• President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

    Former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele, JD, provided his analysis of the 2020 election results in the latest President’s Panel on Politics and Policy.

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January 16, 2021  |  On the Jan. 14 edition of Virtual Face to Face with President Bruce Jarrell: the state of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

January 2, 2021  |  Research will compare outcomes among stroke patients and older adults at risk of falls who have combined hospital and home rehabilitation therapy.

November 6, 2020  |  Former Maryland lieutenant governor and one-time Republican National Committee chairman applauds turnout, sees potential for national healing and cooperation in potential Biden administration.

October 6, 2020  |  $2.3 million award targeted for "High-Risk, High-Reward" research that aims to understand contribution of blood flow to brain plasticity.

September 18, 2020  |  On the Sept. 17 edition of "Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell," a discussion of UMB's new Community Engagement Center.