December 18, 2020 | Deborah Kotz
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.
Monday, September 09, 2019
Young children, who grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods (known as food insecurity), are more likely to experience poor overall health, hospitalizations, and developmental problems, but they are not at higher risk of developing obesity, a new University of Maryland School of Medicine study finds. The research, published today in the journal Pediatrics, examined the impact of food insecurity among children from birth to age four and found that obesity rates generally did not differ among those who lived in households with food insecurity compared to those who had access to healthy foods.
Monday, June 17, 2019
About 1 in 10 pregnant women experience placenta abnormalities that lead to life-threatening preeclampsia (hypertension), preterm labor and fetal growth problems, but finding effective treatments to effectively prevent or reverse these conditions has so far been elusive. A new research finding from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, published in the June issue of the journal Endocrinology, could have important implications for developing novel treatments to prevent placental abnormalities.
Monday, May 06, 2019
UM School of Medicine's Dr. Karen Kotloff Receives 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from Temple University
Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has received the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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
Monday, July 24, 2017
The April 2015 civil unrest associated with Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody caused a significant spike of stress in mothers of young children living in affected neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM).
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA and University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Steven J. Czinn, MD, The Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been appointed to the role of Director of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH).
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Study: Earlier Intervention Leads to Better Weight Recovery in Children with Multiple Risk Factors for Weight Faltering
Young children who are underweight experienced greater weight recovery the earlier an intervention was started, and the recovery was more significant in children with multiple household risk factors, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Pediatrics.