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University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece Delivers Keynote Address at Big Ten Consortium Conference

November 02, 2015

Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Address to Highlight Growth and Success of Maryland as a Leading Research Institution

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, who is Vice President, Medical Affairs, University of Maryland the John Z. and Akiko Bowers Distinguished Professor, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the Inaugural Professional Development Conference jointly sponsored by the National Research Mentoring Network and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Conference (CIC). The conference is being held at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL, November 1-3, 2015.

The CIC is a consortium of the Big Ten member universities plus the University of Chicago. The organization focuses on advancing academic missions and generating unique opportunities for students and faculty at its member universities. The consortium provides a forum for sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources and collaborating on innovative programs.

In his address, Dr. Reece will describe how the University of Maryland School of Medicine , which was established as the first public school of medicine in the U.S. when it was founded in 1807, has grown to become one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the nation, now ranked in the top tier of research-intensive medical schools.

Having served as the School’s Dean since 2006, Dr. Reece recently celebrated the completion of the School’s largest capital campaign in its history raising more than $450 million in gifts and contributions. In 2015, he also advanced two major capital projects that are among the most advanced medical facilities in the world: a new 450,000 square foot research facility – the largest academic structure in the University System of Maryland, and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, which will become the first cancer treatment center of its kind in the Baltimore-Washington DC region when it opens in 2016.

In addition to the University of Maryland, other member universities of the Consortium include: University of Chicago,University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesot, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern University, Ohio State Universit, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

The University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 and is the first public medical school in the United States and continues today as an innovative leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine. The School of Medicine is the founding school of the University of Maryland and is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. Located on the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education. With 43 academic departments, centers and institutes and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists plus more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. with top-tier faculty and programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human genomics, among other centers of excellence. The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the nation, but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world.


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