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Reception Officially Welcomes Alan Faden, MD, to the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

 Howard Brown created the endowed professorship Dr. Faden now holds. It is named for Brown's father, a graduate of UMB's law school.

A reception was held on February 23, 2010 to officially welcome Alan Faden, MD, to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Faden is the David S. Brown Professor in Trauma in the Department of Anesthesiology, as well as director of the Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR).

“Our new STAR Center is the only center of its kind in the United States, dedicated exclusively to the study of injury and its complications and prevention,” says E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore. “We have systematically been launching major programs in genome sciences and stem cell research and now the STAR Center. The key to these programs is finding a good leader, and the rest will follow. Dr. Faden is one of those leaders.”

Dr. Faden says there were many factors that brought him to Maryland after 18 years at Georgetown University, not the least of which was the STAR Center’s close involvement with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. “It’s one of a kind, and I feel particularly fortunate to be associated with something as good as Shock Trauma,” said Dr. Faden, whose center will work closely with STC, as well as the School of Medicine’s Program in Trauma and the Department of Anesthesiology. “The incredible support that the STAR Center has received from Dr. Tom Scalea (physician-in-chief of STC) and the Program in Trauma and from the Department of Anesthesiology and Dr. Peter Rock, the chair, is just remarkable. I don’t think we can fail with that degree of support.”

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 Dean Reece is proud of the amazing talent the School of Medicine continues to attract, such as Dr. Tom Scalea and Dr. Faden.

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