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Presidents Perman and Loh Describe MPower Successes to Legislators

Monday, February 16, 2015

Legislature Hears of MPower Achievements

The presidents of Maryland's two largest public universities told Maryland legislators Monday that the state of their historic research and education collaboration is very good. 

Three years ago in March, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD, and University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) President Wallace D. Loh, PhD, joined hands to lead University of Maryland: MPowering the State . Today, that collaboration has grown to produce new educational offerings in health sciences and law, generate joint research grants that bring in millions of dollars in financial support, and foster innovation that has commercialized scientific discoveries and launched numerous new technology businesses.

"MPowering the State has transformed how we think about collaboration and how we combine our strengths to benefit our universities, our students, and our state," Perman told the joint meeting of the Senate Subcommittee on Education, Business, and Administration and the House Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development. "Working together, our scientists are winning millions of dollars in research funding, and our commercialization experts are getting faster and better at turning that research into market-ready technologies and therapies," he said.

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