GRA BLOG

October 31, 2022

Dr. Melissa B. Davis Joins Morehouse School of Medicine as Inaugural Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator

Davis to lead Institute of Genomic Medicine in new role at MSM

(Re-published from Morehouse School of Medicine – October 31, 2022) – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is proud to announce that Melissa Boneta Davis, PhD, is joining MSM as its inaugural Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Distinguished Investigator where she will spearhead the Institute of Genomic Medicine.

"We are extremely excited to have Dr. Davis join us at MSM," said Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG. "Her research expertise, particularly the exploration of health disparities in breast cancer patients, aligns closely with Morehouse School of Medicine's mission of leading the creation and advancement of health equity.

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September 28, 2022

GRA venture program reaches $2 billion milestone

Careful investment, seasoned advice bring university projects from lab to market

More than $2 billion in venture capital has flowed to a portfolio of Georgia startup enterprises formed around university inventions, according to data released this month from the Georgia Research Alliance.

The startups, all of which GRA helped to seed and shape since 2003, also showed a high survival rate: 88% were still in business four years after launch, compared to the national average of 44% in the same time period.

GRA’s venture development program helps researchers at Georgia’s universities bring their discoveries and inventions to market by providing seed grants and loans as well as business counsel. The Alliance, a nonprofit helping university scientists in Georgia do more research and start more companies, uses state dollars to make the investments.

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July 18, 2022

My Experimental Summer

Undergrads from colleges and universities across Georgia are getting the experience of a lifetime this summer: the chance to work alongside a world-class scientist in a university lab.

The GRA Student Scholars hold full-time paid internships — and they’re not making coffee or running errands. They’re performing an array of tasks and tests that contribute to funded research projects. Many are also creating scientific posters and attending conferences.

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