Maryland Governor Signs Bill Securing Permanent State Funding for UM-IHC

MD Gov. Wes Moore, surrounded by UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell and UMCP President Darryll J. Pines, UM-IHC faculty and staff, legislative leaders, and state officials, signs SB 376 at the conclusion of 446th legislative session.

By Ashley DeMaio | May 1, 2023

Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill on Thursday for permanent state funding to the University of Maryland Institute for Health Computing (UM-IHC) in North Bethesda.  The terms of the bill signed last week would provide $1.5 million through the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) in Fiscal Year 2026, increasing to $6 million each year beginning in Fiscal Year 2029. The Institute, created in 2022, is a signature strategic program of MPower, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System.

Other funding support comes from Montgomery County, who has committed $40 million to the project over five years, matched by a $30 million commitment from MPower over six years.  

UM-IHC aims to create a premier learning health care system that leverages artificial intelligence and computing to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases in patients across the state.