Core Values, Key Programs and Research

Core Values

The implementation of the strategic plan is guided by Core Values, as defined during the planning process. They are: 

  • INNOVATION AND DISCOVERY- We value each other and hold ourselves accountable for acting ethically and transparently. 
  • EQUITY AND JUSTICE - We care about the welfare of our people, planet, communities, and University. 
  • RESPECT AND INTEGRITY - We embrace diversity and value inclusive and just communities. 
  • WELL-BEING AND SUSTAINABILITY - We imagine new and improved ways to get things done. 

According to Dr. Jarrell, at “the University of Maryland, Baltimore, our core values demonstrate what we stand for and serve as a guide to how we behave. By acting on our core values, using them to guide our everyday interactions, we make UMB a place where everyone feels welcome, has a sense of belonging, and is supported to success.” 

Key Programs 

UMB enrolls over 7,200 students in six nationally ranked professional schools – dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work – and an interdisciplinary Graduate School which is home to UMB’s physician assistant program. The University offers 86 doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and certificate programs, and confers most of the professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in Maryland. Adjacent to the campus are the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the University of Maryland BioPark. One of the pre-eminent public research universities in the country, University of Maryland, Baltimore investigators are driving medical, human health, life-science, societal, and legal advancements. 

Research, Collaboration and Partnerships

In FY21, the University received more than $692 million in awards from both for-profit and 5 non-profit sponsors, including $629 million from federal, state, and other nonprofit grants and contracts. With a long-standing commitment to collaboration and partnership with the global life-sciences industry, UMB also conducted over $63 million in corporate-sponsored research in FY2021. Currently, the University collaborates with more than 300 bioscience and pharmaceutical firms. 

Because of its health schools’ clinical departments and programs and its affiliated practice plans and hospitals, UMB is uniquely qualified within the public higher education sector in Maryland to transfer results from basic laboratory research to the patient’s arena by developing new treatments for disease and establishing best practices for clinical care. Moreover, the presence and active involvement of the Schools of Law and Social Work enable UMB faculty and students to investigate the interaction of health sciences with the law and human services, thereby advancing public policy and improving the health and welfare of the citizenry. 

UMB builds upon its excellence in basic science and biomedical/biohealth research to develop large, interprofessional projects of national and global stature. An illustrative but not exhaustive list includes neuroscience, psychiatric disease, obesity, diabetes, family welfare, stem cell and regenerative medicine, HIV-AIDS, celiac and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, global health, cardiology and cardiovascular disease, nanomedicine and cellular delivery, infectious diseases, cancer, vaccinology, genomics, proteomics, and personalized medicine. 

Carnegie Classification

UMB is the State’s premier graduate and professional school and is now classified as “Special Focus Four Year: Research Institution category.”