The Value of Research Innovation

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Presented by ORAU's VP for University Partnerships, Arlene Garrison, at the Global South Summit on Nov. 14, 2012.

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  • 1. The Value of ResearchInnovationGlobal South SummitNovember 14, 2012Arlene Garrison, Vice President, University Partnerships

2. ORAU today Nonprofit government contractor Providing scientific, health and security expertise to help our customers: Advance research andeducation Protect health and theenvironment Strengthen national security 3. Hunger in the World925 million suffer from severe hunger 528 million in Asia and the Pacific 239 million in Sub- Saharan AfricaSource: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 4. Food Safety & Security CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48M) people gets sick from contaminated food, with 128,000 hospitalized, and 3,000 deathsSource: Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 2010 5. Food Virology Collaborative Human noroviruses cause >21M cases of foodborne illness each year North Carolina State University Lead on human norovirusesresearch across the foodsupply chain 6. DHS Center of Excellence forFood Protection and Defense Vulnerability of the nations food system Farm-to-table view Research focus: Agent behavior Event modeling Systems strategies Risk communication 7. Pharmaceutical Innovation University of Kentucky, Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation Drug discovery and development Therapeutics Pharmacoepidemiology 8. Biosurveillance University of Pittsburgh Foodborne outbreaks Michigan State University Surveillance of foodborne illness using social media University of Kentucky Digital content analysis lab for risk and crisis-related communicationsAvian H5N1 Outbreaks Domestic Poultry Density 9. Epidemiology ORAUs worker and public health studies Worker and public health screenings Occupational illness and injury surveillance Beryllium exposure studies and testing TVA Kingston Fossil Plant fly ash spill 10. Water Availability and Purity One-third of the population receives drinking water frompublic water systems Water Technology Innovation Cluster University of Cincinnati Security of watersystems Johns Hopkins University Biological agents ofwater and foodbornebioterrorism 11. Serving a variety of organizations 11 12. For more informationArlene Garrison865-241-1513arlene.garrison@orau.org www.orau.org 2011 annual report