May 06, 2019 | Joanne Morrison
Department of Anesthesiology
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Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Friday, December 18, 2020
Low-Income Preschoolers Exposed to Nurturing Care Have Higher IQ Scores During Their Teen Years, Landmark Study Finds
Preschoolers living in impoverished communities who have access to a nurturing home environment have significantly higher intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in adolescence compared to those raised without nurturing care. That is the finding of a new international study conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, which examined data from more than 1,600 children who were followed from birth through their teenage years. Results were published this week in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
UMSOM Pediatric Infectious Disease Experts Sound Alarm Over Risk of Outbreaks in U.S. Border Detention Centers
Over the past year, at least seven children have died from diseases including influenza while being detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Infectious disease experts at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) called for protections like influenza vaccinations to prevent serious outbreaks.
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, 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).
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Schools across Maryland are doing more to encourage their students to eat healthy foods and to be physically active, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
For parents of toddlers with sleep problems, co-sleeping may not be a good strategy, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). Co-sleeping is defined as a parent sleeping in the same room or same bed with their child.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Research Identifies Causes and Possible Treatments for Deadly Diseases Affecting Children in Developing Countries
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Explore How to Prevent Diarrheal Diseases, a Leading Cause of Death in Young Children in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
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.