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The President’s Message

Check out the November issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on UMB’s outreach to alumni, a wrap-up of Founders Week, Derreck Kayongo’s Politics and Policy presentation, MPower seed grant recipients and an award for the BioPark, stories on RISING Baltimore and the schools’ Mission of Mercy community service, a safety tip, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

Chris Zang Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 10, 20170 comments
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Women in Bio

Women in Bio Baltimore Pop-Up Meets

Beyond The Ivory Tower: Transitioning Our Career from Academia to Industry

Two great speakers will give insights into their career experiences and lead a discussion with the audience.

Jonathan Jacobs, PhD, senior advisor, MRI Global, and Melissa Reuter, MS, MBA, associate director, business development, QIAGEN Partnering for Precision Diagnostics.

Event is free, please bring your own brown bag lunch. This talk will be great for career development, networking, and being with science-like folk.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11:30 a.m.
801 W. Baltimore St., Conference Room

Karen Underwood Collaboration, Community Service, Education, TechnologyMay 11, 20170 comments
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Quarterly Q&A With Dr. Perman

The next President’s Q&A is March 28 from 11 a.m. to noon in the BioPark Discovery Auditorium.

This session will feature an update on the comprehensive review of the University’s personnel actions spawned by UMB’s “Discussion About Race in Baltimore.”

Join Dr. Perman as he answers questions from students, staff, and faculty. If you have a specific question you would like to ask but never had the opportunity, or if you would just like to know more about what’s happening around campus, please join us.

The President’s Q&A will be available for viewing on Apple devices via a live video stream provided by Twitter’s Periscope app. To view the program, follow @UMBNews on Twitter and download the free app from iTunes.

Claire MurphyBulletin Board, Collaboration, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, University AdministrationMarch 4, 20160 comments
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BioPark Student Parking Program

The parking program for students at the BioPark Garage will end on Dec. 31. All access cards and hangtags must be returned to Parking and Transportation Services no later than Dec. 31, 2015. If you do not return the permits by this date, you will forfeit your $10 card deposit and risk the chance of not being eligible for a spring semester permit.

If you are unable to return the access card at the office, you can mail it to:

Parking and Transportation Services, Lower Level, Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Parking for the Spring Semester

Parking for the spring semester will be at:

Market Center Parking Garage
221 N. Paca St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Online registration for the spring semester begins Jan. 5, 2016. The permit will be good through the semester end date, May 31, 2016.

Questions? Call us at (410) 706-5518

Sarah RebackBulletin Board, UMB News, University LifeDecember 1, 20150 comments
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Founders Entrepreneur of the Year

Founders Week Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur Presentation and Reception
“Health Informatics: A New Frontier for Innovation in Medicine”

Christopher Meenan
School of Medicine

Wednesday, Oct. 21  |  4 p.m.  |  BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center, 801 W. Baltimore St.

Register today!

Read more about our Entrepreneur of the Year.
For more information, email
Holly BaierBulletin Board, Global & Community Engagement, People, Research, Technology, UMB NewsOctober 12, 20150 comments
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Sue Kinsey

Sharing Science Startup

Sue Kinsey, a researcher at Gliknik Inc., will be the featured Women in Bio (WIB) Member Spotlight at the Baltimore Meet-up on Jan. 9, hosted by Institute of Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St.

Kinsey will talk about her startup venture, Sharing Science.

Join the members of the WIB DC/Baltimore Chapter for a lively discussion facilitated by Drs. Linda Yaswen-Corkery of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Linda Saffer of TEDCO.

Everyone is welcome. No prior registration required.

Leslie MooneyTechnology, University LifeJanuary 7, 20140 comments
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Governor Visits BioPark


Governor Martin O’Malley called attention to state investments in technology during a visit on July 31 to the University of Maryland BioPark, where he spent time in corporate laboratories with chief executive officers and their employees.

Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), joined O’Malley on the tour and at a news conference, where the governor spoke about the importance of supporting the life sciences. O’Malley noted that the state has a plan to invest $1.3 billion in life sciences by 2020 and has increased tax incentives to encourage biotechnology and research and development.

The governor’s visit included a stop at one of the BioPark’s newest tenants, Noxilizer, Inc., which has been moving into its offices and labs on the first floor of 800 W. Baltimore St. over the last few months. The firm is pioneering the development of a unique sterilization technology aimed at hospitals and life science manufacturing. Lawrence Bruder, president and chief executive officer, and numerous employees greeted the governor and explained Noxilizer’s techniques.

O’Malley and Perman wore white lab coats as they visited the labs of PathSensors, a BioPark tenant that focuses on environmental testing. President Ted Olsen demonstrated PathSensors’ systems for biological identification of pathogens such as ricin. Olsen is a member of the state’s Life Sciences Advisory Board.

James L. Hughes, MBA, chief enterprise and economic development officer and vice president of the University; Dominick Murray, secretary of the state Department of Business & Economic Development; and Judy Britz, PhD, executive director of the Maryland BioTechnology Center, were among those who accompanied O’Malley and Perman on the visits to PathSensors and Noxilizer.

The two companies chosen for the tour are among 30 tenants of the BioPark, where 550 people work in a community of innovative bioscience companies and translational research centers. It stretches along West Baltimore Street on a portion of the UMB campus that lies west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The BioPark is home to the School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences and the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases.

The intertwining of entrepreneurial and academic purposes is by design, Perman said. “This is not by accident. These bioparks succeed and what we do at the University of Maryland succeeds because we marry them up,” he said.

Corporate and academic collaborators share a rich collaborative environment. “People meet each other in the halls. The adjacency is important, and that’s the way science goes forward,” he said.

Perman also spoke about workforce development and about educational gains in conjunction with community colleges and high schools. The BioPark is home to the Baltimore City Community College’s Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Students trained by the LSI work in internships for the BioPark’s tenant companies.

These kinds of partnerships provide “a very significant plus for people in West Baltimore, for people in the city at large, and for Maryland in general,” Perman said.

O’Malley’s remarks included a look back to a period over a decade ago when he was mayor of Baltimore and the site of the BioPark was a bleak area awaiting the University-led development. “These blocks were pretty desolate, vacant places with tumbleweeds virtually going through them, and now we see building after building,” said O’Malley, a UMB alum who graduated from the Francis King Carey School of Law in 1988.

O’Malley thanked Jane Shaab, UMB assistant vice president for economic development and the executive director of the BioPark, for playing an integral role in the park’s creation.

The first commercial building opened in 2005, and construction is underway on the latest, the $200 million Maryland Proton Treatment Center. Scheduled for completion in 2015, the center will become one of among only a few in the United States to offer this type of advanced radiation therapy. The governor spoke with anticipation about the “targeted, precision cancer treatment” that is expected to bring patients not only from the region but from abroad.

In a statement, the governor’s office commended the scientific and educational endeavors of the BioPark: “It is this innovative, collaborative, job-creating, and life-saving work that continues to allow Maryland to compete and win in a 21st-century economy.”

by Patricia Fanning

Photo by Patricia Fanning: President Ted Olsen demonstrates PathSensors’ systems for biological identification of pathogens to Gov. O’Malley at the BioPark. For the photo gallery, click here.

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Patricia FanningResearch, Technology, UMB NewsAugust 5, 20130 comments
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Gov. O’Malley at the BioPark

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Gov. Martin O’Malley visited two biotechnology companies July 31 at the University of Maryland BioPark, where he met lab workers and CEOs and then joined President Perman at a news conference to talk about the importance of investing in the life sciences. Photos by Jay Baker (courtesy of the Office of the Governor) and Patricia Fanning.


Tracy GnadingerResearch, Technology, UMB NewsAugust 1, 20131 comment
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