The Office of Philanthropy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is pleased to present engaging stories of newsworthy events and milestones happening across the University that are bringing about change in Baltimore and beyond.
Highlights in this issue include:
A Strong Foundation: UMSOM Alumna Jennifer Gass, MD, FACA, Breaks New Ground as Breast Cancer Surgeon
Jennifer Gass credits the firm foundation she received at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for her growth as a surgeon and researcher. Today, thousands of women have benefited from her pioneering work.
Groundbreaking Surgery: UMSOM Team Makes History with First Transplant of Genetically Modified Pig Heart Into Adult
The first-of-its-kind surgery is a critical step for the future of transplant medicine, as many patients are unable to qualify or receive a human organ.
Rooted in History: Help Is Just a Call Away at UMSOP, Which Is Marking 50 Years of Partnership with the Maryland Poison Center
The Maryland Poison Center (MPC), a part of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, celebrates a milestone anniversary and its commitment to community engagement, partnership, and service to the public. Learn the history of MPC, which took over 37,000 phone calls in 2021.
Five Questions with … Gregory F. Ball
Gregory F. Ball, PhD, was named vice president for research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park in January. In his new role, Ball will oversee the joint research enterprise at the two institutions, a collaboration that garners a combined $1.3 billion in research awards annually.
‘U.S. News’ Ranks Two School of Nursing Programs in Top 10
In the 2023 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is ranked among the top 10 best public schools in the nation for its overall Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs, out of 601 accredited nursing schools surveyed. UMSON’s DNP program is ranked at No. 4 among public schools of nursing (No. 13 among all ranked schools), and the MSN program is ranked at No. 9 among public schools (No. 21 among all ranked schools).