The 2018 videos for the UMSOM State of the School, document three different and exciting worlds within the School of Medicine. Responding to the Opioid Epidemic presents multiple clinical initiatives of the Division of Addiction Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry. Faculty and patients share the devastation of addiction and the good outcomes possible through a multitude of programs offered by the Division.
DIVISION OF ADDICTION RESEARCH AND TREATMENT
To provide a public awareness of the clinical and research initiatives of The Division of Addiction Research and Treatment, MedSchool Maryland Productions developed a website which included eight pages of content and three videos.
2018 MEDSCHOOL GALA VIDEOS
The feature video produced for the 2018 MedSchool Gala documents four life saving patient cases which bring to the viewer: state of the art medicine; extraordinary compassion in care; and, research innovations – all made possible because of the School of Medicine faculty.
8TH GRADE: FROM WEST BALTIMORE
8thgrade, a year of incredible pressure for these young teens, determines their future. They must get a very high composite score to be accepted at one of the few highly competitive college preparatory schools in Baltimore. The stress of middle school now intensifies as they challenge themselves to get good grades and excel on standardized tests.
THE UMB CURE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The exciting first year of the UMB CURE Scholars program which brings science to middle school students in west Baltimore is shared by the scholars, teachers, administrators, mentors and the UMB team.
Most people don’t realize that buying lottery tickets is very high risk gambling. Unfortunately, most people who regularly play the lottery are using money needed for rent and food. The lottery spots produced for The Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling are featured in the Maryland 2018 state-wide campaign.
FROM WEST BALTIMORE
Produced in collaboration with the University of Maryland Baltimore CURE Scholars Program, the documentary follows six young teens from West Baltimore who share their lives and the challenges of growing up in neighborhoods of violence and poverty.
THE GAMBLING CONNECTION TO OPIATE USE: PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
This new short documentary explores the growing underlying problem of gambling addiction among opiate users. Filmed at a Methadone clinic in Baltimore, Maryland, it captures both the struggles and challenges, as well as the recovery and hope of three men.
TRANSFORMING THE TRAJECTORY OF MEDICINE
Commissioned to celebrate the 210th year of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, an extraordinary time line of early drawings and etching combined with historic video create a journey from the days of leeching to the world of 21st century of genomics, vaccine development and proton therapies.
STATE-WIDE PROBLEM GAMBLING CAMPAIGN 2017-2018
MedSchool Maryland Productions is designing and implementing a one year state-wide outreach campaign for the Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling and the Maryland Health Department. The campaign includes billboards, TV and radio PSAs, movie theatre advertisements, social media and a special website.
NOT ALONE: IN RECOVERY
With many thousands of people responding to our problem gambling campaign music videos on our social media sites, we commissioned a composer to write a country western song that addressed gambling addictions and being in recovery.