The Bulletin - Winter 2001


The Heart of Collaboration: University of Maryland Heart Center Leaders Create Innovations in Patient Care and Research
Since 2001, patients at Maryland’s heart center have benefitted from innovations and research initiatives led by two internationally renowned specialists, Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, a cardiac surgeon, and Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra, a cardiologist. And some of their most captivating advances are the result of collaborations between the two—quite unique in the field of cardiac care.

Celebrating 200 Years: An Update
The medical school kicked off its bicentennial celebration early this year with the distribution of the Medical Alumni Association’s commemorative book, a breakfast in Annapolis for the Maryland General Assembly, and its first public lecture entitled “Perspectives on Diabetes.” We have a recap of events already staged as well as a schedule of what is to come. And we invite you to join us!

Alumnus Profile: Robert O. Hickman, ’57
Pioneering Central Venous Access
The 1957 Terrae Mariae Medicus described him as “robust and friendly,” and stated “truly good things come in little packages.” Fifty years later, despite his enormous medical accomplishments, Robert O. Hickman, ’57, remains as humble as he is friendly. The inventor of the Hickman catheter is the 2007 recipient of the Medical Alumni Association’s Honor Award & Gold Key.

Field of Dreams?
The Origin of University of Maryland Athletics
Since 1920, College Park has been the headquarters of University of Maryland athletics. Colorful figures, including Harry Clifton “Curley” Byrd and Charles G. “Lefty” Driesell, dot the program’s historical landscape. But the true beginning of University of Maryland athletics can be traced back to our Baltimore campus in 1896 where the program had its own cast of characters.

The editorial board is proud to present Volume 91, Number 3 of the Bulletin magazine, the oldest medical alumni association publication in the United States. In addition to serving as the medical school’s primary communications link with alumni since 1916, it serves as a bridge connecting us to our past. This section of the magazine features snippets of past issues, offering a look at our medical school 25, 50 & 75 years ago.

James Campbell, MD
Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd, the University of Maryland's football coach in 1920.






             Larry Pitrof

Medical Editor:
             Morton M. Krieger, '52

Art Director:
             Nancy Johnston