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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
UM School of Medicine Awarded Up to $7.3M from DARPA to Drive Innovation in Trauma Triage Technology, Improve Mass Casualty Response Efforts
In an effort to better optimize the triage of patients during mass casualty events, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers are receiving up to $7.3 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) for vital new research. The funding will be used to support a study that will collect data over the next 3.5 years on trauma patients with the aim of identifying and implementing lifesaving advancements in medical triage for large-scale mass casualty incidents.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Member Featured on NBC Nightly News Special Report on Gun Violence in America
A University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) faculty member was featured in a prestigious national news program over the weekend highlighting the lifesaving critical care medicine practiced at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). In an extended segment called “One Night in America” that comprised half of the evening newscast for NBC Nightly News and additional coverage on MSNBC, a reporter was embedded in the trauma center from Saturday evening, July 16, into Sunday morning to document emergency trauma cases caused by gun violence. Reporters were also embedded in three other major cities showing different perspectives including police response to shootings and community support from a local street pastor.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
World-Renowned University of Maryland School of Medicine Trauma Surgeon and Physician-Scientist Celebrates 25th Anniversary
As the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery and Director of the Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and Physician-in-Chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, MCCM, has pioneered advances to trauma care for patients in the United States and around the world. He has cared for tens of thousands of Marylanders critically injured in motor vehicle collisions, falls and violent attacks, traveled to China and Haiti to render assistance to earthquake victims, helped train thousands of U.S. Air Force personnel and worked alongside military physicians in war-torn Afghanistan. He has steered Maryland’s highest-level trauma center through two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer, Howard S. Brown Makes $2.5 Million Gift to UMSOM in Honor of Renowned Trauma Surgeon and Leader, Thomas M. Scalea, MD
Mr. Brown’s Gift Memorializes his Daughter, Esther Ann Brown Adler, and Establishes the Thomas M. Scalea, MD Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Trauma Surgery
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Renowned Trauma Surgeon-Scientist, Dr. David Efron, as Professor of Trauma Surgery and New Chief of Trauma
Thomas M. Scalea, MD, the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery and Director of the Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Physician-in-Chief at the UM R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, along with UMSOM Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that David Thomas Efron, MD, one of the leading trauma surgeon-scientists in the U.S., will become the Inaugural Thomas M. Scalea Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Chief of Trauma and Medical Director of the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He will begin his new position effective September 1.
Monday, January 13, 2020
University of Maryland Medicine's Novel Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Improves Patients' Chances of Survival, Study Finds
Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU) received faster treatment and had better health outcomes, including a 36 percent lower risk of dying than those who were transferred from a hospital’s emergency department then evaluated and treated in a traditional intensive care unit, according to a recent study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
More than 70 doctors who provide care to patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown and Midtown Campuses have been recognized as "Top Doctors" in the November 2018 issue of Baltimore magazine. All of the recognized physicians are also faculty members of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Several experts at the UMSOM received prestigious awards commemorating the UMB 2018 Founders Week. Among them, Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, was named "Researcher of the Year" for her extensive work in infectious diseases in the U.S. and developing countries. The MARS team – Steven I. Hanish, MD, Visiting Associate Professor of Surgery, Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCM, The Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor in Trauma Surgery, and Deborah Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM, The R Adams Cowley, MD Professor in Shock and Trauma– were named "Entrepreneurs of the Year" for their liver dialysis device called the Molecular Absorbent Recirculating System (MARS).
Friday, March 30, 2018
The University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center provided special training today on methods to control bleeding as part of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, a national effort to teach basic bleeding control.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Honoring a Hero: Dr. Thomas Scalea, Physician-in-Chief at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Marks 20 Years at the University of Maryland
Under his leadership, Shock Trauma has grown tremendously – from the construction of the cutting-edge Critical Care Tower to the expansion of hands-on training opportunities for physicians, nurses and medical students.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Largest-Ever Study to Compare Medications to Prevent Life-Threatening Clots in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
Is the blood thinner heparin the most effective option to reduce the risk of blood clots for fracture patients? A comprehensive new study involving 13,000 patients, led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), will try to resolve this important question.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Leading Surgeon Scientist and Trauma Chief Dr. Deborah Stein Invested as Inaugural R Adams Cowley Professor at the UM SOM
In a moving speech before a large audience recently at Westminster Hall, Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, newly invested as the R Adams Cowley, MD Professor in Shock and Trauma, used those words to reflect on her father’s influence and how proud he is to see the family’s legacy of healing continue. "Becoming a surgeon was all about my father -- I wanted to be him, and to heal with my hands, just as he had done."
Thursday, January 07, 2016
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.
Monday, January 04, 2016
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Showcased in Discovery Life Series - Shock Trauma: Edge of Life
Discovery Life’s new unscripted docudrama series Shock Trauma: Edge of Life follows a team of medical professionals at the world-renown University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (“Shock Trauma” UM School of Medicine (SOM) faculty physicians and trauma surgeons, alongside University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) residents, fellows, nurses, patient care technicians, and an array of specialists, perform lifesaving medical care in the first and highest volume trauma center of its kind in the United States.