Greg Raymond Named Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for the University Of Maryland Medical Center

September 13, 2017

Greg Raymond, MS, MBA, RN, has been named vice president of nursing and patient care services (PCS) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). In his expanded role, Raymond is responsible for PCS clinical practice and professional development, as well as behavioral health services across both the University and Midtown campuses. In addition, he will continue to oversee the neuroscience units at the University Campus.

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure

August 23, 2017

Baltimore, Md. August 23, 2017 – Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought.

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Launches Stop The Bleed Campaign To Help Save Lives

August 09, 2017
It can only take minutes for someone to bleed to death from an accidental wound or in the event of a large scale mass casualty event. That is why the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is launching the national Stop the Bleed campaign here in Baltimore to encourage healthcare providers and the community to get trained in bleed control techniques to help save a life.

Baltimore City Youth Explore Health Care Careers Through Summer Jobs at the University of Maryland Medical Center

June 26, 2017

BALTIMORE, Md. – This summer, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is providing 70 young people ages 14 to 21 with work readiness skills training through targeted job-matching to their career interests. Through the YouthWorks program at UMMC’s University and Midtown campuses, the interns undergo a summer experience that creates a lasting effect, including the opportunity for development of a detailed career path to college or the workplace. 

Secondhand Smoke Ups Heart Disease in Unique Group of Female Nonsmokers – Amish Women

May 05, 2017
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).