2007-2008 FACULTY RESOURCE HANDBOOK
Letter from the Dean...................................................................................................................................iv
Governance, Mission, History..................................................................................................................1
Vision Statement ..........................................................................................................................2
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
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
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
Board of Visitors .........................................................................................................................55
Medical Alumni Association .......................................................................................59
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
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
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
Health Sciences and Human Services Library ...........................................................................98
Information Services and Help Desk ..........................................................................................99
Office of Medical Education Photo & Graphics Group .............................................................101
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
With best wishes for a great future at Maryland.
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
GOVERNANCE, MISSION, HISTORY
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.
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
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:
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR CHAIR’S ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
Anatomy & Michael T.CHAIR PhD
Shipley, CHAIR’S ASSISTANT
Leslie Fitzpatrick ADMINISTRATOR
Neurobiology HSF II, S251 HSF II, S251 Fax: 706.2512 HSF II, S251
Neurology 706.7255 Weiner, MD
William J. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Grant-Johnson 706.3590 Soronson
UMMC, N4W46 UMMC, N4W46 Fax: 328.5899 email@example.com
Peter Rock, MD, MBA firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Gibson email@example.com
UMMC, M. Eisenberg, MD UMMC, S11C0
Neurosurgery Howard S11C00 Terry Roberts UMMC,Kosmer
328-6122S12D10 328-6120 Fax: 328.5531 328.6120S12D
UMMC, 328.3514 UMMC, S12D10 Fax: 328.1420
firstname.lastname@example.org UMMC, 328.3483
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
OB, GYN, & &
Biochemistry Hugh E. L. Eckert, PhD, MS FACOG
Richard Mighty, MD, MBA, RosemaryReinecke
Kathleen Rheubottom AdrianJ. Reinecke
Molecular UMMC, N6E13 328.5966
108 N. Greene Street, Rm 103 UMMC, N6E13103 Fax: 328.2849
108 N. Greene, UMMC, N6E13110
108 N. Greene, 328.5957
Fax: 706.8297 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ophthalmology Ramzi K. Hemady, MD**
email@example.com Nancy Cook
firstname.lastname@example.org Kiersten Ritter
Dermatology UMPB, 580
Anthony Gaspari , MD 328.5929 UMPB, 580
Betsy Satosky Fax: 328.6346 UMPB,Andres
Sharon 420 328.3005
405 W. Redwood, 6th email@example.com Floor
405 W. Redwood, 6 firstname.lastname@example.org
405 W. Redwood, 6 Floor
Orthopaedics Vincent D.
328.5766 Pellegrini, MD Cathy Malecki
Fax: 328.0098 Jeremy S.
UMMC , S11B
email@example.com 328.6040 UMMC, S11B Fax: 328.0534
firstname.lastname@example.org UMMC, S11B 328.6040
Reuben S. Mezrich, MD, PhD email@example.com
Barbara Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
Otorhinolaryn- Scott E. Strome, MD Chinneta Pettaway-Willis
328.6467 Charles Schroder
Radiology & UMMC, N2W78 UMMC, N2W78 Fax: 328.0641 UMMC, N2W78A
gology-Head & 16 S. Eutaw, 500 328.5828 16 S. Eutaw, 500 Fax: 328.5827 16 S. Eutaw, 500 328.5828
Nuclear 328.3477 bstewart@.umm.edu 328.2872
Neck Surgery email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Emergency Sanford Browne, MD, FACEP**
Brian J. A. Stass, MD Pati Butler
Casey Antonakos Jonathan W. Cooper
Medicine MSTF,Paca, PP6S200
110 S. 730 706.7070 MSTF,Paca, PP6S200 706.3743
110 S. 700 Fax: MSTF,Paca, PP6S200
110 S. 700-A 706.7075
Fax: 328.8028 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Scheduler – Joan Wertz 8.1238
Epidemiology & Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MS Hygiene* firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Aro Jim Reynolds
