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UM nursing school gets $5.24 million gift

UM nursing school gets $5.24 million gift

The University of Maryland School of Nursing will give full scholarships to 157 new students thanks to a $5.24 million donation. The gift is the largest in the school’s history and will support the expansion of its Bachelor of Science ...

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Hopkins faculty, staff report possible identity theft

Hopkins faculty, staff report possible identity theft

Faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins University and the Hopkins health system appear to have been targeted in an identity theft scheme in which phony tax filings were made on their behalf. Hopkins officials say there's no evidence of a security breach in their systems but note that a nationwide identity theft scheme has been targeting physicians and medical professionals.

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Pilot program for improved primary care shows early results

A pilot program aimed at improving primary medical care by increasing cooperation among doctors and more closely managing patient care has produced positive results, according to a preliminary briefing given to the Maryland Health Care Commission Thursday. The three-year Multi-Payer Patient Center Medical Home Program sought to move primary care providers across the state towards the patient-centered medical home model, which focuses on giving patients more team-based care in order to better manage chronic illness and reduce hospitalizations.

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Hopkins neuroscientist nabs research grant

A neuroscientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has scored a $300,000 grant to fund her autism research over the next three years. Dr. Gul Dolen, an assistant professor of neuroscience at the medical school, was named one ...

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UMB pumps $100K into artificial lung company

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has invested $100,000 in a Baltimore company called Breethe, Inc. to help market a wearable, artificial lung system developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The investment was made through UM Ventures, a partnership between UMB and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that allows the schools to commercialize technology developed by their students and faculty. Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, executive director of the medical school's Program in Lung Healing, developed the core technology behind the portable blood pump oxygenator and founded Breethe to commercialize the product in 2014.

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