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Medicines for All Institute co-founder elected as National Academy of Inventors fellow

B. Frank Gupton will be inducted as a 2019 National Academy of Inventors fellow. Gupton is co-founder and CEO of the Medicines for All Institute, which works to increase global access to lifesaving medications by reducing manufacturing costs.

All dressed up with somewhere to go

By Erica Naone Rhonda Williams (A.S.’68/En) has lived a life of dramatic change. She left Halifax County in rural Virginia after high school for the bustling state capital, Richmond. Over the years, she forged a career in the then-nascent field of software engineering, pursued a new path as an entrepreneur, came out as transgender and […]

Fulbright scholar develops technology to bring independence to people with disabilities

When Shawn Joshi (B.S.’12/H&S; B.S.’12/En) was 14, his brother suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Joshi was able to find technological solutions for the family’s day-to-day life, and has carried that idea with him to this day. “While I never saw medical science perform any miracles for his condition, I would say there have been remarkable technologies […]

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