Pediatrics HH, 210 Czinn, MD
Steven J. HH, 200 Jones
Melinda HH, 200
Connie Marr 708.7731
UMMC, 328.6777 706.3553N5E17
UMMC, Fax: 328.8742 706.3828
Gray Hall Fax: 708.8742
email@example.com Fax: 706.4433
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 706-3484
Family and &
Pharmacology David X. Albuquerque, MD,
Edson L. Stewart, MD, MPH PhD Michael Cuneo
Anne Nourse Kathy Wallington
Lenny Maddock (Acting)
Experimental 29 S. Paca, Lower Level 706.7333
BRB, 4-007 29 S. Paca, Lower Level 706.3991
BRB, 4-007 Fax: 29 S. Paca, Lower Level 706.3562
email@example.com 328.5141 Fax: 328.8726
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Mary M. Rodgers, PhD Marlene King Karen Sack
Therapy Sanford A. Stass, MD*
AHB, 131A 706.5216 Joanne131
AHB, Manning Fax: 706.4903 Jonathan W. Cooper (Acting)
AHB, 131B 706.4584
Rehabilitation AHB, 340-D
email@example.com AHB, 340 Fax: 706.5229
firstname.lastname@example.org MSTF, 700-A
Science 706.7729 email@example.com 706.7075
firstname.lastname@example.org Scheduler – Joan Wertz 8.1238 email@example.com
Physiology Meredith Bond, PhD Margaret (Marty) Podles 706.3652 Kenneth Fahnestock
BRB, 5-007 706.1922 BRB, 5-009 Fax: 706.8341 BRB, 5-013 706.6288
Medicine Frank M. Calia, MD, MACP
firstname.lastname@example.org Phyllis Farrell & Molly Lutz
email@example.com Patrick Breault
UMMC, N3W42 UMMC, N3W42 Fax: 328.8688 UMMC, N3W42
328.2488F. Lehman, MD, MSPH Vertell Porter-Brown
701 W. Pratt St., Suite 388
firstname.lastname@example.org 701 W. Pratt St., #388
email@example.com 701 W. Pratt St., #388
328.6735 Fax: 328.3693 328.6771
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiation William F. Regine, MD Yvette Green Bill Gardiner
Oncology UMMC, GGK0100 328.2326 UMMC, GGK0101 UMMC, GGK0100 328.2606
email@example.com Fax: 328.6911 firstname.lastname@example.org
Surgery Stephen T. Bartlett, MD Pat Lyon Ronald A. Brown
UMMC, N4E40 328.8407 UMMC, N4E40 Fax: 328.0401 UMMC, N4E40 328.6430
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
PROGRAM DIRECTOR DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
Comparative Louis DeTolla, Jr., VMD, PhD Deborah Sanchez E. Douglas Allen
Medicine MSTF, G-100 MSTF, G-100 MSTF, G-100
(Veterinary 706.8537 706.8536 Fax: 706.8538 706.3547
Resources) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Complementary Brian M. Berman, MD Amy Burns Kathy Maddock
Medicine Kernan Hospital Mansion Kernan Hospital Mansion Kernan Hospital Mansion
2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21207 Baltimore, MD 21207 Baltimore, MD 21207
410.448.6871 Fax: 410.448.6875 410.448.6613
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Genetics & Alan R. Shuldiner, MD Karen G. Norton Larry Sauder
Genomic HH, 494 HH, 487 HH, 567
Medicine 706.1623 Fax: 706.1622 706.4497
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute of Robert C. Gallo, MD Suna Nallo David Wilkins (Chief Operator
Human Virology Director, IHV Room S 307, UMBI Medical Officer)
Room S 307, UMBI Medical Biotechnology Room S 307, UMBI Medical
Biotechnology 706.8614 Biotechnology
706.8614 email@example.com 706.8614
Institute of Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD Lakeisha T. Wilson None
Genome Director HSF II, S-443
Sciences HSF II, 443 706.1481
Minority Health Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP Barbra Kopp None
& Health HSF II, 441 HSF II, 441
Disparities 706.7163 706.7163
Education & firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 706-7175
Neuroscience Jennifer Guy Thomas McHugh
Michael T. Shipley, PhD
HSF I, 212 BRB, 1-005
HSF II, S251
email@example.com Fax: 706.6040
Oncology Kevin J. Cullen, MD Margaret Frazier Stephen W. Long
UMMC, N9E17 UMMC, N9E17 UMMC, N9E17
328.5506 Fax: 328.2578 328.7516
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma Thomas M. Scalea, MD Stephanie (Stevie) Jordan Bill Anderson
T3R35, Shock Trauma T3R35, Shock Trauma 11 S. Paca, 500
328.8976 Fax: 328.8925 328.3194
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
D director director’s assistant administrator
Health Policy/ Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH Larondi Flowers None
Health HSF I, 618 HSF I, 618
Services 706.1742 706.1742
Research Fax: 706-0986 firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrative Brian M. Berman, MD Amy Burns Kathy Maddock
