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Community Events

All community events listed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

UMMS Blood Drive

On Tuesday, January 12, the UM Medical System will be hosting a comminity blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Maryland Medical Center located at 22 South Green in Baltimore. The blood drive will take place on the first floor near the Gudelsky enterance.

Upcoming blood drives will also be held on the following dates:

University of Maryland Medical Center (1st Floor near the Gudelsky enterance):

Paca Pratt building (110 South Paca Street)

All donors are welcome; you don't have to be a Medical Center employee to do your part there is a need for all types of blood 365 days of the year, and you can give blood once every 56 days.

For more information about the blood drive, please click here.


University of Maryland Farmers' Market

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (and every Tuesday May through November)
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
University Plaza Unit block of South Paca Street
(Between Baltimore and Redwood steerts, across from University of Maryland Medical Center)
Baltimore, MD

Come out for the University Farmers’ Market from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the park across from the University of Maryland Medical Center. As part of its “green” initiative, the medical center has partnered with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the local community to host the market, which will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, baked goods and homemade ice cream. The market will run weekly on Tuesdays from May through November.

By hosting a farmers’ market, the University of Maryland Medical Center and its partners are helping to improve the availability of fresh, locally grown food to employees, patients, visitors and area residents and businesses.

The University of Maryland Medical Center is participating in the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) initiative, which promotes environmental sustainability in health care and is coordinated through the University of Maryland School of Nursing

For more information call 410-706-2352 or visit this page.


Free Breast Cancer Screenings

Every Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UniversityCare Family Health Centers
Baltimore, Maryland

Two UniversityCare family health centers in West Baltimore are offering free breast cancer screening as part of the Baltimore City Cancer Program, an early-detection effort for uninsured, low-income city residents. UniversityCare officials urge eligible women to take advantage of the free clinical breast exams and mammograms.

The free screenings are available every Monday through Friday at two UniversityCare family health centers in West Baltimore:

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center also offers free mammograms, breast exams and pap tests to women who reside in Baltimore City, who are 40 years of age and older and have no health insurance.

To make an appointment for a free screening, city residents can call 410-328-4673 (HOPE).


Living Well With Diabetes

Fourth Tuesday of each month
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Joslin Diabetes Center
6th Floor, North Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD

"On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes" is an educational class for the prevention of complications for people with diabetes.

For more information call 410-328-6584.


Study Volunteers Needed

E.Y.E. Project Study

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is conducting a study to help protect the vision of African Americans 65 years and older. If you have not had a recent dilated exam, consider joining the E.Y.E. Project study.

For more information call the E.Y.E Project at 410-328-2338.

Do you have Cardiovascular Disease and High Cholesterol?

The University of Maryland Division of Cardiology is conducting a new research study, "AIM-HIGH." AIM-HIGH is a clinical trial that will test two different medications to treat high cholesterol. Volunteers will be compensated for their time.

For more information call 410-328-6175 or 410-328-7583

Herbal Drug Study

The National Institutes of Health is sponsoring a trial of a natural treatment for enlarged prostates, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. The trial, called CAMUS, will test Saw Palmetto in men who have BPH. Office visits and study medications will be provided to patients at no cost. There is no financial incentive provided for participating in this study. If you are interested, contact The University of Maryland Prostate Center at 410-328-7742.


Wellness Classes and Lunch Time Lectures

University of Maryland Medical Center's Patient Resource Center
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD

(get directions)

The University of Maryland Medical Center's Patient Resource Center is offering a variety of classes and lectures including:

For more information or to register for any of the classes (except for Storks Nest), please contact the Patient Resource Center at 410-328-WELL (9355). All sessions are free unless noted.


Yoga Classes

Thursday Nights
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Kernan Hospital
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD

Kernan classes are held in the cottage, the classroom behind the mansion, connected to the greenhouse. Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before class to register, wear loose comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga matt or big beach towel.

For information, reservations and price information, call Bonnie Tarantino at 410-448-6595 or 410-274-7079 or e-mail


This page was last updated on: January 7, 2010.

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