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Oct. 8 Workshop: ‘Health Information Resources for Culturally Diverse Patients’

If you provide care for patients/clients with limited English proficiency, learn about quality multilingual and multicultural health information resources available to you from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at a free workshop on Oct. 8 titled “Health Information Resources for Culturally Diverse Patients.”

Learn where to locate patient education resources, including medication information, available in other languages as well as those written in easy to read English. The discussion will include the potential impact utilizing health literacy resources can have on patient adherence, safety, and satisfaction.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: HS/HSL, Room LL03
  • Registration: Go to this HS/HSL webpage.
Everly BrownClinical Care, Community Service, Education, People, ResearchSeptember 21, 20180 comments
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Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Oct. 5 Luncheon and Lecture: ‘Spanish Flu 1918’

Philip A. Mackowiak, MD ’70, MBA, emeritus professor of medicine and the Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence at the School of Medicine, will present, “The ‘Spanish Flu’ of 1918, What’s Past is Prologue” at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library on Friday, Oct. 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will take place in the Gladhill Board Room on the fifth floor of the library. A light lunch will be served. This event is in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” exhibit and the HS/HSL’s supplementary exhibit remembering the 1918 flu pandemic in Baltimore. Please RSVP to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Everly BrownClinical Care, Community Service, Education, People, ResearchSeptember 19, 20180 comments
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UMGCCC Flow Cytometry Shared Services Lecture Set for Oct. 8

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) Flow Cytometry Shared Services monthly flow lecture will be held Monday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Bressler Research Building, Room 7-035.

The lecture will be led by Xiaoxuan Fan, PhD, the School of Medicine, and you will learn:

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

The lecture is free, but you need to reserve your spot at this link.

All are welcome, and this lecture is required for those who want to be “trained users” at the UMGCCC FCSS facility.

Karen UnderwoodBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, Research, TechnologySeptember 19, 20180 comments
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Learn About Integrative Medicine

According to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, one third of U.S. adults use complementary and integrative therapies. In some populations, such as those with cancer and/or chronic pain, that number is more than double. Integrative approaches are effective in the management of pain, mood disorders, sleep dysfunction, inflammatory conditions and more. Are you prepared to help your patients choose integrative treatments that are safe and effective? Would you like more tools to treat patients who suffer with frustrating chronic conditions?

The Center for Integrative Medicine, part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has developed an evidence-based integrative medicine training program designed to give health care professionals practical patient care skills that will be immediately applicable to their practice. Through a mixture of lectures, case discussions, hands-on experiences, and access to exclusive online resources, participants will learn which modalities are evidence-supported, when to use them, and how to fit effective integrative approaches into a standard office visit and self-care plan.

Objectives

  • Apply integrative medicine approaches in patient care
  • Describe the evidence, indications, and contraindications for complementary therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture, mind-body therapies, manual medicine, neurofeedback and more
  • Utilize mind-body techniques, such as meditation, guided imagery, relaxation breathing, and meditative movements
  • Offer positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques to help oneself and patients manage stress, depression and anxiety and improve quality of life
  • Help patients create and sustain a healthy lifestyle, including nutritional medicine, dietary supplements, and integrative physical activity
  • Critically evaluate integrative medicine literature

Note: Up to 59 CEUs are available.

To learn more, go to this link or send an email to CIMEvents@som.umaryland.edu.

Rebekah OwensClinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, People, ResearchSeptember 19, 20180 comments
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Teacher of the Year: Geoffrey Greif

Founders Week: Teacher of the Year-Geoffrey Greif

Every fall, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) dedicates one week to commemorating our rich history and celebrating the future we’re building together. Among the highlights of Founders Week is recognizing the extraordinary work of our faculty and staff. Four awards are given every year, each signifying outstanding accomplishment in one facet of our mission. Leading up to Founders Week, we will highlight the award winners every Tuesday on The Elm. For more information on UMB’s annual celebration, please check out the Founders Week website.

Today: Teacher of the Year

Geoffrey L. Greif, PhD, MSW
Professor, School of Social Work

Geoffrey Greif likens the ingredients of a skilled instructor to that of a good soup.

“The classroom is like a pot of soup,” he says. “To make it tastier, you have to add a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper, and turn the heat up a bit or lower it a tad to achieve the right meal. All classes are different and some students are hungrier and can consume more. Hopefully, by the end of the first class, they will catch the aroma and want to be nourished.”

Greif has been nourishing students at the School of Social Work (SSW) since 1984. Called by some the most popular and sought-after professor at the school, regularly graded 15 on a 15-point student evaluation scale, Greif says he is surprised to still be here.

