IBBR Fellow Vincent Njar Receives Inaugural Distinguished University Professor Designation

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Dr. Vincent Njar

March 30, 2021 – Vincent Njar, PhD has been recognized with the designation of Distinguished University Professor by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Dr. Njar is Head of Medicinal Chemistry Section, Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) Fellow, and Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. This designation represents the highest appointment bestowed on a faculty member at UMB, recognizing excellence as well as impact and significant contribution to the nominee’s field.

“Vincent is one of those rare bench scientists whose discoveries have made the transition to the bedside, having real world impact on cancer patient care and survival. The Department of Pharmacology is delighted his achievements are being recognized by this prestigious appointment as a Distinguished University Professor,” said Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD, James & Carolyn Frenkil Dean’s Professor and Chair of Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

“We are very proud to have Dr. Njar as a member of our IBBR community and see him recognized by the University with this distinguished faculty appointment for his outstanding contributions as a researcher and educator,” said IBBR Interim Co-Directors John Marino, PhD and David Weber, PhD.