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Each year the University of Maryland, Baltimore celebrates the achievements and successes of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and philanthropic supporters and pays tribute to UMB's 200-plus-year history with a series of Founders Week events.

Featured Founders Week Events

Entrepreneur of the Year Presentation & Reception

James Gammie, MD Dr. James Gammie and his research team invented a device that may enable heart valves to be repaired without opening the chest or stopping the heart. The licensed technology led to the founding in July 2013 of Harpoon Medical, Inc., which already has won $300,000 in competitive grants. Dr. Gammie will deliver a presentation of his work on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Building Two of the BioPark followed by a reception.

Staff Luncheon

Staff Luncheon The annual Staff Luncheon is a Founders Week highlight. While waiting in line for the buffet, guests are served hors d'oeuvres by President Perman and the vice presidents. The Staff Luncheon will be held at Westminster Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14 during two shifts: 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and 12:20 to 1 p.m. Tickets are required and will be available starting Sept. 22.

2014 Featured Award Winners

Entrepreneur of the Year

James Gammie, MD Dr. Gammie and his research team invented a device that may enable heart valves to be repaired without opening the chest or stopping the heart. The licensed technology led to the founding In July 2013 of Harpoon Medical, Inc., which already has won $300,000 in competitive grants. […]

Researchers of the Year

Researchers of the Year Esteemed researchers in their own right, Drs. Mullins and Newhouse combined their expertise to develop “PATIENTS” - a collaborative program that engages patients as advisors in designing research on health issues important to patients. The Researcher of the Year Lecture and Reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 13. […]