Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Dean Reece Delivers the 2011 State of the School Address
“Leading Innovation and Discovery: Changing Lives Worldwide" was the theme for the 2011 State of the School Address, delivered on September 27, 2011 by E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
In Memoriam: Dr. Kenneth Johnson, Former Chair of the Department of Neurology
Kenneth P. Johnson, MD, professor emeritus, Department of Neurology, and former chair of the department (1981 to 2001), passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2011. He was 79.
Monday, August 29, 2011
It's Not Easy Bein' Green -- But We Have a Plan
With a wealth of green resources for faculty, staff, and students, UM Go Green — the heart of the University of Maryland’s (UM) commitment to sustainability — has launched online.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Scott Thompson, PhD, Has Been Appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Physiology
E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has appointed Scott M. Thompson, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Physiology. Dr. Thompson, a professor of the physiology, has been a member of the department since 1998 and professor since 2004.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Three New Members Inducted Into the Pass and Susel Academy of Educational Excellence
On June 22, 2011, three more School of Medicine faculty members were accepted into the Pass and Susel Academy of Educational Excellence, named for the alumni who made these awards possible through their generous contributions to the School of Medicine. Carolyn Pass, MD, and Richard Susel, MD, a husband and wife team from the Class of 1966, established the academy in 2008 to recognize exemplary medical educators.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Goodbye and Good Luck, Class of 2011
After a week full of rain, the sun finally broke through, but it could not outshine the 151 newly minted MDs from the Class of 2011, who received their doctoral hoods on May 20, 2011 in a convocation ceremony at the Baltimore Hilton.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Dean Reece Was Special Guest at Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
The Department of Medicine welcomed a special guest for Grand Rounds on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, vice president for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Medicine.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Investiture Ceremony Awards Sharon Henry, MD, FACS, the Inagural Anne Scalea Professorship in Trauma
On June 6, 2011, an investiture ceremony was held to award Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS, with the Anne Scalea Professorship in Trauma. The professorship was established by Thomas M. Scalea, MD, the Francis X. Kelly Professor of Trauma Surgery and Director of the Program in Trauma, in honor of his mother.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Recognized as Clinical and Translational Research Leader by National Organization
E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., vice president for medical affairs, University of Maryland, and John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been honored with the Clinical Research Forum’s 2011 Award for Leadership in Academic Health Centers.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Amal Mattu, MD, Named to New Position of Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Brian J. Browne MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, announced today the appointment of Amal Mattu, MD, professor of emergency medicine, to the newly created position of vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Monday, March 07, 2011
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Publish Scientific Paper on 2001 Anthrax Attacks
Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine - with collaborators at the FBI, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and Northern Arizona University - have published the first scientific paper based on their investigation into the anthrax attacks of 2001. The case was groundbreaking in its use of genomics and microbiology in a criminal investigation.
Monday, February 28, 2011
University of Maryland School of Medicine Study Identifies Genes Associated With Binge Drinking
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), “caused profound reduction” of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that had been bred and trained to drink excessively.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Annual "Celebrating Diversity" Gala Draws Its Biggest Crowd Ever
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) held its fourth annual Celebrating Diversity reception and dinner on Saturday, February 5, 2011. The event was attended by over 200 guests, the largest number in the history of the event. Nearly $20,000 was raised for the Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson Endowed Scholarship fund.