The Bulletin - Winter 2001
Advances in Transplantation
  The University of Maryland Medical System: 25 Years and Growing
The privatization of Maryland’s teaching hospital—the University of Maryland Medical System—occurred a quarter-century ago. Since that time the once debt-ridden enterprise has been transformed into a thriving nine-member hospital system serving Maryland and the world. The secret to its success has been maintaining a working synergy with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

On the cover, UMMS president and CEO Robert A. Chrencik in the executive board room. Photo by Richard Lippenholz

The Medical Alumni Association Honor Roll
Alumni, faculty, and friends who supported the medical school with gifts to the Medical Alumni Association between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009 are recognized in this report, including members of the John Beale Davidge Alliance, the school’s most generous donors.

Alumnus Profile: Kenneth W. Rictor, ’85
Reforming Healthcare—In Russial

A Maryland graduate is playing a pivotal role in the healthcare debate. What’s unusual about this story is that Kenneth W. Rictor, ’85, is focusing his energy on the health system in Russia, not America. In November, he makes his fourth humanitarian mission there, but this time he also plans to work with the Russian Minister of Health to establish ethical guidelines for physicians.

Kevin Cullen, MD

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