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2014 News Archives

Friday, April 11, 2014

AAMC President Dr. Darrell Kirch Visits the University of Maryland School of Medicine for the Theodore E. Woodward 33rd Annual Lecture

Who will lead us into the new world of healthcare? That was the question addressed by Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), who spoke at the Theodore E. Woodward 33rd Annual Lecture.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan Receives The Melvin Sharoky, MD Professorship In Medicine

An investiture ceremony was held on April 8, 2014 to award Sanjay Rajagopalan, MBBS, FACC, FAHA, the Melvin Sharoky, MD Professorship in Medicine. This professorship was established through a generous gift from Dr. Melvin Sharoky through his family's charitable foundation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Renowned Pathologist J. Stephen Dumler, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) professors Sanford A. Stass, MD, Chair of the Department of Pathology, and James B. Kaper, Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are pleased to announce the recruitment of John Stephen Dumler, MD, an expert pathologist and infectious disease specialist, as a Professor in the Department of Pathology.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Leading Behavioral Neuroscience Expert Dr. Diana Fishbein As Director Of New C-Trans Center

Bankole A. Johnson, D.Sc., M.D., M.B., Ch.B., M.Phil., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) and Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are pleased to announce the appointment of leading behavioral neuroscience expert Diana H. Fishbein, Ph.D., as Director of the new SOM Center for Translational Research on Adversity, Neurodevelopment and Substance Abuse (C-TRANS).

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Dr. Eduardo Davila Wins LIFE Award for Advances on Successful Platform to Fight Cancer Using the Body's Own Immune System

A University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researcher whose work has opened the door to successfully treat cancer with the body’s own immune system was recognized with a 2014 BioMaryland LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) award. The award is presented every year to researchers who have made groundbreaking discoveries that could someday affect human health.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Renowned Social Scientist Dr. David R. Williams Gives the First Renée Royak-Schaler Memorial Lecture in Health Disparities

Harvard sociologist Dr. David R. Williams gave the inaugural Renée Royak-Schaler Memorial Lecture in Health Disparities at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His address was titled “Making America Healthier for All: How Social Policies Can Promote Health.”

Friday, March 21, 2014

No Worries for the Class of 2014 When It Comes To Finding a Perfect Match

For the first time, the Match Day ceremony for the University of Maryland School of Medicine was not held in historic Davidge Hall. Fitting for an event that includes laughter, tears and even musical interludes and dancing, the hoopla moved this year to the Hippodrome Theater for the ceremony on March 21.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH, Recipient of Women in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association

Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Policy and Planning; Director of the Center for Health Disparities; and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Women in Medicine Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).

Monday, March 24, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints Director of the Center For Biomedical Engineering And Technology

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed W. Jonathan Lederer, M.D., Ph.D., as the permanent director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET).

Stephen Bartlett, MD, Receives the University System of Maryland Board of Regents 2014 Faculty Award

Stephen Bartlett, MD, the Peter G. Angelos Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president at the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), was recognized with the University System of Maryland Board of Regents 2014 Faculty Award.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Claudia R. Baquet Receives Watkins-Saunders Award for Health Disparities in Baltimore

he American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce the selection of Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Policy Planning, Professor of Medicine, and the Director of the Bioethics and Health Disparities Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as the recipient of AHA’s 2014 Watkins-Saunders Award.

Friday, February 21, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Appoints New Associate Director for Basic Science at the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., and Kevin Cullen, M.D., the Greenebaum Distinguished Professor in Oncology and Director of the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, have appointed Richard L. Eckert, Ph.D. to serve as Associate Director for Basic Science at the Greenebaum Cancer Center.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Renowned Cardiovascular Expert to Lead Newly Named Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., and Stephen Davis, M.B.B.S, the Dr. Theodore E. Woodward Professor and Chair in the Department of Medicine, have appointed renowned cardiovascular expert Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., to lead the newly named Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the School’s Department of Medicine to new heights in research and patient care. The division was previously known as the Division of Cardiology.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Study: Bevacizumab (Avastin) Fails to Improve Survival for Patients Newly Diagnosed With Glioblastoma

Adding bevacizumab (Avastin) to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment does not improve survival for patients newly diagnosed with the often deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, researchers report in the Feb. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Establishes New Brain Science Research Consortium To Study The Intricacies Of The Brain

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today the establishment of a new brain science research unit that will bring together faculty from multiple disciplines to probe the inner workings of the brain and to develop therapies for a wide range of neurological disorders.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Find Association Between Stroke and Cocaine Use

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center have found a significant increase in the risk for ischemic stroke in young adults within 24 hours after cocaine use. The researchers presented their findings today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

Monday, February 03, 2014

School of Medicine Celebrating Diversity Dinner Supports Funding for Student Scholarships

The University of Maryland School of Medicine held its seventh annual Celebrating Diversity reception and dinner on February 1, 2014. The event honors diversity at the School of Medicine, recognizes those who have helped elevate the School’s diversity profile, and raises money for the Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson Endowed Scholarship fund and other UMSOM diversity scholarships that provide financial assistance to students.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute Using Exoskeleton Walking System For Paralyzed Patients

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute is now using a robotic exoskeleton that allows some individuals with spinal cord injuries the opportunity to stand and walk during therapy sessions.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

University of Maryland School of Medicine Awarded Accreditation with Commendation from ACCME

The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced today that is has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Students Represent the School of Medicine in Annapolis During Annual Legislative Day

More than 40 medical students and faculty members traveled to Annapolis on January 23, 2014 to speak with members of the Maryland General Assembly about issues of importance to the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

New Study Shows Partnership Between University of Maryland School of Medicine and Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center May Help Address Cancer and Health Disparity Issues

Robust partnerships between rural community health education centers and academic health care institutions can make substantial strides toward addressing race-, income- and geographically-based health disparities in underserved communities by empowering both the community and leading University institutions, according to newly published research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

University of Maryland Study: Two-Sizes-Too-Small 'Grinch' Effect Hampers Heart Transplantation Success

Current protocols for matching donor hearts to recipients foster sex mismatching and heart size disparities, according to a first-of-its kind analysis by physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Matching by donor heart size may provide better outcomes for recipients, who already face a scarcity of resources as they await a transplant.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology Relocating Patient Services and Leading-Edge Research To UMMC Midtown Campus

The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is moving patient services to the UMMC Midtown Campus this month. Adult and pediatric patients currently served by University of Maryland diabetes and endocrinology specialists at 22 S. Greene Street in downtown Baltimore and other UMMC outpatient sites will now have all services conveniently located at UMMC Midtown, 827 Linden Avenue, starting March 26.

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