Friday, May 17, 2013
It's Graduation Day for The Class of 2013
The Class of 2013 finally got to put M.D. after their names as they received their doctoral hoods during a special Convocation ceremony at the Baltimore Convention Center on May 17, 2013.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
University of Maryland Medical Center Launches Genetic Testing Program for Cardiac Stent Patients
Patients with coronary artery disease who undergo treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center now can receive long-term therapy based on information found in their genes. As part of a new personalized medicine initiative, the medical center is offering genetic testing to help doctors determine which medication a patient should take after a stenting procedure in order to prevent blood clots that could lead to serious -- and potentially fatal -- heart attacks and strokes.
Friday, May 10, 2013
What Killed Stonewall Jackson, and Could Modern Trauma Medicine Have Saved Him?
It has been 150 years to the day since Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson died after being struck by friendly fire from his own Confederate troops during the American Civil War. A question still remains for physicians and historians: What type of medical complication killed one of the most influential generals of the Civil War?
Monday, April 15, 2013
University of Maryland Study Finds Longer-Term Benefit with Stents for Dialysis Access Portals
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have found longer-term benefit with using a stent to keep blood vessels open for patients on kidney dialysis, a lifesaving treatment to remove toxins from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so. Results of the 12-month, national study are being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.
Friday, March 15, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints New Chair for Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, has appointed Bennie H. Jeng, MD, MS, a leading expert in cornea and external disease, to serve as the Chair of the School’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
University of Maryland Announces New Leadership for Clinical Celiac Program
Steven J. Czinn, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, announced today that the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research has appointed Dr. Anca Safta, Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Endoscopy, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, as Interim Director of the Center’s celiac clinical program.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Program in Trauma Announces New Organizational Structure and Leadership Changes
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCA, Francis X. Kelly Professor of Trauma Surgery and Director, Program in Trauma, have announced some administrative changes in the School of Medicine’s Program in Trauma.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Jacques Ravel, associate director of genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Chairman of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Christopher Harman, M.D., an accomplished expert in maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) with a distinguished career in clinical medicine and research, to serve as the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.