The Bulletin - Winter 2001
Robert C. Gallo, MD   Combat with a Giant Killer: AIDS &
Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology

Founded more than a decade ago as a partnership among the state, city, university system, and hospital, the institute of human virology officially became the medical school’s first institute in July 2007. Its mission is to advance treatment and prevention of life-threatening viral diseases, especially AIDS. Recently, the institute received a sizeable endorsement—a $15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—to develop an AIDS vaccine. Heading the Institute is Robert C. Gallo, MD.

David L. Stewart, MD, MPH   Reversing Trends in Family Medicine
In November the department of family and community medicine celebrated the 35th anniversary of its residency training program, one of the oldest programs in the country. The observance included a variety of activities including a lecture and resident reunion. In addition to the numerous accomplishments recognized, there were also concerns expressed over the future, as the number of students choosing family medicine has been declining in recent years. But spend a few minutes with David L. Stewart, MD, MPH, chair of the department, and you get the impression they are about to reverse the trend.
Elijah Saunders, '60

Alumnus Profile: Elijah Saunders, ’60
Battling the Silent Killer
For nearly 40 years Elijah Saunders, ’60, has led a crusade against hypertension, a disease which kills one African American every hour. For most victims, they don’t realize they are sick until it is too late. Since 1984, Saunders, a cardiologist, has served as professor of medicine and head of the hypertension section. Even at age 72, he continues to wage his battle.

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