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Enhance UMB’s Social Media Efforts With This Online Survey

The University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs wants your input on UMB’s social media. Complete our survey and let us know how we can better improve our engagement, content, and social presence.

Your input will help the office define our communications with the UMB community. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes, and we assure that all answers provided with be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Please complete the survey by Friday, May 25.

Click here to take the survey.

Kristi McGuireBulletin Board, Collaboration, People, Research, University LifeApril 20, 20180 comments
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Integrative Medicine Congress to be Held in Baltimore in May

The International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on May 8-11, 2018. The congress is convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a group of 71 esteemed academic health centers and affiliated institutions. The consortium is committed to making this congress the premier international forum for integrative medicine research.

The congress will bring together the best and the brightest working globally in the field of integrative medicine and health. Connect, share, learn, and collaborate in this dynamic community, where the leading work is being done via research, clinical care, policy, and education.

Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland will be the special guest speaker. Other speakers include UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD; Alessio Fasano, MD; Steven Woolf, MD, MPH; Peter Wayne, PhD; Tracy Gaudet, MD; and Helene Langevin, MD.

Additionally, faculty and staff from the University of Maryland School of Medicine will have posters and presentations on a variety of topics and several faculty members will be leading after-hours events.

Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, and is informed by evidence. Integrative medicine includes many disciplines, types of practitioners, and therapeutic approaches; the evidence base is complex and growing quickly. The International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health focuses on the evidence base in the practice of integrative medicine. We expect more than 1,200 researchers, clinicians, and trainees from around the world to attend. The congress organizers invite individuals from all disciplines and professions engaged in integrative medicine and health to attend.

The congress will showcase original scientific research through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions. Research areas to be presented and discussed include basic science, clinical trials, lifestyle and prevention, methodology, health services, cost effectiveness, and education.

For more information and to register, visit this link.

Rebekah OwensBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, For B'more, People, Research, UMB NewsApril 17, 20180 comments
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May 1 is Go-Live Date for Updated Enterprise System Kuali Research

Kuali Research is the updated version of UMB’s current enterprise system – Kuali Coeus – for electronic research administration. Among other new features and enhancements, Kuali Research guides the user through the proposal entry process and includes additional validations for National Institutes of Health proposals to reduce submission errors.

To facilitate migration to the new system, neither Kuali Coeus nor Kuali Research will be available from April 23 until the go-live date of May 1.

During this transition, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) staff will be available to answer questions and assist with proposal submission. Click here for SPA staff assignments.

Training for Kuali Research is available for existing users, and additional training and guidance will be made available after May 1. Contact your SPA team for more information.

Janet SimonsResearch, TechnologyApril 13, 20180 comments
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ORCID Week is Coming to UMB on April 16

In honor of National Orchid Day (April 16), the Health Sciences and Human Services Library is encouraging current and future researchers to distinguish themselves with a very different kind of ORCID.

An ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and ensures that your work is recognized by connecting you to your professional and scholarly activities. You can keep your ORCID with you throughout your career, even when you graduate or change jobs.

To register for an ORCID, look for our pop-up table at the UMB schools during the week of April 16 or register yourself at this link. You can enter a drawing for $25 Amazon gift cards by signing up for or submitting your ORCID at one of our pop-up tables.

Look for our table in these locations to learn more about ORCID and register:

  • School of Dentistry (first floor) – Monday, April 16, noon-2 p.m.
  • School of Social Work (third floor west) – Tuesday, April 17, noon-2 p.m.
  • School of Medicine (HSF I near the second-floor elevators)– Wednesday, April 18, noon-2 p.m.
  • School of Nursing (first-floor lobby) – Thursday, April 19, noon-2 p.m.

For more information, visit this web page.

Katherine DowntonPeople, Research, TechnologyApril 11, 20180 comments
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Join UMB CURE Scholars for the Program’s STEM Expo on April 28

Members of the UMB community are invited to join us for the UMB CURE Scholars STEM Expo on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the School of Pharmacy to see posters and research articles written by the CURE Scholars.

