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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Announces 'Maryland Proton Alliance' to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care and Precision Medicine

    William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, today announced the establishment of the Maryland Proton Alliance (MPA), a new organizational framework for proton therapy at UM SOM that may serve as a national model for patient-centered cancer care. The Alliance will be led by Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and head of the department’s Division of Translational Radiation Sciences. Dr. Vujaskovic succeeds Minesh Mehta, MBChB, who served as Medical Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) during its development from 2012 to 2015.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Board Member and Benefactor Robert E. Fischell, Awarded Presidential Medal

    The White House has awarded Robert E. Fischell, ScD, a member of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Board of Visitors, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the president of the United States. Previous recipients have included such luminaries as Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak (Apple Computer, Inc.), Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (Bechtel Group, Inc.), David Packard (Hewlett-Packard Company), Clarence L. Johnson (Lockheed Corporation), Edwin H. Land (Polaroid Corporation) and Edith Flanigen (Union Carbide).


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Leads to FDA Approval of Crucial Drug for Radiation Sickness

    As a result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a drug to treat the deleterious effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident. The drug, Neulasta®, is one of a very small number that have been approved for the treatment of acute radiation injury.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine to Participate in Expanded Medical Countermeasures Research Project

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Department of Radiation Oncology Chair and Professor William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that researchers at the UM SOM have been selected as key contractors by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), for its Radiation Nuclear Animal Model Development program. BARDA is part of the Office of the Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).


  • UM SOM's Dr. Andrew Pollak Receives health Services Leadership Award from Boy Scouts of America

    Andrew N. Pollak, MD, the James Lawrence Kernan Professor & Chair, Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Chief of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical System, has been awarded the 22nd Annual Health Services Leadership Award by the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).



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