Strategic Collaborations

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


Collaborate with UMB's 1,200 researchers on grants and contracts by contacting James Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer, and Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer and Interim President, UMB Foundation, Inc., at 410-706-1935.

Student and Alumni Recruitment

Prospective employers and those wishing to sponsor career events are encouraged to visit the schools' student advancement or career services sites:

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials may be arranged through UMB's Center for Clinical Trials, Michael Roller, Executive Director, at 410-706-1875.

Corporate Support

Please contact Meredith Upton, Interim Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 410-706-0286 if you are interested in exploring opportunities 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/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.