First Person Experience with the Kauffman FastTrac® Course

Cherry Wongtrakool is an associate professor of pulmonary medicine and a medical director at the Atlanta VA. She recently completed the Kauffman FastTrac® course and shares her experience. Tell me about your background/research interests. Were you always interested in research that had commercial potential? I am a pulmonologist and I take care of patients. The reason why I enjoy research is because I want to be able to add to the body of knowledge that translates directly into helping my patients. I will say that I probably did not go into research with the thought that I would be doing Read More …

Monte Eaves’ a Kauffman Success Story

Monte Eaves is a professor of surgery at Emory University and Medical Director at Emory Aesthetic Center. He is also the man behind EMRGE, a company developing products that are revolutionizing the wound closure industry. EMRGE challenges the traditional needle and thread wound closure procedure with noninvasive and cost-effective technology that promotes healing and minimizes scarring. For this, Eaves was recently awarded the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) award for 2017 Startup of The Year, one of many achievements. Shortly after, we got to talk with him about how he got there and the role OTT and Emory’s Kauffman Foundation Read More …