Jim Hughes

Jim HughesVice President, R&D, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Jim Hughes became Vice President of Research and Development for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in December 2001. UMB's nationally prominent schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work make it one of the top ten public academic healthcare centers in the country. Mr. Hughes' office is responsible for expanding and administering sponsored research and technology commercialization at UMB. He is also leading UMB's efforts to develop the UMB Bio Park, an ten-acre, one million square-foot research park that will employ over 2500 people. Prior to joining UMB, Mr. Hughes worked for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) for six years, most recently as director of Technology and International Business. He led DBED's efforts to recruit foreign-based businesses and technology-driven businesses to locate facilities in Maryland. Mr. Hughes has an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BA from Davidson College.