Dr. Warnick is Assistant Dean for Student Education & Research and is responsible for many programmatic activities within the Office of Student Research and the Dean’s Office dealing with K-12, undergraduate and medical student research, as well as minority support programs serving these and graduate students. Dr. Warnick established (in 1982 and 1991 respectively) the medical student and undergraduate summer research programs at UMB/UMSOM, as well as the undergraduate and medical student international research programs, and has directed these since their inception. In addition, he has directed or co-directed several other programs, including "Year-Off" training grants for medical students from the American Heart Association, an NSF Science Teacher Enhancement Program and the summer research program of the NSF's Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation. He is currently the UMB Principal Investigator for Maryland's PROMISE, an NSF Alliance for Graduate Education & the Professoriate, which serves UMB, UMBC and UMCP to increase diversity among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Dr. Warnick did his graduate work at Purdue University, was the recipient of an NIH postdoctoral fellowship and a Special Individual NIH Awardee at the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a faculty member of the School of Pharmacy in Buffalo from 1971-1974. In 1974, he joined the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he rose to Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics.
Dr. Warnick is also Course Director for the Pathophysiology & Therapeutics courses for second-year medical students, where he interacts with faculty and students throughout the second year in lectures and small group settings, teaching central and peripheral nervous system pharmacology, anti-inflammatory pharmacology, as well as pulmonary, GI and thyroid pharmacology. He also directs the Second Summer Education Program, an intensive preparation program for rising sophomores who are interested in improving their performance in Year 2 of medical school. His current research centers on medical education. He has been a thesis advisor, research preceptor for medical students and has trained several postdoctoral fellows (MD and PhD).
Dr. Warnick has a long-standing commitment to biomedical research (more than 160 publications, including 75+ manuscripts, five chapters and 80 abstracts) that centered on the effects of neuropeptides and nerve gases on synaptic pharmacology in the spinal cord.
Links of InterestHigh School Mini-Medical Program
Office of Student Research
Explorations in Science: A Research Awareness Program