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  • 1. 2007-2008 FACULTY RESOURCE HANDBOOK ContentsPREFACE Letter from the Dean...................................................................................................................................iv CHAPTER 1 Governance, Mission, History..................................................................................................................1 Mission Statement.........................................................................................................................2 Vision Statement ..........................................................................................................................2 Values Statement...........................................................................................................................2 History ..........................................................................................................................................3 CHAPTER 2 Administration ..........................................................................................................................................6 Dean................................................................................................................................................ 7 Organizational Charts..................................................................................................................... 8 School of Medicine Departments, Programs and Organized Research Centers.........................….8 University of Maryland ................................................................................................. 9 Department Chairs/Directors and Staff .........................................................................10 School of Medicine Senior Staff ...................................................................................................15 School of Medicine Programs & Organized Research Centers .....................................................16 Faculty – Full and Part-time ..........................................................................................................23 School of Medicine Fall Student Enrollment ................................................................................25 Residents and Fellow .....................................................................................................................25 School of Medicine Council ..........................................................................................................27 Membership Listing .....................................................................................................28 Faculty Assembly .........................................................................................................32 Executive Committee ...................................................................................................37 Membership List ...........................................................................................................38 University of Maryland Baltimore Faculty Senate School of Medicine Representative...............42 School of Medicine Committees ...................................................................................................43 Admissions ..................................................................................................................43 Advancement ...............................................................................................................43 Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Review .............................................................43 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Advisory ........................................................44 Curriculum Coordinating .............................................................................................44 Clinical Years ..............................................................................................................44 Year I/II .......................................................................................................................45 Institutional Animal Care and Use..............................................................................45 Institutional Review Board..........................................................................................45 Judicial Board..............................................................................................................45 ii
  • 2. TABLEOF CONTENTS University of Maryland School of Medicine MD/PhD Advisory ........................................................................................................45 Research Affairs Advisory ...........................................................................................45 University Physicians, Inc ...........................................................................................................46 Finance and Audit Committee Membership .................................................................49 Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee Membership ........................................................49 Clinical Affairs Committee Membership .....................................................................49 UniversityCare – University of Maryland Medicine ....................................................50 Affiliations ...................................................................................................................................51 Board of Visitors .........................................................................................................................55 Membership .................................................................................................................56 Medical Alumni Association .......................................................................................59 CHAPTER 3 Summaries .................................................................................................................................................60 Curriculum ..................................................................................................................................61 MD/PhD Program .......................................................................................................................70 Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Physician Professional Development .............71 Faculty Development ..................................................................................................................73 Student Research Opportunities .................................................................................................75 Area Health Education Centers Program ...................................................................................77 Research .....................................................................................................................................78 Center for Clinical Trials ............................................................................................78 Office of Public Affairs ..............................................................................................................81 Philanthropy/Development Fund Raising Information ..............................................................83 Mission-Based Management ......................................................................................................84 Office of Medical Education ......................................................................................................85 CHAPTER 4 Policies .......................................................................................................................................................87 Faculty Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.............................................................................88 University of Maryland Baltimore Government Affairs ............................................................88 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) .................................................89 Judicial Review System and Honor Code...................................................................................90 Policies and Guidelines Concerning the Publication of Information Via the World-Wide Web...................................................................................................91 University System of Maryland Policy on Sexual Harassment ..................................................94 CHAPTER 5 Services ......................................................................................................................................................97 Health Sciences and Human Services Library ...........................................................................98 Information Services and Help Desk ..........................................................................................99 Office of Medical Education Photo & Graphics Group .............................................................101 iii
  • 3. Dear Colleague: Welcome to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In choosing this institution, you become an important part of a long tradition of excellence – one that dates back to 1807. University of Maryland, the nation’s fifth oldest and first public medical school, became the founding school of what is now the University System of Maryland. Maryland’s faculty has always taken great pride in educating and training some of our profession’s finest physicians. During the past decade, we have further enhanced our reputation by becoming one of the country’s premier research institutions. Whether as a clinician, an investigator or both, your contributions to our teaching, research, patient care and service missions will be integral to those that lie ahead. I look forward to meeting you and to your participation in the activities of the School of Medicine. With best wishes for a great future at Maryland. Sincerely, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, School of Medicine iv
  • 4. C h a p t e r 1 2007 2008GOVERNANCE, MISSION, HISTORY 1
  • 5. MISSION STATEMENT The University of Maryland School of Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence in biomedical education, basic and clinical research, quality patient care and service to improve the health of the citizens of Maryland and beyond. The School is committed to the education and training of MD, MD/PhD, graduate, physical therapy and medical and research technology students. We will recruit and develop faculty to serve as exemplary role models for our students. VISION STATEMENT The University of Maryland School of Medicine will achieve international eminence as an academic institution in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing professional education; basic and clinical research; clinical practice and service; public health and prevention; and responsiveness to its community. The School of Medicine, in an environment with both rapid scientific/technological advances and economic changes, will be recognized for its excellence and innovation in: • Education • Research • Patient Care We will accomplish this through the recruitment, development and retention of talented, culturally diverse faculty, staff, trainees and students utilizing: • Interdisciplinary approaches • Inter-professional relationships • Partnerships with our local and regional communities • Collaboration with industry VALUES STATEMENT These values will serve as the basis for the School of Medicine’s efforts to fulfill its mission and achieve its vision for the future in teaching, research, clinical practice and service. EXCELLENCE - The School, its faculty, trainees, staff and students will strive for advancement and excellence in all endeavors and reward such efforts. LEADERSHIP - The School will assume a leadership role in issues of importance to the state of Maryland, the region, the nation and the world. DIVERSITY - The School will ensure diversity of faculty, trainees, staff and students. SOCIAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITY - The School recognizes that its responsibilities include the disease prevention and health care needs of its West Baltimore community and the state of Maryland. The School will serve as a significant resource for addressing local, state, national and international health and public policy issues. 2
  • 6. COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION - The School will actively communicate and collaborate wherever this will facilitate fulfillment of its mission and vision. RESPECT, ETHICAL BEHAVIOR AND PROFESSIONALISM - The School will encourage mutual respect among faculty, trainees, staff, students and patients and demand the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY - The School will manage its resources in a fiscally responsible and highly accountable manner. HISTORY The foundations of America’s fifth oldest medical school date back to 1789, when Baltimore physicians organized the Medical Society of Baltimore. The society’s mission was to train young doctors and bring validation to a profession greatly diminished by the Revolutionary War. The Medical Society of Baltimore’s founders tutored young students in the physicians’ homes, lecturing on anatomy, surgery and chemistry. There were no stethoscopes, thermometers, hypodermic needles, antiseptics or anesthesia, and operations were often performed using kitchen knives. Faced with strong citizen protest against anatomical dissection, the physician-teachers petitioned the Maryland state legislature to establish a permanent college of medicine, protected by the law. In 1807, the request was approved under a legislative act entitled “An Act for Founding a Medical College in the City or Precincts of Baltimore for the Instruction of Students in the Different Branches of Medicine.” The charter incorporated the College of Medicine of Maryland and granted permission to hold a lottery to raise money for a home for the fledgling school. The medical school was re-chartered in 1812 as the University of Maryland, and the regents were given authority to add the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences and Divinity. Thus, the School of Medicine earned the unique distinction among its peers as the only medical school to be the founding school of a university system. From the beginning, there has been a strong emphasis on bedside teaching. The first class of students received clinical instruction at the Baltimore Almshouse, a workhouse and infirmary for the poor. Dr. John Beale Davidge, a native Marylander and a physician trained in Scotland, became the first dean and took the chair in surgery. Dr. James Cocke held the chair in anatomy and physiology; Mr. James Shaw, the chair in chemistry; and Dr. Nathaniel Potter, the chair of theory and practice of medicine. Davidge, Shaw and Cocke purchased land for the school from John Eager Howard, a Revolutionary War hero and former Maryland governor. In 1810, the School of Medicine graduated its first class, awarding the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Shortly thereafter, Dr. John Crawford, the first man to vaccinate Baltimoreans against smallpox, donated his personal library to the School, creating the nucleus of the first medical college library in America. In 1812, with money raised by the faculty, Davidge Hall was erected at Lombard and Greene streets where, according to legend, it afforded views of the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The oldest medical school building in North America still in use for medical education, Davidge Hall houses two expansive circular amphitheaters, one atop the other, with no visible means of support for the upper hall, which was an engineering marvel in the early 1800s. Dissecting cubbyholes, secret stairways, and hidden exits afforded students and their professors safe passage from the angry mobs that opposed the use of cadavers as teaching tools. Davidge Hall was designated a state historical site by the Maryland Historical Society in 1970, and entered on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1974. 3
  • 7. Davidge Hall was completely renovated in the early 1980s, and in 1998 was designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Department of the Interior. Today, its presence stands as a symbolic reminder of American medical education at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1823, Maryland became the first medical school in the country to build its own teaching hospital for clinical instruction, which housed the site of the first intramural residency program. Patients were admitted for a weekly fee of $3. The infirmary was augmented in 1897 with the opening of the University Hospital which, nearly a century later, would become a private, not-for-profit corporation known as the University of Maryland Medical System. The School introduced the first preventive medicine course in 1833. A little more than 10 years later, Dr. David Stewart, the first professor of pharmacy in America, began lecturing at the University. In 1848, recognizing the value of the basic sciences in the undergraduate curriculum, Maryland became the first school to require anatomical dissection and provided the first advocacy of biopsy and microscopic diagnosis of malignancy. The School also pioneered the teaching of the diseases of women as a separate subject from obstetrics, established the first clinic for the diseases of children, and initiated early teaching activities in both of these medical specialties. Maryland was also the first school to establish a teaching position for diseases of the eye and ear. Alumni were very proud of their medical school and were eager to support it. They organized the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland in 1875, which is today the oldest independent medical alumni association in the United States. Their quarterly magazine - Bulletin - is the oldest medical alumni publication in America. It was not until 1899 that the three-year medical program, at a total fee of $305, became mandatory for medical students. The first female medical student, Teresa Ora Snaith, graduated from the School of Medicine in 1923, and, in 1951, Donald Stewart and Roderick Charles enrolled as the School’s first African-American students. There was tremendous growth nationally in medical school facilities during the second half of the 20th century, and the University of Maryland was no exception. In 1960, the School relocated most of its programs to the six-story Howard Hall, initiating a series of renovations and new building construction that would span nearly three decades. Following the construction of the new Bressler Research Building and the Medical School Teaching Facility in the late 1970s, the School established the University of Maryland Cancer Center in 1982. A few years later the state-of-the-art R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center was opened. The early ‘90s marked the addition of the Allied Health Building, the Biomedical Research Facility and Health Sciences Facility I. And in 2003, Health Sciences Facility II, a world-class state-of-the-art biomedical research facility, was opened. Throughout its illustrious history, the School of Medicine’s curriculum has remained at the forefront of American medical education. In 1994, the curriculum was revised significantly to provide students with broad exposure to medicine by emphasizing a problem-based approach to medical education. Curriculum reform included replacing microscopes with laptop computers, reducing the number of lectures, increasing the number of small group discussions, adding more ambulatory education, and increasing clinical relevance of the basic sciences. An orientation for new faculty was begun in 1995, and a symbolic White Coat Ceremony for freshmen medical students was initiated in 1997, and in 2002 the first annual Student Clinician Ceremony was held to emphasize humanism as students learn to interact with patients in their third year of medical school. Today, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is a comprehensive academic health center with 23 departments, six programs and five organized research centers that combine medical education, 4
  • 8. biomedical research, patient care and community service. Together, the School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System educate and train more than half of Maryland’s practicing physicians. As the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s reputation continues to expand into the new century, its rich history of excellence and leadership in medical education remains constant. 5
  • 9. C h a p t e r 2 2007 2008ADMINISTRATION 6
  • 10. DEAN E. ALBERT REECE, MD, PhD, MBA Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, School of Medicine 655 West Baltimore Street, Room 14-029 Baltimore, MD 21201-1559 Office: 410-706-7410 Fax: 410-706-0235 Email: 7
  • 11. Click on above picture to view biographical sketch. 8
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  • 14. DEPARTMENT CHAIR CHAIR’S ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR Anatomy & Neurobiology Michael T. Shipley, PhD HSF II, S251 706.7255 Leslie Fitzpatrick HSF II, S251 Fax: 706.2512 Judith Edelman HSF II, S251 706.3590 Anesthesiology Peter Rock, MD, MBA UMMC, S11C00 328-6122 Fax 328-5531 Sally Gibson UMMC, S11C0 328-6120 Fax: 328.5531 Hugh Simmons UMMC, S11C00 328.6120 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Richard L. Eckert, PhD, MS 108 N. Greene Street, Rm 103 706.3220 Kathleen Reinecke 108 N. Greene, 103 Fax: 706.8297 Bruce J. Reinecke 108 N. Greene, 110 706.3219 Dermatology Anthony Gaspari , MD 405 W. Redwood, 6th Floor 328.5766 Betsy Satosky 405 W. Redwood, 6th Floor 328.5766 Fax: 328.0098 Sharon Andres 405 W. Redwood, 6th Floor 328.5766 Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Reuben S. Mezrich, MD, PhD UMMC, N2W78 328.3477 Barbara Stewart UMMC, N2W78 Fax: 328.0641 Penny Olivi UMMC, N2W78A 328.2872 Emergency Medicine Brian J. Browne, MD, FACEP** 110 S. Paca, PP6S200 328.8025 Casey Antonakos 110 S. Paca, PP6S200 Fax: 328.8028 Larry Campbell 110 S. Paca, PP6S200 Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MS Hygiene* HH, 210 706.3553 Fax: 706.4433 Yvonne Aro HH, 200 706.3553 Fax: 706.4433 Jim Reynolds HH, 200 706.3828 Fax: 706-3484 Family and Community Medicine David L. Stewart, MD, MPH 29 S. Paca, Lower Level 328.5688 Michael Cuneo 29 S. Paca, Lower Level 328.5141 Fax: 328.8726 Kathy Maddock 29 S. Paca, Lower Level 328.2832 Medical & Research Technology Sanford A. Stass, MD* AHB, 340-D 706.7729 Joanne Manning AHB, 340 Fax: 706.5229 Scheduler – Joan Wertz 8.1238 Jonathan W. Cooper (Acting) MSTF, 700-A 706.7075 Medicine Frank M. Calia, MD, MACP UMMC, N3W42 328.2488 Phyllis Farrell & Molly Lutz UMMC, N3W42 Fax: 328.8688 Patrick Breault UMMC, N3W42 328.2450 11
  • 15. DEPARTMENT CHAIR CHAIR’S ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR Neurology William J. Weiner, MD UMMC, N4W46 328.6483 Cheryl Grant-Johnson UMMC, N4W46 Fax: 328.5899 Bryan Mark Soronson UMMC, N4W47A 328.3855 Neurosurgery Howard M. Eisenberg, MD UMMC, S12D10 328.3514 Terry Roberts UMMC, S12D10 Fax: 328.1420 Richard Kosmer UMMC, S12D 328.3483 OB, GYN, & Reproductive Sciences Hugh E. Mighty, MD, MBA, FACOG UMMC, N6E13 328.5966 Rosemary Rheubottom UMMC, N6E13 Fax: 328.2849 Adrian Bergin UMMC, N6E13 328.5957 Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Ramzi K. Hemady, MD** UMPB, 580 328.5929 Nancy Cook UMPB, 580 Fax: 328.6346 Kiersten Ritter UMPB, 420 328.3005 Orthopaedics Vincent D. Pellegrini, MD UMMC , S11B 328.6040 Cathy Malecki 328.8913 UMMC, S11B Fax: 328.0534 Jeremy S. Zoch UMMC, S11B 328.6040 Otorhinolaryn- gology-Head & Neck Surgery Scott E. Strome, MD 16 S. Eutaw, 500 328.5828 Chinneta Pettaway-Willis 328.6467 16 S. Eutaw, 500 Fax: 328.5827 Charles Schroder 16 S. Eutaw, 500 328.5828 Pathology Sanford A. Stass, MD MSTF, 730 706.7070 Pati Butler MSTF, 700 Fax: 706.3743 Scheduler – Joan Wertz 8.1238 Jonathan W. Cooper MSTF, 700-A 706.7075 Pediatrics Steven J. Czinn, MD UMMC, N5E17 328.6777 Melinda Jones UMMC, N5E17 Fax: 328.8742 mejones@peds.umaryland.ed u Connie Marr 708.7731 Gray Hall Fax: 708.8742 Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Edson X. Albuquerque, MD, PhD BRB, 4-007 706.7333 Anne Nourse BRB, 4-007 Fax: 706.3991 Lenny Wallington (Acting) BRB, 4-006 706.3562 Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Mary M. Rodgers, PhD AHB, 131A 706.5216 Marlene King AHB, 131 Fax: 706.4903 Karen Sack AHB, 131B 706.4584 Physiology Meredith Bond, PhD BRB, 5-007 706.1922 Margaret (Marty) Podles 706.3652 BRB, 5-009 Fax: 706.8341 Kenneth Fahnestock BRB, 5-013 706.6288 Psychiatry Anthony F. Lehman, MD, MSPH 701 W. Pratt St., Suite 388 328.6735 Vertell Porter-Brown 701 W. Pratt St., #388 Fax: 328.3693 Anthony Bibbo 701 W. Pratt St., #388 328.6771 Radiation Oncology William F. Regine, MD UMMC, GGK0100 328.2326 Yvette Green UMMC, GGK0101 Fax: 328.6911 Bill Gardiner UMMC, GGK0100 328.2606 Surgery Stephen T. Bartlett, MD UMMC, N4E40 328.8407 Pat Lyon UMMC, N4E40 Fax: 328.0401 Ronald A. Brown UMMC, N4E40 328.6430 12
  • 16. PROGRAM DIRECTOR DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR Comparative Medicine (Veterinary Resources) Louis DeTolla, Jr., VMD, PhD MSTF, G-100 706.8537 Deborah Sanchez MSTF, G-100 706.8536 Fax: 706.8538 E. Douglas Allen MSTF, G-100 706.3547 Complementary Medicine Brian M. Berman, MD Kernan Hospital Mansion 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21207 410.448.6871 Amy Burns Kernan Hospital Mansion 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21207 Fax: 410.448.6875 Kathy Maddock Kernan Hospital Mansion 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21207 410.448.6613 Genetics & Genomic Medicine Alan R. Shuldiner, MD HH, 494 706.1623 Karen G. Norton HH, 487 Fax: 706.1622 Larry Sauder HH, 567 706.4497 Institute of Human Virology Robert C. Gallo, MD Director, IHV Room S 307, UMBI Medical Biotechnology 706.8614 Suna Nallo Room S 307, UMBI Medical Biotechnology 706.8614 David Wilkins (Chief Operator Officer) Room S 307, UMBI Medical Biotechnology 706.8614 Institute of Genome Sciences Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD Director HSF II, 443 706.3879 Lakeisha T. Wilson HSF II, S-443 706.1481 None Minority Health & Health Disparities Education & Research Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP HSF II, 441 706.7163 Barbra Kopp HSF II, 441 706.7163 Fax: 706-7175 None Neuroscience Michael T. Shipley, PhD HSF II, S251 706.7255 Jennifer Guy HSF I, 212 706.4724 Thomas McHugh BRB, 1-005 706.6041 Fax: 706.6040 Oncology Kevin J. Cullen, MD UMMC, N9E17 328.5506 Margaret Frazier UMMC, N9E17 Fax: 328.2578 Stephen W. Long UMMC, N9E17 328.7516 Trauma Thomas M. Scalea, MD T3R35, Shock Trauma 328.8976 Stephanie (Stevie) Jordan T3R35, Shock Trauma Fax: 328.8925 Bill Anderson 11 S. Paca, 500 328.3194 13
