Catalyst Magazine

Spotlight on UMB Foundation Board Chair Harry C. Knipp, MD, FACR

Harry C. Knipp, MD, FACR, has a long and distinguished history with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). A 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), he is fourth in a line of five consecutive generations of his family who have graduated from UMSOM, dating back...

Make a Match: Brown Family’s Gift Challenge to Benefit UMB CURE Scholars

Eddie and Sylvia Brown, prominent Baltimore-based philanthropists, are passionate about fixing the underrepresentation of African Americans in a variety of fields. To that end, they have worked with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to craft a matching gift challenge designed to stimulate...

The PATIENTS Program’s Pandemic Pivot

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in early 2020, the PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) quickly pivoted its programming to continue its work in rebuilding trust and confidence in patient-centered medical research, particularly among African Americans and other...

Social Workers Step Up on the COVID-19 Front Lines

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) alumnus and student got a firsthand look at the racial components and mental health impacts of the virus on patients while working at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, a 250-bed site operated by the...

UMB’s Catalyst Campaign Surpasses $600 Million Milestone

A catalyst is defined as “a substance that allows something to proceed at a faster rate than otherwise possible” as well as “an agent of change.” Embodying these two definitions, the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) appropriately named Catalyst Campaign achieved a significant milestone in...

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


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