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Research to Revolutionize Emergency Medicine

Steven J. Czinn, MD, the Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Endowed Professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Adnan T. Bhutta, MMBS, FAAP, professor and division head in the UMSOM Department of Pediatrics, along with UMSOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced that nationally recognized physician-scientist Allan Doctor, MD, will lead a new Center for Blood Oxygen Transport & Hemostasis in the UMSOM Department of Pediatrics.

The new center will help advance the development of an artificial blood product for use in trauma settings such as battlefields or rural areas without easy access to donated blood for transfusions. In addition, Doctor will transfer his company, KaloCyte, to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Research Park Corp. He was a professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSOM) in St. Louis before joining UMSOM as a professor of pediatrics.

Read the full release from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.