  • 17. ORGANIZE D RESEARCH CENTER director director’s assistant administrator Health Policy/Health Services Research Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH HSF I, 618 706.1742 Fax: 706-0986 Larondi Flowers HSF I, 618 706.1742 None Integrative Medicine Brian M. Berman, MD Kernan Hospital Mansion 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21207 410.448.6871 Amy Burns Kernan Hospital Mansion 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21207 Fax: 410.448.6875 Kathy Maddock Kernan Hospital Mansion 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21207 410.448.6613 Mucosal Biology Alessio Fasano, MD HSF II, 351 706.5501 Donna M. Bethke HSF II, 351 706.5505 Fax: 706.5508 None Vascular & Inflammatory Diseases Dudley K. Strickland, PhD BioPark Bldg. 1, 219 706.8010 Fax: 706.8121 None Vanessa Foreman BioPark Bldg. I, 210 706.8026 Research on Aging Andrew P. Goldberg, MD VAMC, 4B186 605.7185 Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MS Hygiene HH, 210 706.3553 Fax: 706.4433 Bonnie Berman VAMC, 4B183 605.7185 Fax: 605.7971 Yvonne Aro HH, 200 706.3553 Fax: 706.4433 William Woodcock VAMC, 4B187 605.7184 Cindy Geppi HH, 200 706.2445 Fax: 706.4433 Vaccine Development Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH HSF I, 480 706.7588 Dottie Small HSF I, 480 706.7588 Fax: 706.6205 Gloria Jean Smedley HSF I, 480-D 706.5328 14
  • 18. OFFICE OF THE DEAN 655 W. Baltimore Street - Frank C. Bressler Research Building (BRB), Room 14-029 706.7410 706.0235 (Fax) Vice President for Medical Affairs & Dean, School of Medicine E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA BRB, 14-029 Associate Dean for Business Affairs & Senior Advisor Jerry D. Carr, JD BRB, 14-013 Assistant Dean for Programs and Planning Jeanette K. Balotin, MPA, MA BRB, 14-032 Senior Writer James P. Swyers, MA BRB, 14-006 Executive Assistant to the Dean Phyllis Hayes BRB, 14-034 Office Manager Linda L. Sloan BRB, 14-032A Program Administrative Specialist Jane G. Bacon Bonnie Schlenker Yvonne Summers BRB, 14-029 BRB, 14-032 BRB, 14-029 Executive Admin Assistant II Jean A. Hinton BRB, 14-029 Executive Admin Assistant I Vicki L. Bates BRB, 14-029 OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN FOR RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 655 W. Baltimore Street - Frank C. Bressler Research Building (BRB), Room 14-032A 706.2304 706.3469 (FAX) Vice Dean for Research & Academic Affairs Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS BRB, 14-029 Executive Admin Assistant II Patricia A. Danielewicz BRB, 14-032A Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs Robert A. Barish, M.D., BRB, 14-011 Executive Administrative Assistant Janice Carver BRB, 14-011 *Interim Chair **Acting Chair 15
  • 19. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SENIOR STAFF Name Title Ext. Address E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine 67410 BRB, 14-029 Robert A. Barish, MD Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs 61412 BRB, 14-011 Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS Vice Dean, Academic Affairs 62304 BRB, 14-029 Gregory F. Handlir, MBA Senior Associate Dean, Resource Management 67009 BRB, 14-035 John W. Ashworth III, MBA Associate Dean, Hospital Networks 83774 250 W. Pratt, 880 Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH Associate Dean, Policy & Planning 61742 HSF I, 618 Milford M. Foxwell, Jr., MD Associate Dean, Admissions 67478 HSF I, 190 Nancy R. Lowitt, MD, Ed.M, FACP Associate Dean, Professional Development 63681 BRB, 14-015 Patrick Madden, BA Associate Dean, Development/Chief Dev. Officer 68503 100 N. Greene, 600 David B. Mallott, MD Associate Dean, Medical Education 66613 MSTF, 334 James E. McNamee, PhD Associate Dean, Information Services/CIO 62881 100 N. Greene, 213 Donna Parker, MD Associate Dean, Student Affairs 67689 BRB, M-004 Dorothy Snow, MD, MPH Associate Dean, Veterans Affairs 57019 10 N. Greene, 6D152 Sharon Bowser, MBA Assistant Dean, Information Services 60412 100 N. Greene, 214 Jennifer B. Litchman, MA Assistant Dean, Public Affairs 68519 BRB, 14-002 Joseph P. Martinez, MD Assistant Dean, Student Affairs 67476 BRB, M-004 Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies 62655 BRB, 5-015 Dennis J. Narango, MA Assistant Dean, Development 65489 100 N. Greene, 600 Louisa A. Peartree, MBA Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration 61834 BRB, 14-041 S. Michael Plaut, PhD Assistant Dean, Student Affairs 67477 BRB, M-004 Gregory Robinson, DMin, MDiv, MA Assistant Dean, Operations & Human Services 66964 BRB, 14-037 Wendy W. Sanders, MA Assistant Dean, Professional Development 65434 BRB, 14-021 Jordan E. Warnick, PhD Assistant Dean, Student Education & Research 63026 MSTF, 300 William E. Tucker, MBA, CPA Chief Corporate Officer, UPI 8-3481 250 W. Pratt, Ste. 901 Jeanette K. Balotin, MPA, MA Assistant Dean, Programs & Planning 67410 BRB, 14-032 Phyllis Hayes, BGS Assistant to the Dean 67410 BRB, 14-029 16
  • 20. PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZED RESEARCH CENTERS Programs PROGRAM IN COMPARATIVE MEDICINE Director Louis J. DeTolla, Jr., VMD, PhD The Program in Comparative Medicine, established in 1989, studies the characterization of animal models of human disease for biomedical research and the use of such models to advance understanding of disease or biological processes. Comparative Medicine contributes to the School of Medicine by providing accredited services for laboratory animal care through Veterinary Resources, collaborative research, professional development of veterinary physicians and staff, formal training of veterinarians in residence, and a resource for information and instruction on the use of laboratory animals in research. A three-year, full time specialty training program in laboratory animal medicine is offered to prepare residents for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Research endeavors include vaccine development, transgenics, transplantation, infectious diseases, gene therapy, diagnostics and medical primatology. Many of these activities are funded by the NIH, DOD, NSF, pharmaceutical companies and other extramural agencies. The director serves as a member of the Animal Policy Committee of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and directs an externship program for senior veterinary students of the Virginia/Maryland Regional School of Veterinary Medicine. The director also serves as director of UMB Veterinary Resources and is responsible for the maintenance of UMB’s accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. Faculty have primary and secondary academic appointments in various clinical and basic science departments and secondary appointments in Comparative Medicine. The Web page is located at: PROGRAM IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE Director Brian M. Berman, MD The mission of the Complementary Medicine Program is to evaluate the scientific foundation and efficacy of complementary or alternative medicine and explore its integration into mainstream medicine through an evidence-based framework. Designated as a program within the School of Medicine in 1997, and an Organized Research Center, the Center for Integrative Medicine, in 2003, the unit was started in 1991 and was formerly a division within the Department of Family Medicine. The program has been continuously involved in four overlapping spheres of activity: research, education, database and literature evaluation and clinical care. Over the past four years the program has also been home to a National Institutes of Health center grant for research in complementary medicine and pain. Research activities include phase I, II, and III clinical trials to determine the efficacy and safety of complementary medical modalities such as acupuncture, Qi Gong and mind/body therapies. Studies are funded by the NIH and the Department of Defense. Basic science studies are investigating the mechanism of action of therapies such as acupuncture and herbal medicines. 17
  • 21. Education activities of the program include electives and core curriculum courses for third and fourth year medical students, seminar series open to students, residents and faculty, and a distinguished professor lecture series. The program also provides an integrative medical clinic where patients are offered a broad range of treatment options, which include conventional and complementary treatments. The Website address is PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE Director Michael T. Shipley, PhD The Program in Neuroscience chartered by the state of Maryland to offer the PhD in neuroscience, offers broad-based, multidisciplinary training through study tracks in four areas of neuroscience: behavioral/ systems, cellular/molecular, developmental and cognitive/computational. Research in cellular, molecular and integrative neuroscience emphasizes a variety of in vitro and in vivo techniques, and addresses issues at levels ranging from ion channels and single cells to complex subsystems of the mammalian brain and regulation of behavior. Research in cognitive and computational neuroscience is focused on the relationship between human cognition, brain function and theoretical models. Basic and clinical faculty investigate and treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, stroke, trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, pain, neuro-degenerative diseases, sensory disorders, muscular sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, developmental brain disorders, neuro-oncology, neuro-immunology, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. There are over 80 faculty members in the Program in Neuroscience. These faculty members are widely recognized as experts in neuroscience research and the treatment of neurological disorders. They function in state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities. In addition, they compete successfully for high levels of national grant funding. Faculty members have numerous collaborative teaching and supervisory interactions, which provides cohesiveness to the program and abundant opportunities for students, residents and fellows to obtain experience in interdisciplinary neuroscience studies. With over 35,000 square feet of space in laboratories of participating faculty and more than 4,000 square feet of common equipment rooms, Program in Neuroscience facilities include all the basic equipment needed for electrophysiological, optical, ultrastructural, immunological and molecular neurobiological studies. The program comprises faculty from basic and clinical departments in the School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Pharmacy and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. In addition, the program is affiliated with the statewide Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County and College Park campuses. The objective of the Program in Neuroscience is to train outstanding, independent neuroscientists who, in addition to having research/clinical skills, are well versed in the fundamental intellectual background of several major areas of neuroscience. The Program in Neuroscience provides coherence and accessibility to interdisciplinary interactions beyond traditional departmental and school-based units. The Program in Neuroscience Web address is: 18
  • 22. PROGRAM IN ONCOLOGY Director Kevin J. Cullen, MD Within the School of Medicine and the other UMB schools, the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center serves as the umbrella for all cancer-related activities on campus. Cancer Center members have academic appointments in various clinical and basic science departments of the School of Medicine and the schools of pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and nursing. Activities of the Cancer Center include basic and translational cancer research, student and house officer teaching, and a strong focus on new therapies in both an inpatient 46-bed unit and outpatient setting. In addition to full-time attending services on medical oncology and hematology, Cancer Center members participate in multidisciplinary clinical programs centered around specific cancers (e.g. breast, thoracic, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, gastroenterologic and hematologic malignancies) with specialists from surgical and radiation oncology to provide integrated care for the cancer patient. The University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center has substantial NIH funding and a planning grant. The center is a strong participant in new drug development and trials, and is one of only a few cancer centers with an NCI Phase I Clinical Trials grant. Virtually every important drug in use in oncology today has been tested in this program. The Cancer Center has also established strong translational research programs in experimental therapeutics, breast cancer, prostate cancer, molecular biology and genetics, viral carcinogenesis, aerodigestive cancers, and cancer prevention and control. The members have a strong commitment to intra- and inter-institutional cooperative cancer research. The Program in Oncology Web address is: PROGRAM IN TRAUMA Director Thomas M. Scalea, MD The Program in Trauma is organized as a multidisciplinary clinical, educational and research component within the School of Medicine. The program’s core service includes general surgery, critical care, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, anesthesia, infectious disease, wound healing and metabolism and hyperbaric medicine. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is the primary clinical site for the program. It is a core component of the state’s emergency medical system and the state’s primary adult trauma clinical resource center for Maryland’s comprehensive system of emergency services. The center is designated by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems as the Primary Adult Resource Center and serves as the statewide referral site for patients with multisystem injury, acute complex orthopaedic injury, spinal cord and column injuries, brain injury, hyperbaric medicine therapy and patients who are at risk for multiple organ dysfunction. Shock Trauma serves as Maryland’s principle teaching site for training students, physicians and allied professionals in the care of traumatic injury. The trauma/critical care training program involving the trauma teams and all other specialty services includes all students from the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as students and residents from a variety of prestigious schools and programs across the country. The Program in Trauma Web address is: 19
  • 23. Organized Research Centers CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY/HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Director Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH The Center for Health Policy/Health Services Research provides epidemiologic/biostatistical support, quality improvement study design and evaluation, National Committee for Quality Assurance survey preparation, health outcomes studies, low literacy patient education and outreach, patient and provider surveys, and urban/rural health research particularly with regard to underserved populations. Center research focuses on the identification and examination of disparities that exist in cancer and other diseases including tobacco-related diseases. The Center established the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing Facility, which has applications in inbound and outbound telephone survey research, patient compliance, and enrollment and recruitment strategies for clinical trials. Faculty in the ORC provide research and community outreach mentoring for faculty, students and residents. Based in the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Center is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary organized research center, which involves faculty from departments throughout the six professional schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The Center for Health Policy/Health Services Research Web address is: CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Director Brian Berman, MD The Center for Integrative Medicine (CFIM) was founded in 1991 and is an inter-departmental center within the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A leading international center for research, patient care, education and training, the center is dedicated to enriching current medical practice through: • Evaluation of the scientific foundation of complementary medicine • Integration of evidence-based complementary medical therapies and approaches into patient care (integrative medicine) • Emphasis on a humanistic approach to healing that values mind, body and spirit and partners with patients in healing. The Center for Integrative Medicine Web address is: . 20
  • 24. CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON AGING Co-Directors Andrew P. Goldberg, MD Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg The Center for Research on Aging was established in the School of Medicine in 1998. The Center coordinates research and research training in those areas of gerontology which transcend traditional disciplinary lines and are amenable to an interdisciplinary approach to critical issues in aging research. It interfaces with University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) existing efforts in gerontology and geriatric medicine to develop research, educational and clinical programs which nurture and expand research and research funding in aging. The goal of the Center is to enhance involvement and collaboration among faculty at the UMB professional schools to address critical issues in gerontology. The conduct of interdisciplinary research and research training in gerontology has expanded through collaborations among investigators at UMB and University of Maryland Baltimore County. The goals of the Center are accomplished by: 1) promoting interdisciplinary research in aging among faculty with similar interests; 2) establishing core facilities and populations for the conduct of interdisciplinary research and research training in aging; 3) identifying potential funding sources for aging research; and 4) providing support for pilot studies in aging research by trainees and junior faculty. Membership in the Center for Research on Aging consists of faculty at the two UM campuses, and other members of academic institutions who have major professional interests in aging research and are involved in collaborative research in gerontology and geriatrics at UMB and affiliated campuses. The Center sponsors a lecture series and an annual symposium during the academic year. The Center for Research on Aging Web address is: CENTER FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT Director Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH The Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) is dedicated to research, training, clinical consultation and public health consultation in the broad field of vaccinology. CVD faculty hold primary appointments in the departments of medicine, pediatrics, or microbiology and immunology. The CVD has four primary missions. The first is to foster and carry out superior, state-of-the-art, peer reviewed, innovative, multidisciplinary research on all aspects of vaccinology including: • Basic research (e.g., pathogenesis; engineering of vaccine candidates, fundamental studies of immune response, studies of host-pathogen interaction) • Clinical research (e.g., Phase I and II clinical trials assessing the safety, immunogenicity, transmissibility, etc., of vaccine candidates in pediatric, young adult, geriatric and special risk populations; intensive measurement of serum, mucosal and cell-mediated immune responses) 21
  • 25. • Epidemiologic research and field studies (e.g., large-scale, randomized, controlled field trials to assess vaccine efficacy and effectiveness; serosurveys; prevalence surveys of pathogen carriage cohort studies quantifying the occurrence and relative importance of known and newly-discovered pathogens). This dominant mission of the CVD requires a multidisciplinary approach to the development and testing of new and improved vaccines. In total, 24 full and four adjunct faculty (19 MD, 6 PhD, 3 MD/PhD) and approximately 70 staff and students work in the Baltimore complex. Approximately 90% of their salary support comes from competitive grants and research contracts, especially from the NIH which, in fiscal year 2000, awarded CVD investigators over $20 million in grants and contracts. Field research is carried out at several sites around the world, most recently including Indonesia, Mali and Malawi. Of particular importance is CVD-Chile, a research group that has undertaken epidemiologic and clinical research in Santiago, Chile, for more than 20 years. The second mission of the CVD is to train medical and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists within the broad discipline of vaccinology. The CVD’s third mission is to provide consultations in the area of clinical vaccinology, advice on immunizations for infants and children, travelers, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts, especially through our Traveler’s Health Service, an outpatient clinic. Finally, the CVD provides expert consultantships or committee membership to national and international agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization), foreign Ministries of Health and industry. The Center for Vaccine Development Web address is: MUCOSAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER Director Alessio Fasano, MD Co-Directors Simeon Goldblum, M.D. Jeffrey Hasday, M.D. The paramount goal of the Mucosal Biology Research Center (MBRC) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is to create a comprehensive multidisciplinary research center focused on basic and translational research approaches to mucosal barrier functions in health and disease. This program incorporates the collective experience of successful clinicians and basic scientists engaged in research activities focused on cell biology, mucosal immunology, infectious diseases, inflammatory processes, drug and antigen delivery, trauma and wound repair, to provide a strong environment for facilitating new research opportunities, a unique training setting, and a valuable resource for recruiting new faculty members of the highest quality. The recent discoveries concerning the molecular basis of human diseases, the completion of the human genome project, the new frontiers offered by disciplines such as proteomics, and the increased challenges imposed by recent political and social events related to bioterrorism, all provide a rationale for the creation of an integrated organized research center that can more effectively tackle these issues. 22
  • 26. The central objective of the MBRC is to offer an in-depth, comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical and basic research facility that brings together researchers from across campus that have expertise in mucosal biology, specifically relevant to diseases of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. The Mucosal Biology Research Center Web address is: 23
  • 27. School of Medicine - Faculty Counts (F/T, P/T & VOL) by Rank, by Department Type and by Department - 1st Half - FY 20 Department Type / Department Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Instructor Other F/T P/T F/T P/T F/T P/T F/T P/T F/T P/T Basic Science Anatomy & Neurobiology 8 1 3 2 10 4 3 Biochemistry & Molecular Bio. 10 7 18 1 17 Microbiology & Immunology 10 12 13 8 Pharmacology & Exp. Ther. 7 7 7 1 Physiology 15 4 8 1 1 12 1 Total Basic Science 50 1 33 2 56 2 1 4 41 1 Clinical Anesthesiology 4 2 6 36 16 7 1 Dermatology 1 2 1 3 Diagnostic Radiol. & Nuc. Med. 14 2 9 2 23 13 1 2 4 Emergency Medicine 4 7 1 38 9 5 10 Epidemiology & Prev. Med. 10 7 15 2 21 1 2 3 1 Family & Community Med. 2 9 13 6 1 2 Medicine 65 7 48 4 121 9 13 3 20 Neurology 9 1 11 1 18 2 1 Neurosurgery 2 4 5 OB/GYN & Repro. Sci. 3 7 1 14 1 6 1 Ophthalmology & Vis. Sci. 1 5 2 4 4 2 Orthopaedics 3 5 12 1 3 Otorhinolaryngology - HNS 2 3 10 2 Pathology 18 1 13 1 18 3 4 Pediatrics 15 1 21 2 45 18 4 3 5 Psychiatry 14 4 19 7 59 22 6 9 37 2 Radiation Oncology 6 5 1 16 1 4 Surgery 20 1 24 1 44 2 2 1 5 Total Clinical 193 28 211 26 500 107 51 36 84 2 24
  • 28. Allied Health Med. & Res. Technology 1 1 4 2 2 1 Phys. Therapy & Rehab. Sci. 2 2 2 11 14 1 3 Total Allied Health 3 0 2 3 15 16 3 4 0 0 TOTAL FACULTY 246 29 246 31 571 125 55 44 125 3 Data as of: 9/21/07 Data From: DataEase Report - Fac Counts by Tenure and CURRENT PT FY COUNT and VOLCOUNT 25
  • 29. FALL STUDENT ENROLLMENT 2007 HEADCOUNT Medical 621 MD/PhD 37 Graduate 326 Masters in Genetic Counseling 11 Medical & Research Technology 75 Physical Therapy 197 Total 1,267 The Fall 2007 Institutional Enrollment Report can be found at: OFFICE OF GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OFFICE OF GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION HOUSESTAFF COUNT FY 2007-2008 Specialty # of Residents/Fellows Total Count Anesthesiology Cardiothoracic Pain Management Trauma Anesthesia 39 2 3 1* Dermatology 6 Emergency Medicine 30 Family Practice Sports Medicine 27 1 Internal Medicine Cardiology Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Interventional Cardiology Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Gastroenterology Geriatric 123 14 3 2 6 13 4 26
  • 30. HOUSESTAFF COUNT FY 2007-2008 Specialty # of Residents/Fellows Total Count Hematology/Oncology Infectious Diseases Nephrology Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Rheumatology 14 9 5 14 3 Medicine/Emergency Medicine 10 Medicine/Pediatrics 16 Neurosurgery 12 Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology MS 15 5 1* Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine 24 3* Ophthalmology 9 Orthopedics Orthopaedic Trauma 25 4 Otolaryngology 12 Pathology Cytopathology 15 1 Pediatrics Behavioral & Development Critical Care Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology) Pediatric Infectious Diseases Pediatric Gastroenterology 41 2 3 7 4 2 Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine 10 Preventive Medicine 4 Psychiatry Addiction Child Psychiatry Eating Disorder Forensic Geriatric Pychosomatic Medicine 64 1 12 1* 2 1 1 Diagnostic Radiology Neuroradiology Nuclear Medicine 31 1 4 Radiation Oncology 9 Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery Endoscopy Surgery – Critical Care 38 4 2 8 27
