Selected Speeches

2017-18

Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awards

February 2018—Dr. Perman recognizes UMB faculty, staff, and students who honor Dr. King's legacy.

Live Near Your Work

January 2018—Dr. Perman launches UMB's improved Live Near Your Work program, encouraging employees to buy homes in the neighborhood.

UM Ventures 2.0

December 2017—Dr. Perman opens UMB's new innovation center at the BioPark.

Interprofessional Care Transitions Clinic

November 2017—Dr. Perman cuts the ribbon on the ICTC, serving vulnerable patients in Prince George's County.

RISING Baltimore

October 2017—Dr. Perman welcomes guests from England's Coventry University to talk about peace, justice, and reconciliation.

2016-17

21 Years of NCI CURE

June 2017—At the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Perman talks about the UMB CURE Scholars Program, modeled on the nationwide program launched 21 years ago by the National Cancer Institute.

Global Gap Summit 2017

June 2017—Dr. Perman offers advice to the next generation of global biotech disrupters.

UMBC-UMB Partnership Symposium

April 2017—Dr. Perman talks about the power of scientific collaboration and advocacy.

Langenberg Lecture

April 2017—Dr. Perman talks about civic engagement with University System of Maryland leadership.

Black Law Students Association Banquet

February 2017—Dr. Perman talks about BLSA's leadership on issues of equity, inclusion, and fair treatment for all.

Maryland Healthcare Exchange

November 2016—Dr. Perman kicks off College Enrollment Week with the Maryland Healthcare Exchange.

UniverCity Partnership Celebration

November 2016—Dr. Perman celebrates UniverCity Partnership successes with Mayor Rawlings-Blake.

Ethics and Religion in Health Care

November 2016—Dr. Perman welcomes guests to UMB's third annual Ethics and Religion in Health Care conference.

Board of Regents Meeting
October 2016—Dr. Perman talks about UMB's community engagement efforts with the University System's regents and presidents.


UMB CURE Scholars, Year 2 Launch

October 2016—Dr. Perman welcomes the second cohort of UMB CURE Scholars.

2015-16

The Greatest Gap: Health Inequity in Baltimore
June 2016—Dr. Perman addresses UMB's efforts to improve population health in Baltimore City.


Commencement 2016

May 2016—Dr. Perman congratulates UMB's graduating Class of 2016.

Improve the Human Condition. Serve the Public Good.

May 2016—Dr. Perman lauds ‘watershed year’ in State of University Address.

Community Engagement Center Ribbon-Cutting

April 2016—Dr. Perman officially opens the UMB Community Engagement Center.

Town Hall on SB 1052: UM Strategic Partnership Act

March 2016—Dr. Perman holds a town hall on SB 1052, the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016.

SB 1052: University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act

March 2016—Dr. Perman testifies before the Maryland Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 1052, the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016.

Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly
February 2016—Dr. Perman testifies on UMB’s FY 2017 operating budget before Maryland’s House and Senate education subcommittees.


Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards

February 2016—Dr. Perman celebrates Black History Month and the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing faculty, staff, and students whose scholarship and service honor Dr. King's legacy.

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

November 2015—Dr. Perman talks about civic engagement in Baltimore, post-Freddie Gray.

Anchor Institutions Task Force Annual Meeting

October 2015—Dr. Perman opens a panel discussion on the role of health care anchor institutions in improving community health. The panelists are among the nation’s leading experts in community-engaged health initiatives.

Founders Week Gala

October 2015—Dr. Perman celebrates UMB’s 20th annual Founders Week, highlighting two decades of accomplishments and the people who’ve made them possible.

Coppin State University: Pre-Med Day

October 2015—Dr. Perman talks to Coppin State University’s pre-med students about why the city, the state, and the health care community need them to pursue medical education.

UMB CURE Scholars Launch

October 2015—Dr. Perman launches the UMB CURE Scholars Program, a long-term mentoring program that prepares West Baltimore students, beginning in middle school, for careers in the biomedical sciences.

Project Homeless Connect

September 2015—Dr. Perman welcomes thousands of clients, volunteers, and providers to the United Way of Central Maryland’s Project Homeless Connect. PHC brings together — in one place, at one time — services that meet the many needs of Maryland’s homeless community and at-risk individuals.

2014-15

UMBC Annual Retreat

August 2015—In these remarks to UMBC's leadership, faculty, and staff, Dr. Perman talks about the close relationship between UMB and UMBC and the power of our sustained collaboration.

Interprofessional Education: Capitol Hill Briefing

June 2015—Dr. Perman talks to congressional staffers about the importance of interprofessional education and how to operationalize, incentivize, and validate interprofessional care.

School of Dentistry: 175 Years

May 2015—In this video message, Dr. Perman congratulates the School of Dentistry on 175 years of excellence.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

May 2015—Dr. Perman congratulates UMB's newest PhD graduates and explores the material and transcendent effect of their scholarship.

The State of the University Address: Renew the State. Repair the World.

May 2015—Dr. Perman reflects on recent Baltimore riots and in that context explores UMB's purpose.

A Conversation About Race

May 2015—Dr. Perman opens this forum on race and racism in Baltimore in the wake of citywide unrest provoked by the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

Employee Service Awards

April 2015—Dr. Perman honors UMB's long-serving and award-winning employees.

On the School of Nursing's 125th Anniversary

April 2015—In this video address, Dr. Perman celebrates the School of Nursing's milestone anniversary.

What Business Is It of Ours: Why UMB Cares About The Gambia

March 2015—In this address to Maryland's business leaders, Dr. Perman shares how UMB applies the lessons learned through expansive global outreach to the pervasive challenges we confront here at home.

Vesalius Unveiled

February 2015—Dr. Perman remarks on the installation of Vesalius, a painting by renowed artist Joseph Sheppard, in the University's Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awards

February 2015—Dr. Perman celebrates Black History Month and the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing faculty, staff, and students whose scholarship and service honor Dr. King's legacy.

UMB CURE Scholars

October 2014—Dr. Perman launches the UMB CURE Scholars Program, a project to prepare West Baltimore students for high-paying—and life-saving—jobs in the health sciences.