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Tanaga Anne Boozer Appointed Acting Director for the Office of Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization

June 30, 2010

  — Florida A&M University (FAMU) Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Tanaga Anne Boozer was recently named the Department of Research’s Office of Technology Transfer, Licensing & Commercialization (OTTLC) new acting director.

Boozer has a leadership profile reflecting her formal education and professional development with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, magna cum laude from Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss; a master’s in business with an emphasis in management from Prairie View A&M University (Texas); and her juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi (Oxford).

“I’m excited,” said Boozer. “I think this is a phenomenal opportunity to have been appointed as the director. I love Technology Transfer. I feel very honored and I am looking forward to effectively commercializing the technology developed at FAMU.”

Most recently, Boozer served as an adjunct assistant professor in the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences teaching four courses. She also managed the College’s Affiliation Agreements and Contracts.
“Attorney Boozer is an outstanding teacher and administrator,” said Pharmacy Professor and Acting Vice President for Research K. Ken Redda, Ph.D. “I am excited about her willingness to join the Division of Research as the acting director of the OTTLC. She has the experience, as well as the expertise in the area of technology transfer that is so relevant.”                                                                                        

No stranger to the requirements of the OTTLC, Boozer formerly served as an intellectual property consultant at FAMU and has extensive industry and government experience working for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Insmed Pharmaceuticals, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Boozer’s past and current professional affiliations include memberships with the Association of University Technology Managers and the Licensing Executive Society.

Boozer said her primary goal for the OTTLC is to “foster a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among FAMU’s faculty, staff and students through the successful commercialization of innovations developed at FAMU.” 

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