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Women In Bio (WIB) Baltimore Pop Up Meetings

Women in Bio is a networking group that on Sept. 14 will host “Beyond SBIR — The Wide World of Non-Dilutive Funding for Innovative Researchers and Startup.” Speakers include Michael McGinnis and Joshua Seidel of the Latham BioPharm Group.

The event will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the UM BioPark Discover Auditorium, 801 W. Baltimore St., 21202. The seminar is free.

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Karen Underwood Collaboration, Education, For B'more, Research, Technology, University Life, USGAAugust 9, 20170 comments
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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.”

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Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University Life, USGAAugust 8, 20170 comments
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Housing Authority of Baltimore City Build Day

KaBoom at McCulloh Homes

570 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed for a playground build in West Baltimore. 200 volunteers are needed to bring play to the “Magnificent” McCulloh Homes public housing development. Join neighbors as we endeavor to build a new playground for kids in the community to enjoy.

  • Volunteers should be age 18+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, etc.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes; leave valuables at home.
  • Youth activities provided.
  • Gloves, goggles, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.

Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. Together, we can ensure kids get the balance of play they need to thrive! Please join us and show the kids that play matters to you.

To sign up for HABC’s Build Day, please visit the volunteer registration website. For more information, please email Anita Chavis or call 410-396-4529.

If you’re unable to attend in person, we hope that you will show your support for the cause of playin McCulloh Homes by joining the conversation online on August 26th using the hashtag
#playmatters.

The event is hosted by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in coordination with the School of Social Work’s Promise Heights Program.

  
William JoynerBulletin Board, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsAugust 4, 20170 comments
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Farewell to UMB 2017 Youthworks Students

This year, UMB hosted more than 50 youth workers that who were placed in administrative, research, clinical care and community development roles across the UMB campus. On Thursday July 27th, the Office for Community Engagement brought all youth workers on the UMB campus together at the School of Pharmacy for an ice cream social to thank them for spending their summer with our faculty, staff, students, and neighbors and to wish them the best in their future endeavors.

  
Brian Sturdivant Community Service, Education, For B'moreJuly 28, 20170 comments
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July-August President’s Message

Check out the July-August issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on the Facilities Master Plan, congratulations on UMB being named a great place to work, a look ahead to Welcome Month and UMB Night at Oriole Park, a story about dental students and faculty offering care at the Special Olympics, results of the Campus Climate Survey, which were discussed at Dr. Perman’s quarterly Q&A, stories about Project SEARCH’s graduation and security guard William Groh celebrating 53 years at UMB, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

  
mmooreBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGAJuly 28, 20170 comments
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Orioles Night

UMB Night at the Ballpark

Mark your calendar to join us for the annual UMB Night at the Ballpark! It’s fan appreciation night, too – everyone receives an Orioles knit cap!

Discounted tickets are available in many sections while tickets last and $5 from every ticket will support the UMB CURE Scholars Program.

SEVEN SEATING OPTIONS AVAILABLE!

Terrace Box Outside Bases
Sections 1-17, 55-65: $39*

Lower Reserve Between Bases
Sections 19-53: $39*

Left Field Lower Box
Sections 66-86: $39*

Lower Reserve
Sections 7-17, 55-87: $24*

Eutaw Street Bleachers
Sections 90-98: $24*

Upper Reserve
Sections 306-364: $20*

Left Field Upper Reserve
Sections 368-388: $15*

*There is an additional 10 percent service charge per ticket.

ORDERING TICKETS

  • Click the ordering link.
  • Select a seating location and quantity of tickets.
  • Create a Baltimore Orioles ticket account.
  • Purchase and print your tickets.

For any questions or accessible seating, please call 888.848.BIRD (2473) and ask for the Ticket Services team. Tickets posted for re-sale are subject to cancellation. Offer is NOT valid at the Box Office.

  
Alice Powell Bulletin Board, For B'more, University LifeJuly 21, 20170 comments
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Students-Visit-Dental-Labs

Career Development for Local Youth

On July 18, UMB hosted the Law and Leadership Academy Summer Program at Franklin Square Elementary Middle School for the third consecutive year.

