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Dr. Robin Felder to Speak on Business Startups

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Dr. Robin Felder

The public is invited to attend an upcoming Academic Entrepreneur Talk with Dr. Robin Felder, professor of pathology and associate director of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Virginia, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library in Norman. Felder will share his journey of launching multiple successful startup businesses while maintaining a strong academic career.

The inaugural talk will be held in the Community Room on the lower level of Bizzell. Admission to the event is complimentary. Following his talk, Felder will be available to answer questions.

Felder has published more than 300 papers, reviews and chapters; co-edited three textbooks on medical automation; and founded the leading journal on laboratory automation. He has been awarded 27 patents and founded nine biotech companies, including two nonprofit organizations, the Association for Laboratory Automation and Medical Automation.org, of which he is the chair.

Felder earned his doctorate in biochemistry from Georgetown University and completed his post-doctorate at the National Institutes in Health. He has received numerous awards, including the Engelberger Robotics Award, the University of Virginia’s first Innovator of the Year and the Annual Research Awards from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and National Academy for Clinical Biochemistry.

The event is hosted by OU’s Tom Love Innovation Hub, the Peggy and Charles Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, the Office of Technology Development and OU Libraries. A Facebook event is available online at https://www.facebook.com/events/2183877348518700/ with RSVP information.

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