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Nora Therapeutics co-founder gets expanded role with UM Ventures

University of Maryland Ventures announced today the appointment of Darryl L. Carter, MD, co-founder and former vice president of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., as venture adviser at the University of Maryland Baltimore’s Office of Technology Transfer. Carter, who previously supported UMB’s ...

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CareFirst increases rate request for individual market in Md.

CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, Maryland’s largest health insurer, has asked state regulators to approve larger premium increases for the coming year than it had initially requested. The Maryland Insurance Administration announced Wednesday that CareFirst is now requesting an increase of 27.8 percent ...

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Hopkins School of Medicine affiliate establishes prize to honor co-founder

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) medical research institute, announced Thursday a new prize in the field of developmental neuroscience in memory of Constance Lieber, one of ...

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HRSA awards $782,246 to Md. schools to grow health workforce, training

Three Maryland universities will share $782,246 in new awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA officials announced Wednesday. The awards were part of $149 million given nationally through 12 workforce programs to prepare the next generation of skilled, ...

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Johns Hopkins Medicine tabs Colo. firm to bring CDI solution to market

Johns Hopkins Medicine has entered into a partnership with Artifact Health Inc., a Boulder, Colo.-based physician-centric clinical documentation improvement (CDI) solutions company, to bring to market a cloud-based mobile application for physicians that leverages the expertise of CDI specialists and ...

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Helping Md. kids eat — one Rice Krispie at a time

Azzon Phillips, 7, practices eating with the “Touch it to your teeth” step with help from occupational therapist Ellen Wingert at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Feeding Day Program. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Helping children overcome feeding disorders is painstaking work. Sometimes the first step is just to touch the food. Not eat it, not taste it, just touch it. It may not sound like much, but clinicians say it’s a crucial first step to helping ...

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New psych ‘day hospital’ to improve mental health options in Anne Arundel

An artist’s rendering of Anne Arundel Medical Center's proposed new inpatient mental health facility. (Photo courtesy of AAMC)

Officials at Anne Arundel Medical Center believe a new psychiatric “day hospital” launched last week will be a crucial first step in improving mental health services in the county. The new facility is a sort of middle ground between inpatient ...

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