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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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     11/18 - An Eye on Admissions

What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

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