  • 31. HOUSESTAFF COUNT FY 2007-2008 Specialty # of Residents/Fellows Total Count Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Transplant Urology Vascular Surgery 5 1 10 4 TOTALS *Non-ACGME Fellowships Verified as of 9/07 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COUNCIL The School of Medicine Council is the official body that provides the forum for input on academic and educational policies of the medical school. MEMBERSHIP - The dean serves as chair of the School of Medicine Council. Membership is comprised of all department chairs, directors of all programs, elected representatives from each department (members & alternates), student representatives, two representatives from the Medical Alumni Association and two appointed assistant/associate deans. The term of office for an elected departmental representative is two (2) years. MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES - Each elected member has an alternate who attends meetings in the event the member is unable to be present. If both the member and alternate are present, then only the member is eligible to vote on an issue. Every department/program should have representation at each Council meeting and if neither the member nor the alternate is able to attend, then the department chair/program director should be informed. If the department chair/program director is unable to attend a Council meeting, a substitute may be selected to attend and vote in the chair’s absence. In the event an elected faculty member of the Council is unable to complete his/her term of office, then the alternate will serve out that term and the department chair/program director will appoint another alternate. MEETINGS - Council meetings are an open forum and all School of Medicine faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. There are ten regularly scheduled monthly meetings held during the academic year, with the exception of July and August. Representatives should encourage other faculty in the department/program to attend and also apprise them of information discussed and shared at Council meetings. To have an item placed on the Council agenda or if you have questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at 410-706-7410, send an email to, or put your request in writing addressed to Office of the Dean, School of Medicine, Room 14-029, BRB. 28
  • 32. COUNCIL ELECTED MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES 2007 - 2008 DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES TERM EXPIRES JUNE Anatomy & Neurobiology Dr. Michael T. Shipley, Chair Dr. David Litwack Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum 2008 Anesthesiology Dr. Peter Rock, Chair Dr. Robert Noorani Dr. Jasjit Atwal 2009 Dr. Obi Udekwu 2009 Dr. Andrew Malinow Dr. Jawad Hasnain 2009 Dr. Victoria Smoot 2009 Dr. Linda Bambrick Dr. Tibor Kristian 2009 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Dr. Richard L. Eckert, Chair Dr. Gerald Wilson Dr. Alexei Belkin 2009 Dermatology Dr. Anthony Gaspari, Chair Dr. April Deng Dr. Gary Goldenberg 2009 Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Dr. Reuben Mezrich, Chair Dr. Vasken Dilsizian Dr. Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan 2008 Emergency Medicine Dr. Brian J. Browne, Acting Chair Dr. Karen Hansen Dr. Michael Winters 2009 Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine Dr. Jay Magaziner, Interim Chair Dr. Istvan Merchenthaler Dr. Saria Amr 2008 Dr. Hegang Chen Dr. Charlene Quinn 2008 Dr. Kate Tracy Dr. Gordon S. Smith 2008 Family & Community Medicine Dr. David L. Stewart, Chair Dr. Niharika Khanna Dr. Kari Alperovitz-Bichell 2008 (Vacant) Dr. Kevin Ferentz 2009 Medical & Research Tech. Dr. Sanford Stass, Acting Chair Eileen Patton, M.S., MT Dr. Amy Horneman 2008 Medicine Dr. Frank M. Calia, Chair Dr. Kris Ann Oursler Dr. Eileen Barry 2008 29
  • 33. DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES TERM EXPIRES JUNE Dr. Rochelle Cunningham Dr. David Zimrin 2008 Dr. Conrad May Dr. Mark Cowan 2008 Dr. Stephen Liggett Dr. Susan Fried 2008 Dr. Ronald Reisler Dr. Mona Sabra 2008 Dr. Anita Ung Dr. Sandeep Khurana 2008 Microbiology & Immunology Dr. James Kaper, Chair Dr. Kamal Moudgil Dr. Mark Williams 2009 Neurology Dr. William J. Weiner, Chair Dr. Michael Makley Dr. Peter Gorman 2008 Dr. Jennifer Hopp Dr. Barney Stern 2008 Dr. John Cole Dr. Bonnie J. Gerecke 2008 Neurosurgery Dr. Howard Eisenberg, Chair Dr. Bizhan Aarabi Dr. William Maggio 2009 Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences Dr. Hugh Mighty, Chair Dr. May Blanchard Dr. Loren Thompson 2009 Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Dr. Ramzi Hemady, Acting Chair Dr. Shay-Whey M. Koh Dr. Shambhu D. Varma 2008 Orthopaedics Dr. Vincent D. Pellegrini, Chair Dr. Robert S. Sterling Dr. Carol E. Copeland 2008 Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Dr. Scott E. Strome, Chair Dr. Jeffrey Wolf Dr. Rodney Taylor 2009 Pathology Dr. Sanford Stass, Chair Dr. Bennett B. Edelman Dr. Rudolph J. Castellani 2008 Dr. Amy M. Fulton Dr. Robert H. Christenson 2008 Dr. Anne W. Hamburger Dr. Niel T. Constantine 2008 Dr. Archibald J. Mixson Dr. Dean L. Mann 2008 Dr. William H. Rodgers Dr. John Papadimitriou 2008 Dr. Richard Y. Zhao Dr. Frank Xianfeng Zhao 2008 Pediatrics Dr. Steve Czinn, Chair Dr. Virginia Keane Dr. Kathleen Currey 2008 Dr. Keyvan Rafei Dr. Brenda Hussey-Gardner 2008 Dr. Carol Zielke Dr. Fernando Mena 2009 Dr. Erik Lillehaj Dr. Carol Greene 2009 Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Dr. Edson Albuquerque, Chair 30
  • 34. DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES TERM EXPIRES JUNE Dr. William Randall Dr. Laundette Jones 2009 Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Dr. Mary Rodgers, Chair Dr. Sandra McCombe Waller Dr. Vincent Conroy 2009 Physiology Dr. Meredith Bond, Chair Dr. Stuart Martin Dr. Paul A. Welling 2008 Dr. Toni Antalis Dr. Bruce K. Krueger 2008 Psychiatry Dr. Anthony Lehman, Chair Dr. Gloria Reeves (2008) Karen Anderson 2009 Psychiatry (cont.) Dr. Christopher Welsh (2008) Dr. Sarah Morris 2009 Dr. Benedicto Borja (2008) Dr. DeVang Gandhi 2009 Radiation Oncology Dr. William F. Regine, Chair Dr. Feyruz Rassool Dr. Byong Yi 2010 Surgery Dr. Stephen T. Bartlett, Chair Dr. Toby Chai Dr. Stephen M. Kavic 2009 Dr. Matthew Cooper Dr. Richard Battafarano 2009 Dr. Douglas J. Turner Dr. H. Richard Alexander 2009 PROGRAMS Comparative Medicine (Veterinary Resources) Dr. Louis DeTolla, Director Dr. Steven T. Shipley Dr. Arunda Panda 2009 Complementary Medicine Dr. Brian Berman Human Genetics Dr. Alan R. Shuldiner Institute of Genome Science Dr. Claire Fraser-Liggett, Director Institute of Human Virology Dr. Robert C. Gallo, Director Dr. Robert Redfield Dr. William Blattner 2009 Neuroscience Dr. Frank L. Margolis Oncology (Cancer Program) Dr. Kevin J. Cullen, Director Dr. Saul Yanovich Dr. Ronald Gartenhaus 2008 Dr. Eric Toth Dr. Stuart Martin 2008 Trauma Dr. Thomas M. Scalea, Director 31
  • 35. DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES TERM EXPIRES JUNE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE S Senior Class President Joseph Yeh Prashanth Rao 2008 Junior Class President Judy Kopinski Jennifer Ahn 2008 Sophomore Class President Michael Grant Jason Cervenka 2008 Freshman Class President Chris Lemon Joel Gabre 2008 Student Council President Shannon Graf Bryon Tseng 2008 Genetic Counseling Catherine Griswold Stephanie Miller 2008 Medical Technology (DMRT) Nathan Marchiano Kellie Little Victor Orion George Zhang 2008 2008 Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Tracy Lyon Stacie Stephenson Erin Comstock Kelly Conrad 2008 2008 MEDICAL ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES TERM EXPIRES JUNE Dr. David B. Sigman (President) 2008 Dr. Ronald Goldner (President-Elect) 2009 DEAN’S OFFICE Mr. Gregory Handlir Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell Dr. E. Albert Reece 32
  • 36. FACULTY ASSEMBLY The Faculty Assembly is a forum for faculty discussion on issues relevant to the faculty. The Faculty Assembly acts as an advisory body to the dean and the School of Medicine Council. Acting Chair Lindsey Grossman, MD Professor, Pediatrics FACULTY ASSEMBLY OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BY-LAWS A. Purpose 1. To serve as the faculty shared governance body of the School of Medicine and as an independent voice of the faculty of the School of Medicine in accordance with the Board of Regents principles on shared governance that state: • Final authority and responsibility for the welfare of the USM and its institutions rests with the Board of Regents. The Board may delegate to the Chancellor and the Presidents portions of that authority for the purpose of assuring the effective management of the System and its institutions. • Shared governance procedures and principles apply at all levels within the USM. • Shared governance requires informed participation and collaboration by faculty, students, staff, and administrators. • Faculty, staff, and students shall have opportunities to participate, appropriate to their special knowledge and expertise, in decisions that relate to: o Mission and budget priorities for the University System of Maryland and its constituent institutions o Curriculum, course content, and instruction; o Research; o Appointment, promotion, and tenure of all faculty members and the development of policies that affect faculty welfare generally; o Development of human resources policies and procedures for exempt and non-exempt staff; o Selection and appointment of administrators; o Issues that affect the ability of students to complete their education; and o Other issues that arise from time to time that affect the overall welfare of the USM and/or its institutions. • While some members of shared governance bodies may be appointed, the substantial majority should be elected by their constituencies. Such bodies should elect their own presiding officers. 2. To provide advice to the Dean of the School of Medicine in the form of information, analysis, or opinion on issues affecting the School of Medicine and its faculty B. The Membership 1.The Full Faculty Assembly shall consist of the members of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty who hold 50% time or greater academic appointments at the rank of 33
  • 37. instructor or above. Geographic fulltime appointees are members. Visiting faculty are not members. 2.A Representative Faculty Assembly (hereafter referred to as the Representative Assembly) shall be formed to deliberate and formulate resolutions or positions to be presented to the Dean on behalf of the Full Faculty Assembly. C. The Representative Faculty Assembly 1. The Representative Assembly shall be a body of approximately 50 departmentally elected representatives of the eligible School of Medicine Faculty. Eligible faculty are those Full Assembly members with a primary appointment in a School of Medicine Department and not having “Dean” in their title. Any faculty member standing for election to the Representative Assembly must disclose any conflicts of interest and provide assurance that such conflicts will not impair his/her independence. 2. Each Department shall elect its representative(s) to fill open seats on the Representative Assembly by secret ballot. They may choose to elect up to two alternates, as well, to fill-in when an elected representative cannot attend a meeting due to an unavoidable circumstance. Except for the first election, they shall serve for terms of 3 years. The Elections Committee of the Faculty Assembly shall oversee the elections process. 3. To achieve a Representative Assembly of approximately 50 members, each department shall be entitled to one representative for every 25 eligible faculty who hold their primary appointments within that department. From 1-25 eligible faculty, a department will qualify for 1 representative, from 26-50 it would have 2, from 51-75 it would have 3, and so forth. 4. To ensure continuity, elections will be staggered so that only approximately one third of the Faculty Assembly representatives will be replaced in any year. To achieve this staggering, the duration of terms shall vary in the first election such that approximately equal numbers of representatives will be elected for 1, 2, and 3 year terms. 5. Nominations of candidates to fill departmental seats on the Representative Assembly shall be made and seconded by Faculty Assembly Members at a regular departmental faculty meeting. A slate should include at least two candidates for each seat. 6. The elected representatives shall be the top vote recipients in a departmental election of Faculty Assembly Members held during the 1st week of June. Ties shall be decided in a runoff election. 7. Election results shall be tallied electronically or by departmental members of the Faculty Assembly designated by the Elections Committee of the Assembly. The designees will certify the election on behalf of the election committee and will report the certified results to the department and to the Election Committee. D. Duties and Roles of the Representative Assembly 1. Attend all scheduled meetings of the Representative Assembly. Departments may elect a maximum of two alternate representatives to fill-in when an elected representative cannot attend a meeting due to an unavoidable circumstance. 2. At regular meetings of the Representative Assembly, representatives shall receive and discuss information and develop recommendations on any issues of importance to the University and the School of Medicine. 3. Representatives shall have the right to vote on all proposed actions or positions. 4. To initiate by resolution any measure the Faculty Assembly deems to be in the best interest of the School of Medicine for presentation to the Dean of the School of Medicine. 5. Collaborate with the administration in drafting policy or initiating changes in SOM policy that require approval of a majority of the faculty in order to be enacted. 34
  • 38. E. Officers of the Faculty Assembly 1. The Faculty Assembly Officers shall consist of the Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary. Candidates for office must be members of the Representative Assembly who have at least one year of their term remaining. Because of their requirement as administrators to support all enacted policies of the University, department chairs are deemed to have a conflict of interest. Therefore, while they may be elected to the Representative Assembly, they are excluded from holding office in the Representative Assembly. Except for the first election, members shall be eligible to stand for election as Officers at the end of their first or second year(s) on the Representative Assembly. For the first election all members will be eligible to run. 2. Officers shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast by the Representative Assembly Members in a secret ballot. Except for the first election, the election will be held during the first week of June. The first election of Officers shall be held within one month of time the first Representative Assembly is seated. 3. Except for the first election, the term of all officers shall be 1 year and shall begin on July 1st of each year. An officer may serve for a maximum of 2 consecutive terms in the same office. For the first election, the Officers will serve until the next July 1st . 4. Except for the initial election, nominations for officers shall be received in May and a slate with at least two candidates for each office or seat shall be submitted to the Elections Committee by May 15th. All candidates must submit their signed agreement to be nominated and to serve if elected. For the initial election, nominations shall be submitted at the first post-ratification meeting of the new Representative Assembly. Until such time the leadership elected prior to the bylaws being ratified shall remain in place. 5. If an office is vacated before the term is completed, the next highest officer will complete the term. The Vice-Chair replaces the Chair, and the Secretary replaces the Vice-Chair. If the Secretary position is vacated, it shall be filled by vote of the membership of the Representative Assembly. F. Duties of the Officers of the Faculty Assembly 1. The Chair shall have the duties of administering the policies of the Faculty Assembly, overseeing and facilitating all activities, as well as presiding at all meetings of the Full Faculty Assembly and the Representative Assembly. 2. The Chair shall appoint an initial Ad Hoc Elections Committee of the Faculty Assembly consisting of 5 members. Three members shall be designated to serve for an initial period of 1 year and two shall be designated to serve for 2 years. 3. The Vice-Chair shall assist the Chair in such tasks as may be delegated by the Chair. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall preside over meetings of the Full Faculty Assembly and the Representative Assembly. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for preparing and distributing the agenda, as well as for taking and distributing of minutes of all proceedings of the Full and Representative Assembly; for compiling and indexing the measures formally adopted; and for such other tasks as designated by the Chair. The Secretary shall receive and maintain the complete and up-to-date electronic mail directory of the membership. G. Faculty Assembly Committees 1. The Ad Hoc Elections Committee shall become a Standing Elections Committee when The Faculty Assembly holds elections to replace ad hoc members as their terms expire. In May of each year, an election will be held to replace members whose terms are about to expire. Elected members of the Elections Committee will serve for two years and will oversee and validate all elections and votes of the Representative Assembly. Persons elected to the Elections Committee 35
  • 39. must be members of the Representative Assembly who have at least two years remaining in their terms. 2. The Faculty Assembly may establish other standing committees and special ad hoc committees as may be appropriate for the performance of its functions. The membership of committees shall be determined in such a manner as the Representative Assembly may decide. When the need arises for prompt action, the Chair may nominate or appoint members to committees, subject to revisions by the full Representative Assembly. Members of committees other than the Elections Committee must be members of the Full Faculty Assembly, but need not be members of the Representative Assembly. H. Duties of Elections Committee 1. The Elections Committee shall oversee and validate the election of members of the Representative Assembly as well as Officers of the Faculty Assembly. At least one member of the Elections Committee not standing for re-election will oversee and certify the annual election of new Elections Committee members. Finally, the Elections committee will oversee and validate the election of the School of Medicine representatives to the UMB Faculty Senate. 2. The Election Committee shall receive nominations for Committees, Offices and members at least two weeks before the election. All candidates must agree to run and to serve if elected. 3. Voting shall be by secret ballot. All votes must be submitted by electronic or written signature to insure that each eligible voter casts only one vote. Voting will be completed by the end of the first week in June. 4. The Elections Committee, with such additional assistance as it deems necessary, will tally the votes and publish the results of the election by the end of the third week in June. I. Meetings 1. The Representative Assembly shall hold a minimum of 4 regular meetings each year. The actual number of meetings shall be designated by the Representative Assembly. Unscheduled meetings may be called by the Chair, or by a poll of the Representative Assembly members. Except for meetings or parts of meetings deemed in executive session, all meetings of the Representative Assembly shall be open to eligible faculty, but only elected representatives may vote on an issue 2. In addition, there will be a minimum of 2 meetings of the Full Faculty Assembly where all members are encouraged to participate. The purpose of these meetings is to provide a forum for the Full Assembly to be updated on the activities of the Representative Assembly, and where the full membership can provide direct input into the deliberative process. 3. The Chair shall, in consultation with the other Officers and Representatives, develop and prioritize the agenda items for all meetings of the Full or Representative Assembly. Copies of this agenda will be provided electronically to all representatives at least 5 days before a meeting, or as much in advance as possible for a meeting called on short notice. In addition, time should be allotted in each meeting for discussion of new business. 4. Any member of the Full Faculty Assembly may request that an issue be placed on the agenda, but the final agenda shall be determined by the Chair, in consultation with the other Officers and members of the Representative Assembly. However, if a petition is presented by at least 10 members of the Representative Assembly or 25 Members of the Full Assembly to place an item on the agenda, that item must be considered on the agenda of the next meeting. 5. A quorum shall be met if 51% of the Representative Assembly Members are in attendance at a meeting. An affirmative vote of a majority of the representatives present and voting shall be necessary to adopt any motion or take any other action. Procedures not otherwise regulated by these Bylaws shall be in accordance with the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order. The Chair’s rulings on points of procedure are final. 36
  • 40. J. Adoption and Amendment of these Bylaws 1. The Faculty Assembly alone has the right to adopt and amend these bylaws. The content of and any changes to these bylaws shall be approved by the Dean and the Campus President. These bylaws take effect if they are adopted by a majority of the eligible faculty members casting votes in a general election with at least 200-faculty voting. 2. To make a formal proposal to amend these bylaws, a petition carrying the signatures of 25 members of the Representative Assembly must be presented to the Chair. Thereafter, the Chair shall circulate the petition to all representatives and place it on the agenda as a resolution for discussion at the next regular meeting of the Representative Assembly. 3. If the resolution is adopted by at least a two-thirds majority of those representatives present at the meeting, the proposed amendment must be ratified by at least a two-thirds majority of the eligible faculty members casting votes in a general election with at least 200 members voting. 4. It is permissible, after ratification, to move those parts of the by-laws that pertain only to initiating procedures, e.g., the first elections, to a separate addendum provided that the meaning of the items is not altered. Thus, the by-laws will not be burdened by obsolete references to special start-up procedures. Bylaws passed 9/13/2002 37
  • 41. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COUNCIL The Executive Committee is a special committee of the School of Medicine Council. The Executive Committee acts as an advisory body to the dean and makes recommendations to the Council concerning academic and educational policies of the medical school and performs any other function assigned to it by the Council or the dean. The Executive Committee’s membership includes the dean, who is the chair; all department chairs; two assistant/associate deans, appointed by the dean; program directors; and four other faculty members (two from the basic science departments and two from the clinical departments) who are selected by the School of Medicine faculty through an election process. The elected basic science and clinical faculty members serve a three-year term as Executive Committee members. There are ten regularly scheduled monthly meetings held during the academic year, held at a time and place designated by the dean. There are no regularly scheduled meetings held during July and August. The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Council, on an emergency basis, between scheduled meetings, and as deemed necessary. 38
  • 42. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTING AND NON-VOTING MEMBERS Voting Members – 2007-2008 E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. - Chair Dean, School of Medicine Edson X. Albuquerque, MD, PhD Chair, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Robert A. Barish, MD Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs Stephen T. Bartlett, MD Chair, Surgery Brian M. Berman, MD Director, Complementary Medicine Program Meredith Bond, Ph.D. Chair, Physiology Brian J. Browne, MD, FACEP Acting Chair, Emergency Medicine Frank M. Calia, MD, MACP Chair, Medicine Kevin J. Cullen, MD Director, Program in Oncology Steven J. Czinn, MD Chair, Pediatrics Louis DeTolla, Jr., VMC, PhD Director, Comparative Medicine (Veterinary Resources) Richard L. Eckert, PhD, MS Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Howard M. Eisenberg, MD Chair, Neurosurgery Kevin S. Ferentz, MD Associate Professor, Medicine (Clinical Representative) Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD Director, Institute of Genome Sciences Robert C. Gallo, M.D. Director, Institute of Human Virology Anthony Gaspari, MD Chair, Dermatology 39
  • 43. Ramzi K. Hemady, MD Acting Chair, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Stephen C. Jacobs, MD Professor, Surgery (Clinical Representative) Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS Vive Dean, Research & Academic Affairs James Kaper, PhD Chair, Microbiology & Immunology Anthony F. Lehman, MD, MSPH Chair, Psychiatry Jay Magaziner, PhD, MS Hygiene Interim Chair, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine Reuben S. Mezrich, MD, PhD Chair, Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Hugh E. Mighty, MD Chair, OB, GYN & Reproductive Sciences Steven D. Munger, PhD Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology (Basic Science Faculty Representative) Vincent D. Pellegrini, MD Chair, Orthopaedics William F. Regine, MD Chair, Radiation Oncology Peter Rock, MD, MBA Chair, Anesthesiology Mary M. Rodgers, PhD Chair, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Thomas M. Scalea, MD Director, Trauma Program Michael T. Shipley, PhD Chair, Anatomy & Neurobiology Alan R. Shuldiner, MD Director, Program of Genetics & Genomic Medicine Sanford A. Stass, MD Interim Chair, Medical & Research Technology Chair, Pathology David L. Stewart, MD, MPH Chair, Family Medicine and Community Medicine Scott E. Strome, MD 40
  • 44. Chair, Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Stephanie Vogel, PhD Professor, Microbiology & Immunology (Basic Science Faculty Representative) William J. Weiner, MD Chair, Neurology Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities/Education & Research 41
  • 45. Non-Voting Members – 2007-2008 John W. Ashworth, MBA Senior VP, Hospital Networks Jeanette K. Balotin, MA, MPA Assistant Dean, Programs and Planning Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH Associate Dean, Policy and Planning Jerome Carr, JD Associate Dean, Business Affairs Senior Advisor to the Dean Milford M. Foxwell, Jr., MD Associate Dean, Admissions Lindsey Grossman, MD Ex-Officio Member Greg Handlir, MBA Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Resource Management Jennifer B. Litchman, MA Assistant Dean, Public Affairs Nancy Ryan Lowitt, MD Associate Dean, Professional Development Patrick Madden, BA Associate Dean, Development David Mallott, MD Associate Dean, Medical Education James E. McNamee, PhD Associate Dean, Information Services and CIO Donna Parker, MD Associate Dean, Student Affairs Jeffrey A. Rivest President and CEO, UMMC Dorothy Snow, MD, MPH Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs William E. Tucker, CPA Chief Corporate Officer University Physicians, Inc.
