COVID-19 vaccine trial begins at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

COVID-19
UMSOM researchers are targeting people who have increased risk of exposure because of location or circumstance to see whether the vaccine protects them.
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The Daily Record: CareFirst to distribute care packages to COVID-19 vulnerable areas

To alleviate this concern, CareFirst will distribute over 100,000 care package items to its most vulnerable member populations.
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Ulman Foundation leads MOVE Maryland program to benefit nonprofits

MOVE Maryland is an opportunity to raise funds together, to get people moving in support of their favorite nonprofit, and to collectively elevate Maryland’s nonprofit sector in the midst of these challenging times.
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Ruth Williams-Brinkley named regional president of Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic region

Williams-Brinkley joins the Mid-Atlantic region from Kaiser Permanente Northwest, where she served as president since 2017. 
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GBC member companies recognized among the best hospitals in Maryland, across the country

Seven GBC member companies were recognized for being among the best hospitals in the state of Maryland. Two were recognized among the best in the country.
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University Of Maryland School Of Nursing faculty members awarded more than $5.4 Million in funding from National Institutes Of Health

The NEAT Study seeks to understand the transition from acute to chronic lower-back pain, which will enable researchers to identify biomarkers early in the transition period and to provide new therapeutic targets (e.g., newly identified signaling receptors that could be blocked in the central nervous system) at critical windows of...
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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield establishes $5 Million Personal Protective Equipment initiative for Coronavirus relief

During the first wave of the initiative, close to 200 healthcare and social service organizations will be invited to receive CareFirst’s PPE.
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BD launches portable, rapid point-of-care antigen test to detect SARS-CoV-2

BD Veritor™ Plus System
The simple new assay leverages more than 25,000 BD Veritor™ instruments already used across the U.S. to immediately increase access to COVID-19 testing in frontline health care settings
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Mercy Medical Center completes newly constructed hospital floor ahead of schedule

Mercy Medical Center announced the completion of a newly constructed unit on the 17th Floor of the Mary Catherine Bunting Center main hospital in downtown Baltimore.
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