Medicine Kernan Hospital Mansion Kernan Hospital Mansion Kernan Hospital Mansion
2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor 2200 Kernan Drive, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21207 Baltimore, MD 21207 Baltimore, MD 21207
410.448.6871 Fax: 410.448.6875 410.448.6613
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Mucosal Alessio Fasano, MD Donna M. Bethke None
Biology HSF II, 351 HSF II, 351
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 706.5508
Vascular & Dudley K. Strickland, PhD None Vanessa Foreman
Inflammatory BioPark Bldg. 1, 219 BioPark Bldg. I, 210
Diseases 706.8010 706.8026
Fax: 706.8121 email@example.com
Research on Andrew P. Goldberg, MD Bonnie Berman William Woodcock
Aging VAMC, 4B186 VAMC, 4B183 VAMC, 4B187
605.7185 605.7185 605.7184
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 605.7971 email@example.com
Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MS Yvonne Aro Cindy Geppi
Hygiene HH, 200 HH, 200
HH, 210 706.3553 706.2445
706.3553 Fax: 706.4433 Fax: 706.4433
Fax: 706.4433 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Vaccine Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH Dottie Small Gloria Jean Smedley
Development HSF I, 480 HSF I, 480 HSF I, 480-D
706.7588 706.7588 706.5328
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 706.6205 email@example.com
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 & E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA BRB, 14-029
Dean, School of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Dean for Business Affairs Jerry D. Carr, JD BRB, 14-013
& Senior Advisor email@example.com
Assistant Dean for Programs and 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 BRB, 14-029
Executive Admin Assistant II Jean A. Hinton BRB, 14-029
Vicki L. Bates
Executive Admin Assistant I 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 Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS BRB, 14-029
Patricia A. Danielewicz
Executive Admin Assistant II BRB, 14-032A
Robert A. Barish, M.D.,
Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs BRB, 14-011
Executive Administrative Assistant BRB, 14-011
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Name Title Ext. Address
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, 67410 BRB, 14-029
School of Medicine
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
PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZED RESEARCH CENTERS
PROGRAM IN COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
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: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/comparativemed.asp.
PROGRAM IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
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.
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 www.compmed.umm.edu.
PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE
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
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
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: http://neuroscience.umaryland.edu/
PROGRAM IN ONCOLOGY
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: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/oncology.asp.
PROGRAM IN TRAUMA
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: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/trauma.asp.
Organized Research Centers
CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY/HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
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
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
• 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: http://www.compmed.umm.edu .
CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON AGING
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: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/gerontology.asp
CENTER FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
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
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)
• 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
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: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/CVD/
MUCOSAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER
Alessio Fasano, MD
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.
