Oversight Committee

The Oversight Committee (OC) serves as an advisory and decision-making board for the Coulter Translational Partnership. It is comprised of half internal (Georgia Tech and Emory University faculty) and half external (venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, major industry players) representatives.

The Coulter Oversight Committee makes final decisions on awards, based on the full proposals, oral presentation, and diligence documents.


  • Ibraheem Badejo, PhD
    Senior Director, New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston
  • Terry Bray, PhD
    Director of Technology Licensing at Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • Elias Caro
  • VP Technology Development at Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
  • Richard Duszak, MD
    Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Monte Eaves, MD
    Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Director, Emory Aesthetic Center, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Lee Herron, DVM
  • Vice President of Commercialization, Georgia Research Alliance
  • Talat Imran
    Managing Director, VentureHealth
  • Susan Margulies, PhD
    Chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics
  • Rifat Pamukcu, MD
    President & CEO, Midway Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Shyam Parekh, PhD, MBA
    Director, Strategy and Business Development, Halyard Health
  • Donna See
    VP, Allied Minds
  • Todd Sherer, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Executive Director of Technology Transfer, Emory University
  • Robert Taylor, MD
  • Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Robert Towarnicki
    Managing Partner, New Hope BioConsulting LLC
  • David Wright, MD
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, Emergency Neurosciences at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Bob Yoder, MBA
    Senior Vice President at Orexigen Therapeutics
  • Ajit Yoganathan, PhD
    Regents' Professor, Associate Chair for Research in The Wallace H. Coulter School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

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