The program offers career exposure activities to students in West Baltimore. Participating students hailed from Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington Elementary Middle Schools, in addition to UMB’s partner school Franklin Square Elementary Middle. During the program this year, students have visited the UMB schools of nursing, law and dentistry.

This most recent visit was to the dental school where students learned about careers in dentistry and dental hygiene. Andrea Morgan, DDS, director of student advocacy and cultural affairs within the Division of Operative Dentistry, gave an overview of the profession, fielded questions about the specifics of common pediatric procedures, and led a tour of the practice labs.

  
Brian Sturdivant Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, UMB News, University LifeJuly 19, 20170 comments
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Dr. Genrty with Luna

Keep Your Canine’s Canines Healthy and Clean

Dr. Gentry’s 10 Steps to Keep Your Canine’s Canines Healthy and Clean

1. Use a specially designed dog toothbrush and pet toothpaste. Never, never, use human toothpaste – it’s not meant to be swallowed and will irritate your dog’s stomach.
2. Gently introduce the toothpaste by allowing your dog to lick it off your finger.
3. Use your finger to rub the toothpaste around the outside of the teeth and gums. Avoid the inside surface so you aren’t bitten.
4. Brush daily at a relaxed time in a location with plenty of light.
5. Start brushing the front teeth and work back moving the brush in a circular motion.
6. Lift the lip so you can see better.
7. Reward with praise, petting, and make it a fun experience. It’s okay to give treats too.
8. Give dental chews and treats specifically designed to remove plaque and tartar.
9. Avoid table scraps and sweets, they will cause plaque build-up, decay, and gum disease.
10. Don’t forget – the sweetener, Xylitol, is toxic to dogs!

Don’t get stressed out about getting all of your dog’s teeth. Start with 10 seconds on his/her front teeth, and work your way up to one minute brushing all of his/her teeth. Have fun!

Dr. Philip A. Gentry, DDS
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Dean’s Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor,
Advanced Education in General Dentistry,
Department of General Dentistry,
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

  
Philip Gentry Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, For B'more, University LifeJuly 18, 20170 comments
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High School Summer Youthworkers Learn to Stop the Bleed

On Friday July 7, 2017, the current SBIP cohort participated in the Stop the Bleed training, a national awareness campaign to empower the public to employ simple techniques to stop life threatening bleeding and help save a life.

Stop the Bleed was launched in October of 2015 by the White House. The program was led by trauma surgeons Drs. Laura Buchanan and Rosemary Kozar, and Jason Paisley, MD, an Air Force surgeon, from the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

All 2017 SBIP students participated and were certified to “Stop the Bleed” after learning how and demonstrating the application of tourniquets or pressure and filling a wound with gauze. SBIP students mentored by Buchanan and Kozar this year will support development of a PSA on the subject to be offered to students in schools throughout the State of Maryland.

  
Brian Sturdivant Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, UMB News, University LifeJuly 16, 20171 comment
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Hippodrome 2017-2018 Broadway Series Discounted Tickets

The UMB Council for the Arts and Culture has partnered with the Hippodrome Theater to offer discounted tickets to students and employees for the upcoming season of the Broadway shows.

2017-2018 Hippodrome Theater Broadway Series 

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns, – National Tour, Oct. 3-8, 2017
  • The Color Purple: The Musical – National Tour, Oct17-22, 2017
  • The Lion King – National Tour, Nov. 16-Dec. 10, 2017
  • Waitress – National Tour, Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2018
  • School of Rock – The Musical – National Tour, Mar. 20-25, 2018
  • An American in Paris – National Tour, May 1-6, 2018
  • On Your Feet! – National Tour, June 5-10, 2018

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the UMB Council for the Arts and Culture Hippodrome Theater Broadway Series page.

  
Alice Powell Bulletin Board, For B'more, People, UMB News, University LifeJuly 6, 20170 comments
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School of Nursing

Nursing Awarded ANCC’s Highest Accreditation Distinction

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been awarded Accreditation with Distinction as a Provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Accreditation Program. Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition that ANCC awards.

