GRA BLOG

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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January 21, 2022

GRA welcomes 12 new Trustees

Incoming group hails from various backgrounds, areas of the state

The January 20 meeting of the GRA Board of Trustees brought the addition of 10 new members serving three-year terms and 2 new ex-officio members:

Deborah Backus, vice president of research and innovation, Shepherd Center Elizabeth (Beth) Chandler, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Rollins, Inc. Delvecchio S. Finley, president and CEO, Atrium Health Navicent (AHN) Thomas (Tom) P. Hackett, president and chief operating officer, Truist Securities Tom O’Brien, president and chief executive officer, Axion Biosystems Sachin Shailendra, president, SG Contracting, Inc. Dr. Hugh F.

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December 20, 2021

He worked to find a way

Remembering U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson

We at GRA have been reading this morning’s tributes to the late Sen. Johnny Isakson, who died yesterday after battling Parkinson’s Disease. The words of praise describe a true public servant, a man who was courageous, courteous and considerate, dedicated to making the world better.

To these qualities we would add one more: Dogged determination.

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