The UMB CURE Scholars Program currently enrolls 80 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students from three schools in West Baltimore. They receive weekly mentoring and tutoring from more than 250 volunteers within the Baltimore community, most of whom are UMB students.

Our scholars have researched dozens of topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), including cancer health disparities, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, nano-robotics, and more. Articles written by scholars are available in the UMB CURE Journal of STEM, which will be unveiled and distributed at the event.

We would be honored and privileged to welcome you to our exposition to learn and give valuable feedback to our scholars as they present their work.

Guests also will be treated to a special keynote address presented by UMB CURE Scholar Shereen Farquharson, who researched the prevalence of gestational trophoblastic disease in African-Americans in 2017.

We hope that you will join us for this inspiring event.

Please visit our website for more information about the program

To see a video about the program, click here.

Lauren KareemABAE, Community Service, Education, ResearchApril 10, 20180 comments
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Graduate School Offers Online Certificate Programs

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Graduate School is offering 100 percent online, asynchronous graduate certificates in Aging and Applied ThanatologyResearch EthicsResearch AdministrationScience CommunicationIntegrative Health and Wellness, Global Health Systems and Services and Implementation and Dissemination Science.

Our 12-credit programs can be completed by a working professional over the course of one year. We’ve structured the program to be as flexible as possible – work anytime, anywhere! Each certificate program consists of four eight-week courses, administered in sequential order.

Each certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health Science. The 30-credit MS Health Science program is available entirely online and can be completed by a working professional is as little as 18 months. Upon the successful completion of your certificate, all 12 credits are completely transferable to the MS Health Science program and the GRE requirement is waived. This means that when you finish your certificate, you’ll be 18 credits away from a master’s degree!

Great news, UMB faculty and staff: These programs are covered by tuition remission for benefit-eligible employees; if you fall into that category, your tuition will be covered by the University.

In addition, our certificate programs qualify for federal financial aid. To learn more and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), visit UMB’s University Student Financial Assistance website.

The deadline for fall enrollment to our graduate certificate programs is July 15Apply today!

Ready to learn more about our certificate and MS Health Science programs? We’re going live on social media to talk about our programs and answer your questions in real time. Join us! Register here. Follow @UMBGradSchool on Twitter or Facebook, using hashtag #GradChat to learn more about our certificate programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jade Grant at jade.grant@umaryland.edu.

Jade GrantEducation, Research, UMB NewsApril 10, 20180 comments
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Annual BioMET Retreat to be Held at UMBC on April 17

The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET) will hold its Annual BioMET Retreat on April 17 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

This year’s retreat is being coordinated with UMBC and will have invited speakers from BioMET, the UM School of Medicine, UMBC, and the University of Maryland, College Park. The full-day event includes breakfast and lunch.

Here are the event details:

  • What: Annual BioMET Retreat
  • When: Tuesday, April 17
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: UMBC’s University Center Ballroom, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD, 21250. Click here for a map of UMBC’s campus.
  • Registration: Contact Latasha Shoffner at 410-706-4667 or via email at lshoffner@som.umaryland.edu.
Latasha ShoffnerResearchApril 5, 20180 comments
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Symposium Highlights Value of Mass Spectrometry in Biophysics

To help celebrate Biophysics Week, which was internationally observed March 12-16, the Mass Spectrometry Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy hosted a day-long symposium March 13 focused on the increasing demand and utility of mass spectrometry in structural biology and biophysical research. Titled “Mass Spectrometry: An Expanding Tool for the Biophysicist,” the symposium attracted dozens of researchers from across the nation and featured presentations delivered by several leading experts in mass spectrometry-based biophysical studies.

