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Texas BioMed Hires Will Focus on Commercialization Strategy for Infectious Disease Research
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Texas BioMed Hires Will Focus on Commercialization Strategy for Infectious Disease Research

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas BioMed) has grown its leadership team as part of a ten-year strategic plan launched in 2018 to position it as one of the world's top scientific centers focused on infectious diseases. Of its recent hiring announcements, two experts stand out for their focus on developing the nonprofit research organization's ability to commercialize its research discoveries for the market. Since early March, Cory Hallam, Ph.D., has been in the newly created position of vice president for business development and strategic alliances. He will also serve at the Institute as a professor of innovation management to help the faculty leverage commercialization pathways in getting research from the lab to the market. Hallam was the founding director of The Un...
San Antonio’s Healthcare and Bioscience Industry Tops $40 Billion in Economic Impact for 2017
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San Antonio’s Healthcare and Bioscience Industry Tops $40 Billion in Economic Impact for 2017

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 2018 Healthcare and Bioscience Economic Impact Study is based on 2017 data, according to the study authors economist Richard Butler, Ph.D., and health care administration professor Mary E. Stefl, Ph.D., both from Trinity University. The study completed in 2018 stated its conservative estimate of over $30 billion in impact on San Antonio's economy in 2017. The authors included a more comprehensive analysis of economic impact with data from UT Health San Antonio, Baylor College of Medicine at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, and some military medical presence in San Antonio. The overall impact rises to more than $40 billion when the comprehensive data is taken into account. This sector employs over 18 percent of San Antonio's population, with...
Texas Biomed Plugs Holes in ‘Leaky Pipeline’ for Female Scientists
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Texas Biomed Plugs Holes in ‘Leaky Pipeline’ for Female Scientists

Why are women leaving science? More than half of life and biomedical sciences graduate students are women, yet the latest data from the National Academies reveal only 16 percent of women go on to become full professors in the life sciences, for example. Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) recognized this leaky pipeline for female scientists and is working to attract and retain more women in biomedical research. Workforce diversity is a core value in Texas Biomed’s new ten-year strategic plan which goes into effect in September. Texas Biomed is launching efforts to nearly double its workforce and position it as one of the world's top scientific centers focused on infectious diseases, according to Texas Biomed assistant vice president of communications Lisa Cruz. Texas Biom...