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University of Maryland at Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is a public educational research university and the flagship campus of the greater University of Maryland system. It was founded in 1807 and expands over the west side of downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor. The research and technology complex spans 71 acres with 67 buildings. The School of Medicine is the first public and fifth oldest medical school system in the U.S. and the founding school of the University System of Maryland. With 43 academic units, more than 3,000 faculty physicians and research scientists, and over $400 million in extramural funding, the School of Medicine is regarded as a leading biomedical research institution in the U.S. It is home to world class programs in brain science, cancer, surgery, emergency medicine, human genomics, among many others. In addition, it has a strong global presence with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world.

In January 2018, the University of Maryland will be opening a new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Facility III (HSF III) that will house many of the investigators recruited to the School of Medicine's Special Trans-Disciplinary Recruitment Award Program (STRAP). The new, bold, and ambitious recruitment initiative is part of Vision 2020, attracting top scientists to the new facilities with the most advanced laboratories and medical research technology in the country. Recently, such effort resulted in the recruitment of Principal Investigators, Drs. Thomas Ernst and Linda Chang; they will be key players in the School of Medicine's acceleration to the top-most echelon of biomedical research institutions and the ABCD Study.

ABCD Study at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. This research hub will be one of the major programs in the new HSF III research building. Currently, the ABCD Study at the University of Maryland will be conducted in several facilities, including the School of Medicine, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. Most families will complete their assessments in our temporary research suite at the University of Maryland Professional Building and at the MR Research Center Paca-Pratt Building. An alternative location is available at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study at the University of Maryland, or to request information, please call (844) 448-ABCD or email us at abcd@umm.edu. Click here to learn more about our Study Procedures.


MEET OUR ABCD TEAM

Dr. Thomas Ernst
Thomas Ernst, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Bio

Dr. Linda Chang
Linda Chang, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Bio

Gloria Reeves, M.D.
Gloria Reeves, M.D.
Co-Investigator

Nancy Lever, Ph.D.

Nancy Lever, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator

Rao Gullapalli, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Rao Gullapalli, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Co-Investigator

Christine Cloak, Ph.D.

Christine Cloak, Ph.D.
Site Coordinator

Hua Jun Liang, Ph.D.
Hua Jun Liang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher


Thomas A. Wills, Ph.D.
Thomas A. Wills, Ph.D.
Consultant

Pallav Pokhrel, Ph.D.

Pallav Pokhrel, Ph.D.
Consultant

M. Doyinsola Ismail, M.P.H.

M. Doyinsola Ismail, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator

Abilgail Ruffle, B.A.

Abigail Ruffle, B.A.
Research Coordinator

Stephanie Taverna, B.S.

Stephanie Taverna, B.S.
Research Coordinator

Eric Cunningham, B.Sc.

Eric Cunningham, B.Sc.
MR Research Technician

Bosco Huang, M.S.

Bosco Huang, M.S.
MR Research Technician

 


CONTACT US

ABCD Study in Maryland
Investigator: Dr. Thomas Ernst
Site Coordinator: Dr. Christine Cloak
Phone: (844) 448-ABCD
Email: abcd@umm.edu

Location

Assessments (2017):
University of Maryland Professional Building
419 W. Redwood Street, Suite 225
Baltimore, MD 21201
¬ Google Map to Professional Building

MRI (2017):
University of Maryland Paca-Pratt Building
110 S. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
¬ Google Map to Paca-Pratt Building

Assessments & MRI:
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
Tawes Building
55 Wade Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21228
¬ Visitor Information for Tawes Building

Health Sciences Research Facility III (opening 2018)
West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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