Catalyst Magazine
University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce Jarrell
University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS

The President’s Message

May 12, 2022

Dear Friends:

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), innovation and discovery are among our core values. We are consistently imagining and exploring new and improved ways to accomplish our mission through education, research, clinical care, and service.

In this issue of CATALYST,  you’ll read about some of the ways in which our relentless pursuit of innovation and discovery is changing the world. You’ll learn about the groundbreaking xenotransplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research’s response to the nation’s opioid crisis and coronavirus pandemic; and the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and how UMB helps Maryland inventors.

You’ll also learn about some of our students who are graduating with two-year degrees, our exciting commencement speaker, the next dean of our School of Medicine, our new vice president for research, and ways that UMB shows up for the community.

I’m proud to celebrate UMB and its Commitment to Maryland in this fifth edition of CATALYST magazine. CATALYST shows UMB’s commitment to our mission, to improve the human condition and serve the public good across the state and around the world. Friends of UMB, I hope CATALYST shows you a glimpse of the innovation and discovery that your friendship enables, what your support enlarges, and what your generosity amplifies.

So enjoy this fifth issue of CATALYST.


Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS

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UMB Staff

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Executive Board

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


Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Ostrowski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino


Michelle Baffuto

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire