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Panelist Bio

David Winwood, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

David Winwood, Ph.D., is Chief Business Development Officer at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the first person appointed to this position. Winwood has experience in academia and the private sector, including basic research, drug delivery, business development, company formation, licensing and management of university intellectual property. He has managed intellectual property and economic development activities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), North Carolina State University and The Ohio State University. Prior to these appointments, he served in research, business development and company leadership roles in three startup businesses, with broad-ranging responsibilities including fund raising and corporate partnership development. His experience also includes adjunct professor appointments at The Ohio State University, North Carolina State University and UAB. Under his leadership at NC State, Ohio State and UAB, Dr. Winwood led groups responsible for managing more than 2,300 inventions, 500 license agreements, and the creation of and licensing for 73 new startup companies. More than 60 new products became available on the market based on the university technologies licensed during his tenure at those institutions. Winwood is currently President-elect for the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM®), a global organization representing technology transfer professionals. He will continue to serve as Vice President for Advocacy until 2016, when he formally assumes the role of president. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington D.C.-based Council on Governmental Relations and of the Executive Committee of Southeast Bio and of the Technology Transfer committee of BIO – the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the U.S. and in more than 30 other nations. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Association of University Research Parks and as an appointed member of the Council on Competitiveness’ Regional Innovation Initiative Expert Committee. Winwood is designated a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) by The Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP). He is a graduate of the University of East Anglia (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and North Carolina State University (M.A.).

Current Topic

     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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