Archive for the ‘Public Service, Leadership & Policy’ Category
December 13, 2012 — A new study highlights the role of “helpful” colleagues – those who, for instance, provide feedback on the papers of other scientists and are willing to serve as a sounding board for new ideas.
July 26, 2012 — An enhanced training program designed to teach Braille transcription, computer skills and business techniques to soon-to-be-released offenders could expand the quantity of printed materials available for blind and visually-impaired persons – while providing ex-offenders marketable skills designed to reduce recidivism rates.
June 16, 2012 — Doctoral students from four Atlanta universities worked together recently to learn how to develop new pharmaceutical products during a two-week interdisciplinary short course at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The course’s final presentations were held June 11.
March 27, 2012 — Georgia Tech researchers are helping assess the economic impact of nanotechnology on green and sustainable growth. Their work will help evaluate the multi-billion-dollar public and private investment being made each year in research and development on nanotechnology.
December 12, 2011 — A survey of more than 200 human embryonic stem cell researchers in the United States found that nearly four in ten researchers have faced excessive delay in acquiring a human embryonic stem cell line and that more than one-quarter were unable to acquire a line they wanted to study.
December 10, 2010 — Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored by researchers across borders.
April 20, 2010 — Forbes Magazine has named Georgia Tech’s science and technology startup accelerator, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), to its new list of the “10 technology incubators that are changing the world.”
October 15, 2009 — The recent surge in Paragraph IV patent challenges is decreasing the incentives for pharmaceutical innovation and contributing to productivity and revenue declines in the pharmaceutical industry, according to a new study in Science.
July 7, 2009 — Stephen Fleming has been named vice provost of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based program of assistance to business and industry. Since 2005, Fleming has served as Georgia Tech’s chief commercialization officer and led the Enterprise Innovation Institute’s Commercialization Services Division in creating new companies based on research discoveries.
May 11, 2009 — A product recall can significantly affect a company’s bottom line and its reputation, but a swift recall and restitution to purchasers can minimize harm to the company — and even improve customer satisfaction. A study examining more than 500 toy recalls between 1988 and 2007 suggests ways that firms can minimize the business impact of a recall.