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Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Friends of National Library of Medicine Annual Conference

Working with the National Library of Medicine and Research!America, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine will be holding its annual conference: “Consequential and Reproducible Clinical Research: Charting the Course for Continuous Improvement.”

The conference will discuss prevention of nonrepeatable research and inconsequential studies, highlight positive strategies to achieve trustworthy results, and significant quality improvement in clinical research studies.

The constructive and practical messages should benefit producers as well as users of clinical research discoveries. It features a variety of speakers including the School of Pharmacy’s Peter Doshi, PhD. The conference will take place June 14 to 17.

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Ryan Harris Bulletin Board, Education, People, Research, University AdministrationApril 24, 20170 comments
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New and Improved Process for eUMB Access Requests

CITS is very excited to announce our new, streamlined process for requesting access to eUMB Financials, HRMS, RAVEN, and eForms.

For years, users requesting access to these systems needed to send their completed access request forms to the IT Help Desk. The Help Desk team would then submit the form into our ImageNow document management system for approval and processing by the appropriate eUMB team. These extra steps could add hours to the process.

The middle step has been removed, allowing users to submit the request directly into ImageNow and bypassing the Help Desk!

Each system – Financials, HRMS, RAVEN, and eForms – has its own request form, and each form must be sent to the appropriate eUMB team:

These addresses are printed on their respective forms. Access requests will no longer be accepted via fax beginning June 1.

If you have any questions, please email help@umaryland.edu.

  
Stephen Giermek Bulletin Board, People, Technology, University AdministrationApril 21, 20170 comments
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Ear-buds

Seasonal Safety

As we transition from winter to spring, we often become relaxed in our environment and forget some of our regular safety habits. A key factor to personal safety is staying aware of your surroundings and avoiding dangerous people and places. You can increase your safety by doing simple things:

  • Look confident
  • Stay alert
  • Focus on your surroundings
  • Put your phone and headphones away
  • Day and night, walk with a friend or colleague when possible
  • Keep your belongings close to you and never leave your property unattended
  • Use UMB’s safety options listed below

Notably, employing cell phone safety while walking around campus is a good habit to develop or rethink.

It probably comes as no surprise that wearing headphones has the potential to prohibit us from hearing things going on around us, but Dr. Lichenstein, professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center and his colleagues noted “two likely phenomena associated with [cell phone related] injuries and deaths: distraction and sensory deprivation.” Research has actually shown that using headphones poses the threat of increasing our chance of being involved in an accident because we miss auditory cues that we would otherwise hear. We could also become more of a crime target because we are disengaged from our surroundings. And most obviously, criminals see that we have a cell phone available for taking.

GARAGE OPTIONS

Permitted parkers can park in any garage before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and all day on the weekends. Student specific information is available as well as information for Faulty/Staff.

WALKING AND VAN ESCORTS

UMB provides walking and van escorts.

  
Dana Rampolla Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, People, University Administration, University LifeApril 21, 20170 comments
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Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with URecFit and CulinArt at the SMC Campus Center!

We’re all caretakers of the Earth. Learn how to empower others as well as yourself to make a positive impact on the planet.

Become more environmentally friendly by joining URecFit and CulinArt on Thursday, April 20, at noon in the lobby of the SMC Campus Center.

Take Action on Earth Day!

  • Bring in three plastic grocery bags and receive a recycled grocery tote
  • Bring in three water bottles and receive a recycled 25 oz. water bottle
  • Participate in the 5K walk/run and receive a mini herb garden
  • Learn about and sign up for the Green Office Program
  • Enjoy some edible dirt
  
Julia Wightman Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB Go Green, University Administration, University Life, USGAApril 17, 20170 comments
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School of Social Work All Gifts Count Campaign

The School of Social Work celebrated another successful All Gifts Count Campaign, a month-long giving initiative held in March. At the close of the campaign, the School had raised $15,780 from 200+ donors, surpassing their goals of $15,000 from 150 donors.

Coinciding with National Social Work Month, All Gifts Count jointly celebrates the work and commitment of social work professionals, and helps raise funds to improve UM SSW’s effort and its impact.

Thanks to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who supported this campaign!

  
Lisa Vuolo Bulletin Board, Collaboration, People, UMB News, University AdministrationApril 17, 20170 comments
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Flat Tire

Parking Tip of the Month

The UMB Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is committed to providing the University community with a variety of safe and efficient resources for parking and transportation.

Parking Amenities

What happens when you go to the garage to leave for the day and you find you have a flat tire, are locked out, or need a jump? PTS offers lockout services, battery jumps, and flat tire assistance. Call 410-706-4260 for help.

Alternative Transportation

We also offer a variety of alternative transportation options. Shifting away from our country’s reliance on single occupancy vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air and water quality, reduce dependence on foreign oil, alleviate traffic congestion, and improve public health and equity. In doing so, we will improve overall quality of life.

Charter Services

UMB now offers cost-effective and comfortable charter services for faculty, staff, and students traveling for University business. Charter services promote community outreach by assisting with transportation for University-related research and service projects. Services are provided by the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) Department of Transportation Services.

Garages, Maps, and Feedback

And on days you drive yourself, there are numerous garages on campus for your comfort and convenience; maps are easily accessible on the UMB Parking and Transportation website; and there is a way to voice your praise and/or concern via an online Parking and Transportation survey.

For more information, visit Parking and Transportation Services.

  
Dana Rampolla BikeUMB, People, UMB Go Green, University Administration, University LifeMarch 30, 20170 comments
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Scholarship Matching Program

Scholarship Matching Program Brings in $14.5 Million

The 2016 UMBF Scholarship Matching Program brought in 265 new scholarship funds totaling $14.5 million. The list below outlines results of the program. Thank you to the donors and UMBF for making this new financial support of UMB students possible.

