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Welcome to Media Relations for the University of Maryland Medical Center. Our media team works with journalists every day to bring timely and important health stories of innovation, research, and breaking news. 

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Little-Used Drug Combination May Extend the Lives of Lung Transplant Patients

August 28, 2019

To see what might help lung transplant recipients live longer, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed a novel epidemiological analysis of lung transplant data in the United States focused on regimens that prevent the body’s immune system from attacking the transplanted lung. The study has identified a drug combination that appears to significantly extend patient survival. 


University of Maryland Medical Center Earns Third Consecutive Magnet® Designation

July 18, 2019

For the third consecutive time, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) nursing has achieved a four-year Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet® is the gold standard in nursing, as only 8 percent of hospitals in the country have earned this recognition, and only 3 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved Magnet® at least three times. This important and prestigious recognition positions UMMC nursing among the best in the nation and is a strong validation of the culture of nursing excellence at UMMC.


Experimental Noninvasive Tool Monitors Effectiveness of Stem Cell Transplantation

May 22, 2019
Stem-cell based therapies to strengthen the heart muscle and treat other diseases are beginning to show promise in human clinical trials. However, other than observing clinical outcomes, lack of a repeatable, time-sensitive and noninvasive tool to assess the effectiveness of the transplanted cells within the target organ has slowed progress in the stem cell field.