Founders Week Award Winners

Every fall, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) dedicates one week to commemorating our rich history and celebrating the future we’re building together. Among the highlights of Founders Week is recognizing the extraordinary work of our faculty, staff, and students with awards that signify outstanding accomplishment in entrepreneurship, research, public service, education, and academics.

Please read and watch videos about our 2023 Founders Week award winners:

Jefferey Hasday

Jeffrey Hasday, MD
School of Medicine
Dr. Herbert Berger Professor of Medicine
Division Head, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro, PhD
School of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean of Research and Advanced Graduate Studies

Kathleen Neuzil

Researcher of the Year

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA
School of Medicine
Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH Professor of Vaccinology
Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Shantay McKinily

Public Servant of the Year

Shantay McKinily, MS
School of Social Work
Director, Positive Schools Center

Christy ChangEducator of the Year

Yen-Pei Christy Chang, PhD, MS
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Tural Mammadli

Student of the Year

Tural Mammadli, MSW
School of Social Work
PhD Student, Class of 2025