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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.).

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     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell; Senate Select Committee on Women and Children
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society of Human Resource
- Janice Lansing, Chairperson of Governor Edwards’ Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policy Task Force
- Allison A. Jones; attorney; Downer, Jones & Wilhite in Shreveport

Robyn Merrick will host.
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