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February 2012

UM Researchers Find That Autoinjectors Can Be Safe and Effective for Treating Prolonged Seizures

University of Maryland School of Medicine investigators were part of a National Institutes of Health study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Posting Date: 02/28/2012
Contact Name: Caelie M. Haines
Contact Phone: (410) 706-7508
Contact Email: chaines@som.umaryland.edu
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University of Maryland Dental Students Advocate for Continued Support in Annapolis

Students and faculty tell state legislators the School of Dentistry is "for the citizens of Maryland."

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Posting Date: 02/23/2012
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Rawlings-Blake and Perman Launch Fresh Food Initiative at Lexington Market

'Get Fresh Lexington' will serve as model to increase access to fresh, healthy food at the city's six public markets.

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Posting Date: 02/23/2012
Contact Name: Ed Fishel
Contact Phone: 410-706-3801
Contact Email: efishel@umaryland.edu
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Congressional Forum Highlights Extended Dental Care

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Benjamin Cardin honored the memory of Deamonte Driver, 12, whose death helped extend dental health care to underserved people.

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Posting Date: 02/23/2012
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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University of Maryland Dental Students Advocate for Continued Support in Annapolis

Students and faculty tell state legislators the School of Dentistry is "for the citizens of Maryland."

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Posting Date: 02/23/2012
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Baltimore Freedom Academy and UM Carey School of Law Partner to Teach Juvenile Justice

The academy focuses on academics along with social justice and activism to enable students to transform themselves and their communities.

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Posting Date: 02/20/2012
Contact Name: Rachel Granfield
Contact Phone: 410-706-3789
Contact Email: rgranfield@law.umaryland.edu
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Maryland Legislators Meet with Student Advocates from the School of Pharmacy

Students ask lawmakers to help streamline collaborative drug therapy management agreements between pharmacists and physicians, and discuss other progressive health care programs.

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Posting Date: 02/17/2012
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Pharmacy Students Win First-Ever ''Script Your Future'' Medication Adherence Challenge

UM student organizations recognized for public education efforts to help patients understand importance of taking medications as directed.

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Posting Date: 02/14/2012
Contact Name: Becky Ceraul
Contact Phone: (410) 706-1690
Contact Email: rceraul@rx.umaryland.edu
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Professor Selected to Head Accreditation for U.S. Pharmacy Schools

Robert Beardsley pledges to continue the ACPE's accreditation work to make U.S. pharmacy education "even stronger."

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Posting Date: 02/10/2012
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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UM School of Nursing Receives Grant to Support Governor's Wellmobile Program

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield funds a three-year grant of nearly $1 million to allow mobile clinic to fill health care gaps on Upper Eastern Shore, continue on-site instruction of nursing students.

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Posting Date: 02/10/2012
Contact Name: Patricia Fanning
Contact Phone: 410-706-7946
Contact Email: pfanning@umaryland.edu
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UM Presents a Documentary Honoring Maryland Civil Rights Leader Walter P. Carter

Students, faculty and staff of the Promise Heights initiative, led by the School of Social Work, receive annual MLK Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards.

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Posting Date: 02/07/2012
Contact Name: Patricia Fanning
Contact Phone: 410-706-7946
Contact Email: pfanning@umaryland.edu
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School of Medicine Receives Five-Year Federal Grant to Increase the Number of Students Going into Primary Care

Special Primary Care Education Track to Feature Mentoring and Intensive Clinical Experience, Targeting Underserved Patients in Urban and Rural Areas.

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Posting Date: 02/07/2012
Contact Name: Sharon Boston
Contact Phone: 410-328-8919
Contact Email: sboston@umm.edu
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Social Work Community Outreach Service Launches ReServe Maryland

School of Social Work, in partnership with ReServe, Inc., begins recruiting interested alums and other individuals 55+ to fill service opportunities at area nonprofits.

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Posting Date: 02/03/2012
Contact Name: Patricia Fanning
Contact Phone: 410-706-7946
Contact Email: pfanning@umaryland.edu
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University Takes its Global Medical Brigade to Panama

Interdisciplinary group of 26 pharmacy, dental students bridge the gap between first-world and third-world health care

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Posting Date: 02/01/2012
Contact Name: Becky Ceraul
Contact Phone: 410-706-1690
Contact Email: rceraul@rx.umaryland.edu
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