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February 2011

UMB Wins Breast-feeding-Friendly Workplace Award for Comprehensive Lactation Policy

Support services for nursing mothers include convenient facilities to express milk and classes to help families secure health benefits of breastfeeding.

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Posting Date: 02/25/2011
Contact Name: Patricia Fanning
Contact Phone: 410-706-7946
Contact Email: pfanning@umaryland.edu
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University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Florida Researchers Report On Broader Public Health Impact of 2010 Spill

The new study finds the explosion on a BP-licensed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico had significant psychological impact even in those areas that did not have direct oil exposure.

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Posting Date: 02/23/2011
Contact Name: Sharon Boston
Contact Phone: 410-328-8919
Contact Email: sboston@umm.edu
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School of Medicine Radiologists Collaborate with IBM to Bring ''Watson'' Computer Brain Power to Health Care

Computer received national attention when it bested two top champions on the TV show Jeopardy!

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Posting Date: 02/18/2011
Contact Name: Sharon Boston
Contact Phone: 410-328-7960
Contact Email: sboston@umm.edu
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UM Black History Month Event Recognizes the Woman Behind the Amazing HeLa Cell Line

Panel of University experts addresses capacity crowd at symposium on Henrietta Lack.

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Posting Date: 02/16/2011
Contact Name: Karen Robinson
Contact Phone: (410) 706-7590
Contact Email: kbuckelew@som.umaryland.edu
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At Maryland General Assembly, Dental Students Advocate Continued Support

The Dental School is the largest supplier of dental services to underserved populations in Maryland.

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Posting Date: 02/16/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Mental Health of Obese Children a Primary Concern

"It's more than lack of sleep." Growing issue of childhood obesity is complicated by co-morbidities, such as depression, diabetes, higher risk of chronic disease.

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Posting Date: 02/15/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Artwork by West Baltimore Students Goes on Display at HS/HSL and Will Be Auctioned to Support Club UMD

More than 80 people attend the opening of the art show at the University of Maryland.

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Posting Date: 02/09/2011
Contact Name: Patricia Fanning
Contact Phone: 410-706-7946
Contact Email: pfanning@umaryland.edu
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New Tool 'Valid and Reliable' to Assess Pain in Noncommunicative Patients

Studies on hospice patients suggest new tool from the School of Nursing has the potential to become standard of care for assessing pain in nonresponsive patients with many medical conditions.

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Posting Date: 02/08/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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University of Maryland Dental Students Participate in 'Give Kids a Smile' Community Outreach

George Washington Elementary School children receive free dental screenings and are taught about proper tooth care from Dental Students.

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Posting Date: 02/08/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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WJZ-TV Anchor Vic Carter Challenges Audience to Make MLK Jr. Remembrance a Lifelong Commitment

Winners from the School of Law and the School of Nursing are honored with MLK Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards.

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Posting Date: 02/04/2011
Contact Name: Ed Fishel
Contact Phone: 410-706-3801
Contact Email: efishel@umaryland.edu
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Students Travel to Honduras on a Medical Mission with Global Brigades

Newly established University of Maryland, Baltimore chapter sends an interdisciplinary team of 25 students to help improve the quality of life for under-served local residents.

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Posting Date: 02/03/2011
Contact Name: Becky Ceraul
Contact Phone: (410) 706-1690
Contact Email: rceraul@rx.umaryland.edu
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Study Shows Dental Coverage Pays Off in Long Run for Older Americans

The Dental School finds preventative care limits costs in study of Medicare beneficiaries.

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Posting Date: 02/01/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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