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The Biopark

The University of Maryland Connection

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 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

  • $663 million in sponsored biomedical research in FY 2023
  • More than $60 million in industry-sponsored projects annually; at present, the University is working with more than 300 bioscience and pharmaceutical firms
  • $1.5 million research dollars per core faculty
  • Over 1,200 research faculty and clinicians available for collaborations
  • Visit the UM Ventures website to license University of Maryland technology or sponsor research.

Areas of Excellence

Life Science Professional Degrees

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

Major Clinical Programs

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