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Collaboration Helps Save a Child’s Life

To perform a series of life-saving operations on a newborn girl, Adele Evans, M.D., needed a special type of small plastic tube to help the baby breathe. Trouble was, there was no such device. So Evans, a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, opted to make one herself. Her continue reading

A New Way to Fight Cancer? It May Be in Our DNA.

Precision Medicine Program Launched at Comprehensive Cancer Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Feb. 10, 2015 – After a year in development, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced a new Precision Medicine program at its National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Precision medicine was introduced to the nation during President Obama’s State of the Union address in January. He continue reading

Jeffrey P. Brennan Appointed Vice President of Industry Relations & Business Development at Wake Forest Innovations

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 30, 2015 – Jeff Brennan has been named Vice President, Industry Relations & Business Development at Wake Forest Innovations. In this newly created position, Brennan will engage with industry to form business arrangements across a broad range of scientific and clinical research operations. Brennan’s role has national and international reach in continue reading

Nature Biotechnology: Reinventing Tech Transfer

A change is under way at university tech transfer offices (TTOs) across the United States. Schools are expanding their TTO teams, shifting their business aims and changing their models. The focus is moving to startup companies and proactive outreach to the private sector. What are the factors behind these changes, and how are academic institutions continue reading