Partners in The PATIENTS Program are making headlines in the state of Maryland and beyond.

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A panel discussion at PATIENTS Day 2023. PATIENTS Day Shines a Spotlight on Mental Health
Published on: October 24, 2023
Annual event features the mental health journey of panelists, authors, and community members.
PATIENTS staff member pose for group photo during PATIENTS Day 2019. UMB PATIENTS Day Program Hopes to Help Build Trust in Clinical Research Activities 
Published on: October 5, 2023
Signature event invites community members from Baltimore to see how researchers co-develop research with the community.
View of Pharmacy Hall from afar Adding Diversity to Clinical Trials
Published on: September 22, 2023
FDA awards $500K to Md. program working to increase representation
White letters of PPA on a black background with a cartoon professor. The PATIENTS Professors Academy Celebrates Its Second Cohort of Graduates
Published on: August 23, 2023
81 students participated in the virtual course.
Gail Graham (left) and Jennifer Moore (seated) among the IMI governing board members. PATIENTS Partnerships Come Full Circle
Published on: July 27, 2023
Early supporters of the PATIENTS Program now serve together at a non-profit organization to champion patient-centered advocacy.


Daniel Mullins speaks on an online meeting. PATIENTS Professors Academy Graduates First Class
Published on: September 1, 2022
125 students participated in inaugural virtual course.
Three people speak on a panel. PATIENTS Day Spotlights Community’s Important Role in Research
Published on: August 31, 2022
Annual event in West Baltimore featured discussions and health fair.
White letters of PPA on a black background with a cartoon professor. PATIENTS Professors Academy Welcomes First Cohort of Students
Published on: July 29, 2022
Virtual program will help bring patient-driven research to communities across the country.
People working on the COMMIT-EQ gather to work. PATIENTS Program Working Toward Health Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Published on: July 25, 2022
Collaboration with West Baltimore stakeholders seeks to increase African American participation in COVID-19 vaccine research.
Daniel Mullins and Franklin Lance The PATIENTS Program and Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Formalize Longstanding Partnership
Published on: July 14, 2022
A new project reinforces collaboration to build trust between academia and West Baltimore community.
Thumbnail of the PATIENTS Program's appearance on the UMB Pulse Podcast. PATIENTS Program Connects Community to Research
Published on: April 1, 2022
The PATIENTS Program joins the UMB Pulse Podcast to discuss new partnerships in the community, PATIENTS Day, and the PATIENTS Professors Academy. 
White letters of PPA on a black background with a cartoon professor. Enrollment Underway for the PATIENTS Professors Academy
Published on: March 29, 2022
Community partners and researchers at School of Pharmacy share their process in free, online course.
Staff of the PATIENTS program PATIENTS Program Wins UMB Diversity Recognition Award
Published on: January 31, 2022
For its engagement efforts during the pandemic and other initiatives designed to enhance health equity in the city, the PATIENTS Program was awarded the University of Maryland, Baltimore Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Award for Outstanding Staff.


White letters of PPA on a black background with a cartoon professor.  The PATIENTS Program Launches PATIENTS Professors Academy
Published on: December 6, 2021
Program aims to teach patient and stakeholder engagement to enrollees with goal of increasing patient-driven research across the country.
Graphic logo for DISRUPTS, which stands for developing infrastructure for research to utilize patient-centered techniques. Online Sessions Educate the Community on COVID-19 and Patient-Centered Health Issues
Published on: September 20, 2021
Hundreds of participants received critical information.
PATIENTS Program Grant Establishes Collaboration with Southwest Partnership in Baltimore City
Published on: August 25, 2021
Researchers and community members attend interactive training sessions together to discuss health care research and patient-centered outcomes.
Michelle Medeiros, MS, MA, CCRP School of Pharmacy’s Medeiros Named UMB Employee of the Month
Published on: February 9, 2021
Director of research for PATIENTS Program honored for work in patient-centered outcomes research and role as principal investigator for project with Southwest Partnership.


