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Female Volunteers Needed for Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Study

The Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the School of Medicine is recruiting healthy females for a study on human cytomegalovirus (CMV). To learn more, go to this webpage.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A female
  • 16 to 35 years old
  • In good health
  • Have exposure to young children

Participation lasts about three years. You will receive three investigational vaccinations. You will be compensated for your time and transportation. For more information, call 410-706-6156 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Human CMV also is known as human herpesvirus 5 (HHV-5). Contracting CMV appears to require close or intimate contact with persons who are releasing CMV in their urine, saliva, or other secretions. CMV also can be transmitted via blood transfusion, breast milk, sexual intercourse, and transplanted organs.

In most healthy individuals, CMV infection is symptom-free. When symptoms are present, they are often mild, can be confused with other illnesses, and include fever, sore throat, fatigue, and/or swollen glands. After infection, the virus remains in the body. Healthy individuals with latent CMV infection can reactivate to shed the virus in their saliva or urine, which also is predominantly symptom-free. It is known that CMV can cause serious disease in newborns who are exposed during the pregnancy and in immuno-compromised individuals. The range of disease in newborns with CMV infection includes fetal/infant death to neurological and sensory impairments, which are diagnosed later in childhood.

Linda WadsworthBulletin Board, ResearchNovember 13, 20180 comments
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UMB Craft Fair: Nov. 30

Save the Date: UMB Annual Holiday Craft Fair Set for Nov. 30

Support fellow UMB students, staff, faculty, and other vendors at UMB’s 11th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Shop early for great holiday gifts, including unique handmade items you can’t find anywhere else!

The fair will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the SMC Campus Center, Second Floor, 621 W. Lombard St.

Read about last year’s fair.

Alice PowellBulletin Board, University LifeNovember 9, 20180 comments
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The President's Message-November

The President’s Message

Check out the November issue of The President’s Message. It includes:

  • Dr. Perman’s column on UMB leadership’s 10-day trip to Asia
  • A look back at Founders Week
  • UMB Police launch COAST outreach team
  • A new cohort of CURE Scholars dons white coats
  • First piece of public art at UMB unveiled
  • Then-Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith joins White Paper discussion on gun violence
  • A look ahead to the UMB TEDx event (Nov. 9) and Barbara Mikulski’s visit (Nov. 27)
  • A roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements and a call for Board of Regents’ Staff Award nominations
Chris ZangABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 9, 20180 comments
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25th Annual Frontiers in Vaccinology Lecture Set for Nov. 27

Dr. Kathryn M. EdwardsThe Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the School of Medicine is hosting its 25th Annual Frontiers in Vaccinology guest lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at MSTF Leadership Hall.

The speaker is Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Edwards’ topic is “Influenza 1918-2018: How Far We’ve Come and Where We Need to Go.”

Edwards joined the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program in 1980 and has conducted many pivotal vaccine studies over her career. She has had an extensive experience leading National Institutes of Health-funded, multi-center initiatives; designing, conducting, and analyzing pivotal Phase I, II, and III clinical studies on vaccines and therapeutics; facilitating networking with basic and clinical investigators with a wide range of interests and expertise; and mentoring many of the young investigators who work within the research unit.

For the past decade, Edwards also has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment site at Vanderbilt, where she and her colleagues assess adverse events associated with vaccines in subjects of all ages. Edwards also was awarded a CDC contract in 2011 to conduct comprehensive pneumonia surveillance studies in more than 2,000 adults and children admitted to Vanderbilt adult and pediatric hospitals and at another community hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

A reception will follow the lecture in the MSTF Atrium.

Joanne MorrisonBulletin Board, EducationNovember 8, 20180 comments
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Note to Drivers in the City: Don’t Block the Box

Did you know it’s illegal to block the box in an intersection? Avoid blocking the box — wait to enter an intersection until you are sure you can make it all the way through the intersection. Wait behind the stop bar, not in the crosswalk. Wait behind the stop bar, not in the crosswalk, and look to see if the vehicles in front of you on the other side of the intersection have left enough room for you to make it through without stopping in the crosswalk on the other side.

The fine for a vehicle obstructing or impeding the free flow of traffic in an intersection or marked crosswalk is $125. Learn more at this Baltimore City Department of Transportation webpage.

