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2011 State of the School Address

Leading Innovation and Discovery: Changing Lives Worldwide

“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.

Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd in the MSTF auditorium, Dean Reece said the School of Medicine continues to thrive, even in these days of economic uncertainty, state funding cuts, and proposed reductions in NIH funding. “Despite these challenges and uncertainties, our research enterprise has grown, patient care revenue is up, and we continue to educate and train outstanding physicians, basic scientists and allied health professionals,” said Dean Reece. The continued growth in research funding helped the School of Medicine to maintain high rankings with the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Among all 134 medical schools, the School of Medicine remained in the top tier, ranking 17th in direct grants and contract expenditures. The School of Medicine is ranked 7th among all 76 public medical schools, and remains among the fastest growing research enterprises in the country.

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