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We Are UMB
The President’s Clinic at the University of Maryland Medical Center is an interdisciplinary program led by UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist. The clinic brings together students from UMB’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, law, social work, and graduate studies to diagnose and treat pediatric patients. Students and faculty from these disciplines bring different perspectives and expertise to the care team, helping to solve complex clinical problems and securing the services children and families need to thrive.
Perman believes that interprofessional education (IPE) is essential to high-quality health care and that students must apply their collaborative skills in authentic care settings. In 2013, he established the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education to create opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, research, care, and service.
With a $3 million gift from developer Whiting-Turner, UMB will move its interprofessional activities into a state-of-the-art facility that enables interprofessional training through coursework and simulated clinical experiences. The facility will bolster UMB’s national leadership in IPE and in evaluating the efficacy of IPE techniques.
If you’d like to learn more about the President’s Clinic and how you can support it, please contact Stephanie Tadlock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governor’s Wellmobile Program, operated by the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is a fleet of three traveling medical clinics providing primary and preventive health care services to thousands of the state’s most vulnerable residents.
The Wellmobile’s interprofessional health care team consists of faculty from UMB’s schools of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and social work. Together, they provide care for residents of Central Maryland’s underserved communities and for those without health insurance. Together, they train UMB students in effective care coordination for low-income and immigrant populations. The Wellmobile fills gaps in the delivery of primary care by treating patients who lack access to community-based clinics and by helping patients with acute or multiple conditions secure care in appropriate community facilities.
The School of Nursing is seeking new relationships with donors, foundations, and health care partners to sustain Wellmobile operations — currently supported with diminishing state, federal, and private funds — and to expand the program into a true statewide model of care for the underserved.
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Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research
UMB’s Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research brings together the schools of nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine to discover breakthroughs that end or alleviate chronic pain, which afflicts millions of Americans each year. Built on decades of pain research undertaken at the University and an understanding that the complex problem of chronic pain requires a broad perspective, the center aims to expand UMB’s portfolio of multidisciplinary pain research, advancing knowledge related to the psychosocial, physiological, and genetic processes that underlie the development and persistence of pain.
The center supports randomized, controlled trials of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to improve pain management across a range of pain conditions and provides resources to encourage innovative research collaborations that generate multi-investigator grants.
Training the next generation of pain researchers at the postdoctoral and graduate levels, the center develops students eager to build an investigative environment able to revolutionize pain research and treatment. The center aims to transform the translational process as well — not only letting laboratory discoveries inform patient care, but also using patient outcomes to shape further research.
If you’d like to learn more about the Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research and how you can support it, please contact Stephanie Tadlock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMB Community Engagement Center
The UMB Community Engagement Center (CEC) was opened in 2015 to provide vital health, wellness, employment, education, and social services to West Baltimore residents and to partner with them in projects that strengthen neighborhoods and invite external investment.
CEC services include job training and placement assistance, fitness classes, financial counseling, legal advice, a fresh food market, and toddler play groups. Through long-range projects, students, faculty, and staff from all seven UMB schools come together with the community to solve complex and persistent problems that diminish residents’ quality of life and to accelerate progress toward community-identified goals. These projects are intended to cultivate community health and wealth, advance justice, enrich learning, and stimulate neighborhood development.
With the CEC at full capacity, UMB is launching a $10 million campaign to move the center into a larger, permanent facility in West Baltimore, spacious enough to accommodate youth sports and recreation programming and substantial enough to anchor community revitalization efforts in Southwest Baltimore.
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