A new seed grant program in complex therapeutics is growing out of the two universities’ successful seed grant program in basic and translational research. The seed grant program has resulted in more than $6 million in joint research awards.
One of the most exciting parts of the joint venture is developing new educational offerings where, for instance, UMCP undergraduates are doing research with top UMB faculty and UMB graduate students are training in the labs of top UMCP faculty.
The new center provides the foundation for research faculty in computer science at UMCP and researchers with expertise in genomics and clinical medicine at UMB and the University of Maryland Medical Center to collaborate on understanding diseases.
The Offices of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at UMCP and UMB have joined together to form UM Ventures, which provides unified licensing and patenting services and joint marketing to the business community to increase efficiency and productivity.
At the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., UMB is combining its research interests in health, law, and human services with UMCP’s science, technology, engineering, math, business, and social sciences programs.
UMB was founded in 1807. Today, this 71-acre complex houses the state’s only public academic health, law, and human services university. Home of the UM BioPark, UMB’s sponsored research totaled $529 million in Fiscal Year 2012.
UMCP, located just outside Washington, D.C., was founded in 1856 as a private agricultural college and now has grown to include 12 colleges and schools offering more than 200 academic degrees to 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Dear University of Maryland community: Today, the Board of Regents, after many months of study, concluded that the disadvantages of a merger between our University and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) outweigh the advantages. I am happy to …