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Governor Hogan announces Maryland Cancer Moonshot: $216M in investments in cancer centers, cutting-edge research of treatments and cures

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a new Maryland Cancer Moonshot initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment, and research in the state. The state is committing $216 million in investments as a down payment to jump-start the initiative, including the first-ever comprehensive cancer center in Prince George’s County. “The reality is that cancer is a …


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Man who received historic first pig-to-human heart transplant in Maryland dies

BALTIMORE, MD—David Bennett, the 57-year old patient with terminal heart disease who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig’s heart, passed away yesterday afternoon on March 8, the University of Maryland Medical Center has announced. Bennett received the transplant on January 7 and lived for two months following the surgery. His condition began deteriorating several …


University of Maryland Medicine performs historic pig-to-human heart transplant

UPDATE: David Bennett passed away on March 8th. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well three days later. Officials say it was the only currently available option for the patient. The historic surgery was conducted by University …

University of Maryland Medical System workers receive COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Five University of Maryland Medical System frontline healthcare workers – two physicians, a nurse, a respiratory therapist and an environmental service worker – received COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines on Monday as the System begins the process of vaccinating staff members throughout the organization. UMMS received one tray of 975 vaccine doses and is in the process of allocating doses across …

Nearly 40 Maryland companies, universities working on COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic tests

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday commended the nearly 40 Maryland life sciences companies that are working on developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, improving diagnostic tests, and providing clinical research and technological support to ensure safe and effective health care delivery. The University System of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have also dedicated millions of dollars toward research, …

Governor Hogan announces additional details regarding beginning Stage Two of reopening plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has released additional details regarding Wednesday’s announcement that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. The announcement came after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, and total current hospitalizations fell to their lowest level in more than seven weeks. As with Stage One, Stage Two will …

Dr. Erin Hager sworn in as newest member of Board of Education of Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was sworn in on Thursday morning by the Baltimore County Clerk of the Court as the newest member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to fill …

Dr. Erin Hager appointed to Board of Education of Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term created by the death of Board …