Monday, June 30, 2014
University of Maryland Scientists Identify New Microbes Linked to Severe Diarrhea
In a finding that may one day help control a major cause of death among children in developing countries, a team of researchers led by faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified microorganisms that may trigger diarrheal disease and others that may protect against it. These microbes were not widely linked to the condition previously.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
City Uprising Block Party and Health Fair to Mark National HIV Testing Day
On Saturday, June 28 the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnership with the Gallery Church of Baltimore and HopeSprings is launching Baltimore’s 6th Annual City Uprising Block Party and Health Fair to commemorate this year’s National HIV Testing Day – June 27.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Cyclotron Arrival: A Construction Milestone for the Maryland Proton Treatment Center
The $200 million Maryland Proton Treatment Center is a step closer to completion, now that the cyclotron has arrived at the construction site at the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore. Made of iron, the cyclotron is a 90-ton particle accelerator that will produce a beam of protons used to treat cancer patients. The beam can be used to precisely target tumors while dramatically reducing radiation exposure to surrounding tissue.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Distinguished Founder and Longtime Director of the Center For Vaccine Development Named Associate Dean For Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, has appointed Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, as Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases. This appointment will become effective in January 2015, after Dr. Levine transitions from his current role as Director of the Center for Vaccine Development, which he co-founded and has led for 40 years.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Aldo Iacono, MD, Awarded the Hamish S. and Christine C. Osborne Professorship in Advanced Pulmonary Care
An investiture ceremony was held recently to award Aldo T. Iacono, MD the Hamish S. and Christine C. Osborne Professorship in Advanced Pulmonary Care. Dr. Iacono was among the many physicians at the School of Medicine who treated Mr. Osborne, after his diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis resulted in a life-saving double-lung transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center a year ago.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Dr. Nancy Lowitt as Chief Conflict-of-Interest Officer
Today, University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., announced the appointment of Nancy R. Lowitt, M.D., Ed.M., as Chief Conflict of Interest (COI) Officer to help researchers and clinicians understand and comply with state and federal regulations, and UMSOM and University policy regarding identification, disclosure and management of financial and scientific conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment.
Friday, May 16, 2014
So Long and Farewell to the Class of 2014
Monsoon-like weather could not keep the smiles off the faces of the Class of 2014 as they received their doctoral hoods in a special graduation ceremony at the Baltimore Convention Center on May 16, 2014.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Student Awards Dinner Honors Top Achievers in the Class of 2014
Graduation celebrations kicked off on Wednesday, May 14, 2013, with the eighth annual Student Awards ceremony. The dinner was held at the Southern Management Company Campus Center and sponsored by The Whiting Turner Contracting Company.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
UMB and UMCP to Offer Joint Degrees in Medicine and Bioengineering
The University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering have initiated a combined Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering degree program to meet the demand for both medical sciences and bioengineering expertise among health professionals early in their careers.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
2014 Gala Brings Nearly 1,000 Supporters of the University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Designers of Innovation and Discovery” was the theme of the 2014 University of Maryland School of Medicine Gala, held May 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s gala recognized the collaborative achievements of the School of Medicine academic community – efforts that have propelled innovations and discoveries that have saved lives and improved the quality of life for people throughout the state, the region and the world.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New Experimental Vaccine Produces Immune Response Against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) today announced that an investigational vaccine candidate developed by Novavax against the recently emerged Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) blocked infection in laboratory studies. UM SOM and Novavax also reported that a vaccine candidate against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) developed by Novavax on a similar platform also inhibited virus infection.
Friday, April 25, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Prominent Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Researcher Dr. Terry B. Rogers as Executive Director, Office of Research Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Terry B. Rogers, Ph.D., as the new Executive Director, Office of Research Affairs (ORA). A distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and former Director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program at the School, Dr. Rogers has extensive experience in research and program management.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
James B. Kaper, Ph.D., Distinguished and Preeminent Microbiology & Immunology Professor, Scholar and Researcher, Appointed New Senior Associate Dean For Academic Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed James B. Kaper, Ph.D., as the new Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective April 1, 2014. An accomplished scientist, preeminent scholar, and senior SOM leader, Dr. Kaper currently serves as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and Associate Director for Bacterial Pathogenesis Research at the SOM’s Center for Vaccine Development.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Dr. Steven Ludwig to Lead Newly Established Division of Spine Surgery
Andrew N. Pollak, M.D., Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) and Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., have appointed Steven C. Ludwig, M.D., as Head of the newly established Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Renowned Pathologist J. Stephen Dumler, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) professors Sanford A. Stass, MD, Chair of the Department of Pathology, and James B. Kaper, Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are pleased to announce the recruitment of John Stephen Dumler, MD, an expert pathologist and infectious disease specialist, as a Professor in the Department of Pathology.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Leading Behavioral Neuroscience Expert Dr. Diana Fishbein As Director Of New C-Trans Center
Bankole A. Johnson, D.Sc., M.D., M.B., Ch.B., M.Phil., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) and Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are pleased to announce the appointment of leading behavioral neuroscience expert Diana H. Fishbein, Ph.D., as Director of the new SOM Center for Translational Research on Adversity, Neurodevelopment and Substance Abuse (C-TRANS).
Friday, March 21, 2014
No Worries for the Class of 2014 When It Comes To Finding a Perfect Match
For the first time, the Match Day ceremony for the University of Maryland School of Medicine was not held in historic Davidge Hall. Fitting for an event that includes laughter, tears and even musical interludes and dancing, the hoopla moved this year to the Hippodrome Theater for the ceremony on March 21.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Claudia R. Baquet Receives Watkins-Saunders Award for Health Disparities in Baltimore
he American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce the selection of Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Policy Planning, Professor of Medicine, and the Director of the Bioethics and Health Disparities Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as the recipient of AHA’s 2014 Watkins-Saunders Award.
Friday, February 21, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints New Associate Director for Basic Science at the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., and Kevin Cullen, M.D., the Greenebaum Distinguished Professor in Oncology and Director of the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, have appointed Richard L. Eckert, Ph.D. to serve as Associate Director for Basic Science at the Greenebaum Cancer Center.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Renowned Cardiovascular Expert to Lead Newly Named Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., and Stephen Davis, M.B.B.S, the Dr. Theodore E. Woodward Professor and Chair in the Department of Medicine, have appointed renowned cardiovascular expert Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., to lead the newly named Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the School’s Department of Medicine to new heights in research and patient care. The division was previously known as the Division of Cardiology.
Monday, February 03, 2014
School of Medicine Celebrating Diversity Dinner Supports Funding for Student Scholarships
The University of Maryland School of Medicine held its seventh annual Celebrating Diversity reception and dinner on February 1, 2014. The event honors diversity at the School of Medicine, recognizes those who have helped elevate the School’s diversity profile, and raises money for the Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson Endowed Scholarship fund and other UMSOM diversity scholarships that provide financial assistance to students.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Progress Report: The Research Resource Advisory Group
Dean Reece has appointed a small group of senior faculty to develop specific strategies to achieve the goals for Shared Vision 2020 for Research. This oversight resource advisory group began meeting last year to discuss how they could use “strategic disruptive innovation,” defined as a product or service that takes root initially in simple applications and then relentlessly advances, eventually displacing established competitors, to advance Shared Vision 2020.