Jay A. Perman, MD, was appointed president of the University of Maryland (UM) effective July 1, 2010. He returns to the UM campus where he previously chaired the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine from 1999 to 2004. Perman left Baltimore to become the dean of the college of medicine and vice president for clinical affairs at the University of Kentucky from 2004 to 2010.
Over the years, Perman has served on the faculty and in leadership positions at the University of California, San Francisco and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Perman was also chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Perman’s long and distinguished career includes service on many national, state, and local organizations, boards, and committees including the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Deans and the Society for Pediatric Research. He is a past president of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; a former section chair of the American Gastroenterological Association; and a former Executive Committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been continuously listed among The Best Doctors in America since 2001.
Perman received a Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction in 1972 from Northwestern University. Following his residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1975, he completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School and at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston in 1977.
Elsie Stines, joined the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division at University of Maryland Hospital for Children in 2000 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. As an advanced practice nurse, she works in collaboration with physicians and independently to care for children with a wide variety of gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. She has a special interest in children with failure to thrive, constipation, eosinophilic gastroenteropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity.
In addition to her work at University of Maryland, Stines served over the past six years as an instructor at the University of Kentucky working with (then) Dean Perman in the College of Medicine. They conducted a collaborative practice called "Dean’s Clinic." She was also director of collaborative programs at University of Kentucky and worked on projects including the Diversity Advisory Committee, Obesity Prevention Program, Childcare, and pipeline programs for recruitment of minority students. She recently accepted a position as project director with President Perman in his new role at UM. She has conducted school-based research in prevention of childhood obesity.
Prior to receiving her advanced practice degree, Stines worked as a senior partner and nurse manager on the Pediatric Unit at University of Maryland Medical Center. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America in 1989 and a masterís degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2000. She addressed the American Medical Association about collaborative practice in 2009 and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) conference about obesity in 2008. She is certified by NAPNAP. She is a member of Maryland NAPNAP and the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses.
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