New State-of-the-Art Center for Sports Medicine, Health & Human Performance Opening in 2020
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) campuses – the State's two most powerful public research institutions – are partnering to construct the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance, located at the site of the former Cole Field House on UMCP's campus. The new Center will help to leverage a growing and flourishing intercollegiate athletics program fueled by transition to Big 10 Conference, and to stimulate growth in the School of Medicine's Program in Sports Medicine.
As the official and exclusive medical provider for the Maryland Terps, the Program in Sports Medicine is heavily involved in the planning and design of the new Center. Under the directorship of Frank Henn, MD, Interim Director of the Program in Sports at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, patients in the Washington, D.C. region will have greater access to world-class sports medicine and sports performance services.
Within the new Center, advances in the discovery of innovative solutions to improve human health, performance and injury prevention and recovery will be translated to patient care focused on safety, efficacy and reliability. Through its programs and affiliations, University of Maryland experts are engaged in cutting-edge research related to surgical and non-surgical treatment of sports related injury and illness including key areas of research focus such as tissue engineering, concussion treatment and prevention, robotics/exoskeletons, and biomechanics.
The Center will include a high-tech clinical care facility that will serve as the premier sports medicine facility for the DC Metropolitan area. With 16 exam rooms, onsite advanced imaging (X-ray & MRI), physical and occupational therapy services, and durable medical equipment (DME), University of Maryland physicians and providers will be well equipped to help patients of all levels, from Olympic and professional athletes to student athletes, youth sports participants, first responders, law enforcement and military personnel.
University of Maryland sports medicine specialists and orthopaedic surgeons are board certified, fellowship-trained and Shock Trauma-credentialed. As part of an academic medical center, they are involved in research and teaching, in addition to clinical care.
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