“I expected to stay about a month, which is when I believed they would find out I didn’t know anything and would fire me,” he says in the humble manner that has attracted him to so many. Despite his longevity and many awards for his teaching, research, and community service, Greif still does the little extras.

Why?

“The context in which we practice social work changes,” Greif says. “I have to stay on my toes or the ‘context-train’ will pass me by and neither the students nor I will learn.”

Colleagues and students scoff at that possibility.

“Our graduate students are not the only beneficiaries of his teaching skills,” says professor Frederick A. DiBlasio, PhD, LCSW-C, a 32-year SSW veteran himself. “Many of us standing alongside Dr. Greif have gleaned from his numerous approaches to teaching that have served us well in the classroom and have withstood the test of time.”

Like calling the students by name, which Greif tries to do from day one. “Geoff knows and cares about his students,” says SSW Dean Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW. “And they know and care about him.”

Adds Megan Meyer, PhD, MSW, senior associate dean,Dr. Greif has been a mentor to many younger faculty, always willing to share his sage advice on topics ranging from navigating difficult conversations in the classroom to maintaining a steady rate of publishing while dedicating time to school leadership and community service.”

In fact, his work on difficult conversations grew into an in-service training video that is part of orientation for new SSW faculty.

Students mention how his risk-taking in the classroom — using demonstrations, role plays, observations, student projects, and more — promote active learning and enhance their interest.

“Ten years later, his teaching continues to impact my own engagement as an educator,” says Shari E. Miller, PhD ’08, associate dean at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. She remembers Greif approaching her in her first year as a PhD student and saying, “I hear you have an interest in social work education research. I’ve got this idea for a study, would you be interested in collaborating?”

Now Miller looks to pass on Greif’s insight to others. “I hope to mentor my students and give to them in the profound ways Geoff has given to me and to countless other students over the years.”

Through his voluminous writing (14 books and more than 125 journal articles and book chapters), Greif has provided guidance to many who never sat in his class. Parenting is a favorite topic, and not just because he and his wife of 42 years, Maureen, have two daughters of their own.

“It is hard to travel far in clinical social work and not run into family systems,” he says. “I was fortunate to do a yearlong training in the 1970s with one of the greatest 20th-century family therapists, Salvador Minuchin. That training solidified my clinical work and my research around the importance of understanding our interconnectedness.”

Books he’s written in recent years also revolve around relationships: understanding male friendships, couples friendships, and adult sibling relationships.

He’s not tied to the UMB campus either. He is coordinator of the Dual Degree Program in Jewish Leadership with Towson University and has collaborated with Freeman Hrabowski, PhD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in writing about his Meyerhoff Scholars Program.

“Freeman is a fabulous role model in so many ways,” Greif says. “He has the uncanny ability to draw in people for a common cause — creating a world-class learning environment.”

Then there is the community service of Greif, who has offered pro bono clinical assistance to many groups, including patients with AIDS, low-income parents, and groups such as The Family Tree, Christopher’s Place, Jewish Family Services, the Chesapeake Detention Center in Baltimore, and more. He also was a founding co-leader of a parent support group “Help! My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!” at various elementary schools in Baltimore.

What was his advice?

“There are so few ‘correct’ answers about how to parent given the amazing variability in people’s experiences,” he says. “You have to find a way, by connecting with and supporting your clients, to help them arrive at their own conclusions about how to make their relationships better.”

Greif’s caring nature has crossed from professional to personal on more than one occasion at the School of Social Work.

Sarah Wise, MSW ’18, associate director of development, recalls how she was taking Greif’s Family Therapy course when her father died. “When I returned from Colorado, Geoff immediately reached out to me. He was not worried about where my midterm paper was, he wanted to know what I needed. He asked me to tell him about my dad. Ironically they had common interests, in particular enjoying live music. Geoff has a gift for connecting with people.”

Tanya L. Sharpe, PhD, MSW, associate professor at SSW, calls Greif “my guy” who has been a faculty mentor for 11 years — never more so than shortly after Sharpe’s arrival when her mother in Connecticut became seriously ill.

“As an only child and a junior faculty member, my time was emotionally and physically split between caring for my mom and meeting the demands of being on the tenure track. At every turn, Geoff was there, checking in. This is the kind of person Geoff is. When my mother passed, his phone call was one of the first I received. He has been for me and so many the voice of reason and calm within the storm. I am forever grateful for that.”