Dana RampollaBulletin Board, For B'moreNovember 5, 20180 comments
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American Indian Heritage Month

Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month

American Indian Heritage Month began as a one-day celebration in Rochester, N.Y.  In 1915, the Congress of the American Indian Association issued a proclamation declaring the second Saturday in May as American Indian Day. American Indian Day was observed in several states on varying dates, and it was not until 1990 that November was approved as national American Indian Heritage Month by President George H.W. Bush.

Learn more about diversity awareness at UMB.

Dana RampollaBulletin Board, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeNovember 5, 20180 comments
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Alliance of Anti-Racist Social Work Practitioners to Meet on Nov. 16

The first meeting of the Alliance of Anti-Racist Social Work Practitioners will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 2W11 of the School of Social Work at 525 W. Redwood St.

Social workers, other students, and Baltimore community members are welcome to join us.

Come hungry! There will be sticky wings, salad, drinks, and cake, provided by Breaking Bread LLC.

The Alliance is a student-led community organization dedicated to racial justice.

For more information and questions, email Katie Golden or follow the group on Facebook.

Kaitlyn GoldenBulletin Board, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Research, University Life, USGANovember 2, 20180 comments
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Next UMGCCC Flow Cytometry Lecture Moved to Nov. 12

The next Flow Cytometry Monthly Lecture will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Bressler Research Building, Room 7-035. This is a one-week delay and new time from the original schedule.

This course — led by Xiaoxuan Fan, PhD, director, Flow Cytometry Shared Service — is needed  to become a trained user at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) Flow Cytometry Shared Services. However, all are welcome to attend.

This lecture will cover:

  • How flow cytometry works
  • Multi-color design and compensation
  • Instruments and services
  • New technology and tools.

To RSVP, go to this link.

Karen UnderwoodBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, ResearchOctober 29, 20180 comments
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Oct. 30 Free Lunch & Learn Seminar on Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn about breast health. The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center offers an all-women-physician comprehensive care team, including nationally recognized breast cancer specialists in surgery, reconstruction, genetics, and breast imaging.

On Oct. 30, Gauri Khorjekar, MD, and Suliat Nurudeen, MD, MPH, will present a free Lunch & Learn seminar titled “Deciphering Lumps: Breast Evaluation 101” in the Gladhill Board Room at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).

Drs. Khorjekar and Nurudeen will answer questions and provide information.

Registration is required and lunch will be served.

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: HS/HSL Gladhill Board Room, Room 505, fifth floor
  • Registration: Go to this link.
Jessie PulsipherBulletin Board, Clinical Care, People, University LifeOctober 22, 20180 comments
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Oct. 23 Free Lunch & Learn Seminar on Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn about breast health. The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center offers an all-women-physician comprehensive care team, including nationally recognized breast cancer specialists in surgery, reconstruction, genetics, and breast imaging.

On Oct. 23, Emily Bellavance, MD, and Nikki Tirada, MD, will present a free Lunch & Learn seminar titled “What to Do if You’re High Risk for Breast Cancer: And How You Know” in the Gladhill Board Room at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).

Drs. Bellavance and Tirada will answer questions and provide information.

Registration is required and lunch will be served.

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: HS/HSL Gladhill Board Room, Room 505, fifth floor
  • Title: “What to Do if You’re High Risk for Breast Cancer: And How You Know”
  • Registration: Go to this link.

One more Breast Health Lunch & Learn seminar will be offered this month:

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: HS/HSL, Gladhill Board Room, fifth floor
  • Title: “Deciphering Lumps: Breast Evaluation 101”
  • Registration: Go to this link.
Jessie PulsipherBulletin Board, Clinical Care, People, University LifeOctober 18, 20180 comments
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USGA Halloween Social & Costume Contest: Oct. 26

Join the University Student Government Association (USGA) for its annual Halloween Social & Costume Contest on Oct. 26 at Pickles Pub.

