Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Christopher Harman, MD receives The Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professorship In Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
An investiture ceremony was held on November 18, 2013 to award Christopher Harman, MD, the prestigious Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professorship in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints Associate Dean for Practice Plan Affairs
Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed William E. Tucker, MBA, CPA, as the new Associate Dean for Practice Plan Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Mr. Tucker will remain as Chief Corporate Officer of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s faculty practice plan, Faculty Physicians Inc. (FPI), a role in which he has served since 2006.
Friday, November 08, 2013
The Class of 2017 Welcomed to Medicine at Annual White Coat Ceremony
Medical Family Day was held on November 7, 2013 at the Hippodrome Theater. 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 a ceremony welcoming the students to the field of medicine by presenting them with their first white coat.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Emergency Medicine Doctor Is Both Teacher and Student While Working in Africa
Andrea Tenner, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, reported for her first shift in the emergency department at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on the morning of March 29, 2013. Later that day, a 16-story building under construction in the city collapsed, killing 36 people and sending 18 people to the ED.
Monday, November 11, 2013
SOM Tops List of Winners of Prestigious Travel Fellowships in Tropical Medicine
On September 4, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) announced the 2013 recipients of their Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowships in Tropical Medicine. Through a highly competitive process, 20 Fellows from 12 medical schools were selected. Four of the honorees were from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, more than any other medical school.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Nobel Laureate Comes to Campus to Share His Love of Science
As part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative, Nobel Laureate Craig Mello, PhD, came to the University of Maryland School of Medicine on November 4. The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative is a global program designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights.
Friday, October 04, 2013
Study: Universal Use Of Gowns And Gloves By Healthcare Workers In ICU Reduces MRSA By 40 Percent
20-Site Study Finds Increase in Handwashing Frequency and No Harm to Patients; Another Common Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, VRE, Not Reduced. Healthcare workers’ use of disposable gowns and gloves upon entering all patient rooms on an intensive care unit (ICU), versus only in rooms on standard isolation protocol, helped reduce patient acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by approximately 40 percent, according to new research co-led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
State of the School Address: “Purposeful Actions, Promising Results: Relentlessly Advancing”
“Purposeful Actions, Promising Results: Relentlessly Advancing” was the theme of the 2013 State of the School addressed delivered on September 25, 2013 by E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
NIH Renews Funding for University of Maryland Vaccine Research in Response to Emerging Public Health Issues
The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) has successfully competed for and received a renewed contract to conduct basic research and clinical studies of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Support for this work to combat existing and emerging infectious diseases is provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Chairman of Department of Orthopaedics
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed orthopaedic trauma surgeon Andrew N. Pollak, M.D., as the new chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics. Pollak will also serve as Chief of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Pollak was previously Professor of Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine and Chief of Orthopaedics and head of the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
University of Maryland Researchers Studying Vaccine To Prevent Potential Bird Flu Pandemic
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development are part of nationwide vaccine research aimed at protecting adults from a new and virulent strain of avian (bird) influenza (flu) virus. The virus, called H7N9 influenza virus, emerged in China last spring. As of mid-August, 135 confirmed human cases, including 44 deaths, have been reported by the World Health Organization.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
University of Maryland Breaking Ground on $305.4 Million School of Medicine Research Building
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. joined University of Maryland, Baltimore campus President Jay A. Perman, M.D. in announcing that the University of Maryland is breaking ground on a 428,970-square-foot, 10-story, $305.4 million research facility that will enable the School of Medicine to retain its position as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the world.
Friday, September 06, 2013
NKF Maryland To Honor Dr. Stephen Bartlett as “Kidney Champion”
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) has named Dr. Stephen T. Bartlett one of its 2013 “Kidney Champions” for his accomplishments in the surgical and medical world, specifically relating to transplantation and kidney health.
Monday, August 19, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints New Chair of Psychiatry and Leader of New Brain Science Research Consortium Unit
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, has appointed Bankole Johnson, DSc., M.D., MPhil, a leading expert in Neuroscience and the psychopharmacology of addiction research, as the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He will also lead the new Brain Science Research Consortium Unit (RCU).