ANCC’s Accreditation Program is a voluntary review process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of continuing nursing education (CNE). It identifies organizations worldwide that demonstrate excellence in CNE, providing nurses with the knowledge and skills to help improve care and patient outcomes. Accredited organizations use evidenced-based ANCC criteria to plan, implement, and evaluate CNE activities. Applicants for accreditation must pass a systematic, comprehensive peer review and meet specific standards.

“This award recognizes UMSON’s commitment to excellence and innovation in continuing the education of nurses,” said Patricia Franklin, PhD, RN, assistant professor and director, professional education, UMSON. “We adopted a culture of continuous evaluation to ensure that these learning activities are relevant and responsive to the rapidly changing realities of health care.”

The School also received an Exemplary Finding by demonstrating how it measures change in the audience’s knowledge, skills, and/or practice as a result of participating in the educational activity.

“We congratulate Dr. Franklin and her colleagues in professional education on this significant recognition,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It underscores the School of Nursing’s commitment to fostering lifelong learning for members of the nursing profession and serves as a reminder of the importance of the application of evidence-based criteria in all aspects of continuing nursing education.”

A subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize health care organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of CNE.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, For B'more, UMB News, University LifeJune 29, 20170 comments
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University Farmers Market

University Farmers Market Open Today!

veggies

Rainbow of veggies at University Farmers Market

The University Farmers Market is open today!

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plaza Park across from the UMMC entrance.

Get outside and see what the market has to offer!

Announcements

  • Don’t forget – the market will be closed July 4.
  • Gift certificates are available.
  • Get your “Green on Greene Street” tote bags for $2!
  
Clare BanksBulletin Board, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, The UMB Dish, UMB Go Green, University LifeJune 20, 20170 comments
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Parking and Transportation Services

Street Closures Announced for Mid-July

Pine Street will be blocked off Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16. The road will be closed between Saratoga and Lexington streets. No parking will be allowed in this area or in adjacent parking lots.

Pine Street between Lexington and Fayette streets will have no parking on either side of the street but will be open to vehicle traffic.

Vehicles in the way after 5 p.m. on July 14 will be towed.

Street-Closures

This will restrict parking for the police station and the parking lots between the stations. Pedestrian traffic will be able to access the police station on the west sidewalk of Pine Street.

Josephine Street will be closed July 14 through 16 as well. Signs and movable barricades will be appropriately placed to notify the community of street closures. The Josephine street closure sign will be placed near the Arch Street side.

  
Clare BanksBikeUMB, Bulletin Board, For B'more, People, University AdministrationJune 19, 20170 comments
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Barbara Resnick

Nursing’s Resnick Receives Solomon Public Service Award

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), received the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS) David H. Solomon Public Service Award, in recognition of her career accomplishments, at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio. The award celebrates the legacy of David H. Solomon, MD, AGSF, a renowned geriatrician committed to community service and advancing knowledge about the care of older individuals.

Resnick, who is internationally renowned for her research on exercise and mobility for the elderly, has served as a mentor to countless students, faculty members, researchers, and clinicians who serve older adults. Throughout her career in higher education, which has spanned more than two decades, Resnick has focused on clinical work as a geriatric nurse practitioner.

“We congratulate Dr. Resnick on this tremendous honor. Her work on treatment fidelity and function-focused care exemplifies how innovative and rigorously conducted research can change the delivery of care for countless individuals,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. Resnick continues to shape our understanding of the dynamics of healthy aging and to translate her findings and insights into the clinical practice and policy arenas. Each one of us either is or will be a beneficiary of her work as a researcher and as an educator and a mentor to the next generation of geriatric care providers and scientists.”

Resnick also has provided primary care to older adults across all long-term care settings and facilitated healthy aging in senior housing complexes. Additionally, Resnick serves as editor of Geriatric Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus and as associate editor of numerous other journals related to research on aging.

“I am honored to be recognized by AGS for work that I love doing—developing and implementing evidenced approaches to providing optimal care for older adults and mentoring others to do likewise,” Resnick said. “I continue to be appreciative of the interdisciplinary approach AGS has established over the past decade in recognizing my peers and me for our roles within the interdisciplinary team.”

AGS is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics health care professionals that has worked for 75 years to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. It provides leadership to health care professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

  
Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University LifeJune 19, 20170 comments
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