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University of Maryland medical school recruiting dream teams of top docs, scientists

University of Maryland medical school recruiting dream teams of top docs, scientists

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has embarked on the most ambitious recruiting drive of its 210-year history — an effort to hire top scientists with the goal of making its biomedical research programs the best in the country.

The mission, Dean E. Albert Reece said, is to attract by 2020 scores of researchers who will focus on finding new cures and treatments with a particular focus on three key areas — brain disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases — which are among the leading causes of death.

The medical school has hired a professional recruiting firm to help — something it does for senior positions, but never on...

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