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DINA EL-METWALLY, <strong>MD</strong>, PHD<br />

<strong>Dina</strong> <strong>El</strong>-<strong>Metwally</strong>, <strong>MD</strong>, <strong>PhD</strong>, is a Professor of<br />

Pediatrics and the Chief of the Division of<br />

Neonatology at the University of Maryland School<br />

of Medicine. She joined the Department of<br />

Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, in 2011.<br />

During her tenure as medical director, she played a<br />

pivotal leadership role in the design and operation<br />

of the state-of-the-art Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji<br />

NICU. This NICU design was instrumental in the<br />

transition of other NICUs at the University of<br />

Maryland and globally.<br />

Dr. <strong>El</strong>-<strong>Metwally</strong> graduated at the top of her class<br />

from the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal<br />

University, Egypt. She completed her Pediatric<br />

Residency and Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal-<br />

Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI. She<br />

obtained a <strong>PhD</strong> in Neuroscience focused on the Neurodevelopment of VLBW with Brain<br />

Hemorrhage. She completed a fellowship in Neonatal Transport at the Hospital for Sick<br />

Children, University of Toronto, Canada. In addition, she obtained a Master’s in Health<br />

Professions Education from Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life<br />

Sciences (FHML), Netherlands. She also completed a fellowship at the Foundation for<br />

Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Institute,<br />

ECFMG, Philadelphia, where she currently serves as an adjunct faculty.<br />

Dr. <strong>El</strong>-<strong>Metwally</strong> was a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) in program<br />

evaluation and health workforce development. She led national programs to decrease<br />

neonatal and childhood mortality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As a<br />

MENA regional trainer, she disseminated neonatal resuscitation to mitigate the<br />

consequences of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), for which she received the<br />

prestigious Sheila Wallace Award from the International Child Neurology Association in<br />

Montreal, CA.<br />

Dr. <strong>El</strong>-<strong>Metwally</strong>'s research focuses on neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS).<br />

She is the Co-Director of the UM Center of Excellence for Substance Use in Pregnancy<br />

(SUP). She has secured grants in collaboration with the Departments of Anatomy and<br />

Neuroscience, the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), the School of Pharmacy, and the<br />

Smith School of Business, utilizing artificial intelligence to study multi-omics<br />

biomarkers for precision therapy in infants with NOWS. In 2017, she was featured and<br />

recognized in JAMA for the efforts concerted by the Jiji NICU for opioid-withdrawing<br />

babies. Other areas of her research are NICU Environmental Toxicants and HIE.<br />

Dr. <strong>El</strong>-<strong>Metwally</strong> is a leader recognized for her regional, national, and international<br />

institutional services. She is a member of the Medicine Appointment, Promotion, and<br />

Tenure (APT) Committee at the School of Medicine. She supports the Women's<br />

Legislative Caucus in Maryland. She chairs the Maryland AAP committee on the Fetus<br />

and Newborn; co-sponsored the FDA Analgesic Clinical Trial for Infants and Neonates;<br />

is a Board Member and Associate Editor for Pediatric Research, a member of the<br />

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research<br />

Network Clinical Centers grant applications review committee. Internationally, she is the<br />

Co-Chair of the International Hot Topics in Neonatal Medicine Conference. She is also a<br />

FAIMER Institute Faculty for Curriculum Mapping, Reform, and Professionalism for<br />

Medical Schools in the MENA region.


Mary Pooton<br />

Associate Dean for Development<br />

University of Maryland School of Medicine<br />

Steven J. Czinn, <strong>MD</strong><br />

The Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Endowed Professor and Chair<br />

Department of Pediatrics<br />

University of Maryland School of Medicine<br />

Director, University of Maryland Children's Hospital (UMCH)<br />


Mark T. Gladwin, <strong>MD</strong><br />

Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore<br />

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and<br />

Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine<br />


Mark T. Gladwin, <strong>MD</strong><br />


Julia Cobey Gluck<br />

Daughter of Mary Gray and William Wilfred Cobey<br />


Maureen M. Black, <strong>PhD</strong><br />

Professor Emeritus<br />

Department of Pediatrics<br />

University of Maryland School of Medicine<br />

Betty R. Vohr, <strong>MD</strong><br />

Professor of Pediatrics<br />

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University<br />

Division of Neonatology<br />

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island<br />

Hany Aly, <strong>MD</strong>, MSHS, FAAP<br />

Department Chair of Neonatology<br />

Cleveland Clinic<br />

Professor of Pediatrics<br />

Case Western Reserve University<br />

Lerner College of Medicine<br />


Mark T. Gladwin, <strong>MD</strong><br />


<strong>Dina</strong> <strong>El</strong>-<strong>Metwally</strong>, <strong>MD</strong>, <strong>PhD</strong><br />

The Mary Gray Cobey Professor of Neonatology<br />


Steven J. Czinn, <strong>MD</strong>

T<br />

he first endowed professorships were established more than<br />

500 years ago with the creation of the Lady Margaret chairs<br />

in divinity at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The<br />

original endowed chairs were sponsored by Lady Margaret,<br />

countess of Richmond, and grandmother of Henry VIII in 1502.<br />

Subsequently, private individuals began making financial contributions<br />

to establish other endowed professorships and chairs such as the<br />

Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, which Sir Isaac Newton held<br />

beginning in 1669. Professor Stephen Hawking, the internationally<br />

renowned physicist and recipient of the 2010 US Medal of Freedom,<br />

was another prominent holder of this endowed chair.<br />

The honor associated with appointment to an endowed position has<br />

remained unchanged for the last 500 years and is recognized as one of<br />

the highest tributes that an academic institution can bestow upon its<br />

most distinguished faculty. These endowed professorships and chairs<br />

continue to reward exceptional scholars uninterrupted to the present<br />

time.<br />

The Office of Development is charged with securing private gifts to<br />

ensure the School’s tradition of excellence is sustained through robust<br />

research, clinical, and educational programs and initiatives. The<br />

University of Maryland School of Medicine is fortunate to have nearly<br />

85 endowed chairs & professorships in various stages of completion<br />

and held by esteemed faculty members.



Mary Gray Munroe Cobey and William Wilfred “Bill” Cobey, originally<br />

from Quincy, Florida, built their family in University Park, Maryland. A<br />

1930 graduate from the University of Maryland College Park’s College<br />

of Arts and Sciences, Bill played lacrosse. His passion for athletics was<br />

demonstrated throughout his tenure as UMCP’s athletic director from<br />

1956 to 1968.<br />

Parents to six children, family was at the core of Mary Gray’s and Bill’s<br />

lives. It was their love and commitment to family that inspired them to<br />

make a legacy gift to the University of Maryland School of Medicine to<br />

establish the Mary Gray Cobey Professorship in Neonatology in loving<br />

memory of Mark Welch Munroe and Mary Gray Munroe, parents of<br />

Mary Gray Cobey; Carrie Jessica Cobey, and Alice <strong>El</strong>izabeth Cobey,<br />

their granddaughters.

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