Health Care

Can HR take on a detailed study and a publicity campaign of which of our own health professionals are available for treatment to UMB faculty and staff? Specifically can't we get a list on a website of experts who are available for us for everything from diabetes counseling in the School of Pharmacy to dental care?

The campus recently opened an Immediate Care Center at 408 W. Lombard St., which provides health services exclusively to UMB, UPI, and UMMS employees from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. We also have work life strategies, which are part of Human Resources services. They offer lunchtime workshops on nutrition...
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What are your thoughts on Joshua Sharfstein leaving the FDA to head up the MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene? Are we considering ways to shore up his public health care agenda?

I don't know Joshua Sharfstein personally because I left for Kentucky before he was appointed city health commissioner. In the six months since I have been back I have developed a very strong relationship with outgoing secretary John Colmers, so this is very bittersweet for me. He's been a true...
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How much is the governor engaging Hopkins and the University of Maryland in the forum on health care?

He's had a series of six committees and task forces. This campus was very well-represented in providing information, opinions, data. I think a good deal of the ideas you will see moving forward are a direct result of input from us and other providers.
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Will you be able to use your position as president on a national level to address the issues of the changing world of health care?

Yes, I am taking every opportunity I can to be in front of the congressional delegation. Locally and statewide we're doing all right, but we are not where we need to be in terms of visibility nationally.
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