Neurologists Dr. Richard Macko and Dr. Charlene-Hafer Macko Join MDC as Partners

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The Maryland Development Center Welcomes Dr. Richard Macko and Charlene Hafer-Macko as Partners

Baltimore MD | April 1, 2018

The Maryland Development Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Macko and Dr. Charlene Hafer-Macko have joined as Partners. Both are faculty members in the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine. Dr. Hafer-Macko’s research interests center on neuromuscular disorders, especially myasthenia gravis. Dr. Richard Macko is Associate Director of Research for the Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). Most recently Dr. Macko served as a panel member on the 2018 Health and Human Services Presidential Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Panel (PAGAC).

“We are delighted to have Dr. Richard Macko and Dr. Charlene Hafer-Macko join MDC as partners. They bring extensive experience in rehabilitation and patient care to MDC. Rich is the co-founder of MDC client company Next Step Robotics.” said Dr. Gil Blankenship, co-founder and Managing Director of MDC.

About Maryland Development Center

The Maryland Development Center is a private company created to commercialize intellectual property developed in Maryland’s rich research enterprises. Since its founding MDC has explored dozens of technologies, created 5 companies, and filed numerous patents. Maryland has the largest research budget in the United States; MDC was created to help realize some of the commercial value of the extraordinary research programs at the State’s great universities and laboratories.

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