GRA BLOG

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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June 2, 2022

GRA, Georgia Chamber team up to advance economic growth, innovation in Georgia

ATLANTA—The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Research Alliance have inked an affiliate agreement to amplify their collective impact on the state’s economy, research universities and business community.

Adopted by each organization’s governing board, the agreement identifies eight potential areas of collaboration and outlines the formation of a task force to “develop cooperative activities to further boost Georgia’s economy and drive innovation in the state.”

With more than 47,000 members, the Georgia Chamber is the state’s largest advocacy organization for business. It provides policy and thought leadership to promote economic competitiveness, attract investment and drive growth and prosperity for all businesses.

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May 20, 2022

Serendipity to the rescue

The story of how a chance encounter super-charged a UGA breast cancer research project

Sometimes a little luck can change the course of scientific research. Cheryl Gomillion at the University of Georgia, who earlier this year received a major award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), can testify to that.

Gomillion is an assistant professor and a specialist in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Her current focus is using engineered approaches to solve the deadly spread of breast cancer, or metastasis.

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