  • 46. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE FACULTY SENATE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE REPRESENTATIVES The Faculty Senate is an elected body, chosen by faculty from the campus’ six professional schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work and graduate school. Senators serve for three-year terms. Annual elections are held to fill vacancies which occur upon expiration of Senate terms. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the president on issues of policy which affect faculty across the various UMB schools. The Faculty Senate meets regularly with the president and vice-president of academic affairs to discuss their policy recommendations. The School of Medicine delegation of Faculty Senators meets regularly with the dean to discuss important issues affecting the School of Medicine. The UMB Faculty Senate meets on the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. Meetings are open to all faculty and by invitation to others. School of Medicine current representation on the UMB Faculty Senate is as follows: Dr. Thomas Abrams 706-5837 Dr. Eileen Barry 706-5328 Dr. Whitney Burrows 328-6366 Dr. Marcelo Cardarelli 328-5842 Dr. Vasker Dilsizian 328-2203 Dr. Paul Fishman 605-7000 Dr. Nelson Goldberg 328-2332 Dr. Stephen Jacobs 328-5544 Dr. Robert Koos 706-8033 Dr. Jan Powell 706-5152 Dr. David Shepard 328-1831 Dr. Li Zhang 328-1907 Dr. Richard Yugi Zhao 706-6301 The Faculty Senate Web address is: 43
  • 47. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMITTEES • Admissions • Advancement • Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Review • Continuing Medical Education Advisory • Curriculum Coordinating o Ambulatory Education o Clinical Years o Years I/II • Institutional Animal Care and Use • Institutional Review Board • Judicial Board • MD/PhD Advisory • Research Affairs Advisory ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE FY 2007– 2008 Name Department Dr. Milford Foxwell – Chair Admissions Carnell Cooper, M.D. – Vice Chair Surgery ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Erin Giudice, MD - Chair Pediatrics APPOINTMENT, PROMOTION AND TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE FY 2007-2008 Name Department Alan Cross, M.D. – Chair Medicine 44
  • 48. CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) ADVISORY COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 MEMBER LISTING Name Department Robert Vogel, M.D., Chair Medicine Judy Blackburn UMBF, Inc. John Cole, M.D. Neurology Ingrid Connerney, DrPH, MPH, RN Clinical Quality Systems Nancy Ryan Lowitt, M.D. Medicine/Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development Amal Mattu, M.D. Emergency Medicine Sterling North, BA Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development Ligia Peralta, M.D. Pediatrics Gina Perez-Madrinan, M.D. Psychiatry S. Michael Plaut, Ph.D. Psychiatry Elijah Saunders, M.D. Medicine Eliot Siegel, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Scott Spier, M.D. Mercy Medical Center David Tasker, M.D. Medicine Richard Tischler Consultant Joanne Waelterman, M.D. Ophthalmology The CME Advisory Committee Listing is located at: CURRICULUM COORDINATING COMMITTEE FY 2007-2008 Name Department John Talbott, MD – Chair Psychiatry Linda Lewin, MD – Co-Chair Pediatrics CLINICAL YEARS COMMITTEE FY 2007–2008 Name Department Linda Lewin, MD - Chair Pediatrics YEAR I/II COMMITTEE FY 2007-2008 Name Department Steven Munger, PhD, Chair Anatomy & Neurobiology 45
  • 49. INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE & USE COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Dr. Larry Anderson – Chair Anatomy & Neurobiology Dr. Louis DeTolla – Attending Veterinarian Veterinary Resources INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department/School Robert Edelman, MD, Committee Chair Medicine JUDICIAL BOARD FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Jill RachBeitsel, MD Chair Psychiatry MD/PHD ADVISORY COMMITTEE FY 2007-2008 Name Department Terry Rogers , PhD, Chair Biochemistry & MD/PhD RESEARCH AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Jeffrey Hasday, MD, Chair Microbiology & Immunology 46
  • 50. UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS, INC. Faculty Practices of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Overview University Physicians, Inc. (UPI) coordinates and supports the clinical activities of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. It is a separate non-profit, tax-exempt entity. UPI provides administrative support in areas such as business development and payer contracting, finance, human resources, information technology, compliance, legal affairs, practice operations and reimbursement management. UPI also owns and manages two practice office facilities, the University of Maryland Professional Building at 419 W. Redwood Street and the Frenkil Building at 16 S. Eutaw Street, and it leases and manages a third location used primarily for administrative purposes. UPI is directed by a Board of Trustees, which consists of the dean and the department chairs of the clinical departments of the school. The dean also serves as president of UPI. The executive director of UPI is an ex-officio trustee. Clinical activities of the faculty of the school take place as part of the Medical Service Plan, approved by the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland. This faculty practice plan includes UPI as the coordinating corporation and separate, tax-exempt professional associations representing the respective clinical departments. For example, faculty anesthesiologists practice within University of Maryland Anesthesiology Associates, P.A. Our faculty practices are sometimes referred to collectively as University Physicians or UPI. University Physicians currently includes 19 professional corporations that represent distinguished physicians in over 40 specialties and subspecialties. Our physicians’ clinical schedules accommodate approximately 600,000 patient visits per year, and we produce revenues in excess of $105 million. Roles and Responsibilities: Finance Committee, Clinical Affairs Advisory Committee and Compliance Committee The following is a delineation of the roles and responsibilities of three-major School of Medicine/ University Physicians operating committees. These committees play important advisory and consultative roles to the School of Medicine and assist the Dean in maintaining the operational and financial integrity of the School of Medicine programs. This document will be the working document to define the roles of the Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee (FAAC), the UPI Finance and Audit Committee (FAC) and the Clinical Affairs Advisory Committee (CAAC). 47
  • 51. Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee (FAAC) - The FAAC is a University of Maryland School of Medicine committee that advises the dean of the School of Medicine on fiscal affairs. The FAAC members are appointed by the dean. The FAAC has a direct reporting relationship to the dean. The associate dean for Clinical Affairs is an ex-officio member of the FAAC. The FAAC is responsible for the review of the consolidated mission-based budget for each department and its associated PA. The FAAC determines whether the budget is appropriate and realistic, fiscally responsible, and compatible with the School of Medicine mission. If the budget is acceptable and balanced, the FAAC will recommend approval to the dean. If the budget is unacceptable, the FAAC will work with the department until it is acceptable and balanced. In situations where a budget is not balanced, the department must satisfy the FAAC that appropriate actions are being taken to finance any deficit and to correct the problem in the future. The FAAC is responsible for the monthly monitoring of fiscal performance and adherence to budgets for each department and its associated PA. The FAAC may also require a contingency plan from a department if there is significant variance from budget or if there is concern at the beginning of a year that a budget is unrealistic. The FAAC is responsible for evaluating the situation when a department and its associated PA demonstrate a significant and undesirable variance to budget. The FAAC will advise the dean about the seriousness of the variance and recommend potential solutions. Once a department plan has been accepted by the dean and instituted by the department, the FAAC will be responsible for monitoring progress. The FAAC is responsible for developing general operating policies for such things as reserve requirements, budget guidelines, performance and productivity measures and mission-based activities and their funding. In addition, it develops general policies for managing problems such as budget shortfalls. These proposed policies are forwarded by the chairman of the FAAC to the dean of the School of Medicine for approval. UPI Finance and Audit Committee - The UPI Finance and Audit Committee is a standing committee under UPI bylaws. It reports to the UPI Board of Directors and its president. The UPI Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing, approving and recommending action items to the UPI board related to the following areas: • The central UPI budget • Clinical contracting • Management of real estate, loans and investments • Management of accounts receivable to central UPI owed by the various PA’s • Compliance with Medical Service Plan policies Relationship Between the FAAC and UPI Finance and Audit Committee • The chair of the FAAC is an ex-officio member of the UPI Finance and Audit Committee • The chair of the UPI Finance and Audit Committee is an ex-officio member of the FAAC Clinical Affairs Advisory Committee - A Clinical Affairs Advisory Committee of UPI (CAAC) was created to provide direction and oversight to the clinical operations of the clinical enterprise of the School of Medicine. It is this committee’s responsibility to ensure that the practices comprising the faculty practice plan function at the optimum level. The CAAC is chaired by the associate dean for Clinical Affairs. Membership is determined by the dean, School of Medicine. The chair of the committee reports to the dean. The Clinical Affairs Advisory Committee plays an active advisory and oversight role as defined by the dean/associate dean. The committee monitors operating performance for each of the practices according to standards that have been agreed upon by the 48
  • 52. associate dean and UPI board. Plans for new business ventures impacting other groups or the hospital are brought to the committee for review and subsequent recommendation to the associate dean. The committee assists the associate dean in evaluating new business opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions. The committee also provides advice to the associate dean and to the board regarding strategic positioning of UPI and its associated groups. The committee has the following responsibilities: 1. Lead the evolution of the medical school clinical enterprise into a more integrated group practice. 2. Develop and enforce operating and financial performance standards for each of the groups within the faculty practice plan. 3. Development and enforcement of standards of patient service for the group. 4. Defining the administrative and clinical infrastructure requirements to support the group practice. 5. Provide recommendations to the associate dean/UPI president relative to the strategic positioning and business priorities of the school of medicine clinical enterprise. 6. Reviewing new business ventures proposed by the PAs. Relationship to FAAC - The chair of the FAAC is an ex-officio member of the CAAC. UPI Compliance Committee - The Compliance Committee is a standing committee of the UPI board. It was established in recognition of the increasing complexity of compliance standards and requirements (including billing and documentation rules) applicable to our clinical practice groups, and in order to help ensure ongoing, timely oversight and review of the compliance initiatives and programs of UPI and the clinical practice groups. The Committee serves as liaison to the board with regard to regulatory compliance issues, it provides advice and recommendations to the UPI Compliance Office and the board on compliance issues, programs, policies and procedures, and it recommends to the board appropriate or necessary changes to the UPI compliance plan. The Committee is composed of members of the board, other members of the faculty, and administrative staff of the professional associations and UPI. The UPI chief compliance officer is an ex officio member of the Committee. UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS, INC. COMPLIANCE PROGRAM The University Physicians Compliance Program was established to help ensure that we carry out our clinical practice and related activities within appropriate ethical and legal standards, in conformance with applicable federal and state law, government and/or private payer health care program requirements, as well as University Physicians’ compliance and business policies. It is essential that each of us carries out our daily activities within this context, and that we are proactive in obtaining guidance and in identifying and resolving issues or situations that may not be compliant. The University Physicians Compliance Plan is a critical component of our overall compliance program. It provides guidance on a broad range of issues, including coding, billing and documentation, conflicts of interest, patient confidentiality, records retention, contracts and business relationships, waivers of payments, and more. More detailed compliance policies have also been established to provide more detail in a number of these areas. The UPI Compliance Office is responsible for implementation of the compliance program. It serves as a central resource for furnishing information and guidance to our professional associations concerning applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and other guidance or policies. The Compliance Office focuses significant attention on coding, documentation and billing compliance rules, and it periodically reviews these areas in each 49
  • 53. practice group. Education and training is also provided to all clinicians and staff on our program requirements and relevant compliance matters. Because of our practice plan structure, each professional association is ultimately responsible for compliance of its faculty and staff. Each practice group has an administrative compliance liaison and a physician compliance liaison. The job of the compliance liaisons is to serve as a link with the Compliance Office and to lead the compliance efforts within the practice group. The Compliance Office maintains an intranet website with information about our program, contacts, documents and additional resources at FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Hugh E. Mighty, MD, Chair OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences FISCAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Dr. Anthony Lehman, Chair Psychiatry CLINICAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FY 2007 – 2008 Name Department Dr. Robert Barish, Chair Clinical Affairs 50
  • 54. UNIVERSITY CARE - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICINE UniversityCare was created in 1995 as a partnership between University of Maryland School of Medicine, University Physicians, Inc., and the University of Maryland Medical System. Collectively, it is known as University of Maryland Medicine (UMM). UniversityCare, LLC is a fully integrated health care delivery system with three primary care centers in West Baltimore and multi-specialty practice locations across Central Maryland. Medical Director..........................................................................................................Neil M. Siegel, M.D. Vice-President, Ambulatory Services........................................................................................Joanne Riley Director of Ambulatory Services…………………………………………………………………….Dorothy Suit UniversityCare web address: Primary Care Network in West Baltimore UniversityCare at Edmondson Village 4538 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 410-328-CARE (2273) Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. FridayWednesday Services: Adult & pediatric well and sick care; obstetrics & gynecology; mental health; social services Lead Provider: Dr. Marc Wilson (Family Medicine) Providers: Dr. Alistair Esege (Family Medicine), Dr. Joyce Evans (Family Medicine), Dr. Stacy Garret- Ray (Family Medicine), Dr. Neil Siegel (Family Medicine), Site Manager: Ms Carolyn Morsell UniversityCare at Waxter Center 1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 410-396-1295 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Services: Adult well and sick care; podiatry; gynecology; rheumatology; mental health; social services; pharmacy consultations Lead Provider: Dr. Jamal Mikdashi (Internal Medicine) Providers: Dr. Sheldon Amsel (Internal Medicine), Ms Tynetta Dawson, NP (Adult Nurse Practitioner) Site Manager: Ms Patricia DiPasquale UniversityCare at Shipley’s Choice 8601 Veteran’s Highway, Suite 111, Millersville, MD 21108 410-729-4623 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Services: Adult & pediatric sick and well care Providers Dr. Alkesh Patel (Family Medicine) Site Manager: Ms Sara Lattanzia 51
  • 55. MULTI-SPECIALITY SITES University Specialists at Shipley’s Choice Medical Park 8601 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108 410-729-4601 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Services: Adult: Dermatology; Ophthalmology; Weight Management (Bariatric Surgery); Urogynecology; Diagnostic Imaging Pediatric: Allergy/Immunology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology/ Nutrition (GI); Genetics; Surgery Practice Manager: Ms Sara Lattanzia University Pediatric Specialists at Belair North Park Center, Unit 423, 4-C North Avenue, Belair, MD 21014 410-879-7730 or 1-800-373-4111 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Services: Allergy, Cardiology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology/Nutrition (GI); Genetics; Neurology; Pulmonology; Surgery Practice Manager: Ms Pamela Wieciech HOSPITAL/CLINICAL AFFILIATIONS The School of Medicine recognizes the importance of providing excellent clinical experiences with stimulating faculty and mentors, and has developed a comprehensive network of affiliations designed to encompass the continuum of medical care including ambulatory, acute hospital, home care, rehabilitation and chronic care. In all programs medical students are trained by and fully supervised by School of Medicine faculty. Over the past five years a significant effort to coordinate, expand and improve the ambulatory care experience has resulted in an extensive ambulatory care network of opportunities. Clinical experiences are offered in multi-disciplinary teaching clinics, faculty practices, community family health centers, private practices and hospital-based ambulatory care programs. Model geriatric clinical education programs, designed at three facilities with large cohorts of elderly patients, serve as stimulating educational experiences where computer-assisted learning augments the faculty preceptor patient experience. Academic tertiary care experience, demonstrating state-of-the-art technology and ongoing exciting clinical research, is offered at the three major affiliates: the University of Maryland Medical System, the Veterans Administration Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHS) and Mercy Medical Center. Additionally, community hospitals with major commitments to the importance of a teaching environment serve as outstanding opportunities for primary and secondary health care experiences. A successful network of community, state and federal psychiatric facilities has resulted in a widely acclaimed statewide program for psychiatry training. Special clinical research experience in psychiatry is additionally offered at the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and at the Perry Point VA Medical Center. Experience in rehabilitation, home care and chronic medical care is offered through several facilities, each offering special aspects of expertise for those who wish to pursue psychiatry, neuro-rehabilitation 52
  • 56. and geriatrics. The following sites have affiliations with School of Medicine clinical teaching programs: VAMHS, Walter P. Carter Center, Children’s National Medical Center (Washington), University Specialty Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kernan Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital, MedStar Health, Mercy Medical Center, National Orthopedic Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Springfield Hospital Center, Spring Grove Hospital Center, University of Maryland Medical System (includes Shock Trauma and Greenebaum Cancer Center), Western Maryland Area Health Education Center and York Hospital, PA. Mercy Medical Center is a 285-bed community teaching hospital located in downtown Baltimore. The facility has numerous areas of specialization including women’s health, cardiology, geriatrics and oncology. The University of Maryland Medical System is a private, not-for-profit teaching hospital system that provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services to more than 300,000 people each year. The medical system is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer, neurocare, cardiac care, women’s health services, children’s health services and physical rehabilitation. It also has the largest kidney transplant program in the world. The medical system has 9,000 employees, 1,900 licensed beds, and gross revenue of $900 million. The major components are: The University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore (which includes the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Hospital for Children). It is the primary clinical setting for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. It is dedicated to providing exemplary health care for the people of Maryland, to preparing students and physicians-in- training for the practice of medicine and the allied health professions and to carrying out research to improve the quality of health care. Since its founding in 1823 as the nation’s first teaching hospital, the medical center has become a major tertiary care center that offers a full range of specialized medical and surgical services. In recent years, as the number of health care facilities in urban centers has decreased, the medical center has assumed increasing responsibility for its surrounding community. As a result, more than 100,000 city residents look to the University of Maryland Medical Center for their primary source of health care. With 724-beds, the University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the nation’s busiest. In one year it records approximately 30,000 inpatient admissions, 350,000 outpatient visits and 1,500 births. Every day, nearly 5,000 people pass through the hospital’s doors. The senior medical staff — more than 800 physicians — is comprised of the clinical faculty of the School of Medicine who supervise the training of the more than 600 graduate-physician house staff as well as the medical students. Because of its combined professional and academic environment, many outstanding treatment programs and research facilities have been developed at the medical center. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center are two prime examples. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, linked with the statewide network of emergency communications, transportation and medical care facilities, is second to none. It provides high-speed emergency service to more than 6,500 critically injured persons each year – the most severe multiple trauma cases in the state — with an impressive 98 percent survival rate. A heliport on the roof of the $44 million R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center facilitates rapid transport of the most severely injured and acutely ill patients. 53
  • 57. In the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, collaboration between research scientists and research clinicians has resulted in notable efforts in treating breast, lung and blood-related cancers. It was at the Cancer Center that researchers pioneered the freezing of a leukemia patient’s own platelets for later use during relapses. The center’s physicians work closely with other oncology programs within the hospital, tailoring the balance among surgery, radiation and anticancer drugs for each patient’s optimal treatment plan. The Cancer Center is nationally known for its blood and marrow transplant program and for its research into new drug development. Other centers of excellence include: • University of Maryland Hospital for Children, which provides the full range of pediatric services. It houses the state’s largest neonatal intensive care unit. • The solid organ transplant program, which performs more than 300 transplants each year, with capabilities in kidney, pancreas, simultaneous kidney-pancreas, liver, heart and lung. The comprehensive program continually surpasses national survival rates in every area. • The Maryland Brain Attack Center, where physicians offer new treatments that help prevent disabilities from stroke by rapidly restoring blood flow to save brain tissue. The neurosurgery department has attracted national attention for its innovative techniques used in the treatment of brain tumors. A Gamma Knife Center allows patients with inoperable brain tumors a new chance for survival. The Center for Advanced Fetal Care, multiple sclerosis and magnetic resonance imaging centers all offers the most advanced technology possible. • University Sports Medicine provides injury prevention and treatment services to everyone from professional athletes such as the Baltimore Ravens, to collegiate athletes such as the University of Maryland Terrapins, to weekend warriors. • An affiliation with the Institute of Human Virology, where world renowned experts led by Dr. Robert Gallo investigate the cures and prevention of chronic viral diseases, with AIDS as a top priority. Along with its partner, the School of Medicine, the Medical Center has met the rapidly changing health care market with expanded services. These services include three primary care sites in West Baltimore and specialty care in the suburbs in Harford and Anne Arundel County, and primary and specialty care at Shipley’s Choice Medical Park in Anne Arundel County. The University of Maryland Medical Center has grown both professionally and physically over the years. Today, through partnerships with the University of Maryland’s professional schools, it is the training site for pharmacist, social workers, dentists, nurses and other health professionals and technicians. This interprofessional environment is a unique and valued characteristic of the University of Maryland Medical Center. In January 2000, the Medical Center launched construction of a new 350,000 square-foot building which is presently designed to house components of its emergency services, surgical services, diagnostic imaging, and women’s and children’s programs. The Weinberg Building opened in November 2003 and stands adjacent to the modern Homer Gudelsky Building for patient care, which opened in 1995. North Arundel Hospital - is a 329-bed acute-care community hospital in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Primarily serving residents of northern Anne Arundel County, this suburban community hospital is 54
