Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17)

 

FY17 Georgia State University Awards and Expenditures

  • Georgia State is ranked among the nation’s top 115 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of Very High Research Activity.
  • Georgia State University received $147 million in research funding in fiscal year 2017, setting a record for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Georgia State’s research funding has grown by 81 percent in the past three years.
  • This year one of the largest funding increases came from industry research grants and contracts, which grew nearly fivefold.
  • The university experienced a particularly large spike in funding for health and biomedical research. Of the $147 million, more than $20 million went toward research in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences and more than $16 million to research in the School of Public Health.

 

 

Select FY17 Georgia State University Research Breakthroughs

  • Diabetes Linked To Bacteria Invading The Colon (read more)
  • Cytokine Controls Immune Cells That Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease (read more)
  • Sex Differences in Brain Activity Alter Pain Therapies (read more)
  • Biomarker Predicts Poor Prognosis in African-Americans with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (read more)
  • Common Food Additive Promotes Colon Cancer In Mice (read more)
  • Component Of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help To Reduce Inflammation (read more)
  • Nano-lipid Particles From Edible Ginger Could Improve Drug Delivery for Colon Cancer (read more)
  • New Drug Target Could Prevent Tolerance and Addiction to Opioids (read more)
  • College Educated More Likely to Use E-Cigs to Quit Cigarette Smoking (read more)
  • Enzyme Could Protect Against Type Of Colorectal Cancer By Suppressing Tumors (read more)
  • Enzyme Involved in Glucose Metabolism Promotes Wound Healing, Study Finds (read more)
  • Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another (read more)
  • The Brain Regulates Social Behavior Differently In Males And Females (read more)
     

Georgia State University Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Georgia State is Metro Atlanta’s bioscience incubator, driving entrepreneurship and economic initiatives from invention to venture.
  • The university has a record number of issued patents and new technology disclosures.
  • We have ramped up efforts to inspire and promote student entrepreneurship.
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Georgia State University Student Entrepreneurship

  • Academic Programs (Minors, Concentrations, Certificates, Workshops)
    • Entrepreneurship minor (launched this semester) is the first of its kind offered at a Georgia research university and is open to all eligible students.
  • Discover Resources (In-House Incubation, e-House and Freshman Learning, External Liaisons)
    • CollabTech Business Incubator offers the ability to work collaboratively with world-class faculty researchers and notable Fortune 500 companies.
  • Events and Activities (Tours, Clinics, Lectures, Competitions and Hack-a-Thons)
    • Doctoral student Berkley Baker was awarded $20,000 by Georgia State University (Business) to further his software to improve the use and efficiency of robots used in surgery.
    • Entrepreneurship Day at Georgia State is a free event held in the spring and an opportunity to hear speakers, network with other student entrepreneurs and take part in panel discussions featuring experts in several fields.
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i6 Challenge Grant

  • Funded by the U.S. Commerce Department, NIH and NSF, Georgia State University and Georgia Tech are developing innovation-led economic development activities in several underserved areas in Georgia.
  • This grant will provide the opportunity to:
    • Foster the growth of startup ecosystems at Georgia State and the four private, Historically Black Colleges and University members of the Atlanta University Center in collaboration with Startup Atlanta
    • Develop startup ecosystems in two small cities located in economically distressed counties within Georgia (Athens and Augusta)
  • Georgia State is collaborating with Georgia Tech to introduce best practices focused on the development of:
    • Student startup curriculum and clubs
    • Faculty commercialization programs
    • Accelerators
  • Georgia State will work with and engage the disadvantaged population of Metro Atlanta in the entrepreneurial process.
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Opportunities

  • Georgia State is home to one of few bio-safety level 4 (BSL-4) labs in a university setting. This lab:
    • Provides a global resource funded by National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources
    • Expands the research footprint in the infectious disease space
  • Georgia State is a member of the MetroLab Network. This network:
    • Is a White House supported, multi-disciplinary research and educational initiative
    • Researches, designs, develops and evaluates solutions to challenges affecting the economy and quality of life in metropolitan areas