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2012 News Archive

Monday, December 17, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine to Study Drug-Resistant Malaria in Newly Open Nation of Myanmar/Burma

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have launched groundbreaking research into the spread of potentially deadly drug-resistant malaria in the developing Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

UMMC Recognized for Exemplary Performance in Quality of Care and Patient Safety in 2012

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) ranks among the nation's top hospitals for the seventh year in a row, according to the annual Leapfrog Group survey, an analysis of patient safety and quality performance measures from nearly 1,200 hospitals.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Research Transforming Medicine Day at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

State officials came to the University of Maryland School of Medicine for a very special tour and educational conference. “Research Transforming Medicine Day” focused on the importance of research funding to advance the innovation and discovery that leads to new treatments and cures and drives economic development throughout the region.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Students Host Thanksgiving for the Needy

University of Maryland School of Medicine students organized “Project Feast” on Thanksgiving for hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged persons in West Baltimore. Dinner was served by students, faculty, staff, and friends of all six University of Maryland, Baltimore schools.

Monday, November 26, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine, NIH Scientists Pinpoint Brain Area's Role in Learning and Decision Making

An area of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex is responsible for decisions made on the spur of the moment, but not those made based on prior experience or habit, according to a new basic science study from substance abuse researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Renowned Scientists Director and Associate Director of Medical Scientist Training Program

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Michael S. Donnenberg, M.D., as the new director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and Achsah D. Keegan, Ph.D., as the program’s associate director.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology Named President & CEO of New University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

The bridge board for the newly formed University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has named Mohan Suntha, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer of the hospital pending anticipated transfer of the current St. Joseph Medical Center to the University of Maryland Medical System.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Publish Results of Parkinson's Exercise Study

Research Shows Exercise Improves Walking, Muscle Strength and Fitness for People with Parkinson's Disease.

Friday, November 02, 2012

The Class of 2016 Celebrates Their White Coat Ceremony

Medical Family Day was held on November 1, 2012 at the Hilton at Camden Yards. This special event gives family members of first-year students a glimpse into what medical school is really like for the students. It is capped off by the White Coat Ceremony.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

"To Change or Not to Change:" University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Urges Caution in Revising Diagnostic Guidelines for Gestational Diabetes

A number of important questions and issues should be addressed before changes are made to the guidelines for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes, according to a new article by University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH, University of Maryland School of Medicine Associate Dean for Policy and Planning, Honored by American Association for Cancer Research

Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, director of the Bioethics and Health Disparities Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2012 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship on the Sciences of Health Disparities.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

University of Maryland Institute for Genome Sciences Contributes to 1000 Genome Project

The world’s largest, most detailed catalog of human genetic variation has doubled in size as part of a project involving researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Radiation Treatment Following Surgery Improves Survival for Elderly Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Elderly women with early-stage breast cancer live longer with radiation therapy and surgery compared with surgery alone, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Record Number of UM Physicians Named Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctors"

An all-time high 98 University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty members have been recognized as "Top Doctors" by Baltimore Magazine.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amish Children Are Two Times More Physically Active Than Non-Amish Children, University of Maryland Study Finds

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Historic Davidge Hall

A birthday party worthy of the oldest medical school building in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere was held at historic Davidge Hall on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Study Shows Nearly 4 In 10 Lesbians Not Routinely Screened for Cervical Cancer

Nearly 38 percent of lesbians polled in a national survey were not routinely screened for cervical cancer, putting them at risk of developing a highly preventable cancer.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

University of Maryland Patient Exceeding Expectations Seven Months After Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever Performed

The University of Maryland released details today on the recovery of Richard Lee Norris, the 37-year-old man who received the most extensive full face transplant completed to date seven months ago.

Monday, October 15, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientists Develop Stem Cell Model for Hereditary Disease

A new method of using adult stem cells as a model for the hereditary condition Gaucher disease could help accelerate the discovery of new, more effective therapies for this and other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Wraps Up Its 12th Annual Mini-Med School

More than 230 Baltimore-area residents participated this year in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s 12th annual “Mini-Med School,” a series of free courses aimed at helping our neighbors in West Baltimore learn ways to improve their health.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

UMB, UMCP Announce a Collaborative School of Public Health

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) have announced a collaborative school of public health that will give graduate students at both institutions expanded opportunities in public health education, research, service, and training.