  • 58. located approximately five miles south of Baltimore, Maryland, and 25 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. The facility has numerous areas of specialization including orthopedics, cardiology, geriatrics and oncology. Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital - is in Baltimore and offers inpatient, outpatient, day programs, and home-based care for infants and children. The facility also has a 15-bed off-site hospital in Prince George’s County. Maryland General Hospital - is a 300-bed community teaching institution that serves as the cornerstone of Maryland General Health Systems, Inc., a comprehensive network covering the continuum of care needs for more than 100,000 patients annually. Kernan Hospital – is a 152-bed orthopedic and rehabilitation hospital that serves adults and children with orthopedic and neurological conditions with a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs. Kernan includes the William Donald Schaefer Rehabilitation Center with special units for stroke, MS, spinal cord and head injury, and geriatric patients with complex medical problems. University Specialty Hospital - currently a 154-bed long-term chronic care facility. UniversityCare, LLC – a joint venture between University of Maryland School of Medicine, University Physicians, Inc., and University of Maryland Medical System, has operated three family health centers providing primary care to over 25,000 citizens of West Baltimore since 1995. In addition, more than 6,000 patients are currently receiving adult and/or pediatric care from our faculty in our suburban sites located in Harford County (Bel Air) and Anne Arundel County (Shipley’s Choice Medical Park). Texas Station — in July 2001, University of Maryland Medicine completed construction of a new 20,000 square-foot ambulatory center in the growing suburban corridor north of Baltimore City. At this new facility, patients have access to a variety of orthopaedic and physical therapy services, with special emphasis on sports injury and rehabilitation. 55
  • 59. BOARD OF VISITORS The University of Maryland School of Medicine Board of Visitors advocates for and advises the dean on matters that affect the School of Medicine. Members of the board come from government, academia and industry, both regionally and nationally, and alumni. The board meets in the spring and fall of each year. Mission Working in concert with the dean, the Board of Visitors at the School of Medicine serves as an advocate for and advises to the dean on the following: • Strategic Planning - reviews and comments on strategic plans and tactics for attaining national eminence. • Resource Development - secures funding from the private and public sectors in support of the School’s strategic plan. • Public Policy Research Coordination - advises the dean on national and regional health policy issues and research opportunities to be addressed by the School of Medicine. • Economic Development - bridges corporate and university interests to ensure optimum participation in economic development initiatives. • Community Outreach - enhances the School’s ability to focus on and respond to the needs of the community. By-Laws Composition - Ten-to-twelve charter members with staggered terms to permit rotation. Membership to reflect the most senior levels of government, academia and industry, both regionally and nationally, and our alumni. A total of four seats to be reserved for alumni of the School of Medicine. The president and the immediate past president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors will serve ex officio on the board each year. Nomination Process - Members may be proposed by board members, nominated by the dean, and approved by the board. Terms of Service - Limit of two consecutive terms of three (3) years duration. Beginning in July 1994, one-third of the board will be elected each year. In order to accomplish this rotation by lot, four members of the current board have been assigned terms ending June 1994. The remainder of the board will have terms expiring June 1995. Those members whose terms expire June 1994 are eligible for reappointment to the board at that time. Any board member who misses three consecutive board meetings will be asked to tender his or her resignation. Officers - The board will elect a chair and other officers (if necessary). Committees - Committees will be established as needed. Meetings - Meetings will be called by the dean in consultation with the chairman of the board. 56
  • 60. BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBERS Gary N. Geisel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Provident Bank Baltimore, MD Peter Angelos, Esquire President Law Offices of Peter G. ANgelos, PC Baltimore, MD Morton D. Bogdonoff, MD Past Chair, Board of Visitors Emeritus Professor of Medicine Weill Medical College of Cornell University Department of Medicine New York, New York Thomas S. Bozzuto Chairman & Chief Executive Officer The Bozzuto Group Greenbelt, Maryland Frank P. Bramble, Sr. Retired Vice Chairman MBNA Corporation Baltimore, Maryland Jocelyn Cheryl Bramble Publisher The Baltimore Times Baltimore, Maryland Frank C. Carlucci, III McClean, VA Michael E. Cryor President The Cryor Group Baltimore, Maryland William M. Davidow, Jr., Esquire Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P. Baltimore, Maryland Sylvan Frieman, MD Past Chair, Board of Visitors Baltimore, Maryland 57
  • 61. Ronald Geesey Snow Hill, Maryland Gary Geisel Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Provident Bank Baltimore, Maryland Stewart Greenebaum Founding Partner Greenebaum and Rose Associates, Inc. Willard Hackerman President & Chief Executive Officer The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Baltimore, Maryland Alice B. Heisler, M.D. (Ex-Officio Member) Past President Assoc. of the University of Maryland, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Carolyn McGuire-Frenkil President Substance Abuse Services, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Edward Magruder Passano, Jr. President & Chief Executive Officer One Waverly, LLC Baltimore, Maryland David S. Penn Managing Director Legg Mason Baltimore, Maryland Christine D. Sarbanes Chair Baltimore Chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Baltimore, Maryland Melvin Sharoky, MD Consultant, Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Tampa, FL 58
  • 62. David Sigman, MD (Ex-Offico Member) President, Medical Alumni Assoc. of the University of MD, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Daniel E. Wagner President Wagner Capital Management Corp Baltimore, Maryland The Board of Visitors Web address is: 59
  • 63. THE MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, INC. 522 West Lombard Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Telephone: 410.706.7454 Fax: 410-706-3658 E-mail: Web Address: The Medical Alumni Association (MAA) of the University of Maryland, Inc., founded in 1875, is the oldest independent medical alumni association in the United States. An elected board of nine directors, five officers and a staff of four full time employees provide a wide range of services to 10,000 alumni, students, faculty and friends of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. These services include membership services, publication of the alumni Bulletin magazine, fund raising, reunion activities, regional receptions, and maintenance of Davidge Hall. Membership - The MAA conducts an annual membership drive to offset its operating expenses. Roughly 15 percent of the alumni have earned emeritus status and are not required to pay dues. Alumni Relations - Each year more than 1,000 alumni and guests return to campus for the annual three- day reunion featuring a scientific program, tours of campus, an annual banquet and separate class parties. During the year the MAA also entertains hundreds of alumni and faculty at annual medical meetings throughout the country. To engage students, the association organizes a Student Advisory Committee and sponsors one major event for each of the four classes. Publications - The association publishes the Bulletin magazine, the oldest medical alumni publication in the United States. The quarterly magazine is mailed to alumni, faculty, students and friends of the School of Medicine. It includes University of Maryland School of Medicine feature articles, scientific advances, profiles of distinguished alumni and faculty members and class notes. Fund Raising - Through its volunteer phonothon, the MAA conducts the annual fund on behalf of the School of Medicine. Annual gifts support scholarships and students loans, and each year the MAA Board of Directors disburses funds to the dean’s discretionary fund for use by the medical school. More than 35 percent of all alumni contribute to the annual fund. Davidge Hall - The alumni offices are located on the second floor of Davidge Hall (1812), the oldest surviving medical building in the Western Hemisphere continuously in use for medical education. Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1997, Davidge Hall also houses the office of the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The MAA is responsible for the planning and execution of the building’s ongoing conservation efforts. 60
  • 64. C h a p t e r 3 2007 2008 61 SUMMARIES
  • 65. CURRICULUM First and Second Years - The freshman year begins with a three-day block on “Informatics” introducing students to the use of information technology in medicine that will assist learning, research and clinical applications. This is followed by a nine-week block on “Structure and Development” which offers a comprehensive overview on the morphological and developmental organization of the body. Next comes a one-week “Human Behavior” block taught in an interdisciplinary manner, highlighting the importance of behavior in the prevention, incidence, prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of wellness and illness. Following this, another nine-week block, “Cell and Molecular Biology,” presents the fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and human genetics and correlates them with clinical issues. Next is a two-week block of “Cell Function” which is an introductory block for the two blocks that follow. This two-week block will be incorporated into the final block relative to examination. Next is a six-week interdisciplinary course on the neurosciences describing basic concepts of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neurophysiology and clinical neurology. The final block, “Functional Systems,” runs for eight weeks, providing the freshman student with the basic understanding of human physiology in the areas of cellular, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and integrative physiology. Each is integrated with clinical applications. Running concurrently with the blocks is ICP, “Introduction to Clinical Practice.” Following lectures, one-third of the students visit a clinical site or alternate learning area one day per week for ICP. This clinical work is offered three times each week, once for each third of the class. Problem-based learning sessions utilizing small groups are held once weekly for a two hours. Sessions run concurrently with each block. The remainder of the week is designated for student independent study, for utilization of the library, Computer Learning Center or a faculty mentor when indicated. A standing Curriculum Coordinating Committee, composed of block leaders, special course chairpersons, faculty members-at-large and representatives of the student body, has the responsibility of regularly monitoring and reviewing the curriculum and recommending changes deemed appropriate. The integrated curriculum continues in the second year when sophomore students take two blocks, which include; 1) Host Defenses and Infectious Diseases (10 weeks); and 2) Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (24 weeks). The more lengthy block, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, contains neuroscience and psychiatry, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive, pulmonary, renal, endocrine, neoplasia, locomotive and hemopoietic sections. The sophomore year is characterized by two hours of lecture, two hours of small group or laboratory, independent and problem-based learning sessions and clinical practice and physical diagnosis. Third and Fourth Years - The two clinical years are viewed as a single unit with the student assuming progressive responsibility for patient care. The clinical experience consists of the following clerkships: medicine (12 weeks), surgery (12 weeks), family medicine (4 weeks), obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences (6 weeks), pediatrics (6 weeks), psychiatry/neurology (8 weeks). As noted, students take all of these rotations according to individual schedules. The sum of these experiences provides a 48-week introduction to clinical science. The 32-week fourth year consists of one eight-week experience in an ambulatory setting usually at an Area Health Education Center in Cumberland or Cambridge, Maryland, and two months of a sub- internship are required in one of the following clinical fields: medicine, surgery/critical care, surgery, or 62
  • 66. pediatrics. There are 16 weeks devoted to four one-month electives. Students are expected to use their electives across a wide range of departments, not just their anticipated specialty. During the third year, one-half day per week will be allotted to longitudinal ambulatory education. This primary care experience will occur in the offices of general internists, family practitioners, pediatricians and obstetrician-gynecologists. The experience will occur concurrently with the required third-year clerkships. Students will be with the same physician over the one-year period. The course will expose the student to the principals of primary care and preventive medicine, including evaluation of patients with undifferentiated problems, longitudinal care and continuous care. The 80-week combined clinical years program provides a strong grounding in clinical science with a progressive opportunity for primary patient care responsibility. The curriculum is designed to prepare the medical student for the increasing responsibility demanded by the specialty residency programs adopted throughout the country. CURRICULUM ORGANIZATION Year 1 37 weeks COURSE TITLE I (3 days) MEDICAL INFORMATICS Participating departments/divisions: Dean’s Office and the Office of Medical Education, UMB Information Services and the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, the Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Psychiatry and Diagnostic Radiology, the University of Maryland Medical System and the Veterans Administration Maryland Healthcare System, selected UMB faculty and guest speakers Areas of Study: Computing; Electronic Resource Databases; E-mail; Information Management; Internet; Hospital Systems; UMB Network; Virtual Reality; Computer Technology in Research Applications; and Clinical Medicine II (10 weeks) STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT Participating departments/divisions: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Surgery Areas of study: Human gross anatomy; embryology; and histology III (1 week, 2 days) HUMAN BEHAVIOR Participating departments/divisions: Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics Areas of study: Integrates information about human behavior from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences as it applies to health, illness, and treatment across the lifespan in our multicultural environment; emphasis is on defining different influences on individuals and physicians as they face or treat different types of illnesses and on common problems at the interface of behavior and medicine: addictions, loss and 63
  • 67. bereavement, pain, sleep, AIDs, cancer, trauma, and stress-related problems. IV (9 weeks, 2 days) CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Participating departments/divisions: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine, Human Genetics, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Areas of study: Protein structure and function; cellular metabolic pathways; cell signal transduction; cell microanatomy; human genetics; and molecular biology V (2 weeks) CELL FUNCTION SECTION OF FUNCTIONAL SYSTEMS BLOCK Participating departments/divisions: Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, and the Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Departments Areas of study: Cell membrane; physiology and dynamics which are basic to the understanding of both neurosciences and functional systems VI (6 weeks, 1 day) NEUROSCIENCES Participating departments/divisions: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Physiology, and Surgery Areas of study: Development, structure and function of nervous tissues; anatomical organization of CNS; sensory and motor systems; higher functions; concepts in clinical neurology IHB (2.5 days) INTIMATE HUMAN BEHAVIOR (IHB) Large group sessions include lectures and audiovisual materials related to intimacy and sexuality, followed by discussion of the topics presented and related issues in small groups. Discussions may include such topics as verbal and nonverbal communication, sexuality in the elderly, heterosexual and homosexual relationships, masturbation and sexuality in the handicapped and chronically ill. VII (8 weeks, 3 days) FUNCTIONAL SYSTEMS Participating departments/divisions: Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Pediatrics, Physiology, and Surgery Areas of study: Cell; cardiovascular; endocrine; gastrointestinal; renal; respiratory and integrative function INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE (ICP) 64
  • 68. Course runs through all four years of medical school. During first two years one afternoon each week (2 hours) 65
  • 69. Areas of study: Ethics; nutrition; intimate human behavior; interviewing and physical diagnosis issues; and topics relevant to delivery of primary care CURRICULUM ORGANIZATION Year 2 34 weeks COURSE TITLE VIII (10 weeks) HOST DEFENSES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES Participating departments/divisions: Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Areas of Study: Immunology; bacteriology; virology; parasitology; and mycology IX (24 weeks) PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS Participating departments/divisions: Anesthesiology, Cancer Center, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Psychiatry, Surgery Areas of study: Bone, cardiovascular; dermatologic; endocrine; gastrointestinal; hematologic; nervous; pulmonary; renal; and reproductive systems PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS Participating departments/divisions: Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Areas of Study: Fundamental aspects of history-taking and physical examination Study for Board Exams 66
  • 70. COURSES OF STUDY Year 1 37 weeks Block I — Medical Informatics (3 days) Students begin their medical school training with a three-day introduction to medical informatics. Curriculum includes instruction in the access of campus-wide electronic resources and those available via the Internet. Students gain essential computer literacy skills in needed areas. Learning experiences are designed to bring computer relevancy to medical research and clinical applications. Block II — Structure and Development (10 weeks) A comprehensive overview of the morphological and developmental organization of the human body is provided. The basic concepts of structure as related to function are described in lectures and demonstrations. Study includes all levels from gross morphology to the ultrastructure of cells revealed by electron microscopy. Laboratory facilities for gross examination are provided for dissection, topographical study, osteology and radiology. Light microscopic laboratories are available for study of histological preparations of human tissue and for correlation of tissues studied at this level with electron micrographs. The course also includes instruction in living anatomy, radiology and clinical correlation. Laboratory instructors include anatomists, surgeons and radiologists. The interdependence between structure and function in the different tissues and organs of the body is emphasized. Block III — Human Behavior (1 week) This interdisciplinary block is based on the fact that behavior—including that of patients, physicians and the community—plays a central role in the prevention, incidence, prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of illness. Psychiatry, pediatrics, and medicine faculty emphasize a biopsychosocial understanding of the patient-physician dyad in order to promote students’ understanding of how culture, family and individual psychology integrate with biology to influence health, illness (including bereavement) and treatment across the life span. Within this context, the block will help students (1) to acquire an understanding of significant behavioral science concepts relevant to the understanding of human behavior, (2) to define different influences on individuals and physicians as they face or treat different illnesses at the interface of behavior and medicine: addictions, loss and bereavement, pain, sleep, AIDs, cancer, trauma, and stress-related problems, (3) to learn about changes in human behavior over the life cycle, and (4) to understand the influences on the physician-patient interaction in different clinical situations. The course is presented in the form of lectures, demonstrations involving physicians, other professionals, patients and families, and small group sessions, involving case material to illustrate and discuss critical course concepts. Block IV — Cell and Molecular Biology (9 weeks, 2 days) It is clear that, as biotechnology develops, an increasing number of diseases are understood at the cellular and molecular level. Thus, an understanding of biological molecules and their interactions underlies modern medicine and the treatment of diseases. The goal of this course is to present fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and human genetics from an integrated multidisciplinary perspective. Further, these molecular principles are correlated with clinical issues throughout the course so that the importance of cell biology in the illumination of the causes of, as well as the strategies for the treatment of many diseases, is clearly revealed. This comprehensive course presents a concise view of many topics including the basic structure and function of mammalian cells, structure and function of proteins and enzymes, cellular energetics and metabolism, biochemical nutrition, cellular receptors and intracellular signaling. Fundamental principles 67
  • 71. of modern molecular biology are presented, including DNA structure and function, protein synthesis and the regulation of gene expression. The principles of modern molecular biology are integrated with clinical human genetics to emphasize our rapidly expanding understanding of the role of molecular mechanisms in human disease. The goals of this course are accomplished through a series of focused lectures complemented by clinical correlation sessions presented by the clinical faculty. In addition, this course includes a major commitment to teaching fundamentals through multiple small group sessions where students learn through problem-solving, clinical case studies and through discussion and presentation of the medical literature. Block V — Cell Function Section of Functional Systems Block (2 weeks) This course is an introduction to the study of cellular function. It begins with the study of general membrane and cellular physiological principles, including diffusion and membrane permeability, osmotic pressure and cell volume changes, electrochemical equilibrium including the Nernst equation and Donnan equilibrium, the origin of resting membrane potentials, active and passive transport processes and epithelial transport. Study then focuses on action potential generations and propagation in excitable tissue like neurons and muscle cells, the structural and functional properties of skeletal muscle including its mechanical properties and excitation-contraction coupling and the pathophysiology of nerve and muscle. Block VI — Neurosciences (6 weeks) The neurosciences course provides a unified approach to the study of the central nervous system, i.e., fundamental concepts of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neurophysiology and clinical neurology are considered in an integrated sequence. The course begins with structural, biochemical and developmental aspects of the brain and spinal cord. Studies of the major sensory and motor systems and consideration of higher neural functions subsequently form the core of the course. Clinical presentations highlight the importance of major neurobiological principles in the hospital and office setting. Methods used include lecture, laboratory and small group discussions, along with self-teaching and self-evaluation units. The course faculty includes members of the departments of anatomy and neurobiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology and neurology. Block VII — Functional Systems (8 weeks, 3 days) This block covers the functional aspects of the major organ systems. It provides students with a basic understanding of mammalian and, in particular, human physiology, and lays the foundation for the study of clinical medicine. The subject matter is organized into sections that cover cellular, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and integrative physiology. Each section ties together aspects of structure with function and includes discussion of relevant clinical and pathophysiological applications. Conference periods are used for clinical correlations, small group discussions, laboratory exercises and computer-assisted simulations. The curriculum includes problem-solving and problem- based, self-learning sessions. IHB — Intimate Human Behavior (2.5 days) Sexuality and intimacy are important and sensitive areas of our lives that are often difficult to communicate about for a variety of reasons. When questions or concerns arise, a physician or other health care provider is typically the first person from whom help and counsel are sought. Such concerns may reflect normal developmental changes, the consequences of sexual abuse, and questions about one’s sexual identity or the effects of illness, injury or medication on sexual performance. The ability of health care providers to respond to these needs depends heavily on their own level of comfort with these issues. The Intimate Human Behavior course provides students with the opportunity to examine and assess their attitudes, feelings and beliefs about various dimensions of intimacy and 68
