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November 2011

University of Maryland School of Medicine Establishes Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Multidisciplinary Institute Forms Infrastructure for Turning Basic Science into New Therapies

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Posting Date: 11/28/2011
Contact Name: Karen Robinson
Contact Phone: (410) 706-7590
Contact Email: krobinson@som.umaryland.edu
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New Study Involving the School of Pharmacy Raises Concerns Over Foster Children on Antipsychotic Meds

The study published in Pediatrics is the first to examine the concomitant use of more than one antipsychotic medication among youth in foster care.

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Posting Date: 11/28/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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University of Maryland Students Organize 22nd Annual Project Feast to Provide Thanksgiving Meals to West Baltimore Persons in Need

Students also gathered clothing and nonperishable food items for the Thanksgiving event at Booker T. Washington Middle School

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Posting Date: 11/17/2011
Contact Name: Ed Fishel
Contact Phone: 410-706-3801
Contact Email: efishel@umaryland.edu
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School of Pharmacy Dean Presents 2011 State of the School Address

Of the 144 graduating students in 2011, 44 percent chose jobs in community pharmacies, and 29 percent chose pharmacy residencies.

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Posting Date: 11/15/2011
Contact Name: Rebecca Ceraul
Contact Phone: 410-706-1690
Contact Email: rceraul@rx.umaryland.edu
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Institute for a Healthiest Maryland Announced at Childhood Obesity Summit

The New Institute for a Healthiest Maryland will guide efforts to combat chronic diseases across Maryland.

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Posting Date: 11/15/2011
Contact Name: Jeff Raymond
Contact Phone: 410-706-3803
Contact Email: jraym001@umaryland.edu
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Yawning Cools the Brain, Sinuses Aid Process, Say Scientists

Yawning occurs not because you are tired, bored, or even need oxygen. It seems to regulate the brain's temperature.

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Posting Date: 11/11/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Long-Term Study by School of Dentistry, Others Sheds Light on Jaw Pain Disorders

People with TMJD are more sensitive than those without it on parts of the body aside from the jaw.

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Posting Date: 11/09/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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School of Medicine Cardiologist Elijah Saunders Honored for Lifelong Dedication to Medical Equality

International expert on hypertension in African-Americans is consistently recognized for his patient education efforts to raise awareness of high blood pressure.

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Posting Date: 11/08/2011
Contact Name: Bill Seiler
Contact Phone: 410-328-8919
Contact Email: bseiler@umm.edu
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U.S. Surgeon General, School of Pharmacy Kick off City's 'Script Your Future'

Campaign in six cities aims to raise awareness on the importance of taking medicine as directed.

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Posting Date: 11/07/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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Leading Anesthesiologist Gary Fiskum Named Researcher of the Year

Fiskum and his research team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have uncovered a new level of understanding of the effects of brain injuries.

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Posting Date: 11/07/2011
Contact Name: Steve Berberich
Contact Phone: 410-706-0023
Contact Email: sberb001@umaryland.edu
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