UMBF Scholarship Matching Program Results (as of Feb. 28, 2017)

School of Dentistry

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 45
  • Donor Commitments: $1,053,297
  • UMBF Matching: $526,644

Francis King Carey School of Law

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 30
  • Donor Commitments: $2,065,168
  • UMBF Matching: $1,034,063

School of Medicine

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 47
  • Donor Commitments: $2,228,759
  • UMBF Matching: $1,062,559

School of Nursing

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 81
  • Donor Commitments: $2,189,745
  • UMBF Matching: $1,151,673

School of Pharmacy

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 17
  • Donor Commitments: $1,110,983
  • UMBF Matching: $555,624

School of Social Work

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 45
  • Donor Commitments: $1,033,371
  • UMBF Matching: $519,684

Totals

  • Number of Endowments Impacted: 265
  • Donor Commitments: $9,681,323
  • UMBF Matching: $4,850,247

Total Amount Raised for New Scholarships

  • $14,531,570

Learn more about giving at UMB or make a donation.

  
Claire MurphyCollaboration, Education, People, University AdministrationMarch 17, 20170 comments
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Spring Festival at Community Engagement Center

Neighborhood Spring Festival

Join us for UMB’s Annual Neighborhood Festival at the Community Engagement Center! Connect with your neighbors and enjoy free activities.

Saturday, April 22  |  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  800 W. Baltimore St.

Free Activities

  • Health and dental screenings
  • HIV and Hepatitis C testing
  • Mental health resources
  • Legal advice
  • UMMC on the Move (University of Maryland Medical Center Mobile Health Van)
  • Performances: Korean dancing, local school dance groups, and spoken word
  • Live music
  • Taekwondo and outdoor zumba
  • Local food and craft vendors
  • Earth Day activities

Fun for Kids

  • Games
  • Hula hoop fun
  • Face painting
  • Puppet-making


Sponsored by the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture
First Lady Yumi Hogan, Honorary Chair

  
Clare BanksABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, UMB Go Green, UMB News, University Administration, University Life, USGAMarch 16, 20170 comments
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Biosafety Lecture

Introduction to Institutional Biosafety Committee

Melissa Morland will provide a lecture on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

Topics will include what the IBC is responsible for, when you should seek approval, and training opportunities provided by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.

Event Details

Wednesday, March 8
School of Pharmacy, Room N211
Noon to 1 p.m.

  
Sarah ArchibaldBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, Research, University AdministrationFebruary 21, 20170 comments
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Apple Macbook Pro

Apple Users Group Meeting

Join the next Apple Users Group meeting.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
LL02, Distance Education Room
10 a.m. to noon

Our Apple representative is bringing an engineer from JAMF to talk about their solution for enterprise management of Apple devices.

This month’s presentation is primarily for IT professionals at UMB who are interested in supporting Apple products, but all members of the community are welcome.

Please share this information with any appropriate members of your team.

  
Stephen Giermek Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, Technology, University AdministrationFebruary 21, 20170 comments
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online-giving

Online Giving Is on the Rise

UMB closed fiscal year 2016 (FY16) with the highest number of online transactions and funds raised in its history; in fact, we saw a 41 percent increase in total online giving and a 21 percent increase in the number of online transactions processed as compared to FY15.

The Office of Philanthropy attributes these results to an increased trend in online giving, showing a steady rise since FY10, and partly to the university’s updated online giving websites, which give our alumni, students, and friends a more vibrant, informational, and social giving experience, among other factors.

The current fiscal year is on target to again show positive growth in both number of transactions and funds raised online.

  
Lisa VuoloUMB News, University AdministrationFebruary 17, 20170 comments
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Nursing and Cecil College Sign Dual Admission Pact

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and Cecil College in North East, Maryland, recently signed an agreement of dual admission that will ensure students’ seamless transition from Cecil’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program will be available to nursing students this fall.

Through the agreement, students will be simultaneously admitted into Cecil’s ADN program and UMSON’s BSN program while satisfying the requirements of both schools. Students enrolled in the program will receive transfer credits for completed coursework and will be granted special student status, allowing them to take UMSON courses while still working on their associate degree.

“Cecil College is committed to fostering seamless academic progression for associate degree nursing students,” said Laura Schenk, MS, RN, academic progression coordinator, Cecil College. “In an effort to enhance academic progression and promote lifelong learning, the dual-admission program offers students a head start on attaining a BSN and decreasing completion time.”

An effort to increase qualified nursing candidates, the agreement will also help further the mission of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing Campaign for Action to advance comprehensive health care change. Specifically, it will address one of the eight goals set forth in the IOM report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health: to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.

“The faculty and staff at Cecil College have been exceptionally forward thinking on developing and implementing the dual-admission option,” said Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE, assistant professor and associate dean for the baccalaureate program. “This agreement allows us to honor a commitment we’ve made to our students who are pursuing a career in nursing.”

To matriculate to UMSON’s BSN program, students must graduate with an ADN from Cecil and satisfy UMSON’s progression criteria.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeFebruary 9, 20170 comments
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Philanthropy

Gift Establishes New Center at UMB

The new Richard & Jane Sherman Center for Health Care Innovation at UMB has been established through a $1.5 million gift from two alumni, Richard Sherman, MD ’72, and Jane Sherman, PhD ’85, School of Nursing.

This Universitywide center, located in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, will be “a place where motivated health care thinkers and doers… with diverse capabilities will find sources of intellectual property information, as well as diverse tools useful in promoting innovation.”

Learn more about giving at UMB or make a donation.

  
Claire Murphy Bulletin Board, People, University AdministrationFebruary 3, 20170 comments
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