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UMB Awarded $2.75M for Research Lab, Professorships

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has received $2.75 million in awards to fund a research lab and two research professorships through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF). 

Administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the fund was created to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at colleges and universities. UMB raised a total of $2.75 million in private funding, and Maryland Commerce approved matching grants to support endowments supporting research in neurosurgery, bioengineering, and social work. 

“Support for these endowed professorships represents a significant investment in scientific advancement, economic development, and social justice for all Marylanders,” said UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS. “This enables UMB to attract and retain the most innovative research minds and also to expand educational opportunities for the next generation of healthcare, law, and social service professionals.” 

An award of $750,000, matched by $750,000 in donations, will endow the J. Marc and Philippe Simard Neurosurgery Research Lab at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). 

Read the full story from the Unviersity of Maryland, Baltimore.