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Kathy Nugent

Associate Vice President, Executive Director (205) 996-2556
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Kathy Nugent joined the UAB Harbert Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2014 as executive director, where she oversees the commercialization efforts of all UAB technologies. In addition, she is chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences and associate professor in the university’s Master of Science in Biotechnology program. She has served on the board of directors of numerous regional organizations including Southeast BIO, BioAlabama, Innovation Depot, Birmingham Business Alliance, and Birmingham Venture Club.

Kathy’s background includes more than 20 years as a senior biotechnology executive, specializing in providing senior counsel to companies focused on pharmaceutical discovery and development. She is a skilled strategist in the areas of financial, scientific and regulatory communications, product launches and crisis management.

Kathy was an adjunct professor at the City University of New York, Hunter College, Baruch College and Medgar Evers College. She earned a Ph.D. in Biopsychology at the City University of New York and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pharmacology at the Weill-Cornell Medical College.

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