News & Bulletins

The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.

Hilltop Senior Data Scientist Fei Han, PhD, Receives Grant to Develop Model Predicting Patients’ COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk

Dr. Fei Han has received a COVID-19 Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) award for research to help predict and reduce patients’ risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19. He will further develop the Hilltop Pre-AH Model™, a preventative risk model, to apply to pandemic conditions.

The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ITCR), one of only two grants won by UMBC researchers in this competition.

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Read the UMBCNews Article.

07/08/2020

This Time in America

Educational institutions are critical voices in a democratic society. It is incumbent on all of us to educate ourselves on the inherent worth of all individuals, particularly Black people and other people of color whose lives, health, and wellbeing are threatened. As partners in building a democratic society, we should not be silent.

UMBC’s Hilltop Institute stands against racism in all its forms—systemic (structural and institutional) and interpersonal—and we embrace the words of our President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Phillip Rous that we share here.

06/15/2020

New Report Releases Findings of VCU/Hilltop Evaluation of Substance Use Disorder Waiver Experience in Virginia and Maryland

A report just published by AcademyHealth has released the findings of a study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and The Hilltop Institute at UMBC that examined the experience with §1115 waivers for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in Maryland and Virginia.

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Read the report.

04/27/2020

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