Farin Kamangar Appointed "University Distinguished Professor"

Dr. Farin KamangarDr. Farin Kamangar, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS), has been appointed with the designation of "University Distinguished Professor" by President David Wilson. According to the Morgan State University Faculty Handbook, "[t]he title of University Distinguished Professor shall be used in the designation of outstanding persons with careers of distinguished service characterized by scholarship and eminence on both a local and national level as adjudged by their colleagues."

"I am so thrilled that Dr. Kamangar has been recognized with this honorable designation," remarked Dean Hongtao Yu, "he truly deserves this appointment for his outstanding, multifaceted and high-impact accomplishments and service on behalf of Morgan's students, faculty and staff.

Among his achievements, Dr. Kamangar has:

  • Authored over 200 publications, many in high-impact journals (H-Index 57), and received over 15,000 citations;
  • Served as the principal or co-principal investigator for over $55 million in grants, including the NIH ASCEND I & II, the RCMI, and the Golestan Cohort Study. These grants have provided resources for over 100 students as well as many faculty and staff members in the biomedical sciences;
  • Received over 20 professional awards;
  • Served on national and international expert panels, including membership on the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Groups;
  • Given invited lectures at many renowned universities on national international levels;
  • Trained and assisted many faculty members in developing proposals and obtaining grant awards;
  • Taught epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods and grant-writing; and
  • Served as a dissertation advisor for doctoral degree recipients.