Friday, September 21, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine to Establish Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a three-year, $5 million dollar grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish a Center of Excellence for Problem Gambling.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dean Reece Delivers 2012 State of the School Address

Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd, Dean Reece said the School of Medicine’s research and clinical enterprises continue to be successful despite a series of challenges and roadblocks.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Aaron P. Rapoport, M.D., Is the Inaugural Gary Jobson Professor in Medical Oncology

A ceremony was held on September 12, 2012 to invest Aaron P. Rapoport, M.D., as the inaugural Gary Jobson Professor in Medical Oncology. The honor was bestowed in recognition of excellence in clinical research and scholarly pursuits in the area of medical oncology.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

University of Maryland Study Suggests Neonatal Cardiac Stem Cells May Help Mend Children’s Broken Hearts

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who are exploring novel ways to treat serious heart problems in children, have conducted the first direct comparison of the regenerative abilities of neonatal and adult-derived human cardiac stem cells

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SINGLE-PORT KIDNEY REMOVAL THROUGH THE BELLY BUTTON BOOSTS LIVING-DONOR SATISFACTION

In the largest study of its kind, living donors who had a kidney removed through a single port in the navel report higher satisfaction in several key categories, compared to donors who underwent traditional multiple-port laparoscopic removal.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Med Students By Day, You Tube Sensations By Night

When studying gets to be too much, our second-year students sometimes break into song – and the You Tube videos capturing these musical interludes have created quite a bit of buzz lately.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Study Finds Married Lung Cancer Patients Survive Longer After Treatment Than Single Patients

Married patients with locally advanced lung cancer are likely to survive longer after treatment than patients who are single, according to a study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Two Nationally Renowned Surgeons to Important Leadership Roles in the Department of Surgery

James S. Gammie, M.D., professor of Surgery, has been appointed as the new Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, and Sheri Slezak, M.D., professor of Surgery, has been named the new Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Monday, August 20, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Assistant Dean for Public Affairs and Communications

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Chris Hardwick, M.A., as assistant dean and director of the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Gut Bacteria Associated With Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

UMB Begins Bus Service to Better Link Campus, Baltimore City Destinations

Responding to requests for a University shuttle bus system, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has launched UM shuttle.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Director of Clinical Affairs Programs to Expand Leadership in the Office of Clinical Affairs

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed David Schwartz, M.D., FACOG, as director of Clinical Affairs Programs.

Monday, August 13, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Director of Division of Translational Radiation Sciences

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., and William F. Regine, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, have appointed Zeljko Vujaskovic, M.D., Ph.D., as professor and director of the new Division of Translational Radiation Sciences in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Baltimore Mayor Visits with the Class of 2016

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake extended a warm welcome to the Class of 2016 during a special orientation event at the SMC Campus Center.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

University of Maryland Medical Center's Prominence Grows Significantly in 2012-2013 U.S. News "Best Hospitals" National Rankings

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) gained ground in numerous specialty categories and is once again ranked among the nation's top-rated hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings.

Friday, July 13, 2012

MedSchool Maryland Productions Wins Regional EMMY for Rosewood Documentary

Susan Hannah Hadary and John Anglim, producers for MedSchool Maryland Productions, have won a regional EMMY® for their "Departing Rosewood" documentary.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Associate Dean for Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Brian J. DeFilippis, M.S., as the new associate dean for development.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Our Doctors Are Bringing Tips for Healthy Living to Children in West Baltimore Through the Fifth Annual Mini-Med School for Kids

More than 50 children between the ages of six and 16 will get a taste of medical school throughout July and August as the University of Maryland School of Medicine holds its fifth annual Mini-Med School for Kids.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Investigators Find Cell Replacement/Tissue Repair Potential in Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Animal Model

School of Medicine researchers report promising results from a study they hope will lead to potential new ways to replace cells lost in diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Women Infected With Toxoplasma Gondii Parasite Have Increased Risk of Attempting Suicide, New Research Shows

Women infected with the Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) parasite, which is spread through contact with cat feces or eating undercooked meat or unwashed vegetables, are at increased risk of attempting suicide, according to a new study of more than 45,000 women.

Monday, July 02, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Education and Research

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed George T. Fantry, M.D., as assistant dean for Student Affairs, Education and Research in the Offices of Student Affairs and Student Research.

Monday, June 25, 2012

School of Medicine Appoints New Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Neda Frayha, M.D., as assistant dean in the Office of Student Affairs.

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Graduation Day for the Class of 2012

The brand new doctors of the Class of 2012 received their doctoral hoods on May 18, 2012 in a convocation ceremony at the Baltimore Hilton.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Shiladitya DasSarma, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, has won a grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled “Vaccine in a Salt Shaker: A New, Safe, Low-Cost Approach,” with the $100,000 grant.

Friday, May 04, 2012

This Year's Historical Clinicopathological Conference (CPC) Examines the Death of Revolutionary Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who died at only 54 years old in 1924, is remembered as one of the most seminal political figures of the 20th century. The cause of his last difficult years of severe health problems has been debated ever since. What caused the massive stroke that killed him just as the Communist nation he envisioned was taking shape?

