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[7 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 901 views]

CHRIS ZANG

When Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, began her duties this month as the sixth dean of the University of Maryland (UM) School of Nursing, she was surrounded by unfamiliarity. There were 1,700 students she hadn’t met as well as a new faculty and staff—all more than 500 miles from her previous job as ...

School of Nursing »

[7 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 2,700 views]

KEVIN NASH 

“Climate change is a major public health issue facing the United States, but few Americans are aware of the consequences,” said Kim Knowlton, DrPH, senior scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council Health and Environment Program. Knowlton was the keynote speaker at the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment’s (MD H2E) fifth annual Environmental Excel-lence in ...

School of Nursing, School of Social Work »

[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 6,731 views]

KEVIN NASH 

In an elementary school classroom in the heart of a Baltimore housing project, a group of people recently engaged in a passionate discussion about issues affecting some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens. Faculty and students from the University’s schools of nursing and social work, who want to help improve life for Baltimore’s disadvantaged, ...

Campus, School of Social Work »

[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 269 views]

RONALD HUBE

At a fall meeting of the School of Social Work’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allies (LGBTQA) Union, the 15 students in attendance were given paper stars on which they wrote the names of important people in their lives who recently learned the students’ sexual orientation or gender identity. The students were told ...

Headline, School of Nursing »

[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 599 views]

KEVIN NASH

University President Jay A. Perman, MD, welcomed more than 150 guests to a reception honoring Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, for her 10 years of service, as she embarks upon retirement from the School at the end of the year. 

The event was held Nov. 14 at the ...

Featured, Message From the Dean, School of Medicine »

[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 302 views]

The School of Medicine’s research and clinical enterprise continues to be extraordinarily successful despite a series of challenges. The rising costs of health care, the impact of the uninsured and the underinsured, the discontinuation of stimulus funding from Congress, as well as flat funding of the National Institutes of Health budget, have forestalled the robust ...

Featured, School of Medicine »

[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 519 views]

ED FISHEL

A research team from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue developing a small robot that could one day be a huge aid to neurosurgeons in removing difficult-to-reach brain tumors.

This NIH ...

Headline, School of Nursing »

[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,735 views]

KEVIN NASH

The School of Nursing is teaming up with nursing, medical, and public health colleges and universities to assist the government of Rwanda in strengthening its health care system. 

The School is one of 13 top U.S. institutions of higher learning chosen for this unprecedented effort. 

Following a competitive recruiting campaign, the School is sending seven faculty ...

School of Medicine »

[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,931 views]

KAREN WARMKESSEL

A large, two-story light gray canister on three legs takes up a corner of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) lab at the School of Medicine. Inside this newly installed 950 MHz spectrometer is one of the world’s most powerful research magnets—one of only two 950 megahertz (MHz) NMR magnets in the United States and ...

Featured, School of Social Work »

[11 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 591 views]

PATRICIA FANNING

Students and alumni of the School of Social Work gathered recently for the first in a series of events to mark the founding in 1992 of the School’s Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS). 

“This is our big idea, and together we’re celebrating 20 years of educating civic warriors,” said SWCOS Director Richard “Dick” Cook, ...