AI Leadership for Healthcare: Virtual Information Sessions Set for March 31, April 12

Maryland Smith’s Office of Executive Education will detail in depth a one-of-a-kind professional certificate program is designed for healthcare administrators, clinical and hospital professionals, consultants and other professionals to effectively lead the future of AI-enabled healthcare.

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Study Indicates Deliberate Hiring of Unethical Management Accountants

Dark personality traits — questionable ethical standards, narcissistic tendencies – are often framed as an accidental byproduct of selecting earnings managers who fit the stereotype of a strong leader. But new research in the Journal of Business Ethics finds this is often no accident.

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Brain Disease Research Reveals Differences Between Sexes

In APL Bioengineering, University of Maryland scientists highlight a growing body of research suggesting sex differences play roles in how patients respond to brain diseases, as well as multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, and other brain ailments. They are urging their colleagues to remember those differences when researching treatments and cures.

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Climate Risk Management for Financial Organizations: Maryland Smith’s Rossi to Present Recommendations to FHFA

Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi recommends the FHFA integrate climate risk management governance and processes into its existing enterprise risk management work. He says the agency should determine how much credit risk exposure is associated with specific types of natural disasters and climate-related events.

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Business Leader Insights, Virtual Networking on Tap for Maryland Smith’s Women Inspire

Women business leaders — Deloitte’s Wendy Sanhai and Route One Apparel’s Ali von Paris — will share insights via a panel discussion followed by participants engaging in virtual networking, as the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts “Women Inspire,” via Zoom, on March 4.

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Experts to Discuss the Impact of Finance on Society

Academics William N. Goetzmann (Yale) and Russell Wermers (University of Maryland) will explore the past, present and future of financial technologies and institutions affecting society in “Does Money Change Everything,” a free, Feb. 17 webinar hosted by Maryland Smith.

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UMD Experts to Explore Climate Change Policy Implications for Financial Risk Managers

Experts Clifford Rossi and Leon Clarke at the University of Maryland lead a discussion on “Cracking the Code on Climate Change Economic Scenarios: Issues in Translating Physical to Financial Risks.”

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The Feeling Economy: How AI is Creating the Era of Empathy

As machines are trained to “think,” many tasks that previously required human intelligence are becoming automated through artificial intelligence. However, human workers have a competitive advantage: It is more difficult to automate emotional intelligence.

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Webinar: Artificial Intelligence, Firm Growth and Industry Concentration

Research into the positive effects of artificial intelligence on firms will be discussed in a Dec. 2 webinar hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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AI Leadership for Healthcare Certificate Program Forthcoming from Maryland Smith

An 18-week-long AI Leadership for Healthcare certificate launches from the University of Maryland on Jan. 19, 2021. The fully online program requires no IT programming experience and is designed to provide a full perspective of the business of healthcare.

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The Pandemic is Pushing Women, People of Color Out of Their Careers; Maryland Smith Expert Describes How and Why Organizations Should Mitigate this Trend

A disproportionate share of women and people of color exiting the workforce poses a conundrum for diversity-focused organizations. But management professor and Assistant Dean for Full-Time MBA Programs Nicole M. Coomber at Maryland Smith explains strategies to mitigate this COVID-driven trend.

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Maryland Smith’s Conference on Health IT & Analytics Goes Virtual Oct. 8-10

Researchers, clinical executives and policymakers will share and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to the design, implementation and use of information technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare in this 11th annual event.

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Free Digital Marketing Series from Maryland Smith Begins Sept. 30

Marketing professor Mary Harms will cover key digital marketing strategies and tactics to create awareness and the best consumer experience and to resonate with target audiences, in a three-part, free webinar series from the University of Maryland.

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Progress Toward Antiviral Treatments for COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, which is structurally similar to the viruses that cause SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. In The Journal of Chemical Physics, scientists report molecular-level investigations of these viruses, providing a possible pathway to antiviral drugs to fight the diseases. They looked at a viral protein that plays a role in the virus’s ability to replicate and in defeating the host’s immune system, making it an attractive target for potential drug treatments.

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Maryland Smith to Continue to Waive GMAT/GRE Requirement

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is extending, for full-time and part-time MBA applications, the option to bypass the GMAT/GRE requirement for the 2021-2022 academic year. Maryland Smith initially granted option in response to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

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