Tenth Annual Kids Mini-Med School Celebrates Graduation Day
In 2008, the University of Maryland School of Medicine decided to expand its Mini-Med School program by initiating a Kids Mini-Med at the Salvation Army’s Franklin Square Boys & Girls Club in West Baltimore. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mother-Daughter Kayaking Team to Complete 300-Mile Trip in Baltimore to Honor Late UM SOM Scientist Dr. Angela Brodie
Patients who receive life-saving care from a physician or surgeon are often so grateful that they make generous gifts to medical schools and hospitals where they were treated. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study Finds That Proton-Beam Therapy is Safe for Treating an Aggressive Type of Lung Cancer
Proton-beam radiotherapy is safe and appears to be effective in treating some cases of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), an aggressive cancer that accounts for about 10 to 15 percent of all lung cancers, according to a new study published online in the journal Cancer. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UM SOM Names Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for its Graduate Program in Life Sciences
Dudley K. Strickland, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced that Peixin Yang, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (OB-GYN), has been named Deputy Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in UM SOM’s Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Civil Unrest After Freddie Gray's Death Harms Health in Baltimore Mothers
The April 2015 civil unrest associated with Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody caused a significant spike of stress in mothers of young children living in affected neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University Of Maryland School Of Medicine Scientist Receives Top Award for His Pioneering Work on Improving Radiation Therapy Outcome
Søren M. Bentzen, PhD, DMSc, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), has been awarded a gold medal from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This is the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members. It recognizes a distinguished scientist who has made major contributions to the field of radiation oncology. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Third-Year Medical Students Celebrate Annual Student Clinician Ceremony
The annual Student Clinician Ceremony was held in Davidge Hall recently, to formally welcome the third-year medical students to their clinical rotations. As they were just about to start their third year the Class of 2019 gathered to hear inspirational messages from their mentors, pin professionalism pins on each other, and recite the Student Clinician Oath to symbolize their transition from classroom learning to patient care. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Third Year Medical Student Students Attended the Annual Student Clinician Ceremony
The annual Student Clinician Ceremony was held in Davidge Hall recently, to formally welcome the third-year medical students to their clinical rotations. As they were just about to start their third year the Class of 2019 gathered to hear inspirational messages from their mentors, pin professionalism pins on each other, and recite the Student Clinician Oath to symbolize their transition from classroom learning to patient care. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist Receives Top Award for His Work on the Relationship Between Potassium and Blood Pressure
Paul Welling, MD, a professor of physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), has been named the 2017 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society. The award recognizes a distinguished scientist who has made major contributions to understanding physiological processes through innovative research. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Vaccine Researcher Receives Top Award in the Study of Infectious Diseases from National Foundation
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, the Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Disease at UM SOM, has been awarded the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Gene That May Play a Central Role in Heart Disease
Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans every year, which translates to more than one in every four deaths. Although lifestyle choices contribute to the disease, genetics play a major role. This genetic facet has remained largely mysterious. But new research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has identified what may be a key player: a mutated gene that leads to irregular heartbeat, which can lead to a dangerously inefficient heart. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Memoriam: Angela Hartley Brodie, Ph.D., Internationally Renowned Breast Cancer Researcher at University of Maryland School of Medicine
Angela Hartley Brodie, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and an internationally-recognized scientist whose groundbreaking cancer research is considered among the greatest advances in treating breast cancer, passed away today of complications from Parkinson’s disease at her home in Fulton, MD. She was 82. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Director of the Anatomical Services Receives Top Award from American Association of Clinical Anatomists
Ronald S. Wade, Director of the Anatomical Services Division, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), Director of the Maryland State Anatomy Board Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Director of the Anatomical Services Division, will be the 2017 recipient of the R. Benton Adkins Jr. Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UM SOM Pediatrics Infectious Disease Specialist Receives J.Tyson Tildon Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research
Division of Malaria Research Director Recognized for Global Child Health Research (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When It Comes to Health, Does Zip Code Matter More than Genetic Code?
A range of powerful evidence shows unequivocally that where you live, as well as your social circumstances, play a huge role in your health. This was the message delivered by Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, in a lecture April 18 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

So Long and Farewell to the Class of 2017
The Class of 2017 were the stars as they celebrated their graduation ceremony at the Hippodrome Theater on May 18. Hundreds of family, friends and faculty were there to cheer on the 160 graduates as they officially transitioned from students to doctors. “This celebration is also about you and, indeed, for you,” 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, told the families “This celebration is also about you and, indeed, for you. (Source: University...
