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Community Events 

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

Blood Drives

Upcoming blood drives will be held on the following dates: 

University of Maryland Medical Center (First Floor, Gudelsky Lobby): 

  • November 12 & 13, 2014, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Paca-Pratt Building (110 South Paca Street): 

  • October 30, 2014, 8 a.m. - 1:30  p.m.

To schedule your appointment, please click here

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. Through the American Red Cross Sickle Cell Donor Program, your blood donation could also help a Sickle Cell patient. To find out how, click here.

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 enroll in the Baltimore City Cancer Program, city residents can call 410-328-4673 (HOPE)

Study Volunteers Needed 

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 410-706-1693.

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

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

  • Storks Nest Prenatal Education--All classes run from 10:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. every Friday. Please contact Stork's Nest at 410-328-6997 for information and registration.

  • Childbirth Education, Infant CPR, and Infant Care--Please contact the Childbirth Education office at 410-328-2944 for class information and registration.

  • Smoking Cessation --American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking--Free weekly class for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Call 410-328-9355 to register. You don't have to quit the first day! The class is free, and includes an ALA educational packet. Stop by the Patient Resource Center to find out how you can kick the habit. 

  • Spine/Orthopaedics Pre-Op Class--Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Patient Resource Center. For more information call Cindy Fox or Pauline Esoga at 410-328-5360.

  • Food Safety: It's in Your Hands--Weekly on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the 9 Gudelsky Conference Room, near the BMT unit entrance. For any Cancer Center patients, families or caregivers. To register, please call 410-328-5462.

  • Seated Massage--Fridays, 12 noon - 3 p.m. $18 for a 15-minute seated massage, call Patient Resource center to schedule an appointment.

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.
UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD

UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute 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 e-mail btarantino@compmed.umm.edu.

UMMC Farmer's Market 

Every Tuesday May 14 through November 26 
University Park Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201 

University Farmers' Market, located across from the Medical Center's main entrance, has hasnew and exciting vendors this year bringing in antibiotic free, hormone free meat; pesticide free produce; plants, pickles, roasted nuts and nut butters and of course the signature crepes, burgers, spreads, soups, and kettle corn. 

New in 2013 -- You can use your Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits via the electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card at the market. By accepting these benefits, formerly known as food stamps, we are further expanding access to fresh fruits and vegetables to those in our community. 

We will also be accepting Women Infants and Children (WIC) vouchers and senior coupons at the University Farmers Market. For more information visit this page or call 1-800-492-5538

This page was last updated: October 17, 2014

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