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: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/mbrc/
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
FALL STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Masters in Genetic Counseling 11
Medical & Research Technology 75
Physical Therapy 197
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 Total
Pain Management 3
Trauma Anesthesia 1*
Emergency Medicine 30
Family Practice 27
Sports Medicine 1
Internal Medicine 123
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 3
Interventional Cardiology 2
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism 6
HOUSESTAFF COUNT FY 2007-2008
Specialty # of Total
Infectious Diseases 9
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine 14
Medicine/Emergency Medicine 10
Clinical Neurophysiology 5
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24
Maternal Fetal Medicine 3*
Orthopaedic Trauma 4
Behavioral & Development 2
Critical Care 3
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology) 7
Pediatric Infectious Diseases 4
Pediatric Gastroenterology 2
Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine 10
Preventive Medicine 4
Child Psychiatry 12
Eating Disorder 1*
Pychosomatic Medicine 1
Diagnostic Radiology 31
Nuclear Medicine 4
Radiation Oncology 9
Cardiothoracic Surgery 4
Surgery – Critical Care 8
HOUSESTAFF COUNT FY 2007-2008
Specialty # of Total
Critical Care/Emergency Medicine 5
Vascular Surgery 4
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or put your request in writing
addressed to Office of the Dean, School of Medicine, Room 14-029, BRB.
COUNCIL ELECTED MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES
2007 - 2008
DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES EXPIRES
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 Dr. Richard L. Eckert, Chair
Dr. Gerald Wilson Dr. Alexei Belkin 2009
Dr. Anthony Gaspari, Chair
Dr. April Deng Dr. Gary Goldenberg 2009
Diagnostic Radiology &
Nuclear Medicine Dr. Reuben Mezrich, Chair
Dr. Kathirkamanathan 2008
Dr. Vasken Dilsizian
Emergency Medicine Dr. Brian J. Browne, Acting
Dr. Karen Hansen Dr. Michael Winters 2009
Epidemiology & Preventive 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 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
Dr. Frank M. Calia, Chair
Dr. Kris Ann Oursler Dr. Eileen Barry 2008
Dr. Rochelle Cunningham Dr. David Zimrin 2008
DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES EXPIRES
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
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
Dr. Vincent D. Pellegrini, Chair
Dr. Robert S. Sterling Dr. Carol E. Copeland 2008
Otorhinolaryngology – Head
Dr. Scott E. Strome, Chair
and Neck Surgery
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
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
Experimental Therapeutics Dr. Edson Albuquerque, Chair
Dr. William Randall Dr. Laundette Jones 2009
DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES EXPIRES
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
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
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
(Veterinary Resources) Dr. Louis DeTolla, Director
Dr. Steven T. Shipley Dr. Arunda Panda 2009
Dr. Brian Berman
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
Dr. Frank L. Margolis
(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
DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ALTERNATES EXPIRES
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
Catherine Griswold Stephanie Miller 2008
Medical Technology Nathan Marchiano Victor Orion 2008
(DMRT) Kellie Little George Zhang 2008
Physical Therapy &
Tracy Lyon Erin Comstock 2008
Stacie Stephenson Kelly Conrad 2008
Dr. David B. Sigman
Dr. Ronald Goldner 2009
Mr. Gregory Handlir
Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell
Dr. E. Albert Reece
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.
Lindsey Grossman, MD
FACULTY ASSEMBLY OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BY-LAWS
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
o Curriculum, course content, and instruction;
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
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
instructor or above. Geographic fulltime appointees are members. Visiting faculty are not
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Brian M. Berman, MD
Director, Complementary Medicine Program
Meredith Bond, Ph.D.
Brian J. Browne, MD, FACEP
Acting Chair, Emergency Medicine
Frank M. Calia, MD, MACP
Kevin J. Cullen, MD
Director, Program in Oncology
Steven J. Czinn, MD
Louis DeTolla, Jr., VMC, PhD
Director, Comparative Medicine (Veterinary Resources)
Richard L. Eckert, PhD, MS
Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Howard M. Eisenberg, MD
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
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
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
William F. Regine, MD
Chair, Radiation Oncology
Peter Rock, MD, MBA
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
David L. Stewart, MD, MPH
Chair, Family Medicine and Community Medicine
Scott E. Strome, MD
Chair, Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Stephanie Vogel, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
(Basic Science Faculty Representative)
William J. Weiner, MD
Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP
Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities/Education & Research
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
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.
