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FDA Technology Transfer Program Contacts


Alice Y. Welch, Ph.D. Director of FDA Technology Transfer Program
Alice Y. Welch, Ph.D., Director

Agency Leads -- Technology Transfer Program Office

The Agency-level Technology Transfer Program Office, located within the Office of the Chief Scientist, is responsible for all patents and licensing activities for FDA. The Office's experts work closely with the Technology Transfer points of contact within each product center and the Office of Regulatory Affairs to review and approve collaborative research agreements and other agreements. These experts also work with companies who are interested in licensing and further development of FDA technologies.

Alice Y. Welch, Ph.D.

(301) 796 8449


FDA Product Center Points of Contact

FDA staff within the Agency's product centers are your organization’s first point of contact for all collaboration and technology transfer questions. They are available to assist in all phases of the process required to establish Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs). They also serve as the liaison with the FDA Technology Transfer Program on patents and licensing activities and other matters related to intellectual property, collaborations, and technology transfer.

FDA staff should visit the Agency's intranet on the Programs and Initiatives page for more information on employee invention reports, inventions, CRADAs, and MTAs.

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Nisha Narayan, Ph.D. (240) 402-9770

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Yolanda Mock Hawkins, Ph.D., M.B.A. (240) 402-5294
Chekesha Clingman, Ph.D., M.B.A. (301) 796-8531

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Group E-mail: mdfpt2@fda.hhs.gov
Brittany Caldwell, M.B.A., Ph.D. (301) 348-3954
Rochelle Fink, M.D., J.D. (301) 796-0838
James Kolonay, Ph.D. (240) 402-1473

Center for Food Safety and Nutrition

Tashea Brown (240) 402-2357 
LaQuia Geathers (240) 402-2821
Kevin Robinson (240) 402-2131

Center for Tobacco Products

Dana van Bemmel, M.P.H, Ph.D (301) 796-2760

Center for Veterinary Medicine

Michelle Fuller (240) 402-8530

National Center for Toxicological Research

Ashley Groves (870) 543-7956

Office of Regulatory Affairs

Marilyn Khanna (301) 796-6245

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