regalia.
- Faculty members are permitted to wear their own personal Academic Doctoral regalia, if they so choose.
- Faculty may also make arrangements to rent regalia for the School of Medicine Convocation.
For pricing and/or to place your order with the UMB bookstore, please download the order form.
Rental orders must be received by April 29, 2013. Orders for regalia rentals may be dropped off at the bookstore, faxed to (410) 706-0069 or emailed to email@example.com.
Faculty members wishing to purchase Academic Regalia should contact Renee Lutz, UMB Bookstore Manager, at (410) 328-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding regalia, please contact the UMB bookstore at (410) 706-7788.
Transportation for SOM Faculty
Transportation will not be provided, as the hotel is walking distance from the School of Medicine. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.
The commencement ceremony for the University of Maryland, Baltimore will take place on May 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the First Mariner Arena. See the UMB Commencement website for more information.
Convocation & Commencement Registration
Complete the online registration form to participate in the Convocation and/or Commencement ceremonies.
If you have any further questions, please email our office at OFPD@som.umaryland.edu.
For more information on Convocation activities, please visit Student Affairs' convocation website.