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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
James B. Kaper, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, was invested as the James & Carolyn Frenkil Distinguished Dean’s Professor on January 10 before a packed audience at Westminster Hall. Surrounded by family, friends, past and present colleagues and distinguished scientists, Dr. Kaper joined the elite group of 82 SOM faculty who currently hold endowed professorships, the highest honor bestowed by the SOM on individual faculty members.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Data collected from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), a multi-site research project studying diarrheal diseases that was designed and coordinated by researchers in the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), are now available to scientists on two online data resources.
Friday, November 30, 2018
UM School of Medicine Announces Major Management Restructuring and Promotions, as Part of School-Wide Cultural Transformation Initiative
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that, as part of a new school-wide “Program in Cultural Transformation,” the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) will launch a major restructuring of its senior leadership positions to ensure that women are represented at the highest levels of the UMSOM.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
University of Maryland School of Medicine Establishes Two Endowed Professorships Through Private Gifts and Matching State Funds
University of Maryland School of Medicine (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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Vaccine experts at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have begun multiple clinical trials of vaccines designed to protect against H7N9, an avian influenza virus that was first reported in humans in 2013 in China.
Friday, February 23, 2018
University of Maryland School of Medicine Vaccine Expert Highlights Need for Vaccination Among Older Adults During Capitol Hill Briefing
Today at a briefing on Capitol Hill, Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, warned that the U.S. population of adults 65 and older is expected to rise significantly over the next few decades, making vaccinations against diseases like influenza, pneumonia and shingles for this population very critical.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. While the standard regimen for protecting against cholera with existing non-living oral cholera vaccines includes administering two doses over a two-week period, research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), was elected as a Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). Fellowship in IDSA is a top honor for those who have achieved professional excellence and have provided significant service as an infectious disease physician and scientist.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has been awarded a three-year, $2.47 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against Shigella and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), pathogens which are among the leading causes of diarrheal disease in young children in developing countries and a common cause of “traveler’s diarrhea” among travelers to these countries.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Vaccine Researcher Receives Top Award in the Study of Infectious Diseases from National Foundation
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, the Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Disease at UM SOM, has been awarded the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).
Monday, May 15, 2017
A cholera vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) has been recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use as a protection for U.S. adults traveling to areas with cholera. The CDC’s latest recommendation was published on May 11, in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, the Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Disease at UM SOM, has been awarded the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). The award honors his extensive accomplishments in public health; over his career, he has identified solutions to major sources of disease in the developing world, including cholera, typhoid, and Shigella dysentery. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Md.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Special Issue of Pathogens and Disease Highlights Innovative Research by Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Collaboration with UM School of Dentistry
New research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UM SOD), is highlighted in a special issue of Pathogens and Disease.
Friday, December 23, 2016
An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM).
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
UM SOM Launches Unprecedented Initiatives to Create New Generation of Research Scientists Among Students, Trainees and Faculty
New and expanded research development programs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will include focus on developing junior, minority and female faculty investigators as well as students and trainees.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the American College of Physicians Award for Science for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine. The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the national organization of internists. Prof. Levine will receive the award April 30 at the group’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston.