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School of Medicine Faculty Members to Speak at UMB TEDx Event

November 06, 2018

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS School of Medicine Faculty members are among the scheduled speakers for TEDx University of Maryland, Baltimore on Friday November 9, 2018. The event will be streamed live on the internet and recorded for later viewing.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Ted Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The ticket lottery for this event is now closed.

You can see a full list of scheduled speakers and watch the TEDx talks here on Friday:

Scheduled School of Medicine Faculty Speakers

Samuel A. Tisherman, MDLuana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, will speak about the future of fighting the opioid epidemic. Dr. Colloca is an associate professor in the Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has conducted groundbreaking studies that have advanced scientific understanding of the brain bases for pain modulation in humans, and her approaches span from mechanisms of pain reduction to translational science.

‌‌A Cool Way to Save Dying Trauma Patients is the title of the talk to be delivered by Samuel A. Tisherman, MD, FACS, FCCM. Dr. Tisherman is a professor of surgery in the Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the director of the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Intermediate Care Unit of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Tisherman’s research has focused on the management of severe hemorrhagic shock and cardiac arrest, with a special interest in therapeutic hypothermia. Along with the late Peter Safar, MD, and Patrick Kochanek, MD, FCCM, he developed Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR), a novel approach to the management of exsanguinating trauma patients utilizing hypothermia to “buy time” for resuscitative surgery.

Sarah B. Murthi, MDAlso speaking will be Sarah B. Murthi, MD, an associate professor Surgery. The title of her talk is Seeing into the Future: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Medicine.

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today as one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 43 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs; and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a distinguished recipient of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.  With an operating budget of more than $1 billion, the School of Medicine works closely in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide research-intensive, academic and clinically-based care for more than 1.2 million patients each year. The School has over 2,500 students, residents, and fellows, and more than $530 million in extramural funding, with most of its academic departments highly ranked among all medical schools in the nation in research funding. As one of the seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has a total workforce of nearly 7,000 individuals. The combined School and Medical System (“University of Maryland Medicine”) has an annual budget of nearly $6 billion and an economic impact more than $15 billion on the state and local community. The School of Medicine faculty, which ranks as the 8th highest among public medical schools in research productivity, is an innovator in translational medicine, with 600 active patents and 24 start-up companies. The School works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world. Visit


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