Thursday, May 03, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Chairman of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Elias R. Melhem, M.D., a physician-scientist with extensive experience in the research and clinical practice of neuroradiology, to serve as the John Dennis Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Study Finds Vaginal Microbes Vary Over Time Among Healthy Women

The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

University of Maryland Neurologists Part of National Study Finding Promising Results for Gel to Treat Parkinson's

Researchers in a national study, including neurologists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, found that a gel form of Parkinson's medications, administered directly into a patient's small intestine, works better than standard oral medications in reducing "off" times in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine and Advanced Particle Therapy LLC Break Ground on $200 Million Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment Center

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and Advanced Particle Therapy LLC of San Diego, Calif., are breaking ground on a new, more than $200 million proton treatment center, bringing to Maryland for the first time the most advanced radiation technology in cancer treatment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics' Tom Abrams Is Recipient of Maryland Regents Award for Teaching

Congratulations to Tom Abrams, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Department of Anesthesiology, who recently received a 2012 University System of Maryland Regents’ Faculty Award for Teaching.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Helicopter Transport Improves Trauma Patient Survival Compared to Ground Transport

If you are severely injured, a helicopter flight to a top-level trauma center will boost your chance of survival over ground transport. That's the conclusion of a rigorous, national comparison of the effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Interim Director of Research Affairs

Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Richard N. “Robin” Pierson III, M.D., as the new senior associate dean for academic affairs and interim director of research affairs.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Study By University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Shows Commonly Used Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Primary Liver Cancer

Metformin, a drug widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center report in the April 2012 issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

University of Maryland Completes Most-Extensive Full-Face Transplant to Date

The University of Maryland released details today of the most extensive full-face transplant completed to date, including both jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pre-Operative Hormone Therapy May Preempt Need for Mastectomy Among Post-Menopausal Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment with aromatase inhibitors enables some women to have lumpectomy: University of Maryland School of Medicine surgeon presented study results at national surgical oncology meeting on March 23.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Waiting to Exhale: Match Day Reveals the Future to the Class of 2012

Historic Davidge Hall was the site of Match Day festivities on March 16, when the School of Medicine's Class of 2012 discovered where they'll pursue the next step in their medical careers.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Pediatrics Professor Maureen Black, PhD, Inducted Into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

"Our youngest, most disadvantaged citizens have a tireless advocate in our state of Maryland in Dr. Maureen Black," says president Jay Perman, MD. "She has dedicated her life's work to improving the nutritional care of women and children in need."

Monday, February 27, 2012

SOM Researchers Find in NIH Study That Autoinjectors Can Be Safe and Effective for Treating Prolonged Seizures

National researchers, including a team from University of Maryland School of Medicine, have determined that administering seizure medication into a muscle using an autoinjector - similar to the EpiPen used to treat serious allergic reactions - is a faster and more effective way to stop prolonged seizures.

Monday, February 20, 2012

University of Maryland Appoints Chief of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology

John A. Olson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed the new Head of the Division of General and Oncologic Surgery within the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Department of Surgery.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine Is One of 29 Centers in New National Study on Integrative Therapy Use

The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine is among a prestigious group of national health centers featured in the Bravewell Collaborative’s new report "Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine Is Being Practiced in Clinical Centers Across the United States."

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Receives Five-Year Federal Grant to Increase the Number of Students Going Into Primary Care

With primary care expected to play a key role in national health care reform, the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be using a five-year, $877,000 grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop a program aimed at increasing the number of medical students who choose primary care specialties.

Monday, February 06, 2012

More Than 200 Guests Turned Out for the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Fifth Annual "Celebrating Diversity" Dinner

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM ) held its fifth annual Celebrating Diversity reception and dinner on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The event was attended by over 200 guests, who gathered to honor the strides made in diversity at the School of Medicine and to raise money for the Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson Endowed Scholarship fund and other UMSOM diversity scholarships that provide financial assistance to minority students.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unversity of Maryland School of Medicine Students Visit Lawmakers in Annapolis to Seek Support for Medical Education

In face-to-face meetings with lawmakers, students discussed loan repayment assistance programs, funding for scholarships and infrastructure projects, the problem of physician shortages, and the positive impact the School of Medicine’s research success has had on state revenue.

Monday, January 23, 2012

University of Maryland President Jay Perman, MD, Has Named Bruce Jarrell, MD, Chief Academic & Research Officer and Senior Vice President

University of Maryland President Jay Perman, MD, announced today that Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, has been named Chief Academic and Research Officer (CARO) and Senior Vice President. Dr. Jarrell will also be Dean of the Graduate School.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Study Injuries to Headphone-Wearing Pedestrians Struck By Cars & Trains

Serious injuries to pedestrians listening to headphones have more than tripled in the last six years, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Angela Brodie, PhD, Is Recipient of the 2012 Pharmacia-ASPET Award

Dr. Brodie, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, is again being recognized for her groundbreaking cancer research.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Anthony F. Lehman, M.D., M.S.P.H., as the new senior associate dean for clinical affairs.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

