To view brief biographies of the directors of the various research administration offices, click on the office abbreviation to the right.
David Winwood, Ph.D., a graduate of the University of East Anglia (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and North Carolina State University (M.A.), has experience in academia and the private sector, including basic research, business development and company formation. He also has experience in licensing and management of university intellectual property, contract negotiation and university-industry sponsored research program coordination. Dr. Winwood held senior management positions at The Ohio State University and North Carolina State University (NCSU) prior to coming to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2008 to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the UAB Research Foundation (UABRF), which owns intellectual property and innovations developed by the research community at UAB. He helped establish the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship before assuming his current role. The goals of the Institute are to create an innovative and entrepreneurial community within UAB, enhance academics in entrepreneurship, and provide the point of contact for industry and entrepreneurs wishing to access the University's intellectual and tangible property. His current responsibilities focus on furthering UAB’s presence in regional economic development issues and facilitating relationships with local industries.
Dr. Winwood has held adjunct professorial positions at each institution he has served (medicinal chemistry at The Ohio State University and chemistry at NCSU and UAB).Dr. Winwood is Vice President for Advocacy for the Association of University technology Managers (AUTM) and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Washington, D.C - based Council on Governmental Relations (COGR). He previously served as an Executive Committee member for the Commission on Competitiveness, Innovation and Economic Prosperity (CICEP), a division of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. He received CICEP’s Outstanding Service Award in 2011. He has served as an elected board member (Executive Committee, Treasurer and 2nd Vice President) for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) and for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (Research Triangle Park) and as an appointed member of the Council on Competitiveness’ Regional Innovation Initiative Expert Committee and the North Carolina Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation. He also has served on the boards of the Birmingham Venture Club, BioAlabama (Executive Committee), the Advisory Board of the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, and the Commercialization Advisory Committee of Blueprint Birmingham.
Animal Resources Program (ARP)
Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Material Transfer Office (MTO)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
Office of Sponsored International Programs (OSIP)
Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham (SEBLAB)
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED)