Health Care

Burch, two others resign from UMMS board

University of Maryland Medical System Board Chairman Stephen Burch has submitted his resignation. (Bryan P. Sears)

Stephen Burch, Kevin O’Connor and Dr. Scott Rifkin have resigned from the University of Maryland Medical System’s board as it continues reform efforts in the wake of controversy over corporate contracts to members of the board. Burch, the board’s chair, ...

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HHMI announces $30M science education initiative


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced a third round of its Inclusive Excellence initiative (IE3) Monday to promote diversity and inclusion in science education. The grant program from the Chevy Chase-based institute challenges colleges and universities to work with faculty to examine ...

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UMMC uses unmanned aircraft for transplant organ delivery


In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland  unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for successful transplantation into a patient with kidney failure. This successful demonstration illustrates ...

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Kennedy Krieger names new chief medical officer

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally renowned organization with the mission of improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, expanded its medical leadership team Wednesday with the appointment of Dr. ...

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