UM Emergency Medicine Physicians and Nurses Staff Grand Prix Medical Tents

How can a host city anticipate and meet the medical needs of 100,000 people watching race cars careen through city streets at 150 miles per hour? Rely on the experts.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Co-founders of the Institute of Human Virology Named 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year

William Blattner, MD and Robert Redfield Jr., MD, associate directors and co-founders of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) and professors in the Department of Medicine, have been named the University of Maryland's 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Monday, June 20, 2012

New Vaccine Will Be Fast-Tracked By $4 Million Award from Wellcome Trust

The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) has received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from the prestigious Wellcome Trust to support a collaboration with Bharat Biotech for clinical development of a new conjugate vaccine to prevent the potentially lethal infectious disease caused by invasive non-typhoidal salmonella.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Find Common Drug Mimics Anti-Diabetes Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that the anti-diabetes effects of bariatric surgeries might be mimicked, at least in part, by a common medicine.

Monday, June 18, 2012

University of Maryland-Led International Research Team Gains New Information on Strains of Cholera That Contributed to 2010 Haitian Outbreak

A new study by an international team of scientists led by researchers from the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and CosmosIDTM Inc., College Park, have found two distinct strains of cholera bacteria may have contributed to the 2010 Haitian cholera outbreak.

Monday, June 18, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine's Myron M. Levine, MD, Wins Prestigious American Society for Microbiology Award

Myron M. Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H. has been chosen to receive the American Society for Microbiology’s prestigious annual Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Plays Major Role in First Mapping of Microbes On and In the Human Body

Trillions of these microorganisms, known as the human microbiome, live inside and outside the human body, sometimes causing illness but usually existing in harmony with their hosts.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Medical Director For Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Dean, E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., and William F. Regine, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, have appointed Minesh P. Mehta, M.B.Ch.B., F.A.S.T.R.O., to serve as medical director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). Dr. Mehta will also serve as associate director of clinical research in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Monday, June 11, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Wins American Diabetes Association's Freinkel Lecture Award

Dean, E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has been named the 2012 winner of the prestigious Norbert Freinkel Lecture Award, presented by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

First Renée Royak-Schaler Memorial Endowment Awards Presented at 2012 Convocation Ceremony

The work of the late associate professor Renée Royak-Schaler, PhD, MEd in the areas of health disparities, health behavior, women’s health, cancer prevention, and community engagement continues to spark interest among another generation of public health students.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Academic Medicine Article Demonstrates the Benefits of Alignment Between Medical Schools and Hospitals

Jointly written by Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Johns Hopkins Dean and CEO Dr. Ed Miller, MD, the article shows the benefits of alignment to academic health centers and the state.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dr. Jordan Warnick Retires

After 38 years of dedicated service to the School of Medicine, Jordan E. Warnick, PhD, retired, effective May 31, 2012.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Student Scholarship and Awards Dinner Honors Accomplished Members of the Class of 2012

Graduation celebrations kicked off on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, with the sixth annual Student Awards & Scholarships ceremony.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A Tree Grows In the Campus Center

Dr. Bruce Jarrell unveiled special artwork he and his mentor created to adorn the second-floor windows in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center.

Monday, April 16, 2012

University Launches Campus-Wide Initiative Aimed at Combating HIV/AIDS

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology (IHV) brings together faculty and students for a campus-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of HIV.

Wednesday, March 20, 2012

The University of Maryland Becomes Second Hospital in the U.S. to Perform a Full Face Transplant - Most Extensive Full Face Transplant to Date

The University of Maryland announced that a full face transplant, including double jaw and tongue, was completed today on a 37-year-old male patient.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Annual Fund for Medicine Gala Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Fund Research at the School of Medicine

Building Beyond Tomorrow was the theme of the 2012 Fund for Medicine Gala, held Saturday, March 3 at the Hilton Baltimore.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Don't Miss the Ninth Annual Second-Year Auction

The evening will consist of both a silent auction and a live auction with faculty hosts. There will also be live music performed by members of the Class of 2014, drinks, and light hors d’ourves.

Friday, January 20, 2012

University of Maryland School of Medicine Creates Innovative Psychiatry Translational Research Center

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and its Department of Psychiatry have created a center to accelerate the development of new methods to improve the mental health treatment of underserved youth with mental illness.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Farewell Reception Held to Honor Dr. Frank Calia, Who Is Retiring After 42 Years at the School of Medicine

More than 100 guests crowded the HSF II lobby to honor the man who has been teacher, mentor, colleague and doctor to so many.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Dr. Frank Calia Retiring After an Illustrious 42 Years of Outstanding Service to the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Frank M. Calia, MD, MACP, Professor Emeritus and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs is retiring after more than 40 years of dedicated service to the School of Medicine. A clinician, researcher and educator of the highest caliber, Dr. Calia’s impact has been immense.

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