Chalonda R. Handy, PhD, (middle), a licensing associate in the Office of Technology Commercialization at Nationwide Children's Hospital, receives the Bremer Scholar Award at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Howard Bremer award recognizes early career technology transfer professionals who wish to bring creativity and innovation to the academic tech transfer profession. The award is given to a maximum of five early career tech transfer professionals each year.
Howard Bremer, the award's namesake, is often referred to as the dean of US university tech transfer and is a pioneering member of AUTM. Mr. Bremer is responsible for helping to develop products such as Secret deodorant, Crest toothpaste and Cascade dishwashing detergent.
“Chalonda’s recognition and receipt of the award demonstrates that she has a clear and well guided ability to bring a unique perspective to the field of technology commercialization. It also acknowledges that she possesses all the intellectual firepower and devotion to innovation that is desired in the next generation of business leaders,” says Al Hawkins, CEO, Milo Biotechnology, and a mentor to Chalonda.