The University of Maryland has appointed Paul Allenza, Ph.D., as director of the Biotechnology Research and Education Program, an initiative dedicated to the research, education and development of biotechnology products and processes for Maryland companies. Allenza graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in microbiology and attended the University of Massachusetts for his doctorate. Allenza was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Nancy Glass, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, has been named an ambassador in Research!-America's Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research. Glass joins 50 global health experts who are working to increase awareness about the need for greater investment in research. Glass also serves as associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. Her past global initiatives have focused on building nursing capacity to address major public health issues.
XLHealth, a disease management company, has appointed Karen Rennie, R.N., to serve as the company's director of quality improvement. Before joining XLHealth, Rennie served as the principal and chief executive officer for Adventa Healthcare Solutions Inc. in Annapolis. She earned her nursing license from Crouse Irving School of Nursing in Syracuse, N.Y.