Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Kids & COVID-19 Website Provides Resources for Pediatric Healthcare Providers and Families

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has launched a special COVID-19 website for pediatric healthcare providers and practices, parents, and children. This resource brings together important research, professional guidance for pediatric practices, and practical tips for parents and caregivers.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Important Coronavirus Update from Dean Reece

As we continue to move forward in these challenging times, I would like to bring you a message of encouragement and hope. First and foremost, please be assured and confident that we are, and will continue to do, everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of all within our community. As you will see in this briefing, significant steps are being taken by the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore to ensure that everyone is healthy and safe. We must each do whatever is necessary to ensure that our health comes first.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Anxious About the COVID-19 Pandemic? New Study Shows Stress Can Have Lasting Impacts on Sperm and a Man’s Future Offspring

Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person’s mental health, but may also have a lasting impact on a man’s sperm composition that could affect his future offspring. That is the finding of a provocative new study published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Wait Is Over: It’s Match Day 2020

Even as physicians across the United States and around the world confront the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the residency match is more evident than ever. According to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), this year’s Main Residency Match is the largest in history, exceeding the more than 44,000 applicants who registered for the 2019 Match.
This year, 161 University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) students matched at 73 different hospitals in 29 states. Thirty-eight members of the Class of 2020 will stay in the state of Maryland for their residency training.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive

Researchers at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the Global Virus Network (GVN) predict that COVID-19 will follow a seasonal pattern similar to other respiratory viruses like seasonal flu. They base this on weather modeling data in countries where the virus has taken hold and spread within the community.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dr. Wilbur Chen and Dr. David Marcozzi Named to Maryland Governor’s Coronavirus Response Team

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Wilbur Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and an adult infectious disease expert at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and David Marcozzi, MD, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Population Health, UMSOM Department of Emergency Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) COVID-19 Incident Commander, as members of the Coronavirus Response Team. This special panel will advise the Governor and top administration officials on important health and emergency management decisions as the situation continues to evolve. “We are committed to being transparent, providing the facts, keeping Marylanders fully informed, taking actions based on our detailed planning, and making decisions based on the facts on the ground,” said Governor Hogan. “In order to make those decisions and to leverage all of the resources and expertise across our state, at my direction, we are convening a Coronavirus Response Team composed of experts in public health and emergency management.”

Thursday, March 05, 2020

13th Annual “Celebrating Diversity” Dinner Supports Student Scholarships

UMSOM Award Recipients Honored for Promoting Health Equity and Career Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Preventing COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Maryland Hospitals:

Hospital epidemiologists are doctors who prevent infections. World leaders in hospital epidemiology and infectious disease prevention, the physicians and scientists based in the Division of Genomic Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes (GECO) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are preparing our healthcare system for COVID-19 and COVID-19 transmission prevention.

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