  • 72. sexuality so that they will be better able to apply current knowledge about human sexuality and the treatment of sexual problems. Large group sessions include lectures and audiovisual materials — some of these of a sexually explicit nature — and discussion of topics presented and related issues in small group sessions. Discussions may include such topics as verbal and nonverbal communication, sexuality in the elderly, heterosexual and homosexual relationships, masturbation, alternative life styles, and sexuality in chronically ill and disabled people. A pass/fail grade is assigned based on required attendance at all course sessions and completion of a short written assignment or exam. Students will be offered the alternative of taking the course over a weekend at another time, probably during the spring semester. Weekend participants may invite their partners to participate if they wish. Partners will be assigned to separate groups. Information about this option will be provided at an appropriate time. ICP — Introduction to Clinical Practice Introduction to Clinical Practice runs throughout all four years of medical school. During the first two years the course occupies one afternoon each week and introduces interactive discussions on topics such as ethics, intimate human behavior, nutrition, interviewing and physical diagnosis issues, topic relevant to the delivery of primary care. First-year students learn interviewing and basic physical diagnosis during the scheduled afternoon block at an off-site primary care setting. Sophomore students have this time assigned to the Introduction to Medicine course, a small group, hands-on experience with more sophisticated physical and diagnostic examinations involving internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology and psychiatry. Junior and senior students spend one-half day each week on a longitudinal continuity experience in the same primary care site over the two-year span, allowing both mentoring and continuity- of-care patient experience. COURSES OF STUDY Year 2 37 weeks Block VIII — Host Defenses and Infectious Diseases (10 weeks) The Host Defenses and Infectious Diseases course is the first course in the second year and is approximately ten weeks in duration. The course is subdivided into five integrated sections comprised of an introductory section followed by immunology, bacteriology, virology and parasitology/mycology. The primary intent of this course is to convey to students the general principles of immunology and to introduce infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Relevant concepts of pathology, pharmacology and epidemiology are integrated into this course. The format for this course includes lectures, small group discussions (coordinated by the microbiology and immunology basic science faculty), clinician small group conferences and laboratory and computer-based sessions which will combine some “hands-on” experience with infectious microorganisms as well as demonstrations and self-instructional material. Block IX — Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (27 weeks) The Pathophysiology and Therapeutics course provides an interdisciplinary examination of the basic principles of pathology and pharmacology applied to both normal and disease processes and their treatment. This course incorporates basic concepts of cell and molecular biology, epidemiology (as applied to clinical research, health care organization, occupational and environmental medicine) and clinical psychiatry (including psychopathology and various treatment modalities), genetics, microbiology and immunology, and of physiology. The course follows Host Defenses and Infectious Disease, the first 69
  • 73. 1.5 weeks of which consists of general principles of pharmacology, pathology and epidemiology that are applicable to both courses. The Pathophysiology and Therapeutics course consists of the systematic study of disease processes and their treatment from both a mechanistic and morphological viewpoint. Emphasis is also placed on the mechanism, action and interaction of pharmacologic agents in normal and disease states. The course is divided into several sections: (1) epidemiology; (2) neoplasia concepts / dermato- and osteopathology, (3) peripheral and central neuroscience, (4) gastrointestinal & pulmonary systems, (5) renal system & hypertension, (6) cardiovascular & hematologic systems, (7) endocrine & reproductive systems, and (8) occupational health/toxicology/forensic medicine. The course is complemented by a year-long parallel program of clinical case studies and laboratory exercises utilizing a problem-based approach. The learning format includes a combination of basic science and clinical lectures, small group discussions, clinical-pathological correlations, problem- and case-based learning, laboratory and computer-based sessions. Faculty from most of the departments of the School of Medicine have teaching involvement in this block. Physical Diagnosis — This course assists the medical student in making the transition from graduate student to physician and is part of the foundation upon which the clinical experience of the physician begins to take form. Students learn to master fundamental clinical skills and begin to synthesize the principles learned in the basic sciences with the information derived at the patient’s bedside. With careful guidance and instruction students begin to understand the meaning of good patient care, differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Study for Board Exams (5 weeks) Clinical Years Junior Year Students are assigned by lottery to the sequence of their schedules. There is a four-week elective block built into the schedule. Junior blocks include: 12 weeks of internal medicine (at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center); twelve weeks of general surgery and surgical subspecialties at different sites; six weeks of pediatrics; eight weeks of psychiatry/neurology and six weeks of obstetrics and gynecology. An ambulatory four-week family medicine completes the junior year. COURSES OF STUDY Year 3 48 weeks Medicine 12 weeks Surgery/Surgical Subspecialty/Anesthesiology 12 weeks Family Medicine 4 weeks Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 weeks Pediatrics 6 weeks Psychiatry/Neurology 8 weeks Senior Year Two mandatory rotations are included in the senior year. An eight-week student internship is spent functioning at the intern level on the wards, primarily in one of four electively selected rotations (internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, family medicine). An eight-week AHEC rotation is served in Western 70
  • 74. Maryland or the Eastern Shore with underserved populations. This ambulatory rotation is designed to emphasize interdisciplinary healthcare. Four rotations are elective, with the potential to spend two of these rotations at an approved site away from campus. Special advisors are assigned to juniors selecting the senior schedule to assist the student in programming a balanced, useful senior-year curriculum that fulfills the student’s needs and also provides a thorough and varied medical education experience. Lotteries are used to determine priority numbers for course selection. Most students are able to obtain their “ideal” senior schedule. Time is possible for scheduling residency interviewing during the planning of the senior schedule. COURSES OF STUDY Year 4 32 weeks Area Health Education Center 8 weeks Sub-Internship 8 weeks Electives 16 weeks 71
  • 75. MD/PhD PROGRAM The goal of the combined MD/PhD Program is to train medical scientists who will become leaders in medical research. To achieve this goal, a flexible program of combined medical and scientific training is provided for students of superior academic and research potential. The MD/PhD Program capitalizes on the wide range of basic and clinical science training opportunities that are available on the rapidly expanding campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The program offers PhD degrees in many disciplines including: anatomy, biochemistry, epidemiology and preventive medicine, human genetics, microbiology and immunology, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, pathology, pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, physiology and toxicology. In addition doctoral training is offered through interdisciplinary training programs including neurosciences, membrane biology, muscle biology, immunity and infection, functional genomics & molecular medicine, reproductive endocrinology, and toxicology all supported by the National Institutes of Health. A unique strength of the program includes centers that provide outstanding research opportunities for clinical investigators, such as: Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Institute of Human Virology, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, Environment and Human Health Research Center and the Maryland Biotechnology Institute. The dual degree program can be completed within six to eight years. Although the training schedule can be flexible, entering students typically complete the two preclinical years as medical students prior to enrolling as full time graduate students. During this initial period the MD/PhD students normally use the pre- and post-freshman summers for research rotations in laboratories of their choice. In addition, during the first year there is an extensive orientation program which provides a detailed view of the diverse research opportunities available. The research rotations and orientation are designed to facilitate the choice of a thesis advisor. After completion of the pre-clinical years, MD/PhD students enroll for two to four years in the PhD program of their choice. During this time they take required graduate courses and complete their dissertation research. Subsequently, students begin the final two years of their medical training which takes the form of a series of clinical clerkships. The MD/PhD Program is open to all qualified applicants, regardless of state residence. Admission to the MD/PhD Program is determined by the MD/PhD Advisory Committee in consultation with the medical school Admissions Committee. All students admitted into the program are awarded a waiver of tuition and a stipend during the medical school years. During the graduate school years stipends and tuition remission are awarded to all students through graduate programs and PhD mentors. Terry B. Rogers, PhD Director MD/PhD Program 410-706-3990 E-mail: Website: 72
  • 76. CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND CONTINUING PHYSICIAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The University of Maryland School of Medicine proudly sponsors a variety of innovative and effective educational programs for continuing professional development for physicians. Although these programs are designed with the specific needs of physicians in mind, the School welcomes interested scientists from related disciplines, medical and graduate students, and allied health professionals The School of Medicine sponsors 32 departmental Grand Rounds programs throughout the year as well as a variety of other recurring departmental conferences. Many of the School’s faculty are invited to present lectures or facilitate small group teaching at area hospitals through the Visiting Professor Program or the popular Physician Outreach Program. The School sponsors approximately 90 live programs or courses annually, which attract participants locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Primary care physicians and physicians with subspecialty or basic science research interests have come to recognize the University of Maryland as a provider of high quality postgraduate education and as a host for excellent dissemination of scientific discovery. Faculty members at the School have been involved in developing high quality innovative Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs using enduring materials such as audiotapes, videotapes, monographs and teleconferencing. New programs include faculty development to enhance any faculty member’s teaching skills. In the coming year the office will be working with faculty to develop educational programs to address quality improvement initiatives and federal mandates for education for clinical investigators. The Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development has expanded its curriculum in Biomedical Communications to include a range of research-related subjects. The curriculum focuses primarily on grant writing, but also includes topics such as writing a biomedical research paper and giving a research talk A CME Advisory Committee advises the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and the dean on the quality and effectiveness of the CME program at the School. The School remains fully accredited to provide Category 1 CME credit by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. 73
  • 77. Please visit our website at for a listing of our current programs or contact our office for further information. Nancy Ryan Lowitt MD, EdM Associate Dean Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Wendy Sanders, MA Assistant Dean Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Sterling North, BA Director of CME Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development BRB, 14-015 410-706-3958 410-706-3103 (Fax) Website: 74
  • 78. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT The School of Medicine offers a comprehensive faculty development program to assist faculty in developing into effective teachers, successful investigators and academic leaders. Current programs or those planned for the coming year fall under four categories as follows: 1. Professional Development Target audience: All faculty • General Faculty Orientation (annually each fall) • Promotion and Tenure • Time Management • Mentoring • The Educator’s Portfolio • Negotiation Skills • Hiring and Supervising Personnel • Women in Medicine Seminar Series • Minorities in Medicine Seminar Series • Making the Most of Media Opportunities • Running an Effective Meeting 2. Educational Development Target audience: Faculty who teach • Precepting in the Outpatient Setting • Bedside Teaching • Large Group Speaking • Small Group Teaching • Feedback and Evaluation • Creating Effective PowerPoint Slides • Question Writing • The Problem Learner • Curriculum Development • Running Effective Attending Rounds 3. Leadership Development. Target audience: Program directors, clerkship directors, and educational scholars • Curriculum Development • Educational Research • Johns Hopkins Bayview Faculty Development Program Participation 4. Research Skills Target audience: Junior faculty or fellows who are interested in clinical or bench research • Clinical Research Skills • Setting Up and Managing a Successful Lab • Writing a Successful Grant • Navigating Your Grant Through NIH • Communicating Research Results These programs will be offered through the collaboration of several offices within the School of Medicine such as the Office of Student and Faculty Development, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the Office of Medical Education, and the Office of Research and Graduate 75
  • 79. Studies. Courses will be advertised through periodic mailings and updated postings on websites for the offices noted above. Please contact Robertha Simpson on 410-706-8633 for additional information or visit our web page located at Nancy Ryan Lowitt, MD Associate Dean Faculty Affairs and Professional Development 14-015 BRB 410-706-3681 76
  • 80. STUDENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Office of Student Research Medical students are encouraged to become involved in biomedical investigations through participation in research projects supervised by medical school faculty who can serve as role models and offer insight into careers in academic medicine and research. The program that is offered through the Office of Student Research (OSR) is supported jointly by training grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Office of the Dean. These programs strive to enhance the research capabilities of medical students, enhance the treatment of patients, and enhance scientific investigations that enable patient care to advance. Physician-scientists are able to bridge basic and clinical sciences and clinical practice and are therefore in an ideal position to translate research into clinical application and patient problems into laboratory investigation. For more than 20 years, the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as well as at several foreign institutions, has provided such opportunities for medical students as well as high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The areas of research that students have been involved in span the broadest definitions of behavioral and biomedical research conducted by the faculty using established and “cutting-edge” techniques to unravel research questions. These have included, but are not limited, to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, endocrinologic disorders, environmental health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, oncology, toxicology and virology. Students have delved into various aspects of AIDS and HIV research, from clinical trials to epidemiological and public health studies, and anatomical studies to vaccine development. Trainees have worked alongside faculty to study environmental and toxicological problems such as lead and pfiesteria intoxication, industrial pollution, and the causes and treatment of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. The global nature of disease and faculty research interests have also provided students with the opportunity to conduct advanced basic and clinical research dealing with AIDS, bioethics, cardiovascular disease, drug discovery in rain forests, oncology, tropical diseases such as malaria, and vaccine development for diseases facing third world countries. The OSR provides medical students with research traineeships that are awarded on a competitive basis and provide stipends ranging from $3600-$4800 for 2.5-three months of full-time participation. These experiences are available to incoming medical students during the summer before they matriculate and to matriculated students usually between their first and second years. On occasion, awards are also made to third- and fourth-year students. Opportunities are available here at the School of Medicine regardless of a student’s research experience. International research opportunities at our foreign sites in the Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, China, Jamaica, the Netherlands, and Trinidad and Tobago are available to students with prior, strong research experiences. Funding for research projects is provided through various sources including school, state and federal (NIH, NSF) grants. Some grants include travel, housing and other expenses provided by funds from the granting agency. The OSR also encourages students to apply to external organizations who might also fund their research activities. For students who are successful in applying jointly to the OSR and external agencies for their own support, the OSR may supplement such awards up to the maximum of comparable OSR awards, thus allowing the office to fund additional students. The fundamental nature of these programs is to encourage medical students’ involvement in research and the potential for an academic career in medicine. OSR funds are, therefore, not granted either to those with advanced research degrees in the behavioral or biological sciences or to those about to enter or conduct masters and doctoral dissertations. 77
  • 81. As a mechanism to encourage the continuance of student interest in research and to enrich a student’s background and expertise, the OSR conducts a summer Colloquium on Science that includes a short course on Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research and a series of research seminars on diverse topics presented by the faculty of the School of Medicine. All trainees are required to take Institutional Review Board Ethical and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act training for which they are awarded a certificate of completion. The summer ends with the Student Research Forum during which students present both oral and poster presentations of their research. This is followed by Medical Student Research Day in October. In addition to the medical student programs, the OSR conducts summer research programs for high school and undergraduate students to encourage their entry into the health professions and/or biomedical and behavioral research. Both volunteer and stipend-based programs are provided at the School of Medicine and abroad. Entry-level programs provide under-represented minority students and others with opportunities to conduct research with faculty mentors in the area of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematological research or in toxicology and environmental health. The programs, funded by NIH and the OSR, provide students with a realistic understanding of the biomedical research environment through experiential opportunities, prolonged contact with our medical research faculty who serve as role models, and with the application procedures necessary for them to successfully apply to graduate and professional schools. Advanced programs are available to under-represented minorities, the disadvantaged and to women in the areas of AIDS, bioethics, cardiovascular disease, drug discovery in rain forests, oncology, public health, tropical diseases, and vaccine development with foreign medical faculty, some of whom collaborate with UM faculty. Such positions are available for 10-12 weeks during the summer and provide stipends from $800 to $1225 per month for 2.5 to three months. Trainees working in foreign countries receive travel, housing and additional expenses provided by the granting agency. All trainees must meet the basic requirements of each program that generally consist of a minimum GPA of 3.0, U.S. citizenship or resident alien status and the completion of basic courses in biology, chemistry and/or mathematics. Additional requirements include personal statements and references from faculty. The OSR maintains an extensive website ( that provides students and faculty with information on the office, each of its program, applications, projects and mentors and evaluation mechanisms for the programs. In addition, a large number of links have been established to assist faculty and students in obtaining funding for high school, undergraduate and medical students. Jordan E. Warnick, PhD Assistant Dean Student Education & Research Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Howard Hall, Room 324 410-706-3026 78
  • 82. AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS PROGRAM Maryland AHEC Mission: To improve the health status of Marylanders through community educational partnerships that foster a commitment to enhancing health care access in the rural and underserved areas of the state. One of the University of Maryland Baltimore’s commitments to improving quality health care delivery for underserved communities is the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program. The Maryland AHEC program has been developed to provide comprehensive clinical education and training for medical students and residents, as well as for students from the other UMB health profession schools. The Maryland AHEC attracts health profession students, interns and residents to rural and underserved areas, fostering their interest in practicing in such sites. AHEC activities also promote recruitment and retention of increased numbers of health care professionals, provide multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary and continuing medical education and health training. The University of Maryland School of Medicine has directed the Maryland AHEC Program for over 25 years. The Maryland AHEC system is comprised of two rural centers - the Western Maryland AHEC and the Eastern Shore AHEC - and one urban center in Baltimore City. The Western Maryland AHEC (WMAHEC), established in 1976, is located in Cumberland, a rural community in Allegany County. The catchment area for WMAHEC is Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties. The Eastern Shore AHEC (ESAHEC), domiciled in Cambridge at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center, has been in operation since 1995. Nine counties make up the catchment area for ESAHEC: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset. Both centers afford students the opportunity to understand and experience the valuable and rewarding benefits of delivering primary health care in a rural environment. The Baltimore City AHEC was established in 2003 to address the health issues and needs of Baltimore’s urban community by linking student education, continuing education and training, and initiatives to increase access to quality healthcare for underserved individuals and families. The medical school’s curriculum requires that fourth-year students spend eight weeks of their senior year in clinical education at an ambulatory site, either in an AHEC or an Indian Health Service site. Additionally, first-year medical students may choose a summer rotation at an AHEC site as a primary care elective. These experiences are designed to encourage students to consider practice in similar settings and to gain a firm appreciation of the special health needs of rural and underserved populations. For more information on the Maryland AHEC Program, visit Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH Meseret Bezuneh, MS Ed Director Acting Deputy Director Maryland AHEC Program Maryland AHEC Program HSF, 618 HSF, 610 410-706-1742 410-706-1737 Email: Email: 79
