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UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and industry thought leaders to share their insights and UMBC experiences.

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UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and industry thought leaders to share their insights and UMBC experiences.

    Health Information Technology - A Transferable Career

    Health Information Technology - A Transferable Career

    Welcome to UMBC's Mic'd Up Podcast! In this episode, we dive deep into the world of Health Information Technology (Health IT) and explore the exciting opportunities it offers as a transferable career. 

    Join us as we chat with Joanne Klinedinst, M.Ed, an esteemed UMBC Health IT graduate program instructor who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

    Health IT is a rapidly evolving field crucial in the healthcare industry. As technology advances, the healthcare landscape and the role of Health IT professionals are changing. In this captivating conversation, Joanne sheds light on the industry's inner workings, delves into the transferability of skills within this dynamic field, and discusses the growing impact of technology in healthcare.
    Throughout the episode, we explore the diverse career opportunities available in Health IT and the vital skills needed to thrive in this fast-paced industry. Joanne shares her insights on the emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of healthcare, highlighting how professionals can stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the ever-evolving demands of this exciting field.

    Whether you're an aspiring Health IT professional or intrigued by the intersection of healthcare and technology, we packed this episode with valuable information and eye-opening discussions. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of Health Information Technology and discover how it can be a transferable career with endless possibilities.

    About UMBC's Health Information Technology Graduate Programs
    UMBC's Health Information Technology Graduate Programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the ever-evolving field of Health IT. With a strong emphasis on practical application, these programs offer a comprehensive curriculum combining technical expertise and a deep understanding of healthcare systems and data management. Led by experienced instructors and industry professionals, students can delve into topics such as electronic health records, healthcare analytics, health informatics, privacy and security, and healthcare data management. With a focus on real-world scenarios and hands-on experiences, UMBC's Health Information Technology Graduate Programs prepare students to become leaders in this rapidly growing industry and significantly impact the healthcare landscape.


    • 22 min
    The Importance of Clinical Trials

    The Importance of Clinical Trials

    Welcome back to the UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast! In today's episode, we are thrilled to bring insights from two of our esteemed graduate instructors, Dr. Milos Miljkovic and Dr. Wilson Bryan. Both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Biotechnology Graduate Program at UMBC.

    Dr. Miljkovic and Dr. Bryan will delve into the nitty-gritty of a new Clinical Trials Course. This course will focus on the pivotal role of clinical trials in biotechnology research and medical advancements.

    Throughout this discussion, our guests will underscore the irreplaceable nature of clinical trials and demystify why there really is no alternative to conducting clinical trials and how these trials form the bedrock of evidence-based medicine.

    Our listeners will gain valuable insights into the proper implementation of clinical trials and how they can utilize these to address and answer their research questions. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of clinical trials, their significance, and their application in biotechnology.

    Remember to like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more such enlightening conversations. 

    #UMBC #Biotechnology #GraduateProgram #ClinicalTrials #Education #Research #Podcast

    • 16 min
    Discovering Technical Advancements through Data Science

    Discovering Technical Advancements through Data Science

    In this episode of UMBC Mic'd Up podcast, we explore the exciting world of data science and how it can lead to discovering new technologies. Our guest, Daniel Rimdans, M.P.S. '22, Data Science, who was laid off from their job as an environmental scientist during the pandemic, shares how his fascination with data led him to pursue further education. We learn how data collection, analysis, and insight development are integral to primary research across a range of fields.

    Our guest also talks about their experience at UMBC and how the university's data science program offers multiple tracks, including spatial analytics and healthcare, tailored to individual career paths. As an environmental scientist, he was particularly interested in the spatial analytics track.

    Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of data science and its potential for innovation and discovery. Whether you're a science enthusiast or just curious about the intersection of data and technology, this episode is a must-listen.

    Learn about UMBC's Graduate program in Data Science: 

    • 25 min
    Leading with Emergent Strategies

    Leading with Emergent Strategies

    Welcome to our latest podcast episode, where we sit down with Samantha Novak, a UMBC graduate faculty member, to discuss leading with emergent strategies. 

    In this thought-provoking conversation, Ms. Novak shares her insights on the importance of reflecting on our work in the world and how we choose to show up to it.

    We delve into the idea that real transformative change can only occur if we have first worked on making sustainable changes within ourselves. She offers valuable insights on how we can approach this process and highlights the key role that self-awareness plays in leadership.

    Throughout the episode, we explore different examples of how emergent strategies can be applied in different contexts and discuss the challenges that come with leading in an ever-changing world.

    Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting your journey, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips on how to develop a more sustainable approach to leadership. So, sit back, relax, and join us for this fascinating conversation with Samantha Novak.

    Time Stamps: 
    0:00 Path to becoming an environmental scientist.
    6:08 The importance of having a process in place.
    9:48 The path to leadership
    13:12 Skills students will take away from a course in emergent strategies
    17:32 Change is challenging, but necessary
    21:51 The importance of constructive conflict
    26:23 Show up to leadership with curiosity and humility
    30:32 The reflective process

    About UMBC's Community Leadership Graduate Program and It's Courses: 
    The Community Leadership programs at UMBC prepare aspiring and practicing leaders with the skills and experience needed to generate transformative social change. We help students develop greater self-understanding, engage with the assets and challenges of urban communities, hone practical leadership skills, and build personal and professional relationships that will support their growth as leaders. 

    Register for the referenced course, Mindsets and Methods of Emergent Strategies (CDLR 611)!

    • 34 min
    Bringing Value to NASA as a Resource Analyst

    Bringing Value to NASA as a Resource Analyst

    In this video, we follow the journey of a resource analyst at NASA who leverages her education from the Technical Management Graduate Program at UMBC to bring value to her work. Marissa Jagarnath, M.P.S. ’22 Technical Management, explains how her education has helped her to better understand the technical and managerial aspects of her role, and how she is able to apply this knowledge to improve processes and decision-making at NASA. This podcast episode offers valuable insights into the ways in which education can make a difference in the workplace.

    0:00 Intro and welcome
    1:09 Path to graduate school
    3:33 Working at NASA
    6:52 Figuring out what you don’t want to do
    8:16 Expectations of graduate school
    10:47 Graduate school interactions
    13:41 Biggest takeaway
    15:10 Pacing oneself is key
    17:54 Favorite quote 

    About the Technical Management Program at UMBC
    The program prepares students to be effective leaders and problem-solvers in a range of industries, including aerospace and technology. Whether you're a student looking to pursue a career in technical management or a professional seeking to enhance your skills, the M.P.S. Technical Management program at UMBC can help you get there. 

    • 21 min
    Embracing an Encore Career in Teaching

    Embracing an Encore Career in Teaching

    Are you considering a career change into college teaching? Are you looking for ways to make an impact in the lives of college students? Look no further than this episode of the UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast, where we explore the world of embracing an encore career in teaching. 
    Marcia Dickerson, P.M.C. '22, College Teaching & Learning Science has always wanted to teach. After retiring from her job in the human services and social services field, Marcia began her teaching journey by enrolling in UMBC's College Teaching and Learning Science Graduate Certificate program. After she competed the program this past year, she's beginning the next leg of her journey in a doctoral program! 
    Join us as we delve into the world of an encore career in teaching and discover how you can make a positive impact on the next generation of students. Tune in to the UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast now to listen to our enlightening conversation with an inspiring UMBC graduate!
    Learn more about UMBC's Graduate Certificate program in College Teaching & Learning Science! https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/college-teaching-and-learning-science/

    • 29 min

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