Black illustrated bridge set against yellow background with the words The PATIENTS Program Kicks-Off New Fundraising Campaign with Virtual Event
Published on: November 25, 2020
Key stakeholders from The PATIENTS Program come together to celebrate past achievements and look towards future successes.
Hands grasp one another in show of solidarity. The PATIENTS Program Hosts First-Ever Community Research Jam
Published on: October 7, 2020
Inaugural event helps amplify the community’s voice and demonstrates the value of early engagement in research.
Doctor holds hands with patient. PATIENTS Conference Showcases National Efforts to Build Capacity for Patient-Centered Research
Published on: August 7, 2020
Presentations from academic institutions and health care systems across the United States shared best practices and strategies to support the continued advancement of patient-centered outcomes research.


Dr. Mullins addresses stakeholders during kick-off meeting for NIA grant award. $2 Million Grant Investigates Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention in Aging Research
Published on: October 22, 2019
Collaboration between the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine aims to develop strategies other investigators can use to help recruit and retain older adults and diverse populations in research.
PATIENTS staff member pose for group photo during PATIENTS Day 2019. PATIENTS Day Bridges University of Maryland and West Baltimore Community
Published on: July 11, 2019
Interactive event aims to improve the way research is understood and talked about by community residents, patients, researchers, and trainees.
Participants at the Making Learning Health Care Communities More Patient-Centered conference listen to conference speaker. The PATIENTS Program Hosts Conference Spotlighting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Published on: July 1, 2019
Presentations aimed to help shape how patients, caregivers, community members, and other stakeholders conduct patient-centered research in community-based settings and health care systems.


Focus group discusses benefits of the Learning Health Care Community. Building a Learning Health Care Community
Published on: December 13, 2018
The PATIENTS Program spearheads project to help health systems, providers, and community members learn from each other.
Hilary Edwards poses with Dr. Jay Perman for photo during Employee of the Month celebration. SOP's Edwards Wins UMB Employee of the Month Award
Published on: October 25, 2018
Hillary Edwards, MPH, associate director of program management and evaluation for the School of Pharmacy’s PATIENTS Program, recognized for her work to put patients first in research and health care.
Moderator addresses panelists during PATIENTS Day 2017. PATIENTS Day Empowers Local Communities to Take Charge of Their Health
Published on: July 27, 2018
Interactive health fair offers opportunity for community members, health care providers, and researchers to learn from and teach each other how to create and sustain healthy individuals and communities in West Baltimore and nationwide.


C. Daniel Mullins, PhD PATIENTS Program Launches New Study to Increase Patient-Health System Collaboration and Promote Greater Health Equity in West Baltimore
Published on: September 1, 2017
Study will engage patients, caregivers, providers, and researchers across West Baltimore and the United States.
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD SOP's Mullins Receives MLK Diversity Award for PATIENTS
Published on: January 17, 2017
Award celebrates program's efforts to support diversity and inclusiveness in clinical studies.


Elderly man standing next to elderly woman with arm draped across her shoulders. PATIENTS Partner Organization Awarded PCORI Contract
Published on: August 16, 2016
Senior Companion Program Advisory Council receives $15,000 to fund new project titled "Seniors Helping Seniors Manage Diseases and Live Independently."
PATIENTS staff members pose for group photo during PATIENTS Day 2016. PATIENTS Day Celebrates University's Efforts to Engage Patients in Research
Published on: June 3, 2016
Day-long learning session and health fair educated members of the local community about ongoing projects in the field of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).
Freda Lewis-Hall, MD SOP's Annual Pumpian Lecture Puts Patients First in Health Care Research
Published on: April 13, 2016
Keynote speaker Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall addresses the importance of engaging patients as partners in health care and research to better understand their needs and the outcomes most important to them.
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD SOP's Mullins Appointed to Big Data For Patients Steering Committee
Published on: January 14, 2016
Committee will guide new program designed to provide specialized training for patients and advocates on the emerging field of data science.
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