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By Jesse Schwartz
Published: October 10th, 2018

Emory University is hiring Michael Cassidy, former president and CEO of the Georgia Research Alliance, to serve as director of the university’s innovation incubator Emory Biomedical Catalyst.

In his new role, Cassidy will lead the incubator’s efforts to enhance innovation, entrepreneurship and patenting activities at Emory. He will also work to identify and develop areas of frontier research within the university.

In his 18 years as president and CEO of the Georgia Research Alliance, Cassidy helped the private-public institution become one of the country’s top organizations for tech-based economic development. He led efforts to recruit world-class researchers to Georgia universities, invest in state-of-the-art technologies for academic labs, launch start-ups around university innovations, and forge connections between universities and industry.

“I have tremendous respect for Mike Cassidy and his accomplishments at the Georgia Research Alliance in raising Georgia’s stature as a leading state for biomedical innovation and partnership,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs at Emory. “His skills and experience make him the ideal director for Emory Biomedical Catalyst, which will serve as a results-oriented catalyst for biomedical innovation throughout Emory University, inspiring colleagues to achieve new levels of expertise, confidence and productivity.”

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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