May 31, 2017 | Larry Roberts
Department of Anesthesiology
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Monday, June 21, 2021
UM School of Medicine Researchers Discover Genetic Cause of Neurodevelopmental Disorder
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers identified a new gene that may be linked to certain neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. The researchers believe that finding genes involved in certain types of developmental disorders, provide an important first step in determining the cause of these disorders and ultimately in developing potential therapies for treating them.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
UM School of Medicine Researchers Awarded $5 Million NIH Grant to Improve Use of Genetic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have received a $5 million federal grant to pool genomic information from existing and new datasets – predominantly in African and African American populations -- in order to calculate the risk of developing specific diseases. They will use sophisticated modeling and genetic datasets to calculate the risk, known as a polygenic risk score, with an emphasis on studying people from different ancestries.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Set Standards for What Diseases Should Be Called
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) are searching through medical journals, databases and other authoritative sources to establish standard terms for diseases as a way to help future researchers better understand a wide range of diseases like cancer. The work involves a time-intensive manual curation process, examining the breadth of information, naming systems and levels of evidence in order to integrate information and bridge data across resources.
Friday, September 29, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Millions of New Genes From Bacteria Living on and in the Human Body
A new study of the human microbiome—the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies—has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names David Marcozzi to Help Lead Health Disparities and Population Health Program
Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MS, Hyg, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP, an associate professor in the UM SOM Department of Emergency Medicine, has been named as Co-Director of the UM SOM Program in Health Disparities and Population Health, which is based in EPH.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Physician Scientist Receives Top Award in Epidemiology from Physician's Group
Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training and Transdisciplinary Research Advancement, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), as well an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Investigator at the VA Maryland Health Care System, has been awarded the Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The award was presented in San Diego at ACP’s Convocation Ceremony on March 30, 2017, during its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine Meeting 2017.