May 12, 2017 | David Kohn
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Thursday, September 09, 2021
UM School of Medicine Researchers Find Mothers’ Diabetes May Induce Premature Aging of Neural Tissue in Early Development of Fetuses, Leading to Birth Defects
More than 3 million women of birthing age in the U.S. and 60 million in the world have diabetes—a disease that occurs when blood sugar is too high. Even when controlled with insulin, and blood sugar levels are kept mostly in check, maternal diabetes can cause permanent damage to the fetus. About 300,000 to 400,000 fetuses per year from mothers with diabetes develop neural tube defects—when the tissue that eventually forms the brain and spinal cord fails to form properly—which can lead to miscarriage or profound disability.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Longstanding UM School of Medicine Dean and Widely Recognized Academic and Institutional Leader, Dr. E. Albert Reece, Announces He Will Transition from the Deanship in 2022; His Tenure Continued the UMSOM Upward Trajectory as an Academic Powerhouse
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, a widely recognized visionary leader who elevated the UMSOM into a top-tier biomedical research and patient-focused academic center, announced that he will complete his 16-year tenure as Dean, at the end of the next academic year. He will return to the UMSOM faculty where he will lead a new Center, and continue research and teaching.
Monday, December 10, 2018
As Health Threats of the Diabetes-Obesity Epidemic Increase, Two Leading OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Experts Publish New Book on Diabetes and Obesity in Women
With diabetes and obesity continuing to escalate at alarming rates in the U.S., particularly among women, a new book has been published that provides the most comprehensive, expert coverage of this urgent topic to date.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Critical Molecular Link Between Inflammation and Diabetes
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has uncovered an explanation for how inflammation contributes to a key feature of diabetes, the body’s inability to metabolize glucose, a condition known as insulin resistance.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
UM SOM Names Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for its Graduate Program in Life Sciences
Dudley K. Strickland, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced that Peixin Yang, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (OB-GYN), has been named Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in UM SOM’s Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS).
Friday, May 12, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Link Between Birth Defect and Several Neurodegenerative Diseases
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found a link between some neurodegenerative diseases and a birth defect that occurs commonly in infants of women with diabetes. This is the first time this link has been identified; it may indicate a new way to understand, and perhaps treat, both the birth defects and the neurodegenerative diseases.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) held its tenth annual “Celebrating Diversity” reception and dinner on February 25, 2017 at the Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor. The event was attended by nearly 300 guests, who gathered to honor diversity at UM SOM, recognize those who have helped increase its diversity, and to raise money for an endowed scholarship in the name of Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP, AGAF.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Third Annual SOM Festival of Science Highlights Innovative Research in Understanding and Treating Disorders of the Brain
In an event that showed the growing breadth and depth of UM SOM scientific research and discovery, more than 500 attendees participated in the Third Annual SOM Festival of Science on December 11, 2015.
Monday, November 02, 2015
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece Delivers Keynote Address at Big Ten Consortium Conference
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.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
On October 28, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), delivered his annual State of the School speech to a standing-room-only crowd.