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UMB: EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, RESEARCH, SERVICE, AND PATIENT CARE

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is recognized as one of the preeminent public research universities in the nation. We educate students who become leaders in their chosen professions; our faculty conduct research that is internationally recognized; and we provide clinical care and professional services that are of maximum benefit to the communities we serve. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, UMB is among the nation’s leaders in education, research, public service, and patient care. As the founding campus of the University System of Maryland (USM), UMB is celebrating more than 200 years of excellence. Our graduate and professional schools educate the majority of the state’s health care and human service providers and train them to be leaders in the community. The Dental School and the schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work are ranked among the nation’s best institutions. In 2006, the USM Board of Regents approved the creation of a seventh professional school—the School of Public Health— to meet the growing demand for highly skilled public health professionals. The University’s recent growth has been dramatic, with new facilities that add to its stature as a Baltimore landmark and help attract the nation’s top educators, researchers, and students. An $85.8 million improvement project for the School of Pharmacy, including a 128,591-square-foot addition to Pharmacy Hall, is scheduled for completion in August 2010. The Dental School, which ranks fourth among the nation’s

public dental schools in funding from the National Institutes of Health, opened a $153 million, 375,000-square-foot building in 2006 that features technological advances such as electronic patient records, digital imaging, and online curricula. With 6,382 students, 2,464 faculty members, and 4,955 staff, UMB is an economic engine returning more than $15 for each General Fund dollar appropriated by the state of Maryland. In addition to UMB’s mandates of teaching and research, members of the University community donate more than 2 million hours each year in service to the public. In Fiscal Year 2009, $517 million was awarded to campus researchers whose work contributed to important advances in basic science and applied research. UMB boasts several distinguished organized research centers including the Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery at the School of Pharmacy, the School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology, and the Center for Vaccine Development, which is engaged in the full range of vaccinology from basic science to vaccine development. Building One of the planned 10-building University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore was fully leased by 2006, bringing much-needed laboratory and office space to the area and encouraging collaboration among biotechnology companies and University faculty. Building Two opened in spring 2008 and is home to the School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences. A new state forensic medical center—the most advanced in the nation—opens at the BioPark in 2010 and Building Three is now under construction.

SCHOOL RANKINGS The School of Law’s health care law program is ranked second in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. The School’s Clinical Law program is ranked ninth and its Environmental Law program is 10th. The Dental School is ranked fourth and the School of Medicine is ranked 14th by the National Institutes of Health for funding among public schools.

Did you know? Each year UMB faculty members, students, and staff provide more than 2 million hours of service throughout the state by tutoring and mentoring, providing legal services, expanding access to health care, and improving the quality of life for Marylanders.

The School of Nursing is ranked seventh, the School of Pharmacy is ranked ninth, and the School of Social Work is ranked 18th by U.S.News & World Report.

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UMB ORGANIZATIONAL CHART n

Board of Regents University System of Maryland

Chancellor University System of Maryland William E. Kirwan, PhD

President University of Maryland, Baltimore Jay A. Perman, MD

Vice President Administration & Finance Kathleen M. Byington, MBA

Dean School of Nursing Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN

Vice President External Affairs T. Sue Gladhill, MSW

Dean School of Social Work Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW

Vice President Research & Development James L. Hughes, MBA

Dean School of Pharmacy Natalie D. Eddington, PhD

Vice President & Chief Information Officer Peter J. Murray, PhD, MS

Dean School of Law Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM

Vice President Academic Affairs Malinda B. Orlin, PhD

Dean Graduate School Malinda B. Orlin, PhD

Vice President Medical Affairs E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Dean School of Medicine E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Did you know?

Dean Dental School Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent

The deans of four of the University’s schools are women, two of whom are African-American.

2010-2011 STUDENT ANSWER BOOK

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