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the Gilmore family"He touched thousands of lives in his years practicing medicine. We wanted him to know that we admired him and appreciated everything he had done. We wanted to do something special, to recognize him in some small way." - Tim Gilmore, son of George Gilmore, MD, Class of 1955 (pictured right with his wife and family), speaking of the gift he and his siblings made to honor their father's 50 years of practice.  

Many times family members and friends show their support through a gift in honor of a person who has touched their lives and/or the lives of others; a child, a parent, a mentor, a colleague, or a doctor. These gifts can be a meaningful tribute to a person's life and accomplishments while advancing the education and research mission of the School of Medicine.

Family and Friends Stories

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

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