April 24, 1994
When regents at the University of Maryland selected a new president for its Baltimore campus, they left no doubt what they wanted to see happen at their professional schools campus. Dr. David J. Ramsay's mission, starting in June, is to boost research and entrepreneurial enterprises while ending internal factionalism at UMAB.Judging from his credentials and his accomplishments, Dr. Ramsay comes to this job prepared for the challenge. For over a decade he has been the No. 2 administrator at the University of California at San Franciso, a campus whose reputation as a top-notch public health-sciences institution has soared during that period.
March 4, 1994
When it came time to select a permanent president for the University of Maryland at Baltimore, the board of regents this week turned to the West Coast and one of the top public universities for the health sciences, the University of California San Francisco. The regents plucked UCSF's No. 2 man, Dr. David J. Ramsay, as the person they want to heal internal rifts and enlarge the campus's research and its community-outreach efforts.UCSF's enormous success -- it has ranked No. 1, ahead of Johns Hopkins, in medical research dollars for 15 of the past 17 years -- is a worthy stimulus to UM's professional schools campus, especially with UMAB's stress on the health sciences.
May 27, 1995
Maryland officials hope AIDS researcher Robert C. Gallo's move to the University of Maryland at Baltimore will spur technical innovation and a wave of new products and local jobs making them, but the university office that guides technology transfer has a much smaller budget and a slimmer track record than counterparts at top universities around the nation.Furthermore, most companies that have received licenses to commercialize products developed at major University of Maryland campuses are not based in Maryland, university figures show.
March 2, 1994
The University of Maryland at Baltimore ended its months-long search for a new president yesterday, naming Dr. David J. Ramsay, currently the No. 2 administrator at the University of California, San Francisco.In addition to his lengthy track record in California -- at a university configured much like UMAB -- Dr. Ramsay brings a reputation for integrity and conciliation. The British-born physiologist will take over the downtown campus June 1."Dr. Ramsay brings to this post an impeccable record of academic and administrative experience," said George V. McGowan, head of the University of Maryland Board of Regents.
December 13, 1993
The University of Maryland at Baltimore is reaching the final stage in its hunt for a new president, a choice many state officials hope will bring an end to a series of campus leadership troubles.An ugly salary fight between the outgoing president and the dean of the medical school recently became public with the anonymous distribution of confidential letters.The disclosures came nine months after the drawn-out firing of the head of the university-affiliated Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the resignation of President Errol L. Reese, apparently under pressure.
November 5, 1994
In an editorial Nov. 5, The Sun mistakenly listed the University of Arizona as one of the University of Maryland Dental School's peer institutions. The University of Arizona has no dental school. The reference should have been to the University of Alabama.The Sun regrets the error.Dr. David J. Ramsay, on his inauguration yesterday as president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, issued an stiff challenge to each of the schools -- medicine, law, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and social work -- under his leadership: To achieve Top Three ranking nationally within five years among institutions in their class.