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: http://www.umaryland.edu/facultysenate/
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMITTEES
• 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
FY 2007– 2008
Dr. Milford Foxwell – Chair Admissions
Carnell Cooper, M.D. – Vice Chair Surgery
FY 2007 – 2008
Erin Giudice, MD - Chair Pediatrics
APPOINTMENT, PROMOTION AND TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Alan Cross, M.D. – Chair Medicine
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008 MEMBER LISTING
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 &
Amal Mattu, M.D. Emergency Medicine
Sterling North, BA Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional
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
John Talbott, MD – Chair Psychiatry
Linda Lewin, MD – Co-Chair Pediatrics
CLINICAL YEARS COMMITTEE
Linda Lewin, MD - Chair Pediatrics
YEAR I/II COMMITTEE
Steven Munger, PhD, Chair Anatomy & Neurobiology
INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE & USE COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008
Dr. Larry Anderson – Chair Anatomy & Neurobiology
Dr. Louis DeTolla – Attending Veterinarian Veterinary Resources
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008
Robert Edelman, MD, Committee Chair Medicine
FY 2007 – 2008
Jill RachBeitsel, MD Chair Psychiatry
MD/PHD ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Terry Rogers , PhD, Chair Biochemistry & MD/PhD
RESEARCH AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008
Jeffrey Hasday, MD, Chair Microbiology & Immunology
UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS, INC.
Faculty Practices of the University of Maryland School of Medicine
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
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
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
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).
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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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 http://intranet.upi.umaryland.edu/compliance/.
FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008
Hugh E. Mighty, MD, Chair OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
FISCAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008
Dr. Anthony Lehman, Chair Psychiatry
CLINICAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FY 2007 – 2008
Dr. Robert Barish, Chair Clinical Affairs
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
Medical Director..........................................................................................................Neil M. Siegel, M.D.
Vice-President, Ambulatory Services........................................................................................Joanne Riley
Director of Ambulatory Services…………………………………………………………………….Dorothy Suit
UniversityCare web address: www.umm.edu/communityhealth/
Primary Care Network in West Baltimore
UniversityCare at Edmondson Village
4538 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229
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
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;
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
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
University Specialists at Shipley’s Choice Medical Park
8601 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Adult: Dermatology; Ophthalmology; Weight Management (Bariatric Surgery); Urogynecology;
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;
Practice Manager: Ms Pamela Wieciech
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
• 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
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
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.
BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBERS
Gary N. Geisel
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Angelos, Esquire
Law Offices of Peter G. ANgelos, PC
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
Frank P. Bramble, Sr.
Retired Vice Chairman
Jocelyn Cheryl Bramble
The Baltimore Times
Frank C. Carlucci, III
Michael E. Cryor
The Cryor Group
William M. Davidow, Jr., Esquire
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P.
Sylvan Frieman, MD
Past Chair, Board of Visitors
Snow Hill, Maryland
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Greenebaum and Rose Associates, Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Alice B. Heisler, M.D.
Assoc. of the University of Maryland, Inc.
Substance Abuse Services, Inc.
Edward Magruder Passano, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
One Waverly, LLC
David S. Penn
Christine D. Sarbanes
Baltimore Chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Melvin Sharoky, MD
Consultant, Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
David Sigman, MD
President, Medical Alumni
Assoc. of the University of MD, Inc.
Daniel E. Wagner
Wagner Capital Management Corp
The Board of Visitors Web address is:
THE MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
522 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Web Address: www.medicalalumni.org
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.
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
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
I (3 days) MEDICAL INFORMATICS
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
Anatomy and Neurobiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Surgery
Areas of study:
Human gross anatomy; embryology; and histology
III (1 week, 2 days) HUMAN BEHAVIOR
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
bereavement, pain, sleep, AIDs, cancer, trauma, and stress-related problems.