“Mass spectrometry methods have been successfully applied to many areas of research — from drug discovery and quality control to diagnosis and imaging,” said Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professor of the school, who offered opening remarks for the symposium. “Increasingly, these methods are also proving to be invaluable for biophysical research. The collective expertise of the faculty and staff in the Mass Spectrometry Center at the School of Pharmacy, coupled with the center’s collaborations with leading experts in the field, uniquely positions us to host this symposium highlighting the role that mass spectrometry can play in structural studies.”

New Approaches to Old Challenges

Biophysical research represents a bridge between biology and physics. Researchers in this field study life at every level – from atoms and molecules to cells, organisms, and environments – to help uncover how complex biological systems work. Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that helps researchers measure the mass of different molecules within a specified sample, allowing them to identify any unknown compounds and better understand the structure and chemical properties of any molecules that appear in their sample. Recently, mass spectrometry-based methods such as footprinting, hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX-MS), native spray, ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS), and chemical crosslinking have proved highly valuable in the detailed structural and biophysical characterization of proteins.

To kick off the symposium, Brandon Ruotolo, PhD, associate professor of analytical chemistry and chemical biology at the University of Michigan, delivered a presentation titled, “New Gas-phase Tools for the Simultaneous Determination of Protein Complex Structure, Stability, and Sequence.” His presentation outlined key challenges that researchers have faced in their efforts to characterize proteoforms – specific molecular forms of a protein product that arise from specific genes – and showcased his team’s work to overcome those challenges.

“Understanding the complete proteoform space and how it all links together is truly a next-generation challenge for the field of proteomics,” Ruotolo said. “Being able to extract from our analyses some sense of actionable intelligence that we can use to understand a certain disease, for example, is one of our main goals. However, converting this information directly into that intelligence is very challenging. Fortunately, it is a challenge that mass spectrometry is uniquely positioned to help us overcome.”

Pharmacy Paves the Way

A number of faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) at the School of Pharmacy delivered presentations during the symposium, including Lisa Jones, PhD, assistant professor in PSC; Patrick Wintrode, PhD, associate professor in PSC; Daniel Deredge, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in PSC; and Emily Hart and Wenjing Li, students in the PhD in PSC program.

Jones, who worked with Deredge to organize the event, delivered a presentation titled “Extension of Hydroxyl Radical-Based Footprinting Coupled with Mass Spectrometry for In Cell and In Vivo Protein Analysis,” in which she spotlighted her group’s work using an emerging analytical technique known as fast photochemical oxidation of proteins (FPOP). FPOP is a hydroxyl radical protein footprinting method used to study protein structure and interactions. Researchers can apply this technique to identify protein-protein and protein-ligand interaction sites, identify regions of proteins that undergo conformation changes during ligand binding, and to perform epitope mapping.

“The chemistry behind hydroxyl radical protein footprinting is well known; as a result, we can anticipate all of the different modifications that can happen throughout the process,” Jones said. “It’s also an irreversible method, which is very nice because it allows you as a researcher to do a lot of post-labeling purification if you need to without the risk of losing your protein label.”

Different Perspectives Bring New Insight

Also speaking during the symposium were Lisa Jenkins, PhD, staff scientist from the Laboratory of Cell Biology in the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute; and Asish Chakraborty, PhD, senior business development manager for pharmaceutical business operations at the Waters Corporation. The Waters Corporation served as one of the sponsors for the symposium, with Chakraborty discussing HDX-MS and its numerous applications to the field of biophysical research.

The school’s Mass Spectrometry Center is a partner in the Waters Corporation Centers of Innovation Program, which recognizes analytical scientists facilitating breakthroughs in health and life science research, food safety, environmental protection, sports medicine, and many other areas.

Learning from Leaders in the Field

To conclude the symposium, Michael Gross, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, delivered his highly anticipated presentation titled, “Biochemical Problem Solving by MS-Based Structural Proteomics.” Gross has 50 years of experience working independently in mass spectrometry, with his research focusing primarily on the development of mass spectrometry in biophysics, specifically to probe protein-ligand interaction interfaces, affinities, and folding/unfolding. Among a long list of significant scientific contributions, his group is credited with developing FPOP as well as another method for the determination of protein-ligand interactions by titration and HD exchange (PLIMSTEX).

