If you’ve passed through the orange halls of the Research, Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Innovation Zone (REDIzone) these last few weeks, perhaps you’ve noticed someone new: Marilyn Baade, who joined the REDIzone team as a program coordinator in mid-March.
The REDIzone allows for innovators of the biotechnology industry to commercialize their technology. The program aims to improve global health by providing early-stage biomedical companies with the University resources needed to develop their research.
Baade (pronounced Body) supports the client companies in the REDIzone by connecting them to key resources on campus. She also provides operational support for two large grants that keep the REDIzone humming.
Baade brings to NEOMED an eclectic background in university administration and the legal arena of corporate America: She has procured and protected global patents and trademarks for New England companies; taught legal writing (in English) in the Dominican Republic; and learned the operation of a family coffee farming business firsthand, while living in Guatemala.
Having grown up in a town near Toledo, Baade is excited to be back in Ohio with the chance to spend time with her nine-year-old granddaughter, who has a budding interest in science and innovation.
“I like being involved with innovation in any capacity. I find it wonderful when academia, business and government regulation are combined to help develop new ideas,” she says.
--Gabrielle Biltz is a senior at Bio-Med Science Academy and an intern in the NEOMED Office of Public Relations and Marketing.