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Wednesday, April 06, 2022
Medical Alumni Association Hosts Traditional and Historic Portrait Unveiling Ceremony; Dean Reece Joins Past UMSOM Deans
In a time-honored tradition that has taken place throughout the 212-year history of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the official portrait of its 30th Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, was unveiled at a special ceremony held in Davidge Hall last week. The tradition dates back to the UMSOM's first Dean in 1807, Dr. John Beale Davidge (portrait shown above left). Since then, a portrait has been painted and unveiled for each Dean as they approach the end of their tenure. Dean Reece has announced that he will complete his 16-year tenure as Dean in June of this year (2022), and will return to the UMSOM faculty as Director of the new Center for Advanced Research Training & Innovation (CARTI), and continue his research as Co-Director of the Center for Birth Defects Research.
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.
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.
Friday, May 12, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Gene That Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have identified a gene that triggers a process leading to the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes. This is the first time the gene has been shown to play this role; it opens up a new way to understand these defects, and may one day lead to new treatments that could prevent the problem or decrease its incidence.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tenth Annual “Celebrating Diversity” Dinner Supports Funding for Minority Student Scholarships
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.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Dean Reece to Participate in National Dean's Panel on Critical Issues in Medical Education
Panel Discussion will be live streamed today via Internet. University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, will be one of four deans participating in a panel discussion to be held today, September 8, 2016 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Dean E Albert Reece and SOM Board Member Robert Fischell Inducted into National Academy of Inventors
Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland and the John Z. and Akiko Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean at UM SOM and Robert E. Fischell, ScD, a member of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Board of Visitors, were recently honored at the induction ceremony of the 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at the NAI's fifth annual conference, held this year in Washington D.C. on Apr. 14-15.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Maryland House of Delegates Honors University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece and University of Maryland Medical System President & CEO Robert Chrencik
The Maryland House of Delegates and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, has announced that University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, are recipients of the “Speaker’s Medallion,” the highest honor given to the public by the leader of the Maryland House of Delegates.