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Bob Pribble

A Grateful Patient
How Bob Pribble is Helping to Transform Medicine

A competitive skateboarder, Bob Pribble is used to living life on the edge. But kidney disease was a life threatening problem he could not fight alone. Bob Pribble came to the University of Maryland School of Medicine for a life saving transplant. Now he is giving back to the transplant program that saved his life. Learn more in this video report.

Pam and Tom Nowell

A Grateful Patient: Pam Nowell

For years, Pamela Nowell lived as if under a looming deadline. Diagnosed decades ago with diabetes and at age 21 with renal disease, Nowell was told by one of her doctors that she wouldn’t live past her early 30s. "I said ‘OK,’ and then I lived my life day to day and I made the most of it,” Nowell remembers. "I never let a moment slip by." Learn more


Student Scholarship Stories

David and Carol Kelly

Carol and David Kelley, MD Endowed Scholarship: Giving Medical Students the ‘Freedom to Explore’

It’s not just absence that makes the heart grow fonder. Distance and time can contribute, too, especially when it comes to thoughts of one’s medical school alma mater. "I have developed such very fond memories of my experience at the UMSOM that I decided now was the right time to show my gratitude and give back," says David E. Kelley, MD, ’78, who with his wife recently established the Carol and David Kelley, MD Endowed Scholarship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Learn more

Arnold Blaustein, MD

Scholarships: A Catalyst for Achieving the Dream of Becoming a Doctor

"I chose University of Maryland School of Medicine, in part, because of this scholarship, but also because of its reputation for patient care and engaging the community," says Jessica Lee ’21, the Arnold S. Blaustein, MD Scholar, "Because of this scholarship I feel that I can really go after my dreams of becoming a physician and policy-maker who works with underserved families in urban settings." Learn more


Corporations and Foundations Stories

Eric Weintraub accepts grant from Carefirst

UMSOM'S Opioid Addiction Treatment Experts Receive Funding from CareFirst for Telemedicine Network

Addiction experts at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) received a $212,171 grant from CareFirst to expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction via telemedicine to patients located on Maryland’s eastern shore. Learn more

Carolyn Frenkil

UMSOM Establishes Two Endowed Professorships Through Private Gifts and Matching State Funds

UMSOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the school has been awarded matching funds from the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF), administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce. The funds, when combined with private philanthropy, will enable UMSOM to establish two new endowed professorships – one in Microbiology and Immunology, and one in Pharmacology. Learn more

Steven Czinn

Stories of Immigrant Couples, Undaunted in Hardship, Come Together to Help Children at the UMSOM

Stories of refugees seeking asylum around the world are often harrowing journeys of despair and anguish.  But, at least for some refugees, their traumatic stories unfold and then converge years later to become stories of tremendous hope and generosity. Learn more


Faculty and Staff Stories

Mordecai Blaustein, MD with Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Library Recognizes Longtime Faculty Member for Rare Book Donations

On June 21, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore presented Mordecai Blaustein, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) professor and past chair of physiology, and his wife Ellen with the Theodore E. Woodward Award to commemorate their support of the library. Over the past three decades they have donated several important historical books to the library from their collection. Learn more

Leadership Hall

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of the New 'Leadership Hall'

With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the UMSOM has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! Learn more


Other Stories

Dr. Griffth and Wu

Supporting an Endowed Professorship Can Make ‘Miracles’ Happen

Sometimes, says Christy Osborne, it’s important “to invest in the professionals who perform miracles every day.” One of the “professionals” to which Osborne is referring is Zhongjun “Jon” Wu, PhD, the inaugural recipient of the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professorship in Entrepreneurial Surgical Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Learn more

Robert E. Fischell, ScD and Susan R. Fischell announcing gift Saturday evening at the UMSOM Gala

UMSOM Becomes Major Center for Bioengineering Innovation with Transformational Gift from Entrepreneurial Leader and Longtime Benefactor Robert E. Fischell

Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced at the 2018 School of Medicine Gala that the UMSOM will receive $20 million in philanthropic support from one of its most distinguished, long-time board members and benefactors, Robert E. Fischell, ScD. Learn More