University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
April 3, 2008
Contact: Leigh Patton, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA Honors Inventors at Awards and Recognition Luncheon

Awards and Recognition Luncheon
From left to right, seated, are inventors Richard Honkanen and James Parker. Standing are USA Vice President for Research Dr. Russ Lea, and inventors James Davis, James Downey, and James Rohrer.
 

The University of South Alabama Office of Technology Transfer, a division of USA Research Administration, recently held an Inventors Awards and Recognition Luncheon to honor all inventors named on U.S. patents issued to the University. The University holds 50 U.S. patents covering inventions from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The luncheon at the Terrace was attended by inventors, departmental chairs, research administrators, technology transfer professionals and USA Technology & Research Park partners. Dr. Bob Shearer, assistant to the president – academic, represented the President's office.

From left to right, seated, are inventors Richard Honkanen and James Parker. Standing are USA Vice President for Research Dr. Russ Lea, and inventors James Davis, James Downey, and James Rohrer.

The University of South Alabama

Since its founding in 1963, the University of South Alabama has been one of Alabama's fastest growing universities, currently enrolling more than 14,000 students in a wide range of academic programs in Allied Health Professions, Arts and Sciences, Mitchell College of Business, Computer and Information Sciences, Continuing Education and Special Programs, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The University has awarded 60,000 degrees.

In addition to teaching and research, USA is one of the largest health care providers in the Mobile region, with its faculty physicians and two hospitals – Children's & Women's and USA Medical Center – involved in more than a quarter million patient encounters annually.

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