It takes $750 million to 1.5 billion to bring a new drug to the market, says Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD, clinical investigator and director at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health. Hewitt addressed members of the BIO IT Coalition of the Greater Washington, D.C., Area and students, faculty, and staff of the Smith School at an industry-networking event on March 31, 2004.
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes Harvey F. Seegers as an Executive-in-Residence. Seegers, who was most recently president and CEO of GE Global eXchange Services (GXS) for more than seven years, will work with the faculty in the school's Department of Decision and Information Technologies, and serve on the board of the school's Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises (CEME).
Katherine Stewart, an assistant professor in the Decision and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, which is for five years, will enable Stewart to examine factors that influence successful uses and applications of Open Source Software (OSS).
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The Smith community congratulates Parichad "Cherry" Kwunyeun (pictured), class of '00, on her recent Fulbright Grant. She was one of just seven U.S. professionals chosen to work and study in Thailand for one full year.
This is an especially exciting time for members of the Smith School community. As we begin another academic school year, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the Smith School's most recent success stories and introduce you to new faculty members and students.
Jane Frank, director and owner of the McLean, Va.-based Worlds of Wonder art gallery, has pledged $500,000 to the Smith School of Business, to honor the contributions of her husband, the schools dean. In recognition of the gift, the school has named its largest auditorium the Howard Frank Auditorium.