September 11, 2017 | Joanne Morrison
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Thursday, January 09, 2020
UM School of Medicine Research Shows Less Severe Cases of Diarrheal Illness can Still Lead to Child Deaths, Even Weeks Following Onset of the Illness
Diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of death for young children, accounting for nine percent of all deaths worldwide in children under five years of age, with most occurring in children under two years of age. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to death in young children.
Monday, June 17, 2019
About 1 in 10 pregnant women experience placenta abnormalities that lead to life-threatening preeclampsia (hypertension), preterm labor and fetal growth problems, but finding effective treatments to effectively prevent or reverse these conditions has so far been elusive. A new research finding from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, published in the June issue of the journal Endocrinology, could have important implications for developing novel treatments to prevent placental abnormalities.
Monday, May 06, 2019
UM School of Medicine's Dr. Karen Kotloff Receives 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from Temple University
Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has received the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Multicenter Trial Supports Use of Topical Antibiotic as a Tool to Eliminate Staph Colonization in NICU Babies
A team of doctors led by Karen L. Kotloff, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD), has performed a clinical trial involving multiple hospitals that tested the effectiveness of applying a topical antibiotic known as mupirocin for prevention of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infection in babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This study was published in the journal Pediatrics.
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).
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA and University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Steven J. Czinn, MD, The Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been appointed to the role of Director of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH).
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
UM SOM Researchers Awarded Grant to Use Innovative Alternative to Autopsies to Better Understand Child Mortality
Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that CVD has been awarded a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research that will help determine why so many children under five are dying in the world’s poorest countries. The grant will fund use of an innovative alternative to traditional autopsy known as minimally invasive tissue sampling. The technique, which involves the collection of tissue samples with fine needles, allows researchers to quickly identify the cause of death, and help illuminate ways to save lives and improve the health of children in these vulnerable areas.