2023 Women in Innovation & Technology Luncheon

Women in Innovation & Technology (WIT) Luncheon

The Office of Technology Management’s Women in Innovation & Technology program brings together WashU’s women academic researchers to celebrate their achievements in technology commercialization and showcase successful role models. This year’s annual luncheon on November 8th, hosted by the Office of Technology Management and sponsored by McKelvey School of Engineering, featured keynote speaker, Lan Yang, […]

Jiang Receives WashU Gap Fund Award

WashU Gap Fund

Shu “Joy” Jiang, PhD, MSc recently received an award from the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Gap Fund. The award will enable Jiang and her collaborator, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH to perform translational work to de-risk and mature technology they developed for identifying pathologic characteristics in histopathology images. “Pathology has become fundamental to modern medicine […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Technology Management

The Office of Technology Management aims to create an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment around patenting, commercialization, and entrepreneurship by offering programming, targeted outreach, and resources accessible to all. A key component of OTM’s DEI efforts is a dedicated staff position charged with launching programming focused on increasing entrepreneurial awareness, education, and action among underrepresented […]

WashU OTM attends AUTM University

OTM staffers at AUTM University in Kansas City, Oct. 4-5th, 2023

Washington University Office of Technology Management staff attended AUTM University in Kansas City October 4-6, 2023 to learn best practices and new strategies from seasoned technology transfer experts. As a professional development opportunity for technology transfer professionals, AUTM University is offered through AUTM, a non-profit organization that supports and advances technology transfer worldwide. Gina Smutz, […]

WashU Gap Fund Makes First Two Awards

Washington University in St. Louis recently launched a fund to facilitate the commercialization of technologies created by its researchers. The Gap Fund, operated by the Office of Technology Management (OTM), has made its first two awards to WashU researchers to support the advancement and commercialization of technologies to improve maternity outcomes and treat diabetes. “The Washington […]

Profiles in Innovation:  Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Profiles in Innovation: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized annually from September 15–October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Here we profile two Washington University faculty members and how their Hispanic and Latino backgrounds have helped shape their academic careers and approach to innovation. Jonathan Silva, PhD:  Professor, Department of Biomedical […]

Welcome to the Wall: An event to celebrate WashU faculty startup companies

How do you tell the story of a company? 50 companies? 100? For the Washington University Office of Technology Management (OTM), one way of sharing the story of WashU innovation is commemorating every WashU startup company with a custom logo sign affixed to the walls of OTM’s office lobby in the Cortex Innovation District. The […]

OTM’s Gina Smutz profiled in AUTM newsletter

Gina Smutz

Gina Smutz, Compliance Manager, Office of Technology Management was recently featured in the AUTM Insight newsletter’s Big Reveal, a recurring section that profiles AUTM members. Read the full article here.

OTM’s Gina Smutz honored with University Operations Award

Washington University Office of Technology Management’s Gina Duncan Smutz was awarded the University Operations Award for 2023. The award recognizes a Central Fiscal Unit (CFU) employee who provides exceptional customer service to the University’s employees, students and community members and who demonstrates extraordinary contributions to WashU missions of education, research and patient care. In her […]

WashU Celebration of Inventors 2023

On May 11, 2023, the Office of Technology Management hosted the sixth annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs.  Honorees included 2022 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees and the National Academy of Inventors fellows and senior member. This year’s event also recognized […]

Scientists aim to develop vaccine against all deadly coronaviruses (Links to an external site)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis scientists Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, and Sean Whelan, PhD, lead a team working to minimize the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by designing a vaccine that reduces sickness and death caused by all potentially deadly coronaviruses, including ones that have not yet affected people. The research is supported by an $8 million grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

New diagnostic test is 1,000 times more sensitive than conventional tests (Links to an external site)

When Srikanth Singamaneni and Guy Genin, both professors of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, established a new collaboration with researchers from the School of Medicine in late 2019, they didn’t know the landscape of infectious disease research was about to shift dramatically. In a conference room […]