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2012 State of the School Address

Forging Ahead: Defining new Pathways in Challenging Times

“Forging Ahead: Defining New Pathways in Challenging Times” was the theme for the 2012 State of the School Address, delivered 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’s research and clinical enterprises continue to be successful despite a series of challenges and roadblocks.

Indeed, the research productivity of the faculty is among the highest in the country, and the School of Medicine remains among the fastest growing research enterprises in the country. Total grants and contracts to the school of Medicine were $429.9 million in FY12. Among all medical schools, the School of Medicine ranks 8th in direct expenditures per principal investigator, according to Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The School of Medicine now ranks 16th (up from 17th last year) in direct grants and contract expenditures among all 138 medical schools. The School of Medicine now ranks 6th (up from 7th last year) among all 76 public medical schools.

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