He also is on the board’s Contracts & Intellectual Property Committee. UAB President Carol Garrison and Vice President for Research and Economic Development Richard Marchase nominated Winwood for the position. COGR, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an association of more than 140 research universities; its committee members represent such universities as Michigan, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Stanford, among others. It is involved in the development of all major financial and administrative aspects of federally funded research with the primary function of providing advice and information to its membership and ensuring that federal agencies understand academic operations and the impact of proposed regulations on colleges and universities.
As UAB Research Foundation CEO, Winwood oversees the front end of UAB’s cutting-edge research and is involved in managing all intellectual property matters for UAB.