  • 83. RESEARCH The University of Maryland School of Medicine is one of the country’s fastest growing research institutions. In FY03, which ended June 30, 2003, the school received total awards of $261.9 million. This represents an increase of 90% over the previous four years. Importantly, there has been growth in awards from all funding sources. This growth has been achieved through increased faculty productivity as opposed to simply hiring new faculty. The number of faculty has remained constant since FY99, while awards have nearly doubled. A major goal of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies is to facilitate and enhance the ability of the faculty to conduct research. The past year has seen the implementation of numerous projects to further this goal. The Office for Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for administering the School of Medicine’s Intramural Grant program. Other services provided by the Office for Research and Graduate Studies include: assistance in locating equipment throughout the School of Medicine; assistance in compiling information for program project grants, center grants, training grants, etc.; and assistance in searching for possible collaborations between investigators, departments, etc. For additional information concerning the Office for Research and Graduate Studies please refer to its website Faculty-Mentoring Program - We have established a formal research Faculty-Mentoring Program for all new tenure track research faculty. Each such faculty member is assigned a mentor who assists him or her until such time as they succeed in obtaining independent NIH funding or equivalent. Under the auspices of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, we have established two programs to enhance education in clinical trial science. Extensive training is provided by a Master’s degree program, which took its first students in the fall of 2000; and more basic training is provided by a one-week core curriculum that was held for the first time in July 2000, and is given yearly. A K30 award from the NIH supports these efforts. For information concerning this course refer to the course website at Center for Clinical Trials - We have established the Center for Clinical Trials (CCT) to provide the needed infrastructure and financial expertise to help support our clinical investigators in the conduct of industry supported clinical trials. This allows us to increase clinical research opportunities for our faculty, enhance in-house development of intellectual property, and increase collaboration between basic and clinical investigators. For further information, you can contact the CCT website at General Clinical Research Center - We have established a General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) that provides the necessary infrastructure to support our investigators in the conduct of clinical and translational research. These studies include the evaluation of the function of human tissues and organs in health and disease, and the implementation of phase I, pilot, proof of principle NIH and other federally supported clinical trials. The school and the hospital, working together, provided the space and resources for the GCRC. For further information you can contact the GCRC website at Biopolymer/Genomics Core Facility - We have combined two existing cores within the School of Medicine and have established the Biopolymer/Genomics Core Facility. This facility provides the faculty with micro array analysis capability for both human and mouse experiments, including the ability to produce custom arrays. It also provides high throughput DNA sequencing, peptide and DNA synthesis, 80
  • 84. and ultra high throughput SNP analysis. For information concerning services provided by this core, please refer to its website Bioinformatics Core Facility – The quantity and complexity of data is increasing exponentially in basic and clinical research. This explosion is driven by new technologies such as microarrays and imaging, the sequencing of the human genome, and the increased size and complexities of clinical trials. These data sets require the application of sophisticated computer analysis, which is referred to as bioinformatics. The School of Medicine has recently established a new Bioinformatics Core Facility. Currently the core is capable of: (1) Advising researchers on study design and data management plans; (2) Performing research data analysis; (3) Developing and integrating software for automating clinical and laboratory research; (4) Creating and managing databases; and (5) Performing data mining for clinical research. For more information concerning services provided by the Bioinformatics Core, please contact the core at 706-2060. Transgenic Core Laboratory - In order to provide full service transgenic technology to our faculty, we have recently established the Transgenic Core Laboratory. It is anticipated that the core will be successfully producing transgenic rodents by spring 2004, and will be producing the more difficult to generate knockout animals by summer 2004. For information concerning services provided by this core, please refer to its website NMR Core Laboratory - The NMR Core Laboratory will be upgraded and expanded with the recent completion of the new Health Science Facility II building. This state-of-the-art facility houses our current 600 MHz machine, plus a new School of Medicine 800 MHz machine and a School of Pharmacy 500 MHz instrument. The NIH provided partial funding for the 800 MHz machine, which is shielded and equipped with a cryoprobe, which gives it state of the art sensitivity. Level 3 Biologic Safety Facility (BSL3) - A new state-of-the-art Level 3 Biologic Safety Facility (BSL3) is being co-funded by the NIH and is housed in the new Health Science Facility II building. It contains multiple laboratories for working with different pathogens, a flow cytometry facility, insectaria, and a secure freezer facility. Human Research Protection Office – The Human Research Protection Office is responsible for insuring that all research involving human subjects is conducted in accordance with federal, state and university regulations. The goal of the Human Research Protection Office is to streamline procedures so that investigators can comply with these regulations in the most efficient way possible. To facilitate this goal, the Human Research Protection Office has initiated an electronic protocol management system (BRAAN). For more information on this system as well as other information about the Human Research Protection Office, please refer to its website Animal Care and Use Office - The Animal Care and Use Office is responsible for insuring that all research involving animals is conducted in accordance with federal, state and university regulations. The Animal Care and Use Office works closely with Veterinary Resources to assure that all animal usage is carried out according to regulation guidelines. The goal of the Animal Care and Use Office is to streamline procedures so that investigators can comply with these regulations in the most efficient way possible. To facilitate this goal, the Animal Care and Use Office has initiated an electronic protocol management system (BRAAN). For more information about the Animal Care and Use Office, please refer to its website Veterinary Resources - The Program of Comparative Medicine has contributed to the School of Medicine and the campus by enhancing veterinary services provided through Veterinary Resources, developing an active collaborative research program, training investigators, medical and graduate 81
  • 85. students, technicians and veterinarians in residence in laboratory animal medicine and acting as a resource for the use of laboratory animals in research. Veterinary Resources provides several diagnostic and research services, including sentinel surveillance to ensure disease free status of the facility, quarantine testing to ensure non-entry of diseases into School of Medicine, bacteriology, parasitology and clinical chemistry, MAP (mouse antibody production) testing and complete gross and histopathology services. Comparative medicine residents and veterinary technicians provide clinical veterinary services for all research animals in the School of Medicine. Clinical services also provide environmental enrichment for our primates, and other species. These services allow the university to meet the high standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International, and to meet United States Department of Agriculture and Public Health Services regulations. Clinical care is a vital part of the training for our residents in Comparative Medicine and for animal science and veterinary students who receive practicum/rotation training in our program. For more information about the services provided by Veterinary Resources please call 706-3540. MD/PhD Program - The MD/PhD Program provides outstanding aspiring medical scientists with broad biomedical training. This experience consists of rigorous research training in the basic sciences, resulting in a PhD, complemented by inter-related clinical training that leads to the MD degree. Graduates of our program can combine medical needs of society with scientific opportunities in an efficient manner to address important health problems. The clinician/investigators from our program are well equipped to become future leaders in medical research in medical schools and other research institutes. For more information concerning the MD/PhD, please refer to its website Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD Assistant Dean Graduate Studies Room 1-005A BRB Phone: 410-706-2655 82
  • 86. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS The School of Medicine’s Office of Public Affairs is responsible for internal and external communications, including crisis communications, strategic planning, public relations, media relations, publications, community relations, special events, and the school’s Web site. In 2007, the Office of Public Affairs planned and implemented the school’s bicentennial celebration in a year-long series of events and activities. Media Relations — Our goal is to increase public awareness of the School of Medicine and its faculty by highlighting significant developments in research, patient care and medical education. We generate news stories in the print, broadcast and electronic media, and connect reporters with School of Medicine experts. We look for newsworthy ideas, which include upcoming publication of research results, significant presentations at academic meetings, substantial grant awards, and new methods to diagnose or treat medical problems or trends in health care. Story ideas are always welcome. If the media call you directly, please contact media relations before responding to the call. We can help you prepare for an interview and save time for you and your staff by taking care of logistical arrangements. Ellen Beth Levitt is the Director of Media Relations for the School of Medicine (as well as for the University of Maryland Medical Center). Ellen Beth can be reached by phone at 410-328-8919 or via e-mail at Becky Ceraul is the medical school’s Senior Media Relations Specialist and can be reached at 410-706-7590 or at Services provided by the Media Relations Staff include: • Developing media strategies • Handling day-to-day inquiries from the media • Offering story ideas to reporters, editors, producers • Writing and distributing news releases and other materials • Faculty interview preparation and facilitation • Media training • Planning and coordination of news conferences • Opinion-editorial preparation and placement • Tracking media placements The Office of Public Affairs also offers a new media relations seminar entitled “Making the Most of Media Opportunities,” which is aimed at helping faculty physicians and researchers communicate effectively with print, broadcast and Web-based reporters. This seminar is offered as part of the Office of Student and Faculty Development lecture series, as well as at other times throughout the year. If your department or program would like to schedule this seminar for a particular event, please call Jennifer Litchman at 410-706-8519. Publications - There are several publications aimed at different audiences to raise awareness of the work and accomplishments of School of Medicine faculty, staff and students. Please feel free to offer story ideas. These publications include: • SOMNews, the monthly newsletter (10 times per year) for School of Medicine faculty, staff and students. “The Buzz” is a 4-page self-submitted insert highlighting faculty, staff and student accomplishments. “The Buzz” e-mailed school-wide each month. • University of Maryland Medicine Bulletin, the quarterly magazine for alumni, faculty and friends. 83
  • 87. • University Medical News, a quarterly publication for Maryland’s referring physicians (a joint project of the medical center’s marketing department and the medical school’s public affairs office) • The Voice, the campus’ monthly newspaper. Website - The School of Medicine Website is If you would like help with creating or updating a Website, using the school’s online calendar, or creating your mandatory faculty profile, please contact Larry Roberts, Director of Web Communications, at 410-706-4939 or Other - You can obtain information related to the School of Medicine’s community outreach efforts, special event planning, crisis communications, strategic planning, marketing, advertising, and other communications initiatives from the Office of Public Affairs. Jennifer B. Litchman, MA Assistant Dean Office of Public Affairs Bressler Research Building, Room 14-002 655 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410-706-8519 410-706-8520 (fax) 84
  • 88. OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT For nearly two centuries, University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty have been opening new doors to discovery. Through innovative medical education, pioneering research advances and new life- saving clinical techniques, School of Medicine faculty are making a difference. Increasing private support is crucial as the School of Medicine increases its standing among the nation’s premier medical schools. To help continue and expand these important endeavors, the School of Medicine has expanded its Office of Development and has created The University of Maryland Fund for Medicine. The School of Medicine’s historic Bicentennial Campaign, a comprehensive capital campaign seeking to raise $200 million to support key strategic priorities. The Office of Development collaborates with medical school faculty and leadership to coordinate approaches to increase private support from alumni, grateful patients, friends, corporations and foundations. Professional services related to initiatives focusing on major gifts, capital gifts, annual support, corporate and foundation relations, donor relations and stewardship are provided and managed through the Office of Development. For further information, please contact: Patrick Madden Associate Dean Office of Development 100 North Greene Street, Suite 600 Baltimore, MD, 21201 410-706-8503 410-706-2995 (Fax) 85
  • 89. MISSION-BASED MANAGEMENT In January of 1998, the University of Maryland School of Medicine began the process of implementing a mission-based management system, designed to improve the financial performance of the school by enhancing mission effectiveness and accountability. There are six features core to the design and successful implementation of this system: • Integrating school financial statements across all funding sources. • Building organizational support for reporting tools and matrices. • Measuring faculty and departmental activities and contributions to mission. • Opening communication between school leadership, department leadership and faculty members. • Holding faculty, department and institutional leaders accountable. • Building trust and institutional perspective. Over the past four years, new budget processes and reporting functions were implemented. Each department has an annual budget hearing with the Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee. The department’s actual performance is measured against the approved budget during the fiscal year. This consolidated information allows school leadership to better identify area of financial risk and plan accordingly. The Medical School has used information collected through this process to reallocate annual support dollars to the departments. Initial productivity measures have been developed for each mission and the process of validating these measures are on-going. Faculty participation in reporting activities and efforts, as well as discussing the effectiveness of measurement tools, is vital to the continued success of the mission-based management program. Louisa A. Peartree, MBA Assistant Dean Administration Mission-Based Budgeting & Reporting BRB, 14-016 410-706-1834 410-706-2043 (Fax) 86
  • 90. OFFICE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION The Office of Medical Education serves all departments of the medical school as a consultative by: • Providing educational support for faculty and students. • Assisting in curriculum development and evaluation of curricular programs. • Providing evaluation of instructional systems and techniques. • Providing individual and group tutorials, mock examinations and study skill workshops. • Providing research in medical education, instructional design, evaluative techniques and educational technology. • Coordinating library facilities to include the storage and retrieval of all non-printed educational material and software; operation and maintenance of the Irving J. Taylor Learning Resources Center, the Clinical Media Library and Computer Learning Center. • Developing and implementing computer-based instructional systems. • Providing faculty development through instructional techniques, design and evaluation. • Providing educational resources including audiovisual aids, instructional videotapes and computer software programs. • Providing multi-media systems design and hardware installation for medical school education. • Providing audiovisual support services for lecture halls, small group classrooms and special events. • Providing selected classroom scheduling. • Providing for the operation and maintenance of the Dr. Irving J. Taylor Learning Resources Center. The Office of Medical Education sponsors academic support services and provides access to several resource facilities. These services are administered by the director of Academic Development. These services, administered by the director of Academic Development, offer a variety of opportunities for students to become more effective, efficient learners. The services include: Prematriculation Summer Program (PSP) - Prior to the beginning of the academic year, incoming freshmen are invited to take part in a six-week simulation of the first-year curriculum. Participants study significant portions of Structure & Development and Cell & Molecular Biology, and are given a brief introduction to Functional Systems; learn to handle medical school’s accelerated pace and grasp-of- material demands; gain practice in gross anatomy and histology labs, small group study, and exam-taking; and refine their study skills and habits to meet the new challenges. PSP is especially designed for students who are at greater risk of not succeeding in medical school. Supplemental Instruction - Individual and small group tutorials are available to all freshmen and sophomores at no charge. Academic Development Workshops - At various times throughout the year, formal presentations and panel discussions addressing topics of general concern and interest (e.g., time management, active learning, test-taking, and course previews) are conducted. Academic Counseling - Individual counseling sessions, focusing on problems affecting academic performance and strategies for improvement, are available to all medical, physical therapy and medical technology students. 87
  • 91. Academic Monitoring - First and second-year exam results are reviewed frequently. Students who do not pass an exam or whose results are significantly lower than usual, are invited in for consultation as soon as possible after the poor exam showing. The student works with the director in specifying what went wrong and in fashioning an appropriate remedy. Follow-up contacts provide additional support to the student. The Academic Monitoring Committee meets periodically to examine the academic progress of all first and second years with particular attention paid to devising interventions for students experiencing difficulty. Board Preparation - A series of activities assist sophomores in getting ready for the USMLE STEP I. Activities include: gathering and sharing with sophomores the collective wisdom of juniors whom have just taken the Boards; offering frequent formal review sessions covering “high yield” exam topics; conducting occasional information-sharing workshops and panel discussions; identifying “at risk” students who may have difficulty with STEP I for special Board prep assistance; individual consultations, structuring study strategies/schedules, etc. Board review books are available for circulation from the Academic Development resource library. By request, assistance also is given to those preparing for the STEP II or the specialty licensing exams. Research - Ongoing data collection and analysis provide a source of information useful in clarifying the role and interplay of various factors involved in student learning. These qualitative and quantitative data sets are utilized by others conducting research or making curriculum decisions. Educational Screening/Special Accommodations - Students with learning disabilities (LD) or attention deficit disorders (ADD) receive assistance in minimizing the disability’s impact on their academic performance. Students suspected of being LD or ADD, but not previously identified as such, are referred for testing. If results are positive, the director assists the student in gaining accommodations and adjusting his/her study approach accordingly. Irving J. Taylor Learning Resources Center and Clinical Media Library - The Irving J. Taylor basic sciences media library provides students with access to many self-instructional materials including videotapes, slide-tapes, computer-assisted instruction, lecture tapes and reference books. Student Computer Facilities - The Computer Learning Center is located on the 2nd floor of MSTF. This 20-station PC lab is available for individual student and limited classroom use. The Office of Medical Education maintains the network and provides helpdesk activities to support medical student laptop computers. Photography & Art - Services include photographic copying of flat material such as written matter, x- rays, laboratory tracings and data; photography of specimens, equipment set-ups, surgical, clinical and laboratory activities; and portraits for school-related purposes. The photography laboratory also handles slide duplication, and acts as a collection station for commercial processing of color photography. Computer-developed color slides are a major area of service. Illustrative services and brochure/poster designs is available. David B. Mallott, MD Associate Dean Office of Medical Education MSTF, 334 410-706-6613 410-706-7607 (Fax) 88
  • 92. C h a p t e r 4 2007 2008 89 POLICIES
  • 93. POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR FACULTY APPOINTMENT, PROMOTION AND TENURE The University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Promotion and Tenure, Appeals Policy and Procedures can be view at GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE Legislative/Government Affairs- All University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty and staff, prior to testifying on legislation or legislative or budgetary issues as a representative of the University, should first receive clearance from the Office of the Dean and the Office of External Affairs (Government and Community Affairs unit) for our campus. This directive applies regardless of who is making the request for you to testify, other than the Office of the Dean or the Office of External Affairs. This directive does not apply to your interest in testifying as a private individual regarding pending legislation when not using your University title. The Office of Government and Community Affairs is responsible for overseeing a coordinated position for legislative and budgetary issues that affect the campus. That office should be informed of any matters where public officials are involved with the campus or where members of the campus community are reaching out in their official capacity to public officials. You can contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs at 410-269-5087. For more information, see 90
  • 94. HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) All University of Maryland School of Medicine employees have always been expected to exercise careful stewardship of personal health information in their possession. Protecting the privacy of our patients and research subjects is fundamental responsibility of all clinicians and researchers. All University of Maryland School of Medicine employees are personally responsible for compliance with new federal regulations to protect such health information, known by the acronym “HIPAA” (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). The essence of HIPAA is that all individually identifiable health information in the possession of the University of Maryland School of Medicine or members of its workforce, is considered protected health information (PHI). PHI can be used or shared with others only for purposes of clinical treatment, payment for health care services, or for healthcare operations (i.e. quality control, etc). PHI may be disclosed when required by law (reporting suspected child abuse, for example). All other uses and disclosures are prohibited unless specific permissions are obtained from appropriate parties. Use or disclosure of PHI without the appropriate permissions can result in stiff penalties as specified in the HIPAA regulations. All employees are responsible for learning what constitutes PHI, what constitutes careful stewardship of PHI, and what permissions and documentation are required for various uses and disclosures of PHI. To ensure that employees receive this critical information, all must take basic training in HIPAA (“HIPAA 101”) at the time of hire. The school must document that all employees have taken this course. Therefore, even though some new employees may have received HIPAA training elsewhere, they must still take the UMB training which consists of a short Web course that describes the principles and concepts of HIPAA. Faculty members who plan to conduct research involving personal health information, must also take “HIPAA 201 for researchers,” also accessible via the School of Medicine Website. There are also HIPAA 201 training modules for individuals with clinical responsibilities and administrative responsibilities. While the principles of privacy protection and the HIPAA regulations are clear, complexities may arise when translated into practice. Faculty are encouraged to contact: James McNamee Associate Dean Chief Information Officer 410-706-0337 The HIPPA Web address is located at: 91
