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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


     11/17 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?
For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state.

Louisiana Public Square explores some of the challenges that the state’s hunters and anglers face on “Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?” Wednesday, November 22 at 7p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, November 21)
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