Senbet Recognized for Contributions to Ethiopia

Maryland Smith finance professor Lemma W. Senbet received the Ethiopian Crown’s Victory of Adwa Medal for his contributions to his native country. Senbet, an expert and leader in economic policy in Africa, is the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance and the founding director of Smith’s Center for Financial Policy.

Kirmani Named 2022 Fellow of the Society for Consumer Psychology

Amna Kirmani, the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2022 fellow of the Society for Consumer Psychology. Her appointment was announced at the academic and practitioner group’s annual conference on March 4.

Maryland Smith’s Rossi Selected for FDA Committee

Maryland Smith finance professor Clifford Rossi has been selected by the Food and Drug Administration to serve on its Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee.

Smith Study Selected for Part of $3M in Seed Grants for Collaborative Research

A study co-led by Maryland Smith’s Ritu Agarwal to improve clinical decision making in the treatment of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome has been selected among projects for $3 million in new grants through the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) to address “critical areas of paramount importance to the state and the nation.”

Promise, Peril and a Role for Businesses

The race to quantum computing, rises in water dislocation and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) going mainstream may not seem like typical business concerns. But businesses will have an important role to play in managing these global trends, says Erik Peterson, partner and managing director at Kearney.

Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA 2022) Set for March 4-5 in D.C.

Experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in health care, health equity, and related emerging innovation areas will gather Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2022, for the 12th Annual Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) at the Darcy Hotel in Washington, D.C.

How Data Analytics Are Changing Government Work

How will data analytics change how the U.S. government operates? The transformation is happening already, according to panelists at a recent Maryland Smith event.

Maryland Smith Launches Blockchain Accelerator

Blockchain technology has gained prominence in recent years with the rise of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but its potential to impact the business world has yet to be fully realized. This impact will touch existing enterprises and propel the launch of many new businesses as well. That’s where Maryland Smith comes in.

McNamee Reappointed to Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

Maryland Smith’s Pat McNamee has been reappointed to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, for a second five-year term, which began on Jan. 1 of this year.

Madan Named IAQF/Northfield Financial Engineer of the Year

Maryland Smith’s Dilip B. Madan has been named the 2021 IAQF/Northfield Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY) for “individual contributions to the advancement of quantitative finance.”

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