  • 95. JUDICAL REVIEW SYSTEM AND HONOR CODE The Code of Honor of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is based upon the earned status of all members of the community as effective and committed scholars of medicine, science and other health professions who are persons of integrity and honesty. It places the responsibility for ethical behavior squarely upon each individual and requires peer review of questionable behavior. Each member of this academic community is given notice that joining this community voluntarily commits the individual to accept and uphold the values and principles espoused in the Honor Code. The Honor Code and its supporting Judicial Review System emphasize the necessity for universal community awareness and involvement to make it effective. All students, faculty, and staff must acknowledge their part in the system. Acceptable behavior within the academic community, including students employing proper behavior on examinations, falls within the purview of the judicial review system and its functioning body, the Judicial Board. One of the fundamental ideas in defining acceptable behavior for health care professionals, including those in training, is that possessions of knowledge and technical skill alone is not sufficient. Health care professionals are given privileges and information not granted to society-at-large. In accepting that privileged position, they simultaneously assume an obligation to a higher ethical standard of honesty, truthfulness and discipline. The system provides for penalties other than removal or disruption of the career path, recognizing that even persons of integrity are not perfect and may be improved by appropriate punishment and counseling. More emphasis is placed upon civility in communication and conduct, upon avoiding abuse of authority. For additional information, please go to 92
  • 96. POLICIES AND GUIDELINES CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF INFORMATION VIA THE WORLD-WIDE WEB 1. Background and Purpose The University of Maryland School of Medicine encourages faculty, staff, and students to publish freely and openly on the World Wide Web, within the constraints of existing laws and policies. This policy imparts minimal stylistic consistency guidelines and provides some guidance on the legal and procedural nuances of communicating on the World Wide Web. These guidelines address “official School of Medicine unit home pages” and “other official pages”. This document also contains some guidelines and useful suggestions for all pages published by members of the University of Maryland School of Medicine community. 2. Official School of Medicine Unit Home Pages For the purposes of this Policy, an “official School of Medicine unit home page” is a single page that introduces an organizational unit of the School of Medicine and provides links to more detailed information about the unit. 2.1. In order to assure some degree of continuity, maintain a consistent image, and increase usage of information electronically published by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Office of Public Affairs reserves the right to monitor and review the official School of Medicine unit home pages for the school’s 23 departments, six programs, five organized research centers, and all recognized divisions. 2.2. Each official School of Medicine unit home page will have at least one link back to the School of Medicine home page. The icon used at the top of the http://medschool.umaryland. edu/ophthalmology/” page is the mandatory icon for linking back. (Add HTML icon to copy for use on pages). 2.3. Each official School of Medicine unit home page will contain some type of general description of the unit. Sources may include the Faculty Resource Handbook, School of Medicine Catalog, or school recruiting materials. 2.4. Each official campus unit home page will contain a generic E-mail contact address (example: 2.5. Information on each official School of Medicine unit home page will be kept up-to-date, and each official campus unit home page will show the date it was last modified. 2.6. Each School of Medicine unit creating an official School of Medicine unit home page is responsible for ensuring that the information contained therein is of the highest editorial standards (spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, etc.) and factually accurate. If errors are observed, you will be contacted by the Office of Public Affairs and asked to make corrections. 2.7. The following statement shall be included in full on each official School of Medicine unit home page: Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained herein constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind. The data contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free. Any links to non-University of Maryland information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by the University of Maryland of the linked materials. 2.8. Any pages discovered that are in violation of these Policies and Guidelines shall be subject to immediate removal from the Network. 93
  • 97. 3. Other Official Pages Pages related in any way to the programs of the School of Medicine and its units may be considered “official pages.” It is strongly encouraged that official pages (other than Official School of Medicine Unit Home Pages for which requirements are given above) include some or all of the following elements when it is reasonable, practical, and appropriate to do so. (It is recognized that it is often not practical to alter pre-existing materials when making them accessible via the World Wide Web. It is also recognized that it is appropriate to omit some or all of the following elements when the same information is apparent from the context, available via a link, and so forth.) 3.1. a link back to a higher-level page 3.2. an E-mail contact address (or a link to a page with same) 3.3. the date last modified 3.4. a disclaimer similar to that required for Official School of Medicine Unit Home Pages (or a link to a page with same) 3.5. any pages discovered that are in violation of these Policies and Guidelines shall be subject to immediate removal from the Network. 4. Pages Other then Official Pages The School of Medicine recognizes the impossibility of reviewing any and all information published electronically by members of the University of Maryland School of Medicine community and, therefore, will not do so. The following information is provided to guide and assist faculty, staff and students who have an individual page or pages. 4.1. The content of any such pages must not violate applicable export laws and regulations; must not constitute a copyright or trademark infringement; and must not otherwise violate any local, state, or federal laws. To the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of any page taken as a whole shall not appeal to the prurient interest, such as pornography. 4.2. All such pages must be in compliance with all appropriate University of Maryland, Baltimore campus policies and procedures. 4.3. The following disclaimer applies, in effect, to all pages that are not official but which carry a University of Maryland School of Medicine network address. This disclaimer should appear on pages that are not official, or be otherwise reasonably apparent to anyone viewing such pages: This page is not a publication of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine has not edited or examined the content. The author(s) of the page are solely responsible for the content. 4.4. The E-mail address of the author, or other person responsible for placing the information on the World Wide Web, shall be readily apparent for each such page. This may be via information on the page, or a link to another page. 4.5. Links to other Web pages that are related to the School of Medicine’s mission of education, research and service through the advancement of the sciences and the public welfare are allowed, however, a disclaimer must be included stating that the viewer has left the University of Maryland School of Medicine website. This disclaimer can be a statement in parenthesis (Please note this is not a School of Medicine-sponsored website), or an asterisk (*) can be placed next to the links section of the Webpage, (*not a School of Medicine Webpage). 4.6. Links to commercial sites and sites that carry advertising should be carefully considered. 94
  • 98. Links should not be used for the sole purpose of promoting commercial interests. Links to sites that feature content that is purely political or religious are likely to conflict with the School of Medicine’s role as a state institution and are generally inappropriate. Web pages may not link to a site with content that creates a harassing or hostile environment based on factors such as race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or religion. Web pages may not link to a site that violates the law, such as a site that illegally publishes copyrighted material or a site that publishes child pornography. 4.7. The School of Medicine logo and the University of Maryland, Baltimore seal may not be used on any page that is unofficial. 5. Copyright and Trademarks - All Pages 5.1. The correct names for the School of Medicine are “University of Maryland School of Medicine” and “School of Medicine.” Use of others such as “University of Maryland,” “University of Maryland Medicine,” “University of Maryland Medical Center,” and “University of Maryland Medical System” is strongly discouraged. 5.2. Use of any University of Maryland School of Medicine logo and/or the University of Maryland Baltimore seal must be sanctioned by the Office of Public Affairs. The official School of Medicine logo can be downloaded at 5.3. Authors or originators using photos and images may need the permission of not only the person or organization that owns the photo or image, but also from any persons included within the images. 5.4. Any use of other copyrighted material must have the express written permission of the person or organization that owns the copyright. The Office of Public Affairs reserves the right to require proof of the written permission and to remove the material if that proof cannot be produced. 5.5. To avoid issues related to endorsement and trademark infringement, links should not include logos or trademark designs. Trademarked works should only be used when necessary, and with the mark: “TM”. 95
  • 99. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE EMPLOYEE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY Policy — Sexual harassment is an infringement of an individual’s right to work in an environment free from unwanted sexual attention and sexual pressure of any kind. Sexual harassment can result in a significant human resource drain for University of Maryland Baltimore (“UM”) and hinder the service and efforts of faculty, administrators, staff and all UM personnel. Sexual harassment of and/or by UM employees is expressly prohibited. Any employee found to have sexually harassed any individual will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including discharge. Sexual harassment may violate the criminal, civil, common and constitutional law of Maryland and the United States. To determine whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, UM will look at the record as a whole and at the totality of the circumstances, such as the nature of sexually oriented speech or behavior and the context in which alleged incidents occurred. The determination of whether a particular action is harassment will be made from all the facts, on a case by case basis. UM’s policy against sexual harassment is not limited to UM employment relationships. Faculty especially are encouraged to be aware of the UM policy prohibiting sexual harassment of students in undergraduate, professional and graduate programs. In addition, many UM employees work with, supervise, or are under supervision of, employees of UM’s affiliates and teaching sites (e.g., University of Maryland Medical System, University Physicians, faculty professional associations, Veterans’ Administration Medical Center). It is UM’s policy that its employees in all situations are entitled to a work environment free of sexual harassment and are prohibited from sexual harassment of subordinates or peers working for any employer. It is UM’s policy also that students of the institution may not be sexually harassed by UM employees or affiliates’ employees. Employees of UM who interact with students should be aware of the UM Student Sexual Harassment Policy. Definition — For the purpose of this Policy, UM adopts the sexual harassment definitions used by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other behavior of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: A. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; B. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting that individual; or C. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Examples of Sexual Harassment — Sexual harassment can include any or all of the following behaviors, as well as others which are not listed: • Harassment through public or private insult, sexually suggestive comments concerning a person’s body or behavior, and sexual demands. • Subtle or overt pressure to comply with sexual demands. • Remarks about other person’s clothing, body, sexual activities, sexual preferences, or sexual orientation; flirting, teasing, jokes, or gestures which are sexual in nature. • Unnecessary touching, pinching, patting, or exposure of another person’s body. • Unwarranted staring at another person’s body. 96
  • 100. • Unwanted communications of a sexual nature in writing, by telephone, or by other means. • Requests or demands for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats about the workplace, including assignments, promotions, discipline, references, etc. • Repetition of unwanted invitations for dates. • Physical assault of a sexual nature, up to and including attempted or actual rape. Complaints and Investigations - Complaints of sexual harassment by a UM employee or by an affiliate’s employee may be processed internally (a) by classified staff, associate staff and faculty, by reporting the matter to the Manager of Affirmative Action for investigation, mediation, and referral for supervisory action; and (b) by classified and associate staff employees, by filing grievances through the normal campus personnel process; and (c) by faculty, by filing grievances with the head of their academic unit. Complaints of sexual harassment are also processed externally by both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Human Relations. Timely reporting of allegations of sexual harassment is crucial. It permits effective UM intervention to investigate promptly and thoroughly all complaints of sexual harassment, protect employees and educate and discipline offenders. Complaints should be filed within thirty- (30) days of an incident perceived as sexual harassment. Reporting an incident more than thirty- (30) days after it occurs can hinder the ability of the University to investigate the matter. Prompt filing of complaints in many will enable the University to investigate and attempt to mediate and resolve problems in an expeditious manner. Nevertheless, the University will investigate any and all complaints filed. Employees have the right to file sexual harassment complaints with external government agencies if institutional resolutions of complaints are unsatisfactory or if it is preferred to file externally in the first instance. Institutional investigations offer the potential of more timely resolutions of complaints. To protect legal rights and remedies available through UM, the Federal courts and/or the State courts, certain time deadlines must be met in connection with University of external filings. These deadlines are: classified and associate staff grievance policy, 30 calendar days; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 180 calendar days; Maryland Commission on Human Relations, six months. Failure to meet these deadlines can result in a loss of all rights to seek a legal remedy for one’s complaint. Investigations of sexual harassment allegations often require the complainant’s identity to be known by the party or parties whose conduct is being reviewed. However, the investigation shall be kept confidential to the maximum extent possible with the allegations made available only to those who need to know. UM will not tolerate or condone any form of retaliation against a complainant whose sexual harassment claim is made in good faith. Similarly, UM will not tolerate or condone the deliberate filing of false accusations of sexual harassment. Remedies and Complaints Involving Affiliates - UM’s affiliates will be informed of UM’s commitment to its employees to provide a workplace free of sexual harassment and will be asked to work with UM to eliminate sexual harassment throughout the campus through education and, if need be, employee sanctions. UM employees, affiliates, and affiliates’ employees are encouraged to report to UM, through the UM Manager of Affirmative Action, any allegations of sexual harassment involving UM employees. UM cannot discipline employees of its affiliates, but UM will cooperate with its affiliates to resolve such 97
  • 101. complaints. UM’ s own employees are subject to discipline for sexual harassment directed toward employees of affiliates. Failure to file a complaint with one’s own employer may jeopardize legal remedies. Therefore, employees of affiliates should be aware that their complaints involving UM employees should be filed with their own employer as well as with UM. Likewise, UM employees should file complaints involving affiliates’ employees with UM as well as with the affiliates. Personal Counseling and Employee Assistance - Employees are encouraged to work with the Employee Assistance Program (410-328-8404) or personal counselors to secure assistance in coping with stress that can result from employment-related sexual harassment or from participation in investigation of sexual harassment complaints. Education and Consultations - Through the Office of Human Resource Services, educational programs and preventive consultations with employees can be arranged. Contact the Employee Relations and Diversity Initiatives Division of Human Resource Services at 410-706-7302. 8/17/93 4/9/98 Web sites on sexual harassment can be viewed at the following: VI – 1.20 – University of Maryland System Policy on Sexual Harassment is located at VI – 1.20(A) – UMB Policy on Sexual Harassment of Employees is located at VI –1.20(B) – UMB Policy on Sexual Harassment of Students is located at 98
  • 102. C h a p t e r 5 2007 2008 99 SERVICES
  • 103. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES LIBRARY “The library is always one of the first places you look to in order to measure the quality of any institution of higher education. Those who see our new library, from the outside and inside, will have no doubt as to the seriousness of our academic missions. This wonderful building puts us in a leadership position on an international scale.” UMB President David J. Ramsay (March 1998) Distinguished as the first library established by a medical school in the United States, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) provides collections and services for campus students, faculty, and staff, as well as for the University of Maryland Medical System. The library also serves as the Regional Medical Library for the Southeastern/Atlantic Region in the National Library of Medicine's National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The library’s digital resources can be accessed within the library or from home or offices via the World Wide Web ( This state-of-the-art facility, which opened in 1998, provides over 900 seats, 40 study rooms, 1,500 data connections, three microcomputer classrooms, and a distance education center. As the second largest health sciences library on the East Coast, over 360,000 volumes, 2,400 print, and over 2,200 electronic journal subscriptions are housed within this architecturally striking building, the intellectual heart of the campus. In addition to traditional services such as reference support, interlibrary loan, and photocopy services, the Health Sciences Library offers an array of other services including: • The Research and Information Commons providing 37 microcomputers with access to databases, World Wide Web, and computer applications on the main floor of the HS/HSL. Additional workstations are available throughout the building. • A World Wide Web site ( providing an entry point for the full range of information and services from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library • A PDA accessible site for information about the HS/HSL including news and updates about new resources and services. Visit for information on how to access this service. • A full range of educational programs. A class schedule is published every fall and spring. The schedule and class registration is also available through the HS/HSL web site. Online orientations and tutorials for each school are also available on the library web site. • Consultations and research support by faculty librarians to assist in research projects, and using and managing computing resources and information resources more effectively. • Assistance in planning for the integration of information skills into curricula and courses through a school-based liaison program. For more information on the HS/HSL and its services, resources, and programs, please call 410.706.7996 or visit the library’s web page at M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library 601 W. Lombard Street 410-706-7545 100
  • 104. INFORMATION SERVICES AND HELP DESK Information Services (IS) is a division of the Dean’s Office that operates and maintains the data network for the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SoM) and provides or arranges for support for many of its computer resources. We provide e-mail, Internet connectivity, access to file and print services, backup services for files stored on our network servers, and desktop computer installation and application support. IS staff can also assist in identifying available buying contracts for hardware and software. A more complete list of services is located at our Web site Departments are encouraged to establish a network logon ID and e-mail account with the SoM for faculty and staff as soon as employment is initiated. The Help Desk group resolves problems with computer hardware and software. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Calls to the Help Desk go through an automated call distribution system. Please don’t hang up if you hear a recording; the majority of the time you will be directly transferred to a technician following the welcome message. Telephone: 410-706-3998 Fax: 410-706-4871 E-mail: Requests for support can also be left in voice-mail after normal business hours. Please describe the problem as best you can, provide a contact name and telephone number as well as the location of the computer. Someone will respond to your call as soon as possible. Calls regarding network integrity or systems critical to core SoM missions receive the highest priority. Requesting installation or activation of network jacks: Extending data access to a previously unserved area requires installation of network jacks. Contact the Help Desk and provide your name, telephone number, location, number of data connections required and a fund number. A technician will evaluate the location to determine whether additional cabling is required. Requests will be submitted to the appropriate personnel for installation and activation. Responsibilities: The following guidelines summarize departmental and personal responsibilities associated with operating a PC at the SoM: • The SoM observes the campus “Responsible Computing / Rules of Use” which can be found at: By connecting to the SoM network and/or using its resources, you implicitly agree to comply with these rules. • Deliberate violation of copyright law puts the SoM at legal risk. Users must be able to document that software on their PC was purchased or licensed appropriately. No one may install or use “pirated” software. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. • Installation of software on the SoM network servers requires prior permission from the associate dean for Information Services. • Even though the SoM routinely screens e-mail for the presence of viruses, users are still responsible for checking diskettes, CDs and downloaded files for viruses. • The SoM reserves the right to audit user compliance with these policies periodically. 101
  • 105. • Working closely with the campus, the SoM has established network and computer standards. Current lists are available at and • enables network performance and permits faster and more effective delivery of service by SoM Help Desk personnel. • Departments within the SoM ensure that their faculty, staff and students receive proper training in the operation and effective use of computer hardware and software. • Ultimate responsibility for the control and security of computer hardware, software and data lies with you. Faculty, students and staff must take reasonable precautions to protect their computer hardware, software and data from damage, tampering and theft. • Users with access to sensitive, confidential, or privileged data must take extra precautions to protect that data from being viewed, altered or copied by unauthorized individuals. Be aware that certain data require special protection under law (e.g., HIPAA). Information Services has a segment of our network reserved for such data. • All computer data should be regularly backed up and stored in a secure location. • Never share ID or password information. No one has the right to request an employee’s password, not even a supervisor. Employees cannot be terminated for refusing to divulge their password. James E. McNamee, PhD Associate Dean Information Services & Chief Information Officer 100 N. Greene Street, 213 410-706-2881 410-706-4871 (Fax) 102
  • 106. OME PHOTO & GRAPHICS GROUP Photography | Graphic Design MSTF 357 10 S. Pine Street Baltimore MD 21201 Ph: 410-706-7808 Fax: 410-706-5823 Email Web Posters Sessions & Signs Digital Prints B&W laser prints 1.00 Color (Ink Jet) 2.00 8.5 x 11 10.00 11 x 17 15.00 12 x 18 18.00 16 x 20 30.00 20 x 30 50.00 22 x 35 60.00 Poster Sessions -From Customer Files- Normal turn around time is 2-4 days 3’ x 4’ 118.00 3’ x 5’ 148.00 4’ x 4’ 158.00 3’ x 6’ 178.00 3’ x 8’ 237.00 4’ x 6’ 237.00 4’ x 8’ 317.00 *-Complete Poster Production – Normal turn around is 1-2 Weeks 3’ x 4’ 250.00 3’ x 5’ 280.00 4’ x 4’ 290.00 3’ x 6’ 310.00 3’ x 8’ 370.00 4’ x 6’ 370.00 4’ x 8’ 448.00 *Please call the Photo & Graphics Group for more information on this service. 103
  • 107. Polaroid Passport, VISA, Immigration And Application Photos (in sets of 2) Color / Black & White Polaroid 10.00/set Photos must be paid for at time of sitting. No cash accepted Application Photos Color (digital 20 per page, 2” x 2”, First page 30.00 Additional pages 10.00 Digital Slides from a Figure or Hardcopy Text Slide 25.00 Bar Graphs & Pie Charts 45.00 Illustrations 75.00/hour Scanning & Labeling Scans 5.00 Scan retouching 75.00/hr Scanning & Labeling 30.00/50.00 per file Design/Layout Certificates (includes print) 12.00 Name/Display Tents 20.00 Brochures, Fliers, Pamphlets, Name Tags, and Invitations will be priced on an individual basis according to the complexity of the job. Please ask for an estimate. Banners Black & White/Color 50.00 Laminating 1.00/ft $5.00 Min The Photo and Graphics Group Web address is: 104