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By Arthur Caplan | September 30, 1992
I GOT the announcement about the conference in the mail last January. I was just about to give the innocuous-looking little brochure the customary three-point heave into the recycling bin when the conference title caught my eye -- "Genetic Factors in Crime: Findings, Uses and Implications."I did a double take. The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy of the University of Maryland College Park, with the financial support of the National Institutes of Health, was going to hold a three-day conference in the second week of October to discuss whether or not criminal behavior had a biological or genetic source.
By Greg Kline | February 26, 2014
The Maryland General Assembly yesterday held an extensive set of hearings on a variety of bills dealing with marijuana.  The bills varied from outright legalization to various decriminalization options. Much of the debate was predictable, but a few changes to the script did appear.   Law enforcement and prosecutors from around the state rallied in Annapolis to testify against legalization and many of the reform efforts.  This overwhelmed the couple of retired law enforcement officers who legalization advocates have been touting as representative of the law enforcement community's willingness to surrender their efforts at drug enforcement.
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 25, 2005
WASHINGTON - National Institutes of Health Director Elias A. Zerhouni, meeting with scientists who have railed against sweeping new ethics regulations, defended the rules aimed at halting conflict-of-interest problems. But scientists at yesterday's two-hour meeting said they found the agency director sympathetic to their grievances. "He clearly understood our position and clearly has many of the same concerns," said Cynthia Dunbar, senior investigator of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
By Brian Feldman | August 5, 2010
To build on our existing economic strengths and usher in a new era of prosperity, Maryland must strengthen our already impressive roster of enterprises devoted to medical innovation. Medical research drives much of Maryland's economy, and the state can produce new jobs through efforts to upgrade its education system, seek federal help in focusing more state resources on innovation, and head to Washington to make the case for medical innovation. A new report from research firm Battelle and the Council for American Medical Innovation (CAMI)
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced this week a $500 million fundraising goal — the Baltimore institution's largest campaign ever. Donors already have given $339 million during the quiet phase of the campaign, dubbed "Transforming Medicine Beyond Imagination. " The money will be used to advance research, fund top-notch training of doctors and devise ways to improve patient care, said Dean E. Albert Reece. Reece said institutions like his need to look more to private donors as government funds fail to keep pace with growth.
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 27, 2002
WASHINGTON - President Bush moved yesterday to fill two top federal health jobs, nominating a trauma surgeon who is also a sheriff's deputy as surgeon general and Dr. Elias Zerhouni, an administrator at the Johns Hopkins University, to direct the National Institutes of Health. At a White House ceremony with the nominees and their families, Bush praised the two doctors, both of whom spoke of their humble beginnings, as "distinguished physicians who have worked tirelessly to save lives and to improve lives."
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1996
You'll find Dr. Randall L. Kincaid, a former National Institutes of Health research chief, in a converted Rockville warehouse toiling away on a scientific frontier called protein expression.The erudite and affable Dr. Kincaid gave up his well-equipped high-tech laboratory at the federal government's National Institutes of Health in Bethesda -- not to mention the prestige and salary of working at the sprawling life sciences hub -- for these stripped-down quarters in an industrial park.Why?
May 29, 2005
MONDAY Memorial Day is marked by President Bush with a wreath-laying ceremony and Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday comes at a time when American blood is being shed almost daily as efforts to quell the insurgency in Iraq continue. As of Friday, at least 1,653 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,264 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.
By Kathy O. Volk | December 12, 2013
As someone who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008, I have taken advantage of the incredible research studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and I'm thankful they're a short drive from my home. I'm concerned about their ability to continue clinical trials amid budget cuts, however. The battles in Washington, as in a real battle, create casualties - among them people with diseases and disabilities hoping for medical breakthroughs.
A financial deal between Johns Hopkins Medicine and an upscale cosmetics company is just the latest high-profile example of how academic research institutions turn to industry to sustain their growth in an era of stagnating federal research funds. Pressure to form such relationships has accelerated in the past two decades as governments hungry for economic development pressed for more cooperation between academic institutions and private enterprise. And universities, flush with federal research funds, were eager to expand by adding programs and researchers.
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