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Reece Announces Leadership Transition in Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Dean Reece is announcing that Mary Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FASB, the George R. Hepburn Dynasplint Professor and Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science (PTRS), has chosen to step down from her position as Chair, effective September 1, 2013. Mark W. Rogers, PT, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in neuromotor control and rehabilitation research, has been appointed Interim Chair of the department.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
UMMC Opens Unique Critical Care Resuscitation Unit
A new Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU) opened at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center on July 18, 2013. The CCRU is designed to improve the flow of critical-care patients to appropriate patient care areas at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Maryland's Innovative Health Disparities Initiatives Highlighted in JAMA Viewpoint Co-Authored by Dean Reece
Maryland’s innovative health disparities initiatives are highlighted in a new Viewpoint article published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), co-authored by University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.; Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, J.D.; and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D.
Monday, June 03, 2013
The University of Maryland Mourns the Death of Dr. Martin Helrich, former Chair of Anesthesiology
Martin (“Marty”) Helrich, M.D passed away on June 2nd, 2013 at the age of 91 in his home, with his wife Ina by his side. The department, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the specialty of anesthesiology have lost a friend, mentor, teacher, leader, and champion of academic anesthesiology.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
John Olson, MD, PhD, Is Newest Recipient of the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professorship in Surgery
An investiture ceremony was held on May 23, 2013, to formally recognize John A. Olson, Jr., MD, PhD, as the newest Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor in Surgery.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
University of Maryland Medical Center Launches Genetic Testing Program for Cardiac Stent Patients
Patients with coronary artery disease who undergo treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center now can receive long-term therapy based on information found in their genes. As part of a new personalized medicine initiative, the medical center is offering genetic testing to help doctors determine which medication a patient should take after a stenting procedure in order to prevent blood clots that could lead to serious -- and potentially fatal -- heart attacks and strokes.
Friday, May 10, 2013
What Killed Stonewall Jackson, and Could Modern Trauma Medicine Have Saved Him?
It has been 150 years to the day since Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson died after being struck by friendly fire from his own Confederate troops during the American Civil War. A question still remains for physicians and historians: What type of medical complication killed one of the most influential generals of the Civil War?
Monday, April 15, 2013
University of Maryland Study Finds Longer-Term Benefit with Stents for Dialysis Access Portals
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have found longer-term benefit with using a stent to keep blood vessels open for patients on kidney dialysis, a lifesaving treatment to remove toxins from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so. Results of the 12-month, national study are being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.
Friday, March 15, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints New Chair for Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, has appointed Bennie H. Jeng, MD, MS, a leading expert in cornea and external disease, to serve as the Chair of the School’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
University of Maryland Announces New Leadership for Clinical Celiac Program
Steven J. Czinn, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, announced today that the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research has appointed Dr. Anca Safta, Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Endoscopy, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, as Interim Director of the Center’s celiac clinical program.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Program in Trauma Announces New Organizational Structure and Leadership Changes
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCA, Francis X. Kelly Professor of Trauma Surgery and Director, Program in Trauma, have announced some administrative changes in the School of Medicine’s Program in Trauma.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Jacques Ravel, associate director of genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints New Chairman of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed Christopher Harman, M.D., an accomplished expert in maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) with a distinguished career in clinical medicine and research, to serve as the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
A Strong Educational Foundation in Research & Critical Thinking
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has implemented a new course to stimulate critical thinking and enhance intellectual acuity and inquisitiveness in medical students, in order to prepare them for the challenges of clinical practice or research.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Festival of Science to Accelerate Innovation and Discovery in Medicine
On November 22, 2013 the School of Medicine will launch a major initiative, Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine, aimed at significantly and measurably increasing the pace and scope of clinical and basic sciences research that ultimately impacts human health.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Lessons Learned: Women in Medical Management
Although more and more women are going into medicine, the number of women in leadership roles in the field has not been keeping pace. University of Maryland School of Medicine alumnus Deborah Shlian, MD, Class of 1972, explores this issue in her latest book.
Friday, May 17, 2013
It's Graduation Day for The Class of 2013
The Class of 2013 finally got to put M.D. after their names as they received their doctoral hoods during a special Convocation ceremony at the Baltimore Convention Center on May 17, 2013.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Re-Imagining the Graduate Student Experience: How GPILS Keeps Up With the Times
The flat federal science budget and the dim prospects that this will improve anytime soon endangers the success of young biomedical researchers and threatens to wipe out a generation of new investigators. Graduate programs, therefore, must remain agile and forward-thinking in educating young scientists. The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) is working continuously to meet the diverse needs of its students.