Corporate Partners

By attracting students and faculty from around the world, bringing energy, prestige, research funding, diversity, and ingenuity to the city, UMB is truly shaping the future of Baltimore and the surrounding region. In today's fast-paced global economy, institutions of higher learning are assuming a larger and more vital role in business development and growth. UMB, one of the world's leading research institutions, can offer your business a partnership to meet and exceed its goals in a variety of ways:

  • Collaborating with our expert faculty investigators and their cutting-edge research

  • Recruiting dynamic, diverse students

  • Pioneering education programs through our Centers of Excellence

  • Propelling innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace through technology transfer

UMB and the UMB BioPark offer many options for collaboration in the development of translational therapies, devices, drugs, and tools to improve human health. Numerous partnering opportunities exist for those corporations that choose to invest in the University's areas of excellence:

  • HIV/AIDS research and treatment

  • Genome research

  • Proteomics

  • Microsurgery

  • Trauma Care

To learn more about how your corporation can begin building a mutually beneficial partnership with UMB, please review the links below to see which is best for your company, and contact Joyce R. Ritchie, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at 410-706-0777 or

Strategic Collaborations

In addition to philanthropic support, corporations can partner with UMB in the following ways:


Collaborate with UMB's 1200 researchers on grants and contracts by contacting Jim Hughes, Vice President, Research & Development, at 410-706-1935 or

Student and Alumni Recruitment

Prospective employers and those wishing to sponsor career events are encouraged to visit the school's Student Advancement or Career Services sites:

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials may be arranged through UMB's Center for Clinical Trials, Patrice Holtz, Executive Director: 410-706-1212

Corporate Support

Please contact Joyce R. Ritchie, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at 410-706-0777 or, if you are interested in any of the programs listed below.

Student and Faculty Support

Create a highly visible partnership between your company and the continuing achievements of a UMB program through term-based or ongoing student scholarships, academic and clinical education funds, research funds, targeted student and faculty fellowships, endowed chairs and distinguished professorships.

Equipment and Software Donations

Increase the visibility of your company and products among UMB's students and faculty by donating equipment, scientific instruments, laboratory supplies, and software.

Matching Gifts

Encourage employee giving with a matching gifts program. These gifts enhance employee morale by strengthening a spirit of community within your corporate culture.


Gain prominent recognition by sponsoring career fairs and seminars, student and continuing education workshops, scientific symposia, and community health education events coordinated by UMB throughout the year. Companies can also sponsor unique, tailored workshops for key executives and researchers.

Lab and Clinic Construction and Renovation

Enhance your company's identity as an industry leader by partnering with UMB to work toward continued breakthroughs in biotechnology and benefit from the University's collaborative culture.

The renovation and expansion of the School of Pharmacy facility, the construction of the third Health Sciences Facility, and the continued expansion of UMB's BioPark all offer unprecedented opportunities to accelerate the pace of discovery at UMB and help strengthen Baltimore's position in the Northeast bioscience corridor.