“Approximately 15 years ago, I began working with this idea that mass spectrometry-based HDX footprinting and ion mobility could be used to gain new insights about higher order protein structure,” Gross said. “Now, others are beginning to see the same opportunity that I saw — if you use chemistry to footprint a protein, whether it be HDX or FPOP, you can take advantage of all of the strategies that have been traditionally used to elucidate primary structure proteomics to gain new knowledge about proteins’ secondary and tertiary structure.”

Established by the Biophysical Society, Biophysics Week launched in 2016 to help celebrate and raise awareness about the field of biophysics. The symposium hosted by the School of Pharmacy’s Mass Spectrometry Center was one of dozens of events that took place across countries around the world to help promote and expand the understanding of biophysics and related applications.

— Malissa Carroll

Malissa CarrollResearch, Technology, UMB NewsApril 4, 20180 comments
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The President’s Message

Check out the April issue of The President’s Message.

It includes:

  • Dr. Perman’s column on Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen and the global/local movement she’s helped shape
  • Recaps of the employee recognition luncheon and human trafficking lecture
  • A story on how the Housekeeping Department has benefited from UMB’s Project SEARCH, which trains and hires individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • CURE Corner spotlights
  • A story on the first employee to benefit from our improved Live Near Your Work Program
  • A roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements
Chris ZangABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGAApril 4, 20180 comments
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H. Leonard Warres, MD, Lecture to Discuss Focused Ultrasound Brain Treatments

Kullervo Hynynen, MSc, PhD, senior scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, will speak at the School of Medicine Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine’s H. Leonard Warres, MD, Lecture on April 19 at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Here are the details:

  • What: Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine’s 38th Anniversary Presentation of the H. Leonard Warres, MD, Lecture
  • Date: Thursday, April 19
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Radiology Conference Room – N2E14C (UMMC)
  • Speaker: Kullervo Hynynen, MSc, PhD, senior scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
  • Topic: “Focused Ultrasound Brain Treatments: What Are the Technology Limits?”
Brigitte PoctaEducation, Research, TechnologyMarch 29, 20180 comments
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HS/HSL Historical Highlights: Blaustein Donations

In December, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Historical Collections received a remarkable donation from Mordecai Blaustein, MD. Dr. Blaustein, a longtime professor of physiology and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been a strong supporter of the library for many years.

The most recent additions are especially impressive and include a first edition of William Withering’s An Account of the Foxglove, and Some of its Medical Uses, a volume with special meaning to Dr. Blaustein. In the volume, Withering describes the ways in which foxglove can be used to cure or help certain medical ailments, including congestive heart failure. Blaustein’s research centers around heart disease and hypertension. The Withering volume includes a beautiful, hand-painted engraving of a foxglove.

The donation also included a second edition of G.B. Duchenne’s De L’electrisation Localisee et de son application a la Pathologie et a la Therapeutique, originally published in 1855. Duchenne introduced a form of noninvasive electrotherapy in this volume. Duchenne is well-known for describing muscular dystrophy, a condition that now bears his name (Duchenne muscular dystrophy).

Finally, the gift included a three-volume set by Richard Bright titled Reports of Medical Cases. These volumes include hand-painted engravings depicting the effect of disease on various organs. Bright is known for his research and work involving the kidneys and for his description of Bright’s disease, a form of kidney disease now known as acute or chronic nephritis.

Previous donations from Dr. and Mrs. Blaustein include volumes dedicated to the memory of Blaustein’s father, Norman Blaustein, who was an avid book collector. Blaustein credits his father with inspiring him to start his own book collection, which, in addition to the donated volumes, contained a copy of Johannes Kepler’s 1609 Astonomia Nova and a number of herbals. Among the Blausteins’ previous donations to the HS/HSL are monographs on European travel, human muscle, and anatomy.

