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competition, and our institutional character
When the focus shifts to the bottom line,
basic research always takes a hit.
Bagley, Assistant Professor of Law
transfer is just a subset of knowledge transfer.
Liotta, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry
New: "If technology transfer
offers a solution to the funding crisis in higher education,
it does so only in a very limited way."
interview with Lanny Liebeskind, Professor of Chemistry
me the money . . .
licensing income and patents from Emory and other institutions
does funding work in the sciences?
from Stanley Chodorow, CEO of the California Virtual University
and former provost of the University of Pennsylvania
Academic Exchange October/November
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Traditionally, the answer to that question has been that applied
research is what universities don't do. Typically the province
of industrial labs, applied research is work that translates
into products, goods, or services that contribute to the GNP.
It's the job of the Office of Technology Transfer to help academics
in fields like computing, engineering, and medicine cross the
bridge into the larger economy. A classic example of applied
research is the artificial heart. Opportunities for applications
vary tremendously, however. With a grant from the CDC, for example,
Emory epidemiologist David Kleinbaum, working with some colleagues
at Cornell University, is designing a compact disc called ActivEpi,
a course on the fundamentals of epidemiology that will be of
use to students in public health and health care professionals.