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DISCOVER : Outstanding Research

The Campus | Research Strengths | Areas of Excellence | Life Science Professional Degrees | Major Clinical Programs

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is commercializing breakthrough therapies, diagnostics and devices, fueling the creation of innovative start-up companies, and attracting industry leaders and entrepreneurs to its thriving downtown campus.

Founded in 1807 as the first public medical school in the nation and the founding institution of the University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, Baltimore is a fast-growing biomedical research center with nationally ranked professional schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and an interdisciplinary graduate school.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is home to the prestigious Institute for Genome Sciences that is located in the BioPark and headed by preeminent genome scientist and microbiologist, Claire Fraser, Ph.D., and the Institute of Human Virology, headed by Robert Gallo, M.D., co-discoverer of the HIV virus.

The Campus

  • Urban campus set amidst a downtown redevelopment district and located within minutes of Baltimore’s magnificent Inner Harbor
  • Three acute care hospitals:
    • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (the world’s first trauma center)
    • Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Research Strengths

  • $501 million in sponsored biomedical research in FY 2014
  • $46 million in active industry-sponsored projects with more than 150 of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and bioscience companies
  • Over 1,200 research faculty and clinicians available for collaborations
  • Ranked fifth in the U.S. in research grant expenditures per faculty member

Visit the Research@UM website to license University of Maryland technology or sponsor research.

Areas of Excellence

Cancer HIV/AIDS Pain
Clinical trials Infectious diseases Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative medicine
Drug development Neuroscience Vaccine development
Genomics Nanomedicine Vascular biology

Life Science Professional Degrees

Dentistry (DDS) Graduate (PhD):  
Medicine (MD) Anatomy & Neurobiology Oral Pathology
Pharmacy (PharmD) Biochemistry Pathology
Nursing (BSN, MS) Biomedical Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Social Work (MSW) Gerontology Pharmacy Administration
  Human Genetics Physical & Rehabilitation Science
  Microbiology & Immunology Physiology
  Molecular & Cell Biology Social Work
  Neuroscience/Cognitive Sciences Toxicology

Major Clinical Programs

Asthma Neurology Schizophrenia
Cancer Ophthalmology Stroke/brain injury
Cardiology Orthopaedics Transplantation
Diabetes Osteoarthritis Urology
Gastroenterology Osteoporosis Vascular disease
HIV disease Otorhinolaryngology  
Infectious diseases Pediatrics  


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