In 1992, Blaustein donated an 1824 Maryland dissertation on measles. The dissertation was discovered by his book dealer in a European bookstore and made its way back to UMB through Blaustein. The dissertation is now available through the library’s UMB Digital Archive.

Blaustein joined the faculty at the School of Medicine in 1979 as chair of the Department of Physiology, a position he held until 2003. After stepping down from the chairman’s position, he remained a member of the Department of Physiology and served as director of the Maryland Center for Heart, Hypertension and Kidney Disease, and as an affiliate professor in the Biotechnology Center of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

Everly BrownEducation, People, Research, TechnologyMarch 26, 20180 comments
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HS/HSL’s Latest ‘Connective Issues’ Newsletter is Online

The March 2018 issue of the Connective Issues newsletter from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is now available.

Included in this issue:

  • All of Us research program
  • BrowZine has arrived
  • Maker Expo recap
  • Library Genie grants a wish
  • Historical highlights: Blaustein donations
  • Exhibit: “Scarred for Life”
  • Exhibit: “For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform”
Everly BrownCollaboration, Community Service, Education, People, Research, TechnologyMarch 23, 20180 comments
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UMSON at USG, Partners Address Projected Nursing Shortage in Montgomery County

As the nation’s Baby Boomers continue to age, there is a critical need for nurses. Maryland is one of four states in the country predicted to experience a shortage of 10,000 registered nurses or more by 2025.

In response, the University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove is working with WorkSource Montgomery (WSM) and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) to combat the projected nursing shortage in Montgomery County, Md., home to USG’s Rockville location.

WSM, a public-private partnership that convenes key stakeholders to create an innovative workforce system approach for sustainable, industry-driven talent solutions in Montgomery County, was awarded a two-year, $200,000 extension of the Rx for Employability grant from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to fund the Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) grant. The grant aims to accelerate the pipeline of Montgomery County residents earning Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees while addressing the critical nursing shortage in the county.

“BSN nurses are now preferred by the majority of hospitals and health care agencies, and most of our graduates seek employment within the region. These monies are an excellent investment in the area’s workforce,” said Rebecca Wiseman, PhD ’93, RN, associate professor and chair of UMSON at USG. “We are very appreciative of the efforts of WorkSource Montgomery and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation in providing scholarship funding for our students. These funds can make the difference as to whether a student can attend our program on a full-time versus part-time basis.”

HIF supports organizations that offer solutions to improve the quality and delivery of health care for Montgomery County residents while providing a high-quality, comprehensive, cost-effective, and sustainable health care system. In 2011, HIF and UMSON began working together, forming an RN-to-BSN workforce pipeline scholarship program. Now, WSM has joined the team, providing funds through the EARN scholarship to supplement tuition support for more than 60 UMSON BSN students at USG.

“We are excited about the opportunity to further expand our BSN pipeline with USG in collaboration with WorkSource Montgomery though the Maryland EARN grant,” said Crystal Townsend, president of HIF. “One of HIF’s investment priorities is to develop a highly skilled health care workforce to meet the health and wellness needs for all Montgomery County residents. The nursing workforce pipeline supported through this collaborative partnership helps us meet this vision for our community.”

Since 2013, UMSON has increased enrollment by 27 percent in its traditional BSN and its RN-to-BSN programs at its Baltimore and USG locations in response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which calls for increasing the proportion of nurses with a bachelor’s degree to 80 percent by 2020. Currently, about 55 percent of nurses nationwide are educated at the baccalaureate level or higher. Funding from the EARN Scholarship is one of many ways UMSON nursing students are being supported in their efforts to complete their baccalaureate education.

