UMB Highlights

New Vice President for Research Sees ‘Great Opportunity’

As a world-renowned researcher and an inspired academic leader with a track record of institutional and student success, Gregory F. Ball, PhD, is well-prepared to lead the large interdisciplinary research programs, technology commercialization, innovation, and economic development efforts of two of Maryland’s academic research powerhouses.

That’s why he was recently appointed as the vice president for research at UMB and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Ball will oversee MPower, the joint research enterprise at the two institutions, a collaboration that garners a combined $1.3 billion in research awards annually. Ball says he’s looking to “bring out the best at both campuses” in the research collaboration between UMB and UMCP.

Read more here. And watch a recent Virtual Face to Face with President Jarrell to hear Dr. Ball speak with Dr. Jarrell about upcoming initiatives and goals.