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TBED People & Orgs

June 13, 2012

Richard Bendis has been named the first president and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc. a regional private-public partnership focusing on commercializing market-relevant biohealth innovations and increasing access to early stage funding in Central Maryland.

RI Gov. Chafee on May 17 accepted the resignation of Keith Stokes, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The RIEDC's deputy director, William Parsons, currently is serving in Stokes' place. Although a successor for Stokes has not been named yet, the governor has nominated six people to the board that oversees RIEDC after the vice chair and other members resigned. The nominations are subject to Senate confirmation.

In Pittsburgh, PA, The Technology Collaborative is dissolving. Innovation Works will take over some of TTC's programs.

Michael Pazzani, vice president for research and economic development at Rutgers, has accepted the position of vice chancellor for research and economic development at the University of California, Riverside, effective July 1.

The University of Alabama has named Richard Swatloski the school's new director of the Office for Technology Transfer. Swatloski has worked at the OTT since it was established in 2006 and has been interim director since September 2011, when former director Bill Gathings passed away.

Kristel Smith has been named the executive director of the Innovation and Commercialization Center at Eastern Kentucky University.

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