Event Contact: Laura Lee
Ph: 410.382.9214 (mobile)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
Fauci to Inspire Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals at University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Graduation
Anthony Fauci to Deliver Keynote Address to Graduating Nurses, Doctors, and Pharmacists at University of Maryland, Baltimore’s 2022 Commencement
INFO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden will address the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s graduating class of 2022 at this year’s commencement ceremony on May 19. The graduating class of students includes future nurses, doctors, and pharmacists who played a critical role in patient care and vaccine research and development during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His keynote speech will be an excellent send off to congratulate and inspire these graduates as they enter the professional fields of medicine, healthcare, and research.
The following schools have graduates at this commencement ceremony: University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Nursing, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Social Work, University of Maryland School of Law, University of Maryland Graduate School
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena 1000 Hilltop Cir., Baltimore, MD 21250
Free Event Parking is available in the Commons Garage located across the street from the arena’s main entrance. See attached map.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR MEDIA:
For security reasons, all media must let UMB know if they will be attending prior to the commencement ceremony. Contact Sr. Media Relations Specialist Laura Lee (info listed above).
Media must enter the building through the side door located to the right of the main entrance. Look for a “Media Entrance” sign. A UMB representative will escort individuals to the media area for the ceremony.
Dr. Fauci will be meeting with a select group of graduates after the ceremony. Handout video of this interaction will be available to media upon request. These students will be available to media for interviews following the commencement ceremony.
About the University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) was founded in 1807 as the Maryland College of Medicine, which now stands as the nation’s oldest public medical school. In response to growing social and cultural needs, UMB’s mission has evolved and grown tremendously. Widely recognized as a preeminent institution, UMB serves as the academic health, law, and social work university of the University System of Maryland, and is guided by a mission of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service.
UMB is a thriving academic health center combining cutting-edge biomedical research, exceptional patient care, and nationally ranked academic programs. With extramural funding totaling $682 million in Fiscal Year 2021, each tenured/tenure-track faculty member generates an average of $1.5 million in research grants each year. The 3,123 faculty members conduct leading-edge research and develop solutions and technologies that impact human health locally and around the world. World-class facilities and cores, as well as interprofessional centers and institutes, allow faculty to investigate pressing questions in a highly collaborative fashion. As a result, the more than 7,200 students, postdocs, and trainees directly benefit from working and learning alongside leading experts as they push the boundaries of their fields. For a listing of the organized research centers and institutes, visit: https://www.umaryland.edu/research/umb- research-profile/research-centers-and-institutions/