A “ridiculous optimist” who “got lucky in getting into the right profession,” Greif humbly sees such support as part of the job. Teacher. Mentor. Writer. Community and diversity advocate. Committee member. Grandpop (“FaceTiming with the four grandkids” is his favorite hobby). And don’t forget his terms as associate dean and chair of the SSW faculty.

Despite receiving many honors, including the UM Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010, Greif was “thrilled” to learn he was UMB’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. “It is a tremendous honor to receive an award for something I love doing so much.”

 — Chris Zang

Chris ZangEducation, People, Research, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeSeptember 18, 20180 comments
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President's Fellow

President’s Symposium Takes on Gun Violence

In the aftermath of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, that killed 17 people, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD wrote a letter to the UMB Community expressing anger and sadness at yet another senseless school shooting. He wrote, “As a father, grandfather, and pediatrician, I am horrified by the ongoing slaughter of children — in schools nationwide and on the streets of Baltimore.”

In addition to inviting readers to use the “power of the purse” to influence state-level gun policy, Perman noted he was eager to hear ideas about how UMB might focus scholarship, research, and teaching on the fight against gun violence.

As a result of that rallying cry to action, the 2018-2019 President’s Symposium and White Paper Project will tackle the pervasive and controversial issue of gun violence. This interprofessional initiative engages students, faculty, and staff from all of UMB’s schools and academic programs in a year-long conversation on a topic of importance to the University community. This year, the Speakers Series and the White Paper will explore UMB’s role in addressing gun violence through education, research, clinical care, and service while using an interdisciplinary lens to examine the impact of trauma on communities.

At a kickoff event Sept. 6 at the SMC Campus Center, President Perman frankly admitted “we have little control over the gun violence that occurs routinely in our city, in our nation.” However, as he introduced this year’s group of President’s Fellows, he added, “If we absolve ourselves from studying it, then who can we expect to take up the issue?

“I know we have to find and an answer and I know we have to start somewhere,” Perman emphatically stated.

Keynote speaker Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH, assistant professor and deputy director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, agrees that scholarship is one way to push back against gun violence. In her work as an injury epidemiologist and gun policy researcher, she says she “strives to develop the strongest evidence base possible to promote policies that will reduce gun violence.” The goal is to improve public safety and “make everyone safer, regardless of where they live.”

Her talk, titled “Understanding Violence: Epidemiology and Evidence-based Policy,” outlined standards for legal gun ownership; regulation of gun purchasing and carrying; and public opinion on gun policy. As a public health researcher, Crifasi called gun violence a complex public health problem but explained, “It’s more than a public health problem. It’s law, it’s nursing, it’s social work. It’s all of these things together.”

This year’s fellows are an interdisciplinary team that will study the root causes of gun violence and use a team approach to examine its traumatic impact on communities. They will use this same team approach to develop recommendations and present a proposed Universitywide implementation strategy in spring 2019.

The 2018-2019 President’s Fellows are: Nicole Campion Dialo, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Zachary Lee, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Vibha Rao, University of  Maryland Graduate School; Basant Motawi, Graduate School; Jenny Afkinich, Graduate School; Lauren Highsmith, University of Maryland School of Social Work; and Jessica Egan, University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Campion Dialo is a third-year medical student interested in psychiatry and family medicine. She thinks these two medical specialties are uniquely suited to addressing communities affected by the trauma of gun violence, and she wants to deepen her knowledge about possible solutions. “I want to learn more about what has worked in other places to get at the problem and what we can do better right here in Baltimore,” she said.

Lee, the law student, also wants to help alleviate the issue of gun violence in Baltimore, “Given our geography, I think it’s important we focus on Baltimore and also more broadly in Maryland,” he noted.

But like his colleague Campion Dialo, Lee is looking at the issue through a wide lens. “This is an issue of national importance, so I’m looking at it from many angles and examining how it sits on our national conscience,” he said.

This is the eighth year of the President’s Symposium and White Paper Project, which is a joint initiative with the Office Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives. The most recent topic of study was global literacy. The topics before that were  entrepreneurial exploration, cultural competence, community engagement, interprofessional education, civility, and urban renewal.

— Laura Lee

 

 

Laura LeeEducation, For B'more, People, Research, UMB News, University Life, USGASeptember 14, 20180 comments
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Oct. 5 Seminar: ‘From Mouse to Human: Atrial Super-Hub Calcium Signaling’

Stephan LenhartStephan Lehnart, MD, will  present “From Mouse to Human: Atrial Super-Hub Calcium Signaling” at a special seminar  Friday, Oct. 5, at noon at the Health Sciences Research Facility II Auditorium.

