The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.
Under the leadership of University President David J. Ramsay, DM, DPhil, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The UMB BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.
Sponsored research totaled $380 million in Fiscal Year 2006. With 5,300 students and 6,600 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $16 in financial activity for every $1 invested in it by the state. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is the state's public academic health and law university devoted to professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. Using state-of-the-art technological support, UMB educates leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, social services and law. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning, and just treatment of the people it serves, the campus fosters economic development in the state. UMB is committed to ensuring that the knowledge it generates provides maximum benefit to society, directly enhancing the community.