The University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), is the founding campus of Maryland’s public university system. It is a thriving center for education, patient care, research and community service. Seven graduate and professional schools (the Graduate School, the Dental School and Schools of Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work) together with the University of Maryland Medical System, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Medical Biotechnology Center — educate physicians, research scientists and many of the region’s health care, law and social work practitioners.
With $344 million in sponsored program support in FY07, UMB is one of the fastest growing biomedical research centers in the country. The University of Maryland Baltimore is ideally configured to maximize collaborative opportunities with government agencies in tackling complex health care, public policy and societal issues. Its location within the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis triangle—at the hub of one of the greatest concentrations of health care institutions, research facilities, government agencies and professional associations in the nation—offers a unique combination of strengths to comprehensively address regional problems with the resulting conclusions having the potential for global implications. Areas of multidisciplinary research, scholarship and community action include AIDS, aging, vaccine development, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, hypertension, lead poisoning, cancer, child abuse and homelessness, offering students a wide selection of field experiences.
Partnerships among university components and with the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center continually strengthen interdisciplinary research, education and service endeavors.