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University of Maryland Medical System Honors Rowen By Endowing Scholarship at School of Nursing

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has endowed a scholarship in honor of School of Nursing alumna Lisa Rowen, DNSc, MS ’86, RN, CENP, FAAN. Rowen, chief nurse executive for UMMS and senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), is being honored for her leadership and dedication to nursing practice, education, and research.

“When we were approached by Dean Kirschling and the School of Nursing about endowing a scholarship, we agreed it was a wonderful way to honor Dr. Rowen and to inspire future nurses pursuing their education at one of the country’s best nursing schools,” said Robert A. Chrencik, UMMS president and chief executive officer. “Across our health enterprise, we are fortunate to have nurses and nurse leaders who ensure that compassionate, high-quality patient care is at the core of all we do.”

Beginning in fall 2018, the Dr. Lisa Rowen Endowed Scholarship will be available annually to UMSON undergraduate students who exhibit great leadership potential. Since Rowen became UMMC’s chief nurse officer in 2007, UMSON and the hospital have enjoyed an expanded partnership. Many UMSON nursing students complete their clinical rotations on UMMC units, and the medical center is also the largest employer of UMSON graduates.

“We are thrilled that UMMS has chosen to honor Dr. Rowen through this scholarship,” said Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “In addition to her extraordinary 10 years of leadership at UMMC, she has played a central role in developing UMNursing, an innovative academic-practice partnership between the medical center and UMSON that promotes professional development for nurses through opportunities for education, research, and practice focused on optimizing health outcomes.”

Additionally, Rowen is one of UMSON’s visionary pioneers. UMSON Visionary Pioneers are expert clinicians, educators, and leaders in Maryland, the nation, and around the world. They have made a significant impact on and contributions to the nursing profession based on their leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship. Rowen oversees nursing at the 12-hospital UMMS, setting the standard for nursing practice, standards of care, and issues related to and of importance to nurses. She has also played a major role in UMSON’s statewide Nurse Leadership Institute, which builds leadership capacity in nursing faculty and clinicians, thereby improving health care delivery throughout Maryland.

“The endowed scholarship was such a wonderful surprise,” Rowen said. “I am humbled and delighted by the University of Maryland Medical System’s recognition of both the nursing profession and me. I can’t think of a more gratifying honor than one that supports the education of future nurses, especially for the students who are learning at UMSON, an institution that has played such an integral role in my education and professional career.”

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University Life, USGAAugust 8, 20170 comments
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UMBrella Group

UMBrella Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

UMBrella is offering one scholarship to attend the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) 2017 Women’s Leadership Institute. Held at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island near Jacksonville, FL, this institute is the premier program for university women leaders. The institute features a curriculum with an overall focus on building the next generation of leaders in higher education administration and student affairs.

Visit the UMBrella Scholarship Opportunity page to apply.

 

 

  
Sonya EvansBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, PeopleJuly 6, 20170 comments
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Ellen Yankellow

Alumna, Longtime Supporter Donates $500,000 to Pharmacy

Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD ’96, BSP ’73, president and chief executive officer of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services and chair of the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has committed a gift of $500,000 to the School. The donation – for which Yankellow contributed $200,000 that was matched by both an anonymous donor and the Scholarship Matching Program established by the University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (UMBF) – will establish the first endowed scholarships to provide a full year of financial support for a fellow in the Ellen H. Yankellow Health Outcomes Fellowship and a full year of tuition assistance for a graduate student enrolled in either the School’s online MS in regulatory science or MS in pharmacometrics program, alternatively.

“As chair of the School’s Board of Visitors, I recognize all that the School has accomplished in terms of inspiring excellence in its students, advancing scientific knowledge, and expanding the impact of the pharmacist’s role on direct patient care and health outcomes,” says Yankellow. “However, there remain areas in the School for which the need is great, but funding is difficult to acquire. The matching funds provided by both the anonymous donor and UMBF will maximize the impact of my gift to the School, and help ensure that the School continues to attract the best and brightest students to its programs.”

