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Internet2 Day @ UM

What is Internet2?

Internet2 is a consortium being led by 200 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 is recreating the partnership among academia, industry and government that fostered today's Internet in its infancy. The primary goals of Internet2 are to:

  • Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community
  • Enable revolutionary Internet applications
  • Ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.

What is Internet2 Day?

Working with university, affiliate and corporate members, Internet2 Days have been developed as campus-based events to demonstrate the potential of advanced network applications. Internet2 Days provide a program of speakers and hands-on experience with actual applications being developed by Internet2 members to build interest among faculty and staff at member institutions.

UM Welcomes Internet2 Day Speakers!

Our Guests and Topics of Presentations:

David J. Ramsay, D.M., D.Phil.
President, UM

Dr. Ramsay became the President of UM in 1994. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Ramsay was educated at Oxford University in England, where he received his baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and medical degrees. Dr. Ramsay is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Academic Health Centers, and was recently named its first Foreign Secretary. He also serves on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Downtown Partnership, Westside Renaissance, Inc., and the National Aquarium.

Donald E. Wilson, M.D., MACP
Vice President & Dean, School of Medicine, UM

Dr. Wilson became dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1991. In 1999 he was named Vice President for Medical Affairs. Dr. Wilson came to the School of Medicine from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, where he was professor and chairman of the department of medicine, and physician-in-chief at the University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and received his medical degree from Tufts University. A member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Wilson is also a Master of the American College of Physicians, an honor bestowed on less than 0.4% of its members. Dr. Wilson is a co-founder of the Association of Academic Minority Physicians, and Chairman of the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Peter J. Murray, Ph.D.
Vice President & CIO, Center for Information Technology Services, UM

Dr. Murray began his tenure at UM in January 2002. He oversees the Center for Information Technology Services (CITS), as well as campus-wide information technology, including policies, committees, and the overall strategy for the University. He is currently serving on the national technology EduCAUSE 2002-2003 Current Issues Committee.

Introduction to Internet2 and I2 Health Sciences
Mary Kratz

 Mary Kratz is the Manager of Health Science Initiatives, part of the Applications Team for the Internet2 Project. Before joining Internet2, Ms. Kratz focused her energies on healthcare informatics, with the University of Michigan Health System Information Technology Department.

Internet2 Day Demonstrations