Chalonda R. Handy, PhD, joined The Research Institute in July 2012 as a licensing associate for the Office of Technology Commercialization. In this role, she works to protect and commercialize new technologies and inventions developed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Handy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College, a small liberal arts school in Mississippi. She earned a PhD in Integrated Biomedical Science with a minor in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Neurosurgery at Emory University. While at Emory, she also completed a one year internship in technology transfer. To further her understanding of technology commercialization, she functioned in a junior licensing capacity at Ohio State prior to joining Nationwide Children’s.
Dr. Handy has a very diverse technical background and has investigated a number of neurological disorders. She has authored several-peer reviewed articles including publications in PNAS, Molecular Therapy and Science Translational Medicine. Dr. Handy has also successfully written SBIR/STTR grants that were funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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