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Gene That Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have identified a gene that triggers a process leading to the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes. This is the first time the gene has been shown to play this role; it opens up a new way to understand these defects, and may one day lead to new treatments that could prevent the problem or decrease its incidence. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of the New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Special Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates the Grand Opening of New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of New 'Leadership Hall'
With a complete top-to-bottom renovation, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has dramatically transformed it’s 1970s-era Medical School Teaching Facility (“MSTF”) Auditorium into “Leadership Hall,” a bright, inviting and elegant space that will serve as the UM SOM’s new signature venue for large events. The UM SOM community --which played a significant role in making the renovation possible -- is now ready to celebrate! (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Ups Heart Disease in Unique Group of Female Nonsmokers – Amish Women
New research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that secondhand smoke tends to have somewhat different effects on men and women. The research, conducted in a Pennsylvania Amish community where virtually no women smoke, found that women who were exposed to secondhand smoke had a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, while men exposed to secondhand smoke tended to have a higher body mass index (BMI). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New York Times Science Journalist Gina Kolata to Deliver Graduation Address to University of Maryland School of Medicine's 208th Graduating Class
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, along with students, parents, families, faculty and other members of the UM SOM community, will welcome award-winning science journalist and University of Maryland alumna, Gina Kolata, MS, as the graduation speaker for this year’s graduating class. The UM SOM graduation ceremony will take place at 10am on May 18, 2017 at the Hippodrome Theater. As this year’s speaker, Ms. Kolata will receive an honorary Dean’s Medal from the UM SOM. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Sandra M. Quezada Appointed Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and James B. Kaper, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, announced today that Sandra M. Quezada, MD, MS, will be the new Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Luck of Match Day: St. Patrick's Day Brings Happy News to the Class of 2017
It was a day filled with anxiety and excitement at Baltimore’s famed Hippodrome Theater when Match Day was held for the Class of 2017 of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At exactly noon, medical students here and around the country receive an envelope telling them where they will do their residency training. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Hosts 'Shark Tank' Competition for Aspiring Medical Entrepreneurs
To encourage entrepreneurial leadership among its medical students, the University of Maryland School of Medicine hosted a contest to give aspiring student entrepreneurs a chance to share product ideas, with winners receiving cash prizes and expert help. The four finalists competed before a panel of judges, including doctors, researchers and investors, using a format similar to the popular television program “Shark Tank.” (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers Unravel How Ticks Protect Themselves from Lyme Disease Bacteria and Other Microbes
Everyone agrees that ticks are exceedingly nasty creatures. For hundreds of millions of years, they have survived on Earth by sucking blood from their victims for days, often leaving behind terrible diseases as a thank-you note. In humans, these diseases include many unpleasant and dangerous illnesses, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, babesiosis, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, and tularemia, to name a few. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dr. Stephen Davis Receives Top Clinical Research Award From State Physician's Group
Stephen Davis, MBBS, FRCP, MACP, the Theodore E. Woodward Endowed Chair and the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM); Director of the General Clinical Research Center and the Clinical Translational Science Institute; and Vice-President of Clinical Translational Science for the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, has received the Mary Betty Stevens Award for Outstanding Clinical Research from the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tenth Annual “Celebrating Diversity” Dinner Supports Funding for Minority Student Scholarships
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) held its tenth annual “Celebrating Diversity” reception and dinner on February 25, 2017 at the Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor. The event was attended by nearly 300 guests, who gathered to honor diversity at UM SOM, recognize those who have helped increase its diversity, and to raise money for an endowed scholarship in the name of Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP, AGAF. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Provides Durable Protection Against Multiple Strains in NIH Clinical Trial
An experimental malaria vaccine protected healthy subjects from infection with a malaria strain different from that contained in the vaccine, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The research was conducted by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NBC News: Can a Weak Grip Predict Heart Disease?
(Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Holds Its 12th Annual Research Day
Research Day gives graduating Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students the opportunity to present their research projects. They also hear from researchers working in the field of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - May 14, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - April 17, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dean Reece Featured In Baltimore Sun Op-Ed " Priority: Prevention - A Call to Action By Baltimore's Medical School Deans "
If our nation's leaders truly want to cut health care costs while expanding health care coverage and ensuring the future viability of Medicare and Medicaid, prevention must be the cornerstone of health care reform - not just a piece of it. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - February 18, 2010 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news