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Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Two-Time Lasker Awardee and Internationally Acclaimed Virologist, Robert C. Gallo, MD, To Step Down as Director of UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV)
Robert C. Gallo, MD, one of the world’s leading virologists and cancer researchers, announced he has stepped down from his position as Director of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), effective March 24.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
UM School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology Member Joins Scientific Advisory Committee of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has announced that Alash'le Abimiku, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and scientist at UMSOM’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV) will join CEPI’s Scientific Advisory Committee for a three-year appointment. CEPI supports research and development programs in response to infectious outbreaks such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as future pandemics. UMSOM’s Institute of Human Virology is a Global Virus Network (GVN) Center of Excellence.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Dr. Robert Gallo Featured on National Geographic’s “Jane Goodall: The Hope” on 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, the National Geographic channel will broadcast back-to-back premieres of Photo Ark: Rarest Creatures and Jane Goodall: The Hope.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Institute of Human Virology Researchers Discover That a Bacterial Protein Promotes Cancer
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell’s ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Awarded $12M to Combat Opioid Epidemic Through Clinical Research Trials
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will lead a $12 million dollar project to improve the morbidity and mortality of people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Utilizing a novel compound, IHV researches will implement a series of investigations, entitled SEARCH, to evaluate the underlying mechanisms of craving reduction as a strategy to prevent opioid misuse, dependence, and relapse. The grant is awarded through the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, made possible through groundbreaking funding from the U.S. Congress.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Delaying Mitral Valve Surgery May Harm Patients
Study Shows Earlier Surgery Gets Better Results
Friday, December 01, 2017
New Study: Innovative Heart Device is Safe and Effective
A new study has found that a pioneering device to repair heart valves is safe and effective, and can reduce the invasiveness and side effects of conventional mitral valve surgery. The Harpoon Mitral Valve Repair System (H-MVRS), an image-guided device based on technology developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), is deployed through a small opening between the ribs, and repairs the heart while it continues to beat. The research was presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT 2017) symposium in Denver, and simultaneously published in JACC, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
To Mark World AIDS Day, Institute of Human Virology Releases Video on Dr. Robert Gallo
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) released a video on Dr. Robert Gallo, a trailblazer in HIV research, in advance of World AIDS Day, December 1. While many know Dr. Gallo for his pioneering work in AIDS research, the short video focuses on Dr. Gallo’s life and legacy in its entirety, including his pioneering discovery of human retroviruses.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
UMSOM Department of Surgery Chair Stephen T. Bartlett, MD to Transition to Increased Role at University of Maryland Medical System
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Stephen T. Bartlett, MD, the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor in Surgery and Chair of the UMSOM Department of Surgery, will transition from his long-term service as chair of the Department to an increased role at the University of Maryland Medical System as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective January 1, 2018. He will continue as an active member of the UMSOM faculty and maintain teaching, research, and clinical responsibilities as he transitions to his new role as CMO of the 14-hospital system.
Monday, July 31, 2017
University of Maryland Medicine Establishes Nation’s First Center for Cardiac Xenotransplantation with $24 Million Grant and Top Surgeon-Scientists
Stephen Bartlett, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that a recent $24 million grant from United Therapeutics Corporation will establish the first and only center for cardiac xenotransplantation research in the US, and one of only two in the world.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Forms New Executive Committee to Provide “Visionary Governance”
University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Surgery Chairman Stephen Bartlett, MD, announced today the formation of a new Department of Surgery Executive Committee. The new committee, which draws from the Department’s top clinical and research faculty leadership, will provide strategic oversight and advice on ongoing departmental operations and initiatives with the goal of advancing innovation, growth, and visibility.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
"A Call to End HIV/AIDS in America" IHV Director Dr. Robert Gallo's Op-Ed in the Huffington Post
As the new Administration is presented with great challenges facing the United States, one will be a longtime foe, the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, I have publicly called on our country’s leaders to utilize the largest global health initiative in history - the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) - as a model to address the U.S. epidemic.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Awarded $14.4M for HIV Vaccine Research
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) announced a $14.4M grant from NIAID to advance HIV vaccine research to solve a major challenge: produce long-lasting antibodies to protect against HIV infection.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair Demonstrates Success in First Human Clinical Study
Researchers investigating a novel device to repair the mitral heart valve report 100 percent procedural success in a safety and performance study, the first such study done in humans. The image-guided device, based on technology developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is deployed through a tiny opening in a beating heart, avoids open-heart surgery, automates a key part of the valve repair process, simplifies the procedure and reduces operating room time. The research is published in the journal Circulation.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
UM SOM's Dr. Andrew Pollak Receives health Services Leadership Award from Boy Scouts of America
Andrew N. Pollak, MD, the James Lawrence Kernan Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Chief of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical System, has been awarded the 22nd Annual Health Services Leadership Award by the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
Thursday, January 07, 2016
UM SOM Names Dr. Samuel Tisherman as Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma Education
Stephen T. Bartlett, MD, the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and Executive Vice President and Surgeon in Chief for the University of Maryland Medical System, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at UM SOM, in conjunction with Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Samuel A. Tisherman, MD, FACS, FCCM, has been appointed as the Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma Education at the Program in Trauma at UM SOM.