  • When: Friday, Oct. 26
  • Time: 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Where: Pickles Pub, 520 Washington Blvd.
  • Price: $5 for students and $10 for guests, cash only. Tickets are good for food and drink until the tab runs out, and all Pickles Pub Halloween promos.
  • Costume contest: To participate, arrive at Pickles Pub by 6:55 p.m. to have your picture taken and posted to our voting platform.
  • Prizes: Costume contest prizes will be a $100 gift card for first, a $50 gift card for second, and a $25 gift card for third.
  • Note: Students must be 21 or older and bring their student ID and a government-issued ID or passport.
Andrea TheodoruBulletin Board, People, University Life, USGAOctober 17, 20180 comments
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President's Panel on Politics and Policy

A Conversation with Former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski

Former U.S. Senator Barbara MikulskiBarbara A. Mikulski, MSW ’65, who served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years before retiring in 2017, will be the featured speaker at the next President’s Panel on Politics and Policy. Now a Homewood Professor of Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University, Mikulski participates in speaking engagements across the country on the topics of leadership, innovation, and women’s empowerment. All members of the UMB community are invited to the event.

The President’s Panel on Politics and Policy is a speaker series examining issues important to the UMB community that are likely to be affected by the Trump administration and Congress.
With so much at stake in terms of health and higher education policy, federal budget priorities, and issues of civil rights and social justice, President Jay A. Perman, MD, encourages the UMB community to take part in these timely conversations.

Here are the event details:

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 27
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (breakfast 8 to 8:30)
  • Where: SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballrooms A and B
  • Registration: Go to this link.
  • More information and past speakers: Go to this webpage.
Melanie MooreBulletin Board, Community Service, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeOctober 16, 20180 comments
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Oct. 16 Free Lunch & Learn Seminar on Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn about breast health. The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center offers an all-women-physician comprehensive care team, including nationally recognized breast cancer specialists in surgery, reconstruction, genetics, and breast imaging.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Paula Rosenblatt, MD, and Nikki Tirada, MD, will present a free Lunch & Learn seminar titled “Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening: More Than Just Mammogram” in the Gladhill Board Room at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).

Drs. Rosenblatt and Tirada will answer questions and provide information.

Registration is required and lunch will be served.

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: HS/HSL, Gladhill Board Room, fifth floor
  • Registration: Go to this link.

Two other Breast Health Lunch & Learn seminars will be offered this month:

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct.  23
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: HS/HSL, Gladhill Board Room, fifth floor
  • Title: “What to Do if You’re High Risk for Breast Cancer: And How You Know”
  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Gladhill Board Room, fifth floor
  • “Deciphering Lumps: Breast Evaluation 101”

Note: Attend all three seminars to earn a raffle entry to win a Kindle.

Jessie PulsipherBulletin Board, Clinical Care, People, University LifeOctober 15, 20180 comments
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Celebrate UMB at Founders Week Events

Each year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) celebrates the achievements and successes of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and philanthropic supporters and pays tribute to UMB’s 200-plus-year history with a series of Founders Week events. The celebration kicks off with the Founders Week Gala on Saturday night, followed by these events next week:

Monday, Oct. 15

Staff Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Westminster Hall

To offer everyone a chance to enjoy lunch, there will be two seatings: 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., followed by 12:20 to 1 p.m. Tickets are required.

Register here.

Entrepreneurs of the Year Presentation and Reception
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Shock Trauma Auditorium

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Presentation by Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, MCCM – Supporting Failing Organs
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Reception immediately following in lobby outside of the auditorium

Register here.

Read about the Entrepreneurs of the Year, the MARS team: Scalea; Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM; and Steven I. Hanish, MD, FACS.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Art Sculpture Unveiling
11 a.m. to noon

Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF) III plaza

Special guests: First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan and members of the Maryland State Arts Council

Researcher of the Year Lecture and Reception
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
HSRF II Auditorium

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Lecture presented by Karen L. Kotloff, MD — Global Health: Where Science Meets Humanity
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Reception immediately following in atrium of HSRF II

Register here.

Read about Kotloff, the Researcher of the Year.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Student Cookout
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
School of Nursing Courtyard

The student cookout offers free food, greetings from President Jay A. Perman, MD, and the chance to be served by a school dean, University vice president, or UMB administrator.

Register here.

More on Founders Week

Read about the Public Servant of the Year, Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH.

Read about the Teacher of the Year, Geoffrey L. Greif, PhD, MSW.

Visit the Founders Week website for more information.

Communications and Public AffairsBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeOctober 12, 20180 comments
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