“As we work to expand the number of nursing graduates at all levels, we need to increase the number of nurses educated at the baccalaureate level or higher,” said UMSON Dean Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Supporting new students or practicing nurses in obtaining their BSN degrees is critical to ensuring that we will have a nursing workforce that can meet the needs of our patients, their families, and our communities in the years ahead. This scholarship support is an important component of addressing that need, and we are deeply appreciative.”

Employment opportunities for nurses are projected to rise 15 percent nationwide over the next decade.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, Research, UMB News, University Life, USGAMarch 19, 20180 comments
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Eight DNP Students Share Expertise Through Poster Presentations

As part of their coursework in preparation for graduating from the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, students submit poster presentation abstracts on health topics to national nursing organizations.

Eight UMSON DNP students — Kelly Allen, BSN, RN, CCRN; Sharon Ballinger, BSN, RN, CCRN; Eugena Bergvall, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN; George Bigalbal, BSN, RN, CEN; Jamie Bowman, BSN, RN; Ajibola Ibironke, BSN, RN, CCRN; Megan Lucciola, BSN, RN, CMSRN; and Theresa Nowak, BSN, RN, CCRN — had their abstracts accepted to several national nursing organization conferences.

In developing their abstracts, DNP students in Diagnosis and Management 5: Advanced Practice/Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles in Health Care Delivery Systems were asked to select a national nursing organization to which to submit a poster presentation abstract, review the organization’s abstract submission guidelines, and describe how and why they identified the health care need or topic they focused on. Assistant professors Maranda Jackson-Parkin, PhD, CRNP-BC, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN-K, and Alicia Williams, DNP, RN, MBA, ACNP-BC, CCNS, served as mentors. Some students’ presentations were accepted to multiple conferences.

“Having so many of our students have their abstracts accepted at national conferences demonstrates the dedication of our students and their faculty mentors to advancing the practice of nursing and is the reason UMSON is a top-10 DNP program,” said Shannon Idzik, DNP ’10, MS ’03, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for the DNP program. “Much like any of the other skills our advanced practice registered nurse students learn, dissemination takes practice. Presenting at these conferences will set the stage for lifelong scholarship.”

Allen will be presenting “Using Clinical Data to Design Nurse Education for Expansion of Oncology Services” at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 43rd Annual Congress on May 17-20 in Washington, D.C. The abstract also will be published in an online issue of Oncology Nursing Forum. Allen had a second abstract, “Translation of a Vascular Specific Cardiac Risk Stratification Tool into Practice for Patients Undergoing Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair,” accepted for display at the Society for Vascular Nursing 36th Annual Conference on June 20-21 in Boston.

Ibironke also had two abstracts accepted. She will present “Effectiveness of Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (QSOFA) as Sepsis Screening Tool in the Emergency Department (ED)” as a podium presentation at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Third Annual Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Research Conference on March 8 in Washington. The same abstract also was accepted to the Sixth International Congress on Bacteriology and Infectious Disease on May 21-22 in New York.

Additionally, Ballinger, Bergvall, Bigalbal, Bowman, Lucciola, and Nowak presented their posters at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ annual conference on Feb. 28-March 3 in Austin, Texas.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, People, Research, UMB News, University Life, USGAMarch 14, 20180 comments
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Attend the Academic Primary Care Symposium on May 11

The annual Academic Primary Care Symposium celebrates primary care on campus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and around the city and state on Friday, May 11. The symposium will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at MSTF Leadership Hall (685 W. Baltimore St.).

This year’s theme is “Creating the Future of Primary Care” and will be a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Primary Care Consortium. In addition to a research poster session, there will be a workshop component this year. A networking reception with light fare will follow.

The keynote speaker is Robert L. Phillips Jr., MD, MSPH, a family physician, professor of family medicine, and nationally recognized leader in primary care policy and health care reform. He is  the vice president for research and policy at the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

To register, click here.

Barbara Perez MarquezCollaboration, Education, ResearchMarch 12, 20180 comments
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