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  • Myron M. Levine Receives Award from American College of Physicians

    Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the American College of Physicians Award for Science for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine. The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the national organization of internists. Prof. Levine will receive the award April 30 at the group’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson to Receive Top Honor for Advancing Diversity in Medicine and Access to Health Care

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) announced today that Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP, AGAF, the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), will receive the 2015 W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care. The award is given to an ACP member with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity in clinical medicine or research and/or access to care in relation to diverse populations. Dr. Wilson will be honored at ACP’s 2015 Internal Medicine Meeting during the Convocation ceremony Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, in Boston, MA.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist Helps Discover Never-Before-Seen Tick-Borne Disease

    Tick-borne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Ticks carry and transmit a variety of microbes that cause disease. These illnesses, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia, can cause a variety of symptoms, often serious and sometimes deadly.


  • New Study Unravels Why Common Blood Pressure Medicine Can Fail

    Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective, and over decades have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Professor Receives Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences

    Owen White, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Associate Director of Informatics at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as Co-Director of the UM Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB), has been selected to receive the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences from Bioinformatics.org, also known as the Bioinformatics Organization.


  • University of Maryland Medicine Announces New National Program In Lung Healing to Develop Innovative Approaches for Preventing and Treating Acute Lung Disease

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Jeffrey A. Rivest, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), today announced the official launch of a new “Program in Lung Healing,” that will further the School’s position as a national leader in research, education and clinical innovation for acute ailments of the lung and respiratory system.


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