Lenhart is professor of translational cardiology, director of the research unit for cellular biophysics and translational cardiology, and coordinator of the heart research center at the University of Gottingen in Germany.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET) and the Department of Medicine’s Cardiology Division at the School of Medicine.

BioMET is a collaborative effort between the School of Medicine and the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park.

Refreshments will be available from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact Latasha Shoffner via email or at 410-706-4667.

Latasha ShoffnerCollaboration, ResearchSeptember 14, 20180 comments
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Resnick to Present at PTRS Research Seminar on Sept. 20

Barbara ResnickBarbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor at the School of Nursing and adjunct professor at the School of Medicine, will deliver her presentation “Optimizing Function and Physical Activity Via Function Focused Care” on Sept. 20. The presentation is part of the School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science seminar series, which showcases research relating to the understanding of human movement and function in health and disease. All are welcome.

  • When: Thursday, Sept. 20
  • Where: Allied Health Building, 100 Penn St., Room 219
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Future seminar series dates: Please see the accompanying flyer.
Kelly WestlakeClinical Care, Research, UMB News, University LifeSeptember 13, 20180 comments
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Outbreak: Opening Reception, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m.

Opening Reception for ‘Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World’

Please join the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for the grand opening reception for the exhibit “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Weise Gallery on the first floor of the library. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

This event is in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s “Outbreak” exhibit, and the HS/HSL has created a supplementary exhibit remembering the 1918 Flu Pandemic.

Please RSVP here.

Everly BrownCommunity Service, Education, People, ResearchSeptember 11, 20180 comments
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Precision Health and the National Library of Medicine: From Accelerating Discovery to Improving Health and Well-Being

National Library of Medicine Director to Present on ‘Precision Health’

Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, director of the National Library of Medicine, will present “Precision Health and the National Library of Medicine: From Accelerating Discovery to Improving Health and Well-Being” on Thursday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the School of Nursing Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals, and members of the public worldwide. As the library prepares for its third century, Brennan is leading development of strategies to ensure that information critical for discovery and care is available where needed, when needed, and increasingly in the format needed. She became the library’s 19th director in August 2016.

A pioneer in the development of information systems for patients, Brennan brings more than 30 years of experience in biomedical informatics, spanning the application of game theory in the development of health information exchanges; the alignment of clinical information systems with professional practice models; and the design, deployment, and evolution of specialized computer tools to support self-management and self-care in the home. She holds a PhD in industrial engineering and a Master of Science in Nursing.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the following University of Maryland entities:

  • Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center
  • Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research
  • Center for Health Outcomes Research
  • Center for Health-Related Informatics and Bioimaging
  • Health Sciences and Human Services Library
  • Institute for Clinical & Translational Research
  • Institute for Genome Sciences
  • University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

For more information, go to this School of Nursing webpage.

Giordana SegneriCollaboration, Education, People, Research, TechnologySeptember 11, 20180 comments
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‘Hazards of Pediatric Transfusion’ Seminar on Sept. 12

Sarah VossoughiSarah R. Vossoughi, MD, a transfusion medicine faculty candidate for the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will lead a seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 12, titled “Hazards of Pediatric Transfusion: Mapping Narnia.”

The seminar will start at 11 a.m. in the pathology classroom (NBW74) at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Vossoughi is completing her clinical pathology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. She has the distinction of having served as a military officer and nurse in the U.S. Air Force in South Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan, an experience that inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Lisa RodgersResearch, UMB News, University LifeSeptember 10, 20180 comments
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The President's Message (Septemer)

The President’s Message

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

  • Dr. Perman’s column on our Interprofessional Care Transitions Clinic, serving vulnerable patients with a team-based approach
  • The launch of the improved UMB mobile app
  • CURE Scholars and YouthWorks interns embrace summer learning at UMB
  • Congressional staffers get a sneak peek at Health Sciences Research Facility III
  • UMB Foundation matches employee gifts made through the “Proud to work here. Proud to give here.” campaign
  • A look ahead to UMB Night at the Ballpark on Sept. 14, Dr. John T. Wolfe Jr.’s diversity presentation on Sept. 17, and Dr. Perman’s Q&A on Sept. 18
  • UMB Police Force and community residents mix and mingle at National Night Out
  • And a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements
Chris ZangABAE, Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGASeptember 6, 20180 comments
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Communicating With Patients Workshop at HS/HSL

Fact: Only 12 percent of the U.S. adult population has proficient health literacy. And are you aware of your patients’ ability to understand and act on the information you give them?

To help address these issues, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) will host the Communicating With Patients Workshop on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The workshop covers the basics of health literacy and clear communication, including tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials. Also incorporated will be an opportunity for attendees to practice putting difficult medical jargon into plain language.

