Catalyst Magazine

Groundbreaking Surgery: UMSOM Team Makes History with First Transplant of Genetically Modified Pig Heart into Adult

The surgery is a critical step in the future of transplant medicine, as many patients are unable to qualify or receive a human organ.

Studying During a Pandemic: Two-Year Degree Program Students Reflect on Challenges, Achievements as They Prepare to Graduate

For these students, the pandemic has been a part of their entire time studying and training at UMB.

A Sharp Leader: The Shining Light of SWCOS’ Wendy Shaia

She has has led the school’s Social Work Community Outreach Service since 2013.

The President’s Message

At UMB, innovation and discovery are among our core values, writes President Jarrell.

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Executive Board

Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Tafelski


Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Tafelski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino


Michelle Baffuto

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Amir Chamsaz

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