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Gov. Moore Signs Significant Funding Bills Securing the Future of Trauma Care for Marylanders

May 17, 2024
Dozens of Shock Trauma team members, trauma survivors and supporters traveled to the state capital Thursday to support Maryland Governor Wes Moore, Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones as they signed a consequential bill into law expanding annual funding for Maryland’s renowned statewide trauma system, ensuring access to world-class trauma care for Marylanders well into to the future. 

University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and AstraZeneca Partner to Enhance Community Based Lung Cancer Screening and Detection for Marylanders at High Risk

April 16, 2024

With only a small percentage of Marylanders at high risk for lung cancer getting the recommended annual screening, the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) today launched a new statewide effort to increase annual screenings.

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The University of Maryland Medical Center Earns Nursing Profession’s Top National Honor for Fourth Time

March 22, 2024

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the flagship academic hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System, has achieved the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® recognition for the fourth consecutive time. ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. The coveted recognition is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and requires re-designation every four years.

Large Multicenter Clinical Trial Finds that Antiseptic Containing Iodine Reduces Surgical-Site Infections in Patients with Extremity Fractures

February 01, 2024
A large multicenter clinical trial co-led by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that an antiseptic containing iodine resulted in about one-quarter fewer post-surgical infections in patients with limb fractures compared to another frequently used skin antiseptic. The results of the study of nearly 8,500 patients across the United States and Canada were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Renowned Surgeon Dr. Bartley Griffith Named Vice Chair for Innovation in UM School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery

January 31, 2024
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Department of Surgery Chair Christine Lau, MD, MBA, along with UMSOM Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD, announced today the appointment of Bartley P. Griffith, MD, as the Department of Surgery's first Vice Chair for Innovation. In this role, Dr. Griffith will nurture a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration in the Department, and expand the integration of related sciences into surgical practice.

Senior Academic Development Leader Lindsay Farrington, MBA, Named New Vice President of Development at University of Maryland Medicine

January 04, 2024
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) President and CEO, Bert W. O'Malley, MD, along with University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD, announced today that Lindsay Farrington, MBA, a leader in advancement operations for academic and healthcare institutions, became Vice President of Development at the University of Maryland Medicine Philanthropy, the joint advancement operation of the UMMC and UMSOM.

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Celebrates 85 Heroes Who Provided Lifesaving Care To Two Critically Injured Patients

November 18, 2023
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) will host its 33rd annual Shock Trauma Heroes Celebration tonight, honoring 85 trauma professionals and first responders who saved the lives of two critically injured patients – a 59-year-old man thrown 80 feet in a horrific motorcycle crash and a 77-year-old woman struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking near her home.