To register, go to the HS/HSL’s Workshop Schedule.

Everly BrownClinical Care, Community Service, Education, People, ResearchSeptember 5, 20180 comments
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Bruce Yu, PhD, of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

SOP’s Yu Awarded $600K Grant to Develop Biomanufacturing Analytical Technologies

Bruce Yu, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing (NIIMBL) to develop new analytical technologies for use in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. The grant is among the first group of awards to be issued by NIIMBL – a national institute established in 2016 to advance leadership in pharmaceutical manufacturing across the United States.

“Being one of the first institutions to receive grant funding from NIIMBL truly cements our school’s reputation as a leader in scientific discovery and the development of safer and more effective drugs in the state of Maryland and beyond,” says Paul Shapiro, PhD, professor and chair of PSC. “Dr. Yu’s work in the development of non-destructive analytical technologies for the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals is breaking new ground in the field of drug manufacturing, and this new grant plays a key role in allowing him to continue this promising research. We are very excited about the new developments that will result from this project and how they will improve the production new drugs.”

While most medications are produced using traditional chemical manufacturing processes, biopharmaceuticals — which include vaccines, certain medications for cancer and autoimmune diseases, as well as emerging drugs for cell and gene therapies — are made with living cells and can be complex to manufacture on a large scale. Biopharmaceutical manufacturers rely on a wide range of process analytical technologies (PAT) — systems that take timely measurements of critical quality and performance attributes of raw and in-process materials and processes – to help ensure the quality of their drugs.

However, Yu notes that the technologies currently available are prone to a number of limitations. “Current technologies often require manufacturers to manipulate their samples through dilution, separation, labeling, or the use of special cuvettes (tubes). There is a clear need for new technologies that allow manufacturers to quickly assess the quality of their products without the need for additional manipulation of the sample,” he says.

Titled “Flow Water Proton NMR as Contact-Free Real-Time In-Line PAT for Continuous Biomanufacturing,” the project that Yu’s grant supports aims to leverage water proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, which relies on the water proton transverse relaxation rate to measure protein aggregation in a biopharmaceutical drug, to develop a PAT that can be used by biopharmaceutical manufacturers to help ensure the quality of the drugs that they manufacture without the need to manipulate the sample or remove it from the production line.

If Yu’s efforts are successful, this will be the first PAT of its kind available on the market, resulting in reduced costs and improved product quality for biopharmaceutical manufacturers.

“The goal of our research is to determine whether flow water NMR can serve as an in-line PAT for the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals,” says Yu. “There really are no other technologies similar to the one that we aim to develop available at this time. In fact, all existing in-line analytical technologies require physical contact between the process stream and the sensor. The success of our research could truly transform the field.”

Yu and his team plan to collaborate with researchers from ChromaTan Corporation, a biotechnology company based in Pennsylvania, to conduct their study, which began in early March and will conclude in August 2019.

— Malissa Carroll

Malissa CarrollPeople, Research, UMB NewsAugust 31, 20180 comments
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Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Upcoming Events Associated with ‘Outbreak’ Exhibit at HS/HSL

Join the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) for several events complementing the “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” exhibit, which marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic and is on display in the library’s Frieda O. Weise Gallery through Oct. 14.

An opening reception, flu shot clinic and luncheon/lecture will be held in coming weeks.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m., Frieda O. Weise Gallery, HS/HSL

In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s “Outbreak” exhibit, the HS/HSL has created a supplementary exhibit remembering the 1918 flu pandemic. Please join us for our exhibit grand opening reception in the Weise Gallery on the first floor. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP: Go to this link.

Flu Shot Clinic

Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., HS/HSL

Help protect yourself, family, friends, and colleagues at this clinic provided by Walgreens in collaboration by the HS/HSL and the School of Pharmacy. Flu shots will be available to UMB campus employees and students in the first-floor tower of the Library (entrance to the left of the guard’s desk as you enter the library). Flu clinic provided by Walgreens in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and the HS/HSL.

To RSVP: Go to this link. Also remember to bring your insurance information and ID.

Luncheon/Lecture with Dr. Philip A. Mackowiak

Friday, Oct. 5, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Gladhill Board Room, HS/HSL

A light lunch will be served and Philip A. Mackowiak, MD ’70, MBA, emeritus professor of medicine and the Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence, will present “The ‘Spanish Flu’ of 1918, What’s Past is Prologue.”

To RSVP: Send an email to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Everly BrownClinical Care, Education, People, Research, University LifeAugust 31, 20180 comments
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