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Dean Reece’s School of Medicine New Faculty Orientation 2019


New Faculty Orientation was held on October 17, 2019 at the School of Medicine Leadership Hall.


7:30 – 8:00 AM

Registration (Continental Breakfast)

8:10 – 8:10 AM

Welcome and Overview
Nancy R. Lowitt, MD, EdM
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Chief Conflict of Interest Officer
Director, Culture Transformation Initiative

8:10 – 9:10 AM

Welcome by the Dean
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Overview of Education and Research at the School of Medicine
James B. Kaper, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affair

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

Advice from Two Chairs: Balancing Teaching, Service and Research Productivity
James B. Kaper, PhD
Rodney Taylor, MD, Professor and Chairman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM


10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Overview of Clinical Enterprise
William Tucker, MBA, CPA, Associate Dean for Practice Plan Affairs
Chief Corporate Officer, University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Promotion and Tenure
Stuart S. Martin, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Chair, Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Review

11:15 M – 11:25 AM

Introduction of Research Career Development Program and Resources
Marey Shriver, PhD
Director, Office of Research and Career Development

11:25 AM – 11:35 AM

Nicholas Ambulos, Jr., PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director, Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources; Associate Director for Shared Services, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Director, Genomics Core Facility

11:35 AM – 11:45 AM

External Professional Activities: Consulting and Conflict of Interest
Nancy R. Lowitt, MD

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Mary-Claire Roghmann, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine
Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training and Transdisciplinary Research Advancement

LUNCH 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM MSTF Atrium

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Focused Consultations with Academic Resources (Atrium)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Break-Out Sessions:

Break-out Session 1 – Stop the Bleed

Habeeba Park, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
HSF II Auditorium

Break-out Session 2 – Everyday Bias for Healthcare Professionals

Sandra Quezada, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Dean for Admissions
Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs

Nidhi Goel,MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Leadership Hall


*Accreditation: The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Academic Resources:

Alison Watkins, JD, MS
AVP for Enterprise Risk and Policy Oversight
UMB Conflict of Interest Officer
620 W. Lexington St. Fifth Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410 706-1266

Nancy Ryan Lowitt MD, EdM, FACP
Associate Dean
Chief Conflict of Interest Officer

Robertha Simpson, MBA
Director, Administration, COI & CME
Office of Faculty Affairs and
Professional Development
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 W. Baltimore St.   #14-017
Baltimore, MD  21201
Phone: 410 706-8734

Philip Robilotto, DO, MBA
Chief Commercialization Officer
UMVentures Baltimore (UMB OTT)
AVP, Office of Technology Transfer
620 W. Lexington Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-2378

Michael Rollor, PhD, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Office of Research Development
Phone: 410-706-1875

Amshu Siddalingaswamy, MBA
Associate Director
Center for Clinical Trials & Corporate Contracts
620 W. Lexington Street
Administration Building
Room 4112
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-1932

Monique Ogarro
APT Program Manager

Hannah Andrews
Administrative Analyst
Handrews@som.umaryland.eduOffice Academic Administration
Dean's Office
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 W. Baltimore Street, Room 14-008
Baltimore, MD  21201-1559
Phone 410-706-2656

Marian Jones
Academic Program Specialist
Health Sciences Facility I
685 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 190
Baltimore, MD 21201

Philip C. Dittmar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Devang M. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Pre-Clerkship Curriculum in
Office of Medical Educaiton
dpatel@ihv.umaryland.eduOffice of Medical Education
HSF I, 134
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-706-6613

Marey Shriver, PhD
Research and Career Development

Stacie Mendoza, BS
Program Director
smendoza@som.umaryland.eduOffice of Research and Career Development
685 W. Baltmore Street
MSTF 3-19
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-5434

Thomas McHugh, MS
Program Administrator, Center for Innovation Biomedical Resources (CIBR)

Sanjay Uchil
Manager, Applications Development
MSTF Rm.166

Heather Ezelle, PhD
Program Coordinator
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Program
Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
660 W. Redwood Street, RM 324C

Mary Pooton
Assistant Dean
Office of Development
31 S. Greene Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Christopher Hardwick, MA
Assistant Dean for Public Affairs and Communications
655 W. Baltimore Street, #14-002A
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-5260

Donald Matteson, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Director of Student Research Education and Dual Degree Program
Office of Student Research and Education
655 West Baltimore Street
Bressler Research Building, M-019B
Baltimore, MD, 21201
T:  410-706-1809

Andrea Goldstein Shipper, MSLIS
Research, Education and Outreach Librarian
School of Medicine Librarian
Phone: 410-706-8868

Jean-Paul Courneya, MS
Phone: 410-706-1784
jpcourneya@hshsl.umaryland.eduHealth Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street

Meghan Banchero, MBA, MS
Administrative Director
General Clinical Research Ctr (GCRC)
22 S. Green Street, RM S10D13a
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-7365

Brian Godette
714 W. Lombard Street
Environmental Health and Safety Building
Phone: 410-706-8534