On Monday, November 8th, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) inaugurated its new President, Bruce E. Jarrell, and announced the President’s $18 million commitment to fund initiatives aimed at improving health care access and education on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and cancer research.
President Jarrell discussed the investment in his inaugural remarks included in a UMB press release:
“UMB is committed to solving future problems, to seeing solutions where others don’t,” Jarrell [said] during his remarks. “We refuse to let the ZIP code that you live in determine your lifespan. We refuse to accept injustice. We refuse to accept the unacceptable. We are prepared and ready to act.”
According to UMB, the $18 million will be split between two funds:
The Hayman Endowed Fund for Health Care Improvement in the Mid-Shore Counties
Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland
- Provides scholarships and other support to Eastern Shore public school graduates who have been admitted into a health professions program at UMB.
- Attract qualified health care providers to practice their professions in the Mid-Shore Counties of the Eastern Shore.
The Hayman Endowed Cancer Research Fund for the President of UMB
- Enables the president of UMB to allocate income from the Endowment to support research programs seeking a cure or advanced treatment of all types of cancer.