Mansur Hasib, Cybersecurity Faculty, Keynotes at Several Conferences

Dr. Mansur Hasib will be a keynote presenter at AGENDA16, Amelia Island, FL on March 23rd, 2016. His presentation is titled: Cybersecurity Leadership for the Digital Era.

He is also a featured presenter at Bio-IT World on April 6, 2016 in Boston where he will present: The Role of Cybersecurity Leadership in This New World.

His widely acclaimed book Cybersecurity Leadership will be featured at both events.

For a complete list of all currently scheduled presentations for 2016 and videos of previous presentations visit Dr. Hasib’s website.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira appointed as “Advisor of Portugal in the World”

MoreiraWithPortuguesePresidentVice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira has been recently appointed by the President of the Republic of Portugal as an “Advisor of Portugal in the World.”

The goal for members of the World Portuguese Network is to strengthen the relationships between Portugal and its diaspora, including Portuguese citizens and those of Portuguese descent. Through these relationships, the Network wishes to universally affirm the values and culture that unite all Portuguese, elevate the reputation of Portugal, and support the development and prosperity of Portugal.

As a member, Dr. Moreira will focus on developing partnerships in the health sector and how innovations in higher education at UMBC and in the U.S. concerning student success can be shared with–and adapted to–the Portuguese higher education system.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira elected to International Board of Directors for ISPE

ISPE_3236Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira has been recently elected as a member of the International Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

ISPE is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancements throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle.


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira appointed as voting member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira was recently appointed by the FDA to be a voting member of the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee.

The committee met on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 to discuss the biologics license application submitted by Celltrion Inc. for their product CT-P13 which is a proposed biosimilar to REMICADE, a major biologic product already on the market manufactured by Janssen Biotech Inc.

If approved, this will be the first monoclonal antibody biosimilar product approved by the FDA to date and only the second biosimilar product overall approved by the FDA. Previously, Dr. Moreira was a voting member of the panel that reviewed the first biosimilar approved by the FDA.

Dr. Ramon Goings selected as 2016 College Board Fellow

Dr. Ramon Goings (Sherman Scholars Program) was selected as a 2016 College Board Fellow.

“The College Board Professional Fellowship Program identifies, supports, and rewards the work of rising thought leaders in education. College Board Fellows are outstanding professionals who have a track record of working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities across the country.”

Julie Rosenthal, Asian Studies and Gerontology, Receives Howard County Living the Dream Award

Julie Rosenthal, Program Management Specialist of the Asian Studies Program and Gerontology PhD Program, has been selected to receive the Howard County Living the Dream Award for her work to establish the Food on the 15th, a program through which Howard County students both collect and distribute groceries and toiletries to seniors citizens in the county.

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration honors the life and legacy of a great American, someone who continues to influence the drive for equality and acceptance of all people.