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University of Maryland Medicine to Eliminate Race from Kidney Function Estimates

University of Maryland Medicine will end use of a long-standing clinical standard that factors a patient’s race into the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. The change could increase access to specialty care including transplant for thousands of...
22-Nov-2021 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Maryland Medicine Announces Comprehensive Stroke Center at UMMC Receives Top Honors for Stroke Care

.UMMC Stroke Care Center earns Gold Plus designation and other honors from American Heart Association rapid response and high adherence to stroke care guidelines.
4-Oct-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New High-Tech Portal Launched to Speed Hearing Loss Innovations

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) launched a new online tool that could more quickly advance medical discoveries to reverse progressive hearing loss. The tool enables easy access to genetic and other molecular data...
19-Jul-2021 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Earns Renewal of Highest Designation for Cancer Center Excellence from National Cancer Institute

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) has earned renewal of its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for another five years. The prestigious...
15-Jul-2021 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Hospitals Not  Adequately Prepared  for Next Pandemic

.s the COVID-19 pandemic wanes in the U.S., a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) finds that hospitals nationwide may not be adequately prepared for the next pandemic.
7-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UM School of Medicine Researchers Awarded $5 Million NIH Grant to Improve Use of Genetic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have received a $5 million federal grant to pool genomic information from existing and new datasets – predominantly in African and African American populations -- in order to...
16-Jun-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop More Reliable Rapid Tests for COVID-19

Researchers Develop More Reliable Rapid Tests for COVID-19 Public Release Date: 15-Jun-2021 00:00:00 US Eastern Time (24hr) Research News Release Contact Person: Deborah Kotz Contact Phone: 410-706-4255 Contact E-mail:...
15-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Links COVID-19 Public Health Efforts to Dramatic Drop in COPD Hospitalizations

Public health measures designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus may have fostered a substantial side benefit: A 53 percent drop in hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), likely due to a drop in circulating...
14-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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