Pishko named Regents Fellow

Michael V. PishkoMichael V. Pishko, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with the designation of Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

Pishko, holder of the Stewart & Stevenson Professorship II of Biomedical Engineering and director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, joins a select group of agency professionals who will be formally honored Jan. 29 in Galveston, Texas.   

“The Regents Awards allow us to show our outstanding faculty and researchers that we value their contribution to the A&M System,” said Board Chairman Phil Adams. “It is their commitment to excellence that makes the A&M System one of America’s very best.”

“Our staff, faculty and researchers are the backbone of the A&M System. This is an excellent opportunity for us to recognize the significant contributions these individuals make each day not only in the A&M System, but all over the world,” said A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.

The Board established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 and Regents Fellow Service Award program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the citizens of Texas. To date, 103 agency professionals have received the Regents Fellow Service Award.

Pishko’s research interests are in the related areas of biosensors, biomaterials and drug delivery. As NCTM director, he oversees initiatives that provide education and training in topics ranging from quality assurance and quality control, good manufacturing practices, regulatory affairs, facilities management, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, laboratory instrumentation and bioprocess safety as well as many other current and next-generation technologies applicable to biologics manufacturing.

The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 125,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.