IV (9 weeks, 2 days) CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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
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
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
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
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)
Course runs through all four years of medical school. During first two years one
afternoon each week (2 hours)
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
VIII (10 weeks) HOST DEFENSES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Microbiology and
Immunology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Experimental
Areas of Study:
Immunology; bacteriology; virology; parasitology; and mycology
IX (24 weeks) PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS
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
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
COURSES OF STUDY
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Medicine 12 weeks
Surgery/Surgical Subspecialty/Anesthesiology 12 weeks
Family Medicine 4 weeks
Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 weeks
Pediatrics 6 weeks
Psychiatry/Neurology 8 weeks
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
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
Area Health Education Center 8 weeks
Sub-Internship 8 weeks
Electives 16 weeks
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
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
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND CONTINUING PHYSICIAN
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
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
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
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
Please visit our website at http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/opd/ for a listing of our current
programs or contact our office for further information.
Nancy Ryan Lowitt MD, EdM
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Wendy Sanders, MA
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Sterling North, BA
Director of CME
Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional 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
• 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
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 http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/opd/
Nancy Ryan Lowitt, MD
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
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
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
The OSR maintains an extensive website (http://medschool.umaryland.edu/osr) 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
Student Education & Research
Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Howard Hall, Room 324
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 http://ahec.umaryland.edu/.
Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH Meseret Bezuneh, MS Ed
Director Acting Deputy Director
Maryland AHEC Program Maryland AHEC Program
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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,
and ultra high throughput SNP analysis. For information concerning services provided by this core,
please refer to its website http://medschool.umaryland.edu/biopolymer/.
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
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 http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/orags/transgenic.asp.
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 http://medschool.umaryland.edu/ors.
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 http://medschool.umaryland.edu/ors.
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
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 http://mdphd.umaryland.edu/.
Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD
Room 1-005A BRB
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
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 email@example.com. Becky Ceraul is the medical school’s Senior Media Relations Specialist
and can be reached at 410-706-7590 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• 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 http://medschool.umaryland.edu. 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
Office of Public Affairs
Bressler Research Building, Room 14-002
655 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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
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:
Office of Development
100 North Greene Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD, 21201
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
Mission-Based Budgeting & Reporting
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
• 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
• Providing audiovisual support services for lecture halls, small group classrooms and
• Providing selected classroom scheduling.
• Providing for the operation and maintenance of the Dr. Irving J. Taylor Learning
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
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
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
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
Office of Medical Education
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 http://medschool.umaryland.edu/PoliciesProcedures.asp.
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 http://www.oea.umaryland.edu/gov/
HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
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
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
While the principles of privacy protection and the HIPAA regulations are clear, complexities may
arise when translated into practice. Faculty are encouraged to contact:
Chief Information Officer
The HIPPA Web address is located at: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/HIPAA/default.asp
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
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
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
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.
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
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
4.6. Links to commercial sites and sites that carry advertising should be carefully considered.
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 http://medschool.umaryland.edu/SomLogo.asp
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”.
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
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.
• 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
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
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
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
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.
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
2007 2008 SERVICES
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 (http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu).
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
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 (http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu) 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 http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/pdapage.html 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 http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu.
M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
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 http://medschool.umaryland.edu/is. 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.
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.
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:
http://www.umaryland.edu/cits/policies/responsible_use.html. 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.
• Working closely with the campus, the SoM has established network and computer standards.
Current lists are available at http://www.umaryland.edu/cits/policies/index.html 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
James E. McNamee, PhD
Information Services & Chief Information Officer
100 N. Greene Street, 213
OME PHOTO & GRAPHICS GROUP
Photography | Graphic Design
10 S. Pine Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Posters Sessions & Signs
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
-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.
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
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
Scanning & Labeling
Scan retouching 75.00/hr
Scanning & Labeling 30.00/50.00 per file
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.
Black & White/Color 50.00
Laminating 1.00/ft $5.00 Min
The Photo and Graphics Group Web address is: http://ome.umaryland.edu/photo/default.shtml