Continuing a Legacy

Yankellow’s gift celebrating the School’s 175th anniversary follows an earlier gift that she committed during the School’s most recent capital campaign, which remains the largest gift ever from a female graduate and resulted in the naming of the Ellen H. Yankellow Grand Atrium in Pharmacy Hall and the establishment of a first-of-its-kind fellowship at the School designed to capture health outcomes and economic data about the value of clinical pharmacy services. Initially funded for only 10 years, the Ellen H. Yankellow Health Outcomes Fellowship will now continue in perpetuity as a result of her most recent gift.

Yankellow established Correct Rx in 2003. It is currently the only institutional pharmacy provider that fully incorporates the practice of clinical pharmacy across all of its services, looking at the big picture of medical outcomes and total health care costs to determine the best, most cost-effective treatments for its clients.

“When I started my company, I knew that involving a clinical pharmacist in patients’ care would result in better health outcomes for those patients, but I did not have the data to prove it,” says Yankellow. “The fellowship that I established at the School of Pharmacy allows an independent, objective fellow to analyze the data that Correct Rx’s clinical team has gathered over the years to assess the impact, trends, and outcomes associated with incorporating clinical pharmacists as members of the health care team. The fellows’ work is validating what we are doing, and this scholarship will ensure that this important work continues and brings awareness to the value of clinical pharmacy.”

Attracting the Best and Brightest

The scholarships established with Yankellow’s gift will also provide a full year of tuition assistance for a student enrolled in the School’s online MS in regulatory science or MS in pharmacometrics program every other year. The MS in regulatory science program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to drug and biologics regulation and pharmaceutical product lifestyles. The MS in pharmacometrics helps students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, perform, and interpret pharmacometric analyses with the goal of influencing key drug development, regulatory, and therapeutic decisions.

“Leadership donations from alumni are vital to sustaining the excellence of our programs,” says Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professor of the School of Pharmacy. “Dr. Yankellow has long supported the School, and we thank her for her contributions. Her entrepreneurial spirit and forward-thinking ideas are an inspiration to our faculty, students, and to all who know her. We appreciate the innovative example she sets for the profession and for pharmacists across the country.”

About Ellen Yankellow

Dr. Ellen H. Yankellow is the president and chief executive officer of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services and a national leader in the advancement of clinical pharmacy for institutions. An honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), she serves as chair of the School’s Board of Visitors and has been recognized by numerous regional and national organizations for her philanthropy, commitment to the pharmacy profession, and community activism.

About the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Established in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is ranked as one of the top 10 schools of pharmacy in the United States. It is a thriving center for professional and graduate education, pharmaceutical care, research, and community service. It creates the future of pharmacy by pioneering new roles for pharmacists in advanced clinical practice and conducting cutting-edge research in drug discovery and development, comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes, and disease management. Faculty inspire excellence in more than 800 students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows through a contemporary curriculum, innovative educational experiences, and strategic professional relationships.

  
Malissa Carroll Education, People, UMB NewsMay 13, 20160 comments
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Middle States Town Hall

Middle States Town Halls Scheduled

As promised, the UMB community is being invited to join the conversation as part of the University’s Middle States self study. During September, five town halls will be held at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center to collect input from University faculty, staff, and students on how to make UMB a better place.

Dates and Topics

The first, on Sept. 1, will focus on community engagement. Educational innovation and transformation will be discussed on Sept. 2 and student life, career development, and support services is the topic of the Sept. 3 town hall. Research, scholarship, and entrepreneurship are highlighted on Sept. 9 and institutional effectiveness will be addressed on Sept. 16.

The Middle States town halls are being held from noon to 2 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

Accreditation Process

Every 10 years, UMB undergoes a reaffirmation of its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The process is an opportunity to strengthen the University through a comprehensive evaluation.

The Middle States accreditation is separate and apart from the process each of our professional schools and their associated programs undergo routinely. Unlike the school-based accreditations, the Middle States accreditation is the certification the University needs to continue to receive federal funds to support our education and research missions. Without Middle States accreditation, programs in the UMB schools would be at risk.

So help UMB do a thorough self study. Register today and join the conversation.

  
Clare